Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Sterling Homes Real Estate Blog brings you the latest market news and property listings, as well as tips for buying or selling a home in Edmonton.

May 12, 2022

Finding a new home with a floor plan and design style to fit your family’s needs is one big step in the process of buying a new home. Finding the right community in which to plant your family’s roots is another. The location of your new home can be the difference between long or short commute times, access to recreational activities, and your family’s overall health and wellbeing. 

Let’s explore some of the amenities to expect as you look for a new community for your family. Read More

May 5, 2022

So you currently own a house and want to buy a new home. That means you need to sell your current one. There are a few things to consider when buying and selling a home at the same time.

The timeline of buying a new home when you have a current one to sell can be daunting to balance. Selling your old home too soon can result in having to move out before your new home is ready, and selling too late can mean taking possession of your new home while still paying the mortgage on your old one. 

However, there are solutions out there that will help you to handle the task! Read More

April 27, 2022

While many people love the idea of buying a brand-new home, not everyone loves the idea of waiting several months for the construction process to be completed on a new build. This is where quick possession homes bridge that gap.

Buying a brand-new home comes with many positive benefits. With everything in the home being new, it’ll be a long time before any part of the home needs repairs or heavy maintenance. Since you’re the first owner of the home, there will be no questionable DIY renovations to discover and fix, and everything in and around the home is covered by an extensive warranty program. 

All of these benefits apply to new-build quick possession homes too! Read More

April 19, 2022

A home is much more than just four walls and a roof – it’s a place where your family will live, grow and spend many of their most important moments. That’s why it’s extremely important to find the right home for your family. 

Choosing the right home means you can look forward to bringing your family closer together. Let’s take a look at the ways a new home can help you do just that. Read More

April 5, 2022

Buying a new home is an exciting time. It feels like a fresh start with new spaces to fill and more modern features to enjoy. Choosing the right home, however, means considering your needs both for today and for the future. A home is a major investment and it isn’t intended to be for the short term, but that doesn’t mean the home you choose today will necessarily suit your needs forever.

Ideally, you’ll want to stay in your home for at least three to five years to recuperate the initial purchase price and closing costs. Of course, merely recuperating costs is not the point! You’ll also want to build equity that can help you put a larger down payment on your next house or meet your financial goals. Read More

March 30, 2022

Radon gas is an invisible radioactive gas that can’t be seen, tasted, or smelled, and many homes in Alberta can be at risk. Radon can be found in rocks, natural gas, water, some building materials, and most commonly in the soil underneath your home. This gas is also the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canadians and requires special attention from homeowners and builders to avoid long-term health issues.

Here is everything you need to know about radon gas in Edmonton so you can mitigate risk and keep your family safe at home. Read More

March 22, 2022

Buying or building a new home is a major investment, which is why choosing the right home for your family often goes beyond floor plans and colour schemes. Many show home features can spark your imagination, plus show homes are always just so beautiful!

But you want to be sure your new home is also built for longevity in terms of building quality, how the home’s design and function will fit your needs for many years, and how the purchase price works within your long-term financial goals. Read More

March 21, 2022

You were ready to choose a home and found the one you adored. But over time, the home you once loved has started to lose its appeal. The floor plan no longer works for your lifestyle and you’re ready for a change…

Your lifestyle is evolving and so should your home. Read More

March 17, 2022

The overall benefits of homeownership are huge. Of course, there’s the main one of building equity, but another significant benefit to homeownership is in its income potential. By renting out your basement, you can turn your home investment into a profitable asset. Read More

March 3, 2022

Buying a new home when you have an existing home to sell can create some financial challenges if you don’t have bridge financing in place.

Perhaps your down payment is locked in equity on your current home—how do you unlock that equity to apply the funds to your new home purchase? A bridge loan literally “bridges the gap” between the sale of your existing home and the purchase of your new one. Read More

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