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.

October 20, 2021

If you want a brand new home, you need to know how to find the best home builder. Finding a builder that offers a quality and affordable product to meet your needs is a good start. With so many builders to choose from,… Read More

October 14, 2021

In order to get a mortgage for your home, you need to have a good credit score. Even if they have excellent credit in their home country, new Canadians are often at a disadvantage here because they haven’t had the time to build up their Canadian credit score.

Credit scores are determined by a combination of credit history, on-time payments, credit mix, and credit usage. Lenders want to see whether you use the credit you have wisely and pay them back on time. Your credit score is a number that reflects how creditworthy you are.

It seems like a daunting task, but the good news is that a few things can make a big difference, and there are steps you can take to quickly increase your credit score so that you can qualify for a mortgage. Read More

October 7, 2021

When you buy a home in Canada, the first thing you’ll need to do is take out a mortgage. The process of getting a mortgage is broadly similar no matter which country you’re in, but some of the details of applying for one in Canada might be a little different. This is especially true when it comes to what you need in order to qualify for a home loan.

As a new Canadian, you might find you’ll have some extra steps and hurdles to overcome, but once you know what to expect the process should become a lot easier. Let’s take a look at some tips that’ll get you off on the right foot when you begin your mortgage search. Read More

October 1, 2021

Those who are new to Canada often have to balance a variety of factors when choosing a home. One of the most important things you’ll need to consider is the cost of the home. Brand-new homes tend to be more expensive than resale homes, but it’s important to look at the overall costs you might incur. While resale homes can be less expensive at the start, the problems that arise with them can cost you more and more money.

Besides cost, there are other factors that make brand-new homes uniquely suitable for those who have just moved here. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why that’s the case. Read More

September 23, 2021

Welcome to Edmonton! As a new Canadian, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed as you get your bearings in a new city. Figuring out the lay of the land is the first essential step in getting more comfortable in your environment.

We understand what a challenge this can be, so we’ve put together this area guide for new Canadians to help you get started. Read More

September 21, 2021

Sterling Homes Edmonton will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To show our support, all Sterling show homes in Edmonton will be closed on September 30, 2021. The Government of Canada officially designated the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday in 2021 to honor… Read More

September 16, 2021

Homebuyers know that if they’re able to time their purchase correctly, they’ll be able to get a great deal on the home they’ve decided on. But the hard part is figuring out exactly when to make that purchase. This can be especially difficult if you’re planning to buy a home in Canada but aren’t familiar with the process.

If you’ve been holding off on buying your home, it’s time to start shopping! Several market factors are coming together to make now the perfect time to buy your new home in Canada. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why. Read More

September 15, 2021

When you decide to start building a brand-new home, you’ll soon realize there are a lot of decisions to make – from the community you build in, to the lot location and size, to floor plan layouts, and even right down to the type of cabinets in the kitchen and the style of carpets. It definitely gets overwhelming.

But all of this starts with the most important decision: finding the right builder to work with. Choosing a custom home builder in Edmonton for your home makes all of the other decisions a lot easier, but how do you know if you’ve found the right one? Read More

September 9, 2021

Settling into a new country can be a big challenge, and if you have kids, you have even more to think about. Canada has one of the best school systems in the world, but it may be quite different from what you’re used to. Don’t worry, this guide to schooling in Edmonton is here to help!

We’ve put this article together to help you learn all about schooling in Canada and your options here in Edmonton. Pay attention because where you live will play a role in where your kids go to school. Read More

September 2, 2021

When you think about buying a brand-new home, it’s common to picture building that home from scratch. It’s a lengthy process, and the time it takes might be what’s keeping you from buying new construction, even though that’s what you really want. Read More

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