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Property Inspections During Covid-19

Property Inspections During Covid-19

If you’re thinking of buying or selling during Covid-19 you no doubt have a lot of questions.  How will you view homes?  Can you see them in person? Do you have to view them only online?  How many people can be in a home at once?  What about meeting with your lawyer?  Lots and lots […]

Big Changes Coming to CMHC Mortgage Rules

Big Changes Coming to CMHC Mortgage Rules

You may have heard that there are big changes coming to mortgage rules. If you’re planning on purchasing this year this could really impact you. The changes affect borrowers who have less than 20% as a down payment. That’s a very large proportion of the buying population, so we anticipate this could have a significant […]

THE BIG DAY OUT vs THE BIG ZOOM IN!

THE BIG DAY OUT vs THE BIG ZOOM IN!

By Kathy Schmidt, Broker Owner of Schmidt Realty Group Inc. More than ever, where we live matters! Let’s face it, we’re all spending more time at home these days, and that’s likely to continue for awhile.  If you’re not loving where you live, why not change it?  If you’re curious about what it might look […]

Have you suddenly found yourself working from home?

Have you suddenly found yourself working from home?

By Kathy Schmidt, Broker Owner of Schmidt Realty Group Inc. As a REALTOR® and business owner, I’ve always mixed my time between office, home and outside appointments, so being at home full-time isn’t as big a shift for me as it might be for many of you.  If you’ve gone to a certain building from […]

Understanding your Property Tax Assessment

Understanding your Property Tax Assessment

By Kathy Schmidt “What matters most is the value of your home relative to other property values” – Cate Watt, City of Edmonton assessment and taxation branch manager   Fun fact…I used to work for the City of Burnaby where I worked as the Budget Manager.  It was a great opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes understanding […]

4 Ways you can Set the Stage for Success

4 Ways you can Set the Stage for Success

When you house hits the market… it’s SHOWTIME! Will you be ready? Getting your home ready for the market – really ready – is a big deal! Unless you’re marketing it as a “fixer upper/handyman special” there’s no point in having your agent spread the word about your property if it doesn’t show well.  While […]

10 Décor and Staging Secrets to Sell Your Home

10 Décor and Staging Secrets to Sell Your Home

By Kathy Schmidt Selling a home takes more than a sign on the front lawn. Buyers want to feel like they can move in tomorrow – and that means clearing the mess and freshening up outdated finishes. We take décor and staging so seriously that have a professional interior designer who works with our clients […]

Curious about solar panels?

Curious about solar panels?

What would you think is Alberta’s most abundant energy resource? Oil? Gas? Think again! It’s SUNSHINE! Did you know that Lethbridge, Alberta and Estevan, Saskatchewan have the highest solar resources in Canada? And Edmonton isn’t far behind! Pretty cool! And because we’re in such a sunny spot it makes lots of sense to considering harnessing […]