Prime Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Prime Edmonton Real Estate - YES! The festival season rolls on, and there have been some absolute smashing successes! This year the Taste of Edmonton turned 35 - and for the 2nd year in a row was located at Capital Centre near the Legislative Grounds. We talk about why this location works, why they need to make it the permanent location of TOE, and I list off some of my personal favorite foods there.   The layout for the 2nd year of the event in this location was much different than in 2018 - and I think they nailed it! We went during a busy time (most times are busy times when you average about 35000 people a day through the area) and were super impressed with how easy it was to get around, the variety of foods and drinks, how lineups and ticketing…
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Prime Edmonton Real Estate - YES! This episode talks about a recent proposal from your favorite sports owner and mine, Darryl Katz, to construct Phase II of Ice District to the North of Rogers Place. As you are well aware of, Mr. Katz is the current owner of the Edmonton Oilers, as well as Katz Group Real Estate, who has spearheaded both Stantec Tower and Legends Residence/JW Marriott buildings, as well as some of the surrounding areas. His plans are, as always, ambitious - 12 Towers, ranging in size between 10 to 40 storeys would bring in an estimated 4000 new units into the area.

I speak about some of the issues involved with this proposal, as well as share some early feedback that I received on social media. To say the least, the response thus far

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Prime Edmonton Real Estate - This episode talks about serial entrepreneur, scientific genius(madman?), and technological wizard Elon Musk - and the thing that is happening in Beaumont may make him love the little city on the rise.

Beaumont, for those of you who don't know, is a small city of 19000 just outside Edmonton city limits South on 50 Street. It has recently trialed a project that has seen its main drag (50 Street) partially converted into an ELA lane. Now ELA stands for 'Electric Automous' vehicle, which can hold up to 12 people and is driverless. Passengers can be picked up and dropped off anywhere on the route, and you can also book it to pick you up at a  certain time.

Of course, Elon Musk is the founder of Tesla, amongst other things,

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Edmonton Hidden Gem RestaurantsPrime Edmonton Real Estate - YES! I am very excited to share my latest podcast with you. I know that Edmonton has been spoken of very highly over the last 10 years ago or so for an excellent place for Foodies. There are such a HUGE variety of restaurants to try - in fact, I remember hearing a statistic a few years saying that Edmonton has the highest restaurants to population ratio in North America! Now, I don't know if that still holds true, but I can tell you that I have gone out to many places to eat over the years.

Now I love upscale dining as much as the next person, but I wanted to take a step back from those on my latest Prime Edmonton Podcast and instead focus on the hidden gems - the places that you would drive by and never notice on first

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YES! Festival season is upon us in Edmonton - Jerad chats about which ones he has recently gone to and how to find great ones around town. Each year it is so tough to choose between all of the great events that Edmonton has - but there is a way to find one that is right for you!

After a great recent conversation on Twitter (@primeyegre) about local celebrity meetings and how you dealt with it, Jerad shares his 1st - and worst - Edmonton celebrity meeting.

Have an Edmonton 'social media celebrity' that you think is interesting? Let Jerad know and he may interview him/her in a future podcast!

 

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Prime Edmonton Real Estate - YES! This is a blog post a long time in the making. I have always enjoyed my time spent in MacTaggart - located in Southwest Edmonton - just North of Anthony Henday up to 23rd Avenue, and East from Whitemud Creek to Rabbit Hill Road. Since the development first started up back around 2005 or so, it has grown into a great area for recreation, food, and entertainment!

Here are my TOP 5 things to do in and around MacTaggart.

1) XIX Nineteen restaurant – elevated and elegant modern Asian fusion restaurant. Over 400 google reviews with an average of 4.4. Located near the corner of the MacTaggart area, close to the Anthony Henday. Customers say that this place has great service and the quality of the food is impeccable.

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Prime Edmonton PodcastPrime Edmonton Real Estate - This week on the Prime Edmonton podcast I delve into something that we all love - coffee! I remember being 18 or 19 years old and having an uncle offer me a coffee. I refused, saying 'I don't need that stuff to keep me awake'....

WRONG

These days I have become a bit of a coffee expert - or at least an expert in training. I have met clients and potential clients for coffee hundreds of times over the years at various places all over the Edmonton area - and know the good, the bad, the ugly! I have tried every chain location from Starbucks to Tim Hortons to Second Cup to Dunkin Donuts in the US (gross, just in case you were wondering). I have constantly hit up local spots, coffee carts, farmer's markets specialties, and of

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Prime Edmonton Real Estate - YES! Very happy to announce that after a year of planning, thinking, procrastinating, and other such things, I have finally decided to add an Edmonton flair to the podcast space. Actually, a PRIME Edmonton flair to the podcast space!

PRIME EDMONTON PODCAST will be me talking about all things Edmonton - from downtown core development to the best place to get a steak, to the one coffee spot you never thought about but should. From the Oilers and Eskimos and local sports scene to my fascination with 'micro influencers' in the social media space that reside right here in YEG.

AND - the most important thing is that we connect - so if you have ideas, requests, or comments on a podcast let me know!

I will be uploading them

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Prime Edmonton Real Estate -The Ultimate Edmonton Home Buyers Guide 2019 - I have put together a comprehensive guide for you to consider when buying a home, based from 20 years of guiding Edmonton home buyers through prospective homes. The one thing that stays the same about the home buying process it is that it is always changing! There are tons of different things to think about, and it can become overwhelming if home buyers are not planned and prepared. Even the most seasoned home buyers can be surprised by a new development, services, or gadgets that can help them save thousands when they purchase their first or newest Edmonton dream home.

Being planned and prepared for the home buying journey is such an important factor in how satisfied a home

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Prime Edmonton Real Estate - 1st time home buyers - I am speaking to you. You may be in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, and have tons of reasons to buy your first place. You might be sick and tired of renting, securing that solid job that allows you to afford a good place, or for a financial investment. Whatever the reasons are, you have the desire, but not the plan....yet.

Excellent! This is where I can help.

And trust me, I remember my 1st home purchase - and even though I had been selling real estate for years, it was still a huge deal for me! I had just received a rent increase notice in my mailbox, and pledged that I would not give my landlords any more money. So, primarily out of spite, I started the home buying process. Unfortunately I still had a

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