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Knowing how to use the walkscore rating when buying a home can be an important tool for those with young families, those who use public transportation, or those who like to do business where they live. It is also becoming more and more important to people in Edmonton and other major cities across Canada as a function of 'living local'. Living local is simply the idea that in the day and age of large corporations and suburban spread, that it is possible to live happily by staying focused on living, working, and supporting business in a local community.

For those of you who take public transportation, there is also a similarly themed 'transit score' which shows you exactly how your city and neighborhood stack up. As expected, there are general trends

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Understanding your lifestyle when buying a home  will help you feel more comfortable and confident in your eventual decision. What you are trying to figure out are your general preferences on how you usually spend your time, energy, and money. You should also take into account your likes and more importantly your dislikes. By doing this it will help you to select preferences as wide ranging as building type, ownership style, location, amenities, site influences around the home, and more.

Prioritizing what is more important to you is also an important aspect of this exercise. For example, you may enjoy the environment of a small town, but absolutely hate spending a lot of time in traffic. If you work downtown, these lifestyle preferences are contrasting

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The RAE (Realtors Association of Edmonton) have just released their October 2014 Edmonton real estate sales statistics to the public. October is often a transition month for Edmonton real estate sales. As the weather cools, traditionally the market cools as well as far as the number of home listed and sold. However, this past month was a fantastic month weather wise in the city of Edmonton; did the real estate market stay just as nice?

It appears that the Edmonton real estate market is still doing very well. Sales continue to be strong and the prices for home across all residential sectors have gone up over last year. Here are 5 interesting sales statistics in the Edmonton real estate market from October 2014:

  1. There have been almost $6.2
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Finding the right Realtor™ to help you is a great first step in the home buying process. Establishing a relationship with a real estate professional you can trust will take a lot of doubts out of your mind when it comes down to their expertise during the important stages of parts of home buying such as property selection and negotiation.

 This is especially true if you are a first time home buyer or have not bought a home in some time. First time home buyers can get the education they need from their Realtor™ in the early stages of home buying and can ask as many questions as possible to help them feel confident. That's why there is almost never too early for first time home buyers to find a good Realtor™ and start the learning process.


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New records were set again as the Realtors Association of Edmonton released the Edmonton Home Selling statistics for September 2014. The RAE is the local authority and regulating body for real estate in Edmonton and area and produces a monthly statistical snapshot to help the public keep informed with what is going on in the Edmonton real estate market.

September 2014 turned out to be another strong month for both overall sales and average sales. Did you know that last month alone over $421 million in Edmonton and area real estate was sold? This is truly an astounding amount, and an increase of over 14%. And this amount is for single family home sales only!

The average Edmonton home sale also rose in September.  Single family homes were sold on

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