May 2012

Found 2 blog entries for May 2012.

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After a long Edmonton winter, we are all ready to enjoy the warm, sunny days of summer.  Start the season right by prepping your yard.  If you’re thinking of selling your home, good curb appeal will be the first and last thing that potential buyers will see as they come to view your home.

Here are some tips:

  1. Clean up the dead foliage from the fall.  Rake up any remaining leaves, trim tree branches if required, and remove debris from flowerbeds.
  2. Make sure to remove and/or cut back the dead plants and shrubs.  If they didn’t survive the winter replace them with new ones.
  3. Rake, aerate and fertilize the lawn (If you fertilize your lawn effectively, it will crowd out weeds before they sprout).
  4. Is your lawn riddled with bare patches due to pets
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According to figures released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, there is a sea of calm in the local real estate market. Residential sales through the Multiple Listing Service® System in April were up 5.3% from the same month last year but below average for April. There were 1,713 residential sales in April as compared to the 5-year average of 1,940 sales. There were 7,334 residential properties available in inventory at the end of April which is up 7% from last month.

"There is plenty of choice in the market at this time," said REALTORS® Association of Edmonton President Doug Singleton. "Single family prices have risen slightly each month this year which is encouraging sellers to list their property." He urged home buyers to remain calm, to

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