All Blog Entries by Robert and Shawna Eskiw

Shawna & Robert Eskiw, REALTORS® at Remax Real Estate (North Branch), 780.406.1200. 

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You’ve probably heard the expression, “The early-bird gets the worm.” It refers, of course, to those who get in early and reap the rewards.  Well, this same wisdom can be applied to selling your home. Starting the process early — even if that means simply doing some initial planning — gives you the edge in several ways.

First of all, you get extra time for preparation. That means you can get your home cleaned, uncluttered and staged without feeling rushed. You also get more time to find out how much your property will likely sell for on today’s market. That’s important information, especially if you’re also looking to finance a new home. 

Secondly, there’s less stress and panic. You’ll have more time to make the right decisions. The last thing

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Imagine you’ve dreamed of living in a particular neighbourhood, perhaps for years, and then, when you're finally ready to make a move, finding out that the area is competitive and buying there is definitely a challenge.

A disappointment? Not necessarily.

There is a lot you can do to buy into a popular neighbourhood, even in competitive offer situations.

Your first step is to start targeting that area now. Find out about property types, prices and trends. In particular, you’ll need to know what price range you should be thinking about, and making sure that it’s going to fit your budget. To do that, you might need to get a determination of the Fair Market Value of your current home.

Next, begin making preparations so you can get a jump on

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We saw a bit of an up turn in the Edmonton Real Estate market from January which may be an indication that people are gearing up for the upcoming spring months and we expect the trend to continue upwardly.  Single family homes saw an increase in sales price by just about 8%.  Condos also saw an increase in sales price by just under 2.5%, but duplexes remained stagnant at about a -0.37% decrease. 

Year over year, however we saw decreases straight across the board when comparing sales prices to last February's average prices and days on market.  Days on Market have increase for Single family homes, Condos and Duplex/Rowhouses, so patients is key for sellers. 

Let's take a look at inventory - Single family homes have the highest inventory level they

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If you have been thinking about building a new home now might be the perfect time to consider buying a speculation built home.  Record High vacancy rates in January for newly constructed homes sit at 1,941 in Edmonton up over 63% from last year, which means great opportunity for buyers.  

With more supply than demand on the newly constructed homes, there is a lot of vacant inventory that builders are holding right now.  The recent slow down in new construction projects was inevitable but those houses that were underway despite the Alberta ecomomy  taking a slower rate of recovery from the recent recession (add all the qualifying mortgage changes on top of it) still had to be completed.  Lower demands combined with it being harder to obtain

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Ideally you should have a week or two available before you list your property in order to stage your home and make it look its best for buyers. But, what if you listed quickly and within hours of the For Sale sign going up a buyer wants to view your property? In that scenario, you need to do some quick "staging" to get your home ready. Let's assume your property is already clean and tidy. Here are some other things you can do.

· Open the curtains, even at night. This will make each room seem brighter, more appealing and more spacious.

· Pull out some boxes or storage bins. Put away personal knick-knacks (like that bowling trophy) and other personal items to reduce clutter on shelves and countertops.

· Clear countertops in the kitchen and

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Despite what the word is out there properties are still selling.  It comes down to a few simple yet crucial things that are absolute non-negotiables if you are planning to list your property in our current market.  It is a buyers market - simple.  So what can you do, you ask?  

 This duplex (one of the most down segments in Edmonton) sold for 97% of its listed price because....

1. The sellers staged the property - making it more appealing to potential buyers as they could envision themselves living in the space. 

2. It was clean and organized - only what was necessary was on display the rest was packed up and ready to move.

3. Hired professional representation - all the details are left to the experts.  Documentation and items necessary to

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Congratulations to this lovely family on their next chapter!

Being on the market for months with Comfree, our Team got sold this duplex for 97% of the listed price in 46.  

If you are considering selling your home, it is crucial you hire the right team.  We would love to showyou how our curated marketing strategy will get your home sold too.  Contact us today for your free consultation - Robert Eskiw 780.907.4555

 

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Overall sales are down from last month and from October 2017.  As a result we have had to have some serious heart to heart and difficult conversations with our sellers.  Sales for Single family homes are down by 14.86% from 2017, average prices have dropped by 3.08%, current days on market is sitting at 62 days.

Duplex and Rowhousing has been hit the hardest with average sale price of $333,215.  Sales dropped 30.77% looking at last October and current days on market is 66.

Condos held their own and proved to be the best segment from September to October increasing their sales but still were down from last year by 4.92%.  Average days on the market is 72.  

See the infographic for a complete picture.  

 

We would be happy to discuss our

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15 years ago I began my career with the Re/max family as a Realtor in Edmonton. I am beyond humbled and grateful for all the support from his past clients, family, friends and colleagues.

It has been an honour meeting everyone new over the past years and will continue to be an honor in the future. 

I began solo but for the past 8 years I have been fortunate to share my career with my wife @ShawnaEskiw and together we have successfully been partners in our business and the journey of life. Thank you for all your understanding, patience and support. It wouldn't be as fun without you

Thank you @carlbretzlaff for allowing our team to be a part of such an amazing brokerage and for being so supportive! 

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BACKING ONTO BEAUTIFUL PARK!

1093 sqft 2 Storey

 3 Bedrooms

 1.1. Baths
 Two Stalls
 Deck and Back onto Park

Perfect starter home in Castleman Landing!!  Well-kept 3-bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse backs on to the PARK.  Durable laminate floors are throughout the main floor and kitchen.  The beautiful kitchen lots of cabinets and granite counter tops, large island and s/s appliances.  Large master bedroom with walk in closet, 2 additional bedrooms, and 4pc bathroom complete the 2nd level.  The basement awaits your finished touches and remains unfinished.  Includes 2 outdoor parking stalls.  Walking distance to amenities, schools, and shopping. 

 

E4134414 ~ Robert & Shawna Eskiw ~ 780-406-1200 ~ Re/max Real Estate - Edmonton

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