All Blog Entries by Andrijana Jakovleska

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When it comes to buying a home, sometimes potential buyers make lowball offers on real estate home listings in hopes of snagging a deal. However, while lowball offers may seem like a smart move, they rarely work, and can actually be detrimental to everyone involved in the real estate transaction. In this blog, we'll explore the reasons why lowball offers don't work, why they can be offensive to sellers, and why they demonstrate a lack of confidence in the real estate market.

First, let's define what a lowball offer is. A lowball offer is an offer made on a property that is significantly lower than the asking price or the market value of the property. For example, if a potential buyer offers 15% below list price or lower, that would be considered a

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When it comes to selling a property, many sellers overlook the importance of price in real estate. They may think that their property is worth a certain amount, and refuse to budge on the price, even if it's not attracting any buyers.

However, price strategy is everything in real estate, and it can mean the difference between a successful sale and a property that languishes on the market for months. One of the key reasons that price is so important is that it's the primary factor that buyers use to determine whether or not they're interested in a property. Buyers are always looking for value, and if a property is priced too high, they'll usually move on to the next one, especially if there is ample inventory. 

This is also true in today's

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If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city living and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, then buying a rural or country residential property in the Greater Edmonton area could be the perfect solution. Acreages are typically defined as properties with more than 1 acre of land, and they offer many unique advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post, we will explore the pros and cons of rural properties and provide some tips for buying and selling these types of properties.

Pros of Rural Properties

Peaceful and Quiet Environment - Rural properties offer a peaceful and quiet environment away from the noise and pollution of urban areas. They provide a serene and relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for those who love nature

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Edmonton is a growing city that offers a variety of options for home buyers. One of these options is the infill home. An infill home in Edmonton refers to a new home that is built on an existing lot in an established neighbourhood. This type of home is designed to blend in with the existing homes in the neighbourhood and to complement the existing architectural styles. Infill homes in Edmonton are typically built to replace older homes that have been demolished or to fill in vacant lots in mature neighbourhoods. They provide a way to increase the density of the city while preserving the character of established neighbourhoods. Infill homes can range in size, style, and price and offer a variety of options for home buyers in Edmonton. However, there

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When considering buying a new home, there are a few options to choose from. You can opt for a brand new home that is already built, build a home from scratch, or purchase a home that is in various stages of construction. Each option has its own set of pros and cons, and it's important to weigh them all before making a decision. In this blog post, we'll be discussing the pros and cons of each option in detail. 

Pros of Buying a Brand New Home:

The home is brand new and no one has ever lived in it. As the first owner, you won't have to deal with any prior energies, germs, or smells from previous owners. A new built home is usually up to building code or above it, depending on the builder you're using. This means that the home is built to the

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It is important for a buyer to understand that a real estate agent works for them, while a sales representative at a home builder works for the builder. This is because the agent's primary goal is to represent the interests of the buyer and help them find the best possible home for their needs and budget. On the other hand, the sales representative's primary goal is to sell homes for the builder and to maximize the builder's profits. While they may be helpful in answering questions and providing information, they ultimately work for the builder, not the buyer. This means that the real estate agent is more likely to be objective and unbiased in their recommendations, while the sales representative may be more focused on selling a particular home or

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River's Edge is Edmonton's newest community in West Edmonton along Maskekosihk Trail. River's Edge is a quaint neighbourhood just waiting to be explored, with a scenic area full of hiking trails and close proximity to the North Saskatchewan River & Big Island Provincial Park. It is located conveniently less than five minutes from Anthony Henday with easy access to other parts of the city. This expertly planned community will include a storm pond, multipurpose trails, distinct parks, recreational facilities, and many new schools and playgrounds for growing families. Lots of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. The type of properties in this area will include townhomes, duplexes & single family homes. For inquiries and pricing on available

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There is somewhat of a negative connotation towards condos and the “condo fees” that come along with them.

Condo fees include maintenance, landscaping, management of the condominium and in some cases utilities. They can be beneficial for certain buyers who want complementary maintenance / landscaping & want to be a part of a community within the condominium.

The $ amount of condo fees varies based on the type of building (apartment, townhome complex, etc) plus the size of the perspective unit and what is included in the condo fees.

The negative connotation mainly comes from the fact that you as a condo owner do not have a say in the increase of the condo fees at any time because even though you own a unit or units, you are essentially buying

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There is a lot of controversy out there about having a realtor represent you when buying a brand new home. I am here to state the facts. 

1. Having representation brings my price point up. MYTH - Not only can I negotiate on your behalf to make sure you are getting the best deal, commissions that builders pay to agents comes from a completely separate budget and has nothing to do with the purchase price. 

2. Having representation is more beneficial when the realtor has knowledge and experience in new homes. TRUTH - As someone who has worked in new home sales, I can sort through the competition, make sure you are getting the best quality, and save you time and money in the process. 

3. Having representation does not offer any additional

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My journey into the Home Sales business began when I was only 18 years old. Now, almost 7 years later, all of my accomplishments I owe to choosing boldness. I read a quote recently that stuck with me: "Freedom lies in being bold". It reminded me of my 18 year old self and me choosing to ask for what I wanted. 

It all started when my parents bought a new home built through a Home Builder back in 2015. Since it was our first family home since moving to Canada in 2009, it was an exciting process. Since that time my parents knew I was infatuated with interior design and had an eye for it, so they let me choose the interior selections and have a say in the layout of the home. This required me attending meetings with the area manager in Rosenthal (the

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