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Peta Action Alert – Urge Retailer Patricia Nash to Stop Selling Fur!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

I WON’T SHOP AT MACY’S, DILLARD’S AND NORDSTROM UNTIL THEY DON’T SELL FUR

Confined to small, filthy wire cages
Hung up and skinned alive
Death by neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, or anal electrocutionThat is the reality for animals on fur farms.

Despite hearing from PETA about how animals are abused to obtain their fur, retailer Patricia Nash continues to sell handbags and accessories cruelly made with fur at various department stores, including Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Nordstrom. Please urge Patricia Nash to stop selling fur immediately. Please let the company know that you will be shopping elsewhere until it does.

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/retailer-patricia-nash-fur-sales/?utm_campaign=032416%20Retailer%20Patricia%20Nash%20End%20Fur%20Sales&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

How Safe is that Edmonton Neighbourhood?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Does it really matter what I think about a neighbourhood?  Maybe a bit, especially if you are new to town.  The hing is, every person on the planet has a different sense and taste for what they find comfortable, safe and even scary.  Never, have I heard the words, I don’t care about the neighbourhood. Okay, maybe once, shout out to Ben here, lol. You still have to invite me over so I can see what you’ve done….

You see, I have found perspective questions and answers very difficult to truthfully answer for another person.  I encourage my clients to decide for themselves, through research and education.  That being said, if you know me, you know I am not afraid to speak my mind and have some definite views on quite a lot about properties and real estate, lol.

I was reading an article where a US citizen had purchased a property and told the Sellers REALTOR® that they wanted to live in a safe and quiet neighbourhood.  They bought from the Sellers using the Sellers REALTOR® and are now upset; they believe there is a meth lab next door and they claim the REALTOR® didn’t tell them the truth.  I’d like to say, there are ways to find out and help yourself.

Ask the neighbours. actually knock on their doors before you buy.  Perhaps if the buyer had gone up to the door and asked questions about the neighbourhood before they bought, they may have noticed something…

A great tool I love to let folks know about is the Edmonton Neighbourhood Crime Map, created by the Edmonton Police.  What an awesome tool, shout out to the Edmonton Police Department for this handy web page:

http://crimemapping.edmontonpolice.ca/

I’m fairly particular about what colors of dots I want near my home.  It is a given that I don’t want to see any, but the truth is there is crime around the corners in every large city.  I won’t want a yellow or grey dot in my neighbourhood, without a doubt. Folks, you can check any neighbourhood out in Edmonton and it will give you a map break down of what has happened for up to the last 60 days.  If you are looking for a home in a new area, use this tool.  It is very valuable!

Now that’s the Cats Meow in Real Estate!

How Awesome is the Edmonton Real Estate Market in Spring?

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

It’s on fleek…  

Hi Folks,

Here’s spring and here’s the spring market.  Lots of listings and a good number of sales which can be expected in this traditional moving season. I’m personally looking forward to planting flowers around the may long weekend, Cannas’ please, I love those.  Along with the flowering buds, blue skies, babies and marriages comes spring cleaning, space planning and relocation.  The weather is nice folks, and so is our market.

If you, your friends or family are looking to buy or sell Real Estate, please keep me in mind.  Your referral is the best compliment I can receive.

Now, the Edmonton Real Estate Statistics for April 2016.

March of 2016 ended with a total of 7,294 properties for sale in the Greater Edmonton area.  3,082 New listings came fresh to market this month.  Last March (2015) we had 3,152 new listings come up for sale and a total of 5,944 properties for sale.  That buyers market we’ve been talking about had reduced a bit, and it’s sitting at about 5.35 months of inventory, down afew months inventory from just last month.  That means, PROPERTIES ARE SELLING AND FOLKS ARE STILL BUYING.

Last March (2015) a total of 1,532 homes sold in the Edmonton area.  This March 1,364 sold.  About the same number of sales.

What are the Average Days on Market in Edmonton? –

53, up from 45 days in 2015 (15% slower)  and down from 57 days in February 2016 (7.6% faster)

What are your Odds of Selling your house in Edmonton?

1,364 out of 7,294 listed – or 18.7%

What is the Average Selling Price of homes in Edmonton?

     Condo Apartment: $251,093 up 1.8% from last month and up 0.6% from last year.

     Condo Townhouse: $337,986  down 4.3% from last month and 5.0% less than last year.

     Single Family Dwelling: $439,815  up 5.5% from last month and up 0.6% from last year and the

     Average selling price in the City of Edmonton is $379,524 up 5.31% from last month up 1.9% from last year.

What price range of homes can most Edmontonians afford? 

The highest percentage of properties are and have the tendency in Edmonton to sell in the $300,000-$399,999 price range, and this year 34.04% of homes have sold in this price range. Second position goes to the $200,000-$299,999 and 21.44% Third place is the $400,000-$499,999 price range at 12.5%.  This is the first month in about six that I have seen the $200,000 price bracket land in second position, rather than third.  The four hunderd range switched places with this group, a sign of things to come?

53 Years average of price increase for the City of Edmonton ijust dropped to 6.81% from 6.83% previously recorded.

Prices have gone down for this year by 2.11%, statistically speaking, much of the average price ‘decrease’ would be due to the fact that we haven’t seen the sales from the full spring and summer market enter into the stats.  Give it a few months and I predict we will see the same prices as last year, with a small exception in the high end luxury market in Edmonton

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Cheers and chat soon,  Jeanine