The staff of Highland Moving would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone
a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful everyday for the opportunity to be able
to assist individuals, families and corporate clients with all their moving needs.
The staff of Highland Moving would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers that we have had the pleasure of servicing this past year. This week we surpassed a celebratory milestone. In both branches, we have booked our 1000th move for the year. That is over 2000 moves in total! Thank you for choosing us as your mover of choice in Alberta.
September 12, 2014 22:49 by sylviac
According to a recent municipal census, the City of Edmonton reported the city is growing with over 60,000 individuals relocating to Edmonton in the past two years. Many believe the numbers are so high due to the strength of the current Alberta economy. Surrounding communities around Edmonton are also experiencing higher than usual growth.
The Realtors Association of Edmonton highlights that the demands on Edmonton housing is forcing higher than usual real estate prices while also shortening the amount of days it takes to sell a home at the same time. The total value of residential real estate has increased almost 14% compared to 2013, according to the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Individuals moving to Edmonton are pushing the total number of homes sold this past summer.
If you are thinking of possibly moving to or within Edmonton this fall season here are some questions to consider. Is it currently a buyer or seller’s market? How quickly do I need to sell my home? Am I ready to move? If you truly are considering putting your home on the market why not give us a call? We would be more then happy to provide you with a free moving estimate.
The rental market in Calgary currently has a vacancy rate of close to 1% - meaning that many individuals and families who will possibly be moving to the city may encounter greater difficulty finding a place to rent. Some Calgary landlords have even confirmed that their rentals have been rented within just a few hours after being posted online for rent.
If you are planning to move to the City of Calgary and find a rental property, we recommend doing your homework first and not waiting until the last minute to find a place to live. Many individuals look through Kijiji postings for rentals, but why not try utilizing other online tools that are currently available. For example, PadMapper is a user friendly rental searching tool that promises to make “apartment hunting suck less”.
Once you have found the right rental property make sure you take the opportunity to impress your potential landlord. The top three things all landlords care about are making sure you pay your rent on time, no damage is caused to their property, and that you do not cause any problems with your fellow neighbors. Remember, applying for an apartment is like applying for a potential job – you want to ensure you are the most qualified candidate. Always make sure you are on time for your viewing appointment and ensure you have valid references to provide to the landlord.
If all goes according to plan and you successfully succeed in finding a rental property in Calgary give us a call. We’d be happy to provide you with a free moving estimate and potentially assist with your upcoming move in.
Happy Apartment Hunting!
Have you recently moved to the City of Edmonton? Well it’s the perfect time of the year to take a break from unpacking moving boxes and enjoy some cool treats from some of Edmonton’s best local businesses. Whether you are an ice cream fanatic or a gelato junkie we’ve got the scoop on some of the most popular locations to explore. Let’s face it, you have just finished moving in a hot summer month and you deserve a sweet treat!
Popbar – West Edmonton Mall 8882 170 Street N.W.
Brand new to Edmonton, the Popbar is a popsicle bar inside West Edmonton Mall which allows individuals to customize their popsicles. There is an abundance of flavors to choose from and you can even customize what flavor you'd like your popsicle to be dipped in such a chocolate or almonds, depending on your mood.
Geppetto’s Gelato – 18 Muir Drive, St Albert
Many individuals agree this place is frozen heaven as they serve real Italian sorbet. Geppetto’s uses only natural ingredients to create their desserts making them super delicious to try out.
Taste of Yogurt – 14946 – 45th Avenue
If you are a fan of frozen yogurt then this is the place for you to check out. There are many flavors to choose from to make your frozen yogurt experience a memorable one.
Pinocchio Italian Ice Cream – 12814 163 Street NW
Edmontonians love this place for the fact that its in-house made ice cream and the flavors are out of this world. Word has it they even make a special champagne sorbet. Perhaps a great way to celebrate the completion of your move to Edmonton.