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.
Highland Moving & Storage Ltd. is proud to be recognized as a Troubador Sponsor for the upcoming Calgary Folk Music Festival later on this week from July 24th to the 27th. This local festival is full of talented musicians while celebrating diverse traditions of deep roots and cool grooves. We are honored to have the opportunity to transport and move the Folk Fest equipment including the festival tents from Edmonton to Calgary's Prince's Island Park. By being given the opportunity to move all the equipment for the festival we are able to give back to our local community.
This year the music festival is celebrating it's 35th Anniversary with 8 stages and will include 76 icons and upstarts from 16 different countries. The Calgary Folk Music Festival promises this year to be full of magical collaborative musical sessions. There will also be a special Aboriginal program entitled Great Spirits which will unite together individuals from Australia, the United States and Canada.
For more information or to purchase your tickets please visit the following link Calgary Folk Music Festival. Can't attend this event in Calgary? No need to worry! The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is just around the corner next month from August 7th to the 10th. To learn more about the Edmonton Folk Music Festival please visit the following link Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
Have you recently moved to the City of Calgary? You may have noticed over the past couple of weeks a lot more Western theme inspired decor being put up around the city in anticipation for our annual Calgary Stampede traditions. Thousands of individuals, families and companies participate annually in Calgary Stampede festivities but many also part take in the tradition of a free Stampede pancake breakfast. Evan our Calgary Highland Moving branch embraces the spirit of the Calgary Stampede by putting together a pancake breakfast for all of our crew members and office staff on an annual basis.
If you have just moved to Calgary why not take a break from unpacking your moving boxes and enjoy a pancake breakfast? No need to worry about trying to find your way around town as we have done the homework for you! The following link is a helpful app that will show you different areas of the city that are participating in various pancake breakfasts over the next week. Free Calgary Stampede Pancakes App
On behalf of our staff at Highland Moving we'd like to welcome to you to Calgary.