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VOLUME 4 | ISSUE 5
AVERAGE SALE PRICE
AUGUST BRINGS A BALANCE IN RESIDENTIAL UNIT SALES AND PRICING
SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED
Edmonton, September 2, 2021:
Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) real estate market for August 2021 increased 9.7% compared to August 2020 and decreased 6.8% from July 2021. New residential listings are up year-over-year, increasing 12.9% from August 2020. However, new residential listings are down month-over-month, decreasing 6.0% from July 2021. Overall inventory in the GEA was down 1.9% from August of last year and decreased 4.1% from July 2021. “The Edmonton market in August saw a healthy increase in new residential listings as compared to August 2020,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Tom Shearer. “The year-over-year residential unit sales in the GEA were higher than August of last year, while we have started to see slight decreases in the month-to-month activity. The market is starting to balance out after a very busy 18 months with pricing increasing a nominal amount year-over-year.”
DOWN 0.8% YOY
UP 4.9% YOY
UP 3.8% YOY
SALES TO LISTINGS RATIO
NEW LISTINGS TOTAL 3,177 ACTIVE LISTINGS TOTAL 7,689
SOLD LISTINGS TOTAL 2,056
DAYS ON MARKET
SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED
Source: REALTORS ® Association of Edmonton
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INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, boneless and skinless 3 cups chicken broth 1 (10-ounce) jar red enchilada sauce 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
and rinsed 2 cups corn kernels 1 (3.5-ounce) can chopped green chilies 1 cup chopped white onions 1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp salt (plus additional to taste) Garnishes: tortilla, cheese, sour cream, etc.
DIRECTIONS: 1. Add everything (other than the garnishes) to a slow cooker, including the whole chicken breasts. 2. Cook the ingredients on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. 3. Remove the chicken. Shred the chicken using two forks and return it to the slow cooker. 4. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish as desired.and bacon. Enjoy immediately.
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STYLISH DESKS THAT WILL HELP YOU GET ORGANIZED
Like it or not – September usually means back to a more structured routine. Whether that means kids returning to school after summer vacation, returning to work after a relaxing getaway, or just renewing your commitment to lead a more organized life – these four desks in different design styles will point you in the right direction. • Traditional. If you like classic, timeless furniture, look for a desk in solid wood, with detailing on the legs, as well as several drawers. A traditional desk will have weight to it – not look as if you can pick it up and move it by yourself. • Modern Glam. Like a little bit of sparkle? Bring some fun to your office-space with a white desk that has gold detailing – such
as thin gold legs and drawer pulls. What sets modern glam apart from full-out glam is that it’s more understated, so look for a desk that has clean lines with just a touch of luxury. • Minimalist. If you’re a minimalist at heart, then your workspace should reflect that. Look for a desk with no drawers and thin matte black legs. A desk with no storage space means you’ll have to keep on top of your paperwork, but if you’re a true minimalist this shouldn’t be problem! • Kid-Friendly. While not a design style, kid- friendly definitely has its own look. Find a desk that’s well made, with lots of drawers, but keep an eye out for a bit of whimsy – like some interesting detailing or fun hardware.
NUTRITION HACKS FOR YOUR BUSIEST DAYS Find it hard to consistently eat healthy, nutrition-packed food when you’re living a busy life? You’re not alone! Thankfully, nutritionist Karyn Forsythe Duggan has a few nutrition hacks to help you stay on track – even on your busiest days. Start by focusing on your trickiest meal. If there’s one particular meal that you just aren’t eating the best, turn your attention to only that one. Skipping breakfast? Make something the night before and store it in the fridge, such as a smoothie or a breakfast burrito. Eating dinner out more than you should? Find a few simple recipes you love to eat and always keep the key ingredients on hand. Speaking of keeping healthy ingredients on hand, stock your fridge with easy to grab snacks like apples, strawberries and carrot sticks. Fill your pantry with healthy grains like quinoa and brown rice, as well as cans of tuna, chickpeas and canned veggies.
PROS AND CONS OF BATHROOM SINK STYLES
Too many bathroom sink options getting you down? It’s a common problem. Undermount, drop-in, vessel or pedestal? Rectangular, oval or circular? One sink or two? The answer will largely depend on which bathroom you’re choosing the sink for, who uses the room and the amount of space you have. Here are five common sink types and their pros and cons. • Drop-in. Possibly the most common sink type, a drop-in sink is inserted from the top and has a visible rim. Depending on the style you choose, the rim can be slim or quite visible. Drop-in sinks work with almost every countertop type, but require a bit more elbow grease when cleaning as grime can sometimes get stuck around the rim’s edges. Drop-in sinks are typically oval in shape. • Undermount. An undermount sink sits under the counter and helps create a seamless look that’s easy to clean. However, it’s only a possibility with a solid surface countertop and doesn’t work with laminate. Undermount sinks come in many shapes, with the most popular being rectangular. • Vessel. If you’re looking for a statement piece, a vessel is the way to go. Sitting entirely on top of the counter, vessel sinks are essentially large bowls and come in many shapes. Make sure a vessel will work with your counter height before installing, as you don’t want it to feel too high when using it. • Pedestal. Pedestal sinks offer a certain classic style that a sink with a vanity doesn’t. If your bathroom leans toward traditional or farmhouse, a pedestal adds simple elegance. It’s also great for small bathrooms as the base takes up less room than a vanity, but beware – you’ll lose out on all the vanity storage. However, a few well-placed baskets can solve that problem. • One sink or two? This will depend on your space and the bathroom in question. Powder rooms often have just one small sink, while master baths often have two. As for style with double sinks, drop-in, undermount and vessel are all common. However two side-by-side pedestal sinks can also work, especially in a master bath with traditional leanings.
WHICH TWO ANIMALS DO YOU SEE?
CLEANING HACKS FOR KEEPING YOUR HOME NEAT AND TIDY
For most of us, keeping our homes clean is a constant challenge. Busy lives and other priorities mean that dishes, laundry and dust can pile up – even if we have the best of intentions. There are a few simple things you can do to make keeping your home neat and tidy a little bit of an easier task. The first is to have a plan. Schedule just five or ten minutes of cleaning into your day. Whether that means you do a quick vacuum before starting work, or run the duster throughout your home before bed, having a specific time set aside will make it easier to stay on top of things. Another helpful hack is to create a simple list you either hang on your fridge or store on your phone. Write down all the smaller daily or weekly tasks you’d like to accomplish and then reward yourself with a nice checkmark once complete. Next up, store all your cleaning supplies in a caddy and put it in one easy to access area. Whether that’s under your sink or in your linen closet, being able to grab the entire caddy and just get to work makes cleaning seem a little more accessible on those busy days. Last up, set up baskets and other storage solutions to help keep clutter at bay. Do things always seem to pile up on your kitchen counters? Keep a small basket nearby so they can all go into before getting put away in their proper place. Always have clean laundry piled up waiting to be put away? Invest in some nice fabric hampers and label them with a tag that says “clean.” Laundry can’t put itself away, but at least it can hand out in a cute basket until you’re ready to tackle it.
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