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Edmonton, January 4, 2021: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA)* real estate market for December 2020 increased 31.47% compared to December 2019 and decreased 20.65% from November 2020. The number of new residential listings is down year over year, decreasing 0.15% from December 2019. New residential listings are down month over month, decreasing 29.59% from November 2020. Overall inventory in the GEA fell 17.29% from December of last year and decreased 19.34% from November 2020. For the month of December, single family home unit sales are up 26.44% from December 2019 and down 24.64% from November 2020 at 679. Condo unit sales increased 34.90% from December 2019 and decreased 18.30% from November 2020. All residential average prices are up to $362,447, a 2.61% increase from December 2019, and down 3.77% from November 2020. Single family homes sold for an average of $428,900, a 4.24% year-over-year increase from December 2019, and a 2.32% decrease from November 2020. Condominiums sold for an average of $217,843, a 3.68% decrease year- over-year, and prices are down 5.57% compared to November 2020. Duplex prices increased 1.84% from December 2019, selling at $331,034, which was a 2.00% decrease from November 2020. “The Edmonton market in December saw an increase in year-over-year unit sales, compared to a decrease in month-to-month sales,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Tom Shearer. “There have also been more sales of single-family homes, condos and duplexes compared to December of last year, while we’ve seen decreasing month over month sales in all markets, which is typical for this time of year. Total year-to-date residential sales for 2020 came in at 17,036 – a 2.94% increase compared to 2019.” Single family homes averaged 53 days on the market, an 11-day decrease from last year. Condos averaged 62 days on the market, a 15-day decrease from last year, while duplexes averaged 57 days on market, an 18-day decrease compared to December 2019. Overall, all residential listings averaged 58 days on market, decreasing by 11 days year-over-year and increasing by 4 days compared to the previous month.




DOWN 3.68% YOY

UP 4.24% YOY

UP 1.84% YOY










Source: REALTORS ® Association of Edmonton




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INGREDIENTS: 1 pound ground turkey 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic) 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 cup Parmesan cheese, divided in half 1 teaspoon dried basil

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, onions, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, spices and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir until fully combined. Take care to avoid overmixing, which can dry out the meatballs. 2. Form the mixture into meatballs, about 1 1/2-inches wide. Place in a large casserole dish greased with butter or oil. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until no longer pink, and the internal temperature reaches 165° F. 3. In a skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil. Cook the spinach until wilted, about 3 to 5 minutes. 4. Once the turkey meatballs are done baking, top with the sauce and spinach. Make sure all the meatballs are completely covered. 5. Top with mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with dried or fresh parsley, basil and/or oregano, if desired. Serve with your favorite pasta or bread,

1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups pasta or marinara sauce 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Butter or olive oil 3 to 4 cups baby spinach

Q U O T E “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl (Born in Vienna in 1905, Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. A Holocaust survivor, he was the founder of logotherapy - a meaning-centered school of psychotherapy. Of his 39 publications, the most well known is Man’s Search for Meaning. Published in 1946, it was eventually listed as "one of the ten most influential books" by the Library of Congress. To this day, it shows up consistently on Amazon's "Top 100 Books" list.)

TRICKY RIDDLES Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.)

(There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each

Who is that with a neck and no head, two arms and no hands?

(A shirt.)

If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal?

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One of your resolutions this year may be to declutter. But some things are easier to get rid of than others. Case in point – your kid’s artwork. It’s adorable. It brings tears to your eyes when they show it to you with pride. But there’s just so much of it. Thankfully, there are all kinds of creative ways to keep the clutter at bay while also paying tribute to your budding artist. Your first option? Wear it. Cut into strips, roll them up, glue them and create paper beads to make a necklace or bracelet with. Next up – create a rotating frame gallery wall. Switch out a frame with some of your kid’s artwork inside once a month, which will not only delight your child – it also helps keep your picture walls looking fresh. And if you like things simple, create a family art journal. You can either use the originals, or scan them in and print them out in the style of a photobook. Create one for each year of your child’s life and store them on an easy to reach shelf. Your kid will love looking at all of their creations! WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR KID’S ART PROJECTS


When it comes to the wishlists of potential buyers, right up there with a functional kitchen is a bright, spacious bathroom. But what if all you have is a small, windowless space? There are actually ways to make any bathroom look bigger. For starters, add in as much white as possible. White walls, white tile, a white vanity, white towels, white accessories. White reflects light rather than absorbs it like darker colours do, making the bathroom feel bright and airy instead of small and cramped. And speaking of light – make sure there’s enough of it. A single light above the sink isn’t going to be enough. Wall sconces on either side of the mirror provide excellent illumination for applying makeup. An overhead light near the tub or shower provides a bright overall feeling. And even a little bit of extra storage goes a long way. Find somewhere to put a small shelf – either white or clear glass would feel the least imposing. Use it to display neatly rolled up towels or a small plant. If your bathroom has a shower and you’re able to spend a little money on an update, adding a glass shower door can make a huge difference in how spacious things feel. Especially in a bathroom with no actual window, a glass door feels like a view – even if the view is only the inside of your shower.

DESIGN TRENDS WITH LONG-TIME STAYING POWER Trends come and go. But every so often something makes such an impression on the world of interior design – you know it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Meet three such trends. Their secret? Timelessness. No matter the year. No matter the current popular interior styles. These three trends never fail to delight. White kitchen cabinets. Sure – colourful cabinets have certainly had a comeback. A sunny yellow kitchen island. Deep blue lowers with open shelving above. These newer trends are admittedly beautiful. But time and again, we keep coming back to the simplicity of a white kitchen. Coloured cabinets may look great at the time – but eventually they become dated. But take a look at design magazines from decades past and you’ll notice it’s the white kitchens that stand the test of time. Light blue, grey and off-white walls. Every year design professionals announce the “it” colour. Sometimes it’s a bright red. Sometimes a deep purple. It’s even been black! But when you look to the homes of the majority of people – you aren’t likely to see a jet black living room wall. Instead you’ll see light blue, light grey or off-white. Why? Because these three colours are calming and go with everything. Simple as that! Experimenting with different wall colours can be fun. But at the end of the day most of us don’t want our walls to scream “look at me.” We want them to fade away and become the backdrop for our life. Hardworking storage. You rarely hear a homeowner say “we have too much storage space.” But lack of storage? Now that’s a real problem. The last thing you want is to unplug at the end of a busy day and be confronted with stuff everywhere. Which is why storage that works as hard as we do is a trend that will never go out of style. Whether it’s a closet with multi-level shelving, kitchen drawers with dividers, or furniture that does double duty – we sure love our storage solutions. And we always will.




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January might not be the time of year most people think about upping their curb appeal, but if you’re considering selling or just want to give your home a facelift, the winter is a perfect time to start planning. That way, when the weather improves – you’ll be ready to go! Check out these five exterior colour palette ideas to get your creativity flowing. Ivory, white and turquoise. White and ivory may seem like they’re too close in colour to provide any contrast, but they actually work together beautifully. The white will make the ivory seem creamier, while the ivory will make the white shine. Meanwhile, a turquoise front door will provide an unexpected pop of colour and style. Black, white and red. Classic! A white home with black trim and a cherry red door never gets old. If your home doesn’t have a lot of detail on it, consider adding more black trim to create a grid like pattern that will feel cool and contemporary. Green, white and clay. For an earthier look, go for a moss green siding with a red-brown clay-coloured front door. Add white trim to help the look feel fresh and clean. Yellow, white and grey. Who can resist a happy yellow house? Much like with a white and cream combo, the white in this palette will make the yellow truly shine. A dark grey roof and door will add a bit of neutrality – and a little drama. All-white . An all-white home exterior is both classic and daring. And the best way to pull it off is by using different textures to create depth and contrast. Think of both horizontal and vertical siding, white-painted shakes and thick white trim.


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