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Phase II of Oxford will continue to demonstrate the City's commitment to The Way We Green by incorporating sustainable design and environmentally sensitive building practices. All homes built in this phase of Oxford must be constructed solar ready for future installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.  In addition, all buyers and builders will be required to comply with the Sustainability and Architectural Design Guidelines, which includes obtaining third party sustainability certification of either BuiltGreen CanadaGold,LEED Canada for Home, ENERGY STARR2000orachieving a minimum EnerGuide rating of 80.

 

Visit Natural Resource Canada for more information on EnerGuideand Solar Ready Guidelines.

This phase of Oxford consists of 87 lots.  40 lots were sold by public lot draw on May 12, 2014 and an additional 4 lots were sold to the public.

 

Legacy Park in Oxford is an innovative housing project located in northwest Edmonton. All homes will be constructed to a BuiltGreen energy efficient standard and many will include a fully developed, rentable secondary suite. The City is offering a grant for homeowners who want to construct their home to a standard higher than EnerGuide 80.

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Cumberland/ Oxford has fantastic Walking trails you can check them out here

 

 

If you would like any more information on Real Estate in OXFORD Please check out all of the listings here

 

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Are you looking to buy a fixer upper to fix and sell?  Or Just looking to buy a home at a great price to make your own...Bob Vila has some great tips that I found on the web!  


From Bob Vila 

http://www.bobvila.com/front-door-replacement/48216-7-ways-to-start-fresh-in-an-old-home/slideshows?bv=wn#!0


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Did you recently move into a fixer-upper? Or have you lived in your house so long that it’s become outdated? No matter your circumstances, there are plenty of ways to start fresh. By renewing the most age-weary components, small and large, you can prevent major problems before they occur and safeguard a safe, stylish, and energy-efficient future for your home.



Open-Door Policy

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Though a high-quality front door can last for decades, there inevitably comes a time when it must be replaced. With a new front door, you can look forward to enhanced energy efficiency, more dependable security, and a big boost to your home's curb appeal. Wood, fiberglass, and steel are the most often recommended materials for a new door; here, learn the pros and cons of each type.



A "High" Priority

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It has to be said: Though roof replacement rarely ranks as a "budget" project, it's undoubtedly one of the most important long-term investments you can make toward the continued integrity of your home. A roof with only one layer of shingles can receive a second layer right on top of what's there. If your roof already has two layers of shingles on it, however, the existing layers must be removed before the sheathing can be re-covered with new roofing.


 

 

Bright Outlook

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Among the owners of old homes, complaints about windows are all too common. If yours are drafty or hard to operate, think seriously about installing replacement windows. Window manufacturing has grown a great deal more sophisticated over the past decade or so, resulting in products with exceptional technology. In fact, choosing windows and patio doors that meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines can help you save up to $501 a year on your heating and cooling bills.



Snap, Crackle, Pop

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Modern life involves gadgets and gizmos that hardly anyone could have anticipated even 30 years ago. If your home still has an older electrical system, look for warning signs that it's buckling under the demands of today. Call in a licensed master electrician if you experience tripped circuits; lights that dim when appliances turn on; excessive heat around outlets and switches; or buzzing noises that emanate from the outlets, switches, or plugged-in electronics. 




Cook’s Tour

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If you have any plans to sell your older home, consider the fact that a new or updated kitchen tops most buyers' wish lists. Though you may not mind decades-old cabinetry and countertops, prospective owners might find them a real turnoff. Remodeling your kitchen could go a long way toward eventually earning you a bid that meets your asking price. By the same token, take a critical look at your bathrooms. In a space like the living room, age imparts character and charm; in kitchens and bathrooms, that is decidedly not the case.



Demolition Derby

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A hundred years ago, homes were more easily heated when they were small. Fast-forward to the present day, and homeowners are free to embrace open floor plans more in tune with the casual tenor of contemporary life. By erasing the barriers between adjoining rooms, you can achieve a brighter, airier, and arguably more inviting arrangement of space. Of course, demolition work isn't necessarily a do-it-yourself affair. Consult a contractor for advice on how to proceed. 



Decorate ‘The Fifth Wall’

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Time and time again, old-house owners discover hardwood flooring beneath later installations of vinyl, linoleum, or wall-to-wall carpeting. If you're certain your home has no such pleasant surprises in store for you, the next best thing is to address those rooms where worn-out flooring detracts either from the space's utility or aesthetic effect. Flooring is as decorative as it is functional, after all; treat it as the design opportunity that it most certainly is. 




I know all about FIxer uppers and hanyman specials, I can find you the right home for the right price!  Contact Katherine today for all of your Real Estate Needs.




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Edmonton, November 4, 2014: The Edmonton area has been blessed with a beautiful fall and the local housing market has followed the weather trend. The fall months always tend to be a quieter market, but this year sales remained strong a little longer than usual. Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) total residential average prices remain stable (up 8.5% over last year) thanks in part to an incline in sales of higher priced houses.


The seasonal slide is reflected in the dip in single family sales, down 12% from last month at 850 sold (918 adjusted).  While still up almost 8% from last year, single family prices dipped down from $436,870 in September to $426,848 in October, a difference of 2.3%.


With an average price of $260,491, condos actually gained a bit of momentum going up 2.6% month-over-month and 9.75% year-over-year. Duplex/row house prices were also up month-over-month at $352,907.


In October, 2,049 residential properties were listed which is up 18.6% from last year. 1,412 were reported sold (1,525 adjusted) in the Edmonton CMA. Total days on market for all residential properties were down 3 days over October of 2013.


The demand for single family homes in the $350,000 to $400,000 remains high with 185 properties selling in this range in October. However, inventory is tight at the $350,000 to $400,000 mark with only 227 available properties available as of October 31. “We have seen a lot of action this year in houses under $400,000. People may need to adjust their expectations when looking at houses in this range. There is a big demand for properties at this price point and with a light inventory, you may need to wait a bit longer to find the right house for you,” explains Greg Steele, President of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.

 

Another “hot” market is houses priced over a million dollars. “We have seen this trend throughout 2014. Almost 2% of the single family dwellings sold last month were over a million dollars. Compare that to last October where less than one quarter of 1% of the sales were over a million.” Steele said. 125 million dollar plus homes have sold in 2014 compared to 94 at this same time last year and 75 in 2012.   

 

 

Highlights of MLS® System activity (for all-residential sales in Edmonton CMA1)

October 2014

 

M/M % Change

Y/Y % Change

SFD2 average3 selling price – month

$426,848

-2.30%

7.80%

SFD median4 selling price – month

$399,894

-1.30%

6.90%

Condominium average selling price

$260,491

2.60%

9.80%

Condominium median selling price

$241,000

-3.90%

8.70%

All-residential5 average selling price

$365,520

-1.90%

8.50%

All-residential median selling price

$350,000

0%

7.10%

# residential listings this month

2,049

-6.60%

15.40%

# residential sales this month (reported)

1,412

-15.60%

-0.49%

# residential inventory at month end

4,473

-7.00%

-7.00%

# Total6 MLS® System sales this month

1,939

-8.62%

0.10%

$ Total value MLS® System residential sales - month

$594 million

-11.10%

8.80%

$ Total value MLS® System sales – month

$703 million

7.80%

6.90%

$ Total value MLS® System sales – YTD

$8.4 billion

9.90%

15.90%

1 Census Metropolitan Area (Edmonton and surrounding municipalities)

2 Single Family Dwelling

3 The total value of sales in a category divided by the number of properties sold 

4 The middle figure in a list of all sales prices

5 Residential includes SFD, condos and duplex/row houses. 

6 Includes residential, rural and commercial sales

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Here is a great video of how to transform your small home into the modern day home!  


On http://houseandhome.com/tv, Sarah Hartill explains how she transformed her compact family home into a chic open-concept space with an addition. Learn her favourite space-saving details and budget tips, and watch how Sarah creates a personal look with a mix of custom details and Ikea cabinetry.

 

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