Kelly's Articles and Market Updates

This section includes important and informative articles on various real estate topics plus updates on new listings, sales, and list price changes. [Note: unless referenced, articles are exclusively written by and copyright of Kelly Grant - REALTOR® at Maxwell Devonshire Realty]:

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - Edmonton Neighborhoods with Highest, Lowest Property Value Assessments - by Kelly Grant, REALTOR

Reviewing recent past sales with a licensed REALTOR® is important for Buyers and Sellers when making a decision to buy or sell a particular property however average neighborhood property value assessments can also be a useful source when strategically deciding what areas are best for investing money to buy either a family home or investment property. For the City of Edmonton, the ?Average Assessment Change for Tax Class Residential? is issued on an annual basis. As an example, open the pdf link ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 22 Dec 2009 10:05:08 -0700

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - Edmonton Neighborhoods with Best and Worst Crime Statistics - by Kelly Grant at Maxwell Realty

Comparing neighborhood crime statistics can be important when deciding where to invest money to buy a family home or investment property. It makes sense to presume the best neighborhoods to live, on average, would be the ones that have the lowest levels of crime. The question: where should a person go to find accurate neighborhood crime statistics? My answer: the local police service. For the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Police Service issues a ?Neighborhood Crime Statistics Report? on an ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:28:19 -0700

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - Property Insurance: What every Owner Must Know - by Kelly Grant at Maxwell Devonshire Realty

Many new Buyers might be tempted to under-estimate the value and complexity of acquiring property insurance. It sounds simple ? just call up an insurance company of your choice, take out a policy, and start paying premiums ? right? Wrong. When buying new or maintaining an existing property, regardless if it is a house, condo, half-duplex, acreage property, commercial property, etc., insurance is important, can be a complex process, can be costly, adequate coverage is by no means a guarantee, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:17:56 -0700

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - The Benefits of REALTOR Showings: Why Open Houses are Obsolete - by Kelly Grant at Maxwell Realty

With the improved technology and advanced REALTOR® techniques used for updating and communicating with Sellers and Buyers, open houses are increasingly becoming an obsolete ?tool of the past?. This article will discuss various components of REALTOR® showings: how they work; tips on how to keep Buyers and REALTORS® safe during showings; and why open houses have become obsolete. Firstly: how do regular REALTOR® showings work? Below are some key points: (1). Upon listing, the listing REALTOR® ...
posted in General at Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:27:37 -0700

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