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Welcome to the ICONIC YEG Real Estate Blog, where our mission is to demystify the Edmonton real estate market for buyers, sellers, and enthusiasts alike. We aim to provide a gateway to a wealth of insider knowledge, essential market trends, and unbeatable strategies tailored specifically for the Edmonton community.

We hope to not only to inform but also to empower you with the industry's best-kept secrets and proven tactics, helping you make informed decisions in this dynamic market. Whether you're eyeing your first home purchase, planning to sell a property, or simply staying on top of the latest real estate trends, ICONIC YEG is your ultimate guide to navigating Edmonton's real estate landscape.

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NEW LISTING: 11324 92 ST in Edmonton

I have listed a new property at 11324 92 ST in Edmonton. See details here

Are you intrigued by the allure of a historical home, craving the sense of character that new builds simply can't replicate? Are you on the hunt for an infill property complete with RF3 Zoning that allows you the creative liberty to make a space truly your own? Or perhaps you're an opportunistic handyman, always on the lookout for a new project to sink your tools into. With over 2000sqft of interior renovation opportunity complete with NEW ROOF, FURNACE and 100AMP service. For those who value outdoor space, this west facing, private fenced yard also has an oversized double detached garage and massive deck. This home is a fantastic opportunity for those who enjoy DIY projects. With a bit of TLC, you can restore this historic home to its former glory or start over completely. Whether you're a seasoned renovator, a handyman-in-the-making or a builder this home offers the perfect project to immerse yourself in.

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Edmonton's Rental Market: A Beacon of Opportunity in Alberta's Economic Rebound

The Resilience of Edmonton's Rental Market in 2023

Despite the global economic turbulence caused by the pandemic, Edmonton's rental market has shown remarkable resilience. The city's vacancy rate for purpose-built rental apartments dropped significantly from 7.3% in October 2021 to just 4.3% in October 2023. This shift reflects a tangible growth in rental demand, outpacing increases in supply, spurred by improved labour market conditions and record net international and interprovincial migration.

Edmonton's rental universe is expanding at a pace higher than any previous decade, offering investors in the real estate sector a wealth of opportunities. This growth, coupled with modest increases in same-sample apartment rents in 2023, has placed upward pressure on rent levels.

Alberta's Economic Rebound and its Impact on Edmonton's Rental Market

A strong post-pandemic recovery and high commodity prices have driven a sharp economic rebound in Alberta, benefiting the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). As of October 2022, total employment in the Edmonton CMA improved by 3% compared to the previous year, and full-time employment was up by 4%, both surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

This broader labour market improvement was accompanied by gains in employment among key cohorts driving rental demand, particularly among people aged 15 to 24. Additionally, the job vacancy rate in the Edmonton CMA increased to 4.6% as of the second quarter of 2022, a rate unseen since early 2015.

In-Migration Boosts Rental Demand

Rental demand was bolstered by provincial in-migration, with a record high recorded in the second quarter of 2022. Approximately half of international migrants in the second quarter were non-permanent residents, indicating a potential rise in student rental demand.

Net interprovincial migration into Alberta also returned to peak levels unseen since 2012/13. Together, these migration trends contributed significantly to the strong growth in rental demand, leading to a decline in the vacancy rate.

Changing Market Conditions and Rental Trends

Despite significant new additions to supply, vacancy rates across all apartment types declined, reflecting the robust rental demand. The tightening rental market was also marked by a 1.5% increase in same-sample apartment rents from the previous year.

Landlords have been using incentives such as free rent periods, reduced pricing for cable and Internet services, and move-in bonuses to attract potential tenants. However, the use of such incentives has become less prevalent as market conditions stabilize.

Impact of Inflation and Housing Affordability

Higher inflation over the past year has impacted household budgets, leading to increased competition for affordable units. If vacancy rates decline further, affordable housing could become a significant concern, particularly for those in the lowest income quintile.

Condominium Rental Apartments and the Cost of Ownership

While the vacancy rate for condominium rental apartments remained statistically unchanged in 2022, the average rent for a condominium apartment was $1,272, representing an average premium of $78 relative to the purpose-built rental market.

The gap between the cost of ownership and renting has grown due to rising mortgage rates. Consequently, existing tenants may choose to remain in their rental units longer before moving to home ownership, adding to rental demand.

Alberta: A Feast for Yield-Hungry Residential Rental Investors

With rising demand, relatively low per-door prices, and no rent controls, Alberta is shaping up to be Canada's top market for residential rental investors. Edmonton, in particular, is emerging as an attractive investment hub for landlords and investors.

Edmonton: A City of Opportunity in the Long Run

Edmonton's rental market potential is being recognized by investors and immigrants alike. The city's high in-migration rates are expected to continue to drive housing prices upward. Notably, older apartment buildings in Edmonton are trading at around $120,000 to $150,000 per door, making the city more opportunistic in the long run.

As of October 2023, the average rent for a 4-bedroom apartment in Edmonton is $2,000, marking a 3% increase compared to the previous year. Further, landlords who rent their units furnished can expect to benefit more, particularly for short-term rentals.

Conclusion

Edmonton's robust rental market and Alberta's economic rebound create a compelling case for investment in the province's real estate sector. As Edmonton continues to attract a steady stream of migrants and investors, the city's rental market is poised for further growth, signaling exciting times ahead for Alberta's real estate sector.

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Rediscover the Charm of Historic Living in the Heart of Edmonton

Are you intrigued by the allure of a historical home, craving the sense of character that new builds simply can't replicate? Are you on the hunt for an infill property that allows you the creative liberty to make a space truly your own? Or perhaps you're an opportunistic handyman, always on the lookout for a new project to sink your tools into. If any of these sound like you, then we've got a property that you're going to love.

Introducing an Iconic Historical Home in Edmonton

Nestled in Edmonton's bustling core, this iconic historical home is a gem just waiting to be polished. 11324 92 Street is perfect for anyone who appreciates the charm of historic architecture, but still wants the convenience of city living. With RF3 zoning, this property offers the unique opportunity for any savvy buyer or investor.

Location, Location, Location

The property's location is nothing short of prime. Just a few blocks away are the Commonwealth Stadium and the Joe Clarke Athletic Grounds, offering plenty of opportunities to catch a game, or simply enjoy the outdoors. For fitness enthusiasts, the Commonwealth Community Recreation Center is close at hand, complete with a pool, gym, and basketball court.

If you're a commuter, you'll appreciate the proximity to the Stadium LRT Station, making your morning commute a breeze. Being close to downtown also ensures easy access to major transportation routes, making this property a convenient hub no matter where you're headed.

Character and Convenience

This home boasts three bedrooms and two baths, offering plenty of space for families, couples, or roommates. For those in need of a little extra space.

Despite its historic charm, the property doesn't skimp on modern necessities. With a newer mechanical system, 100 Amp Service, NEW roof and updated furnace you can rest assured that the home is up-to-date.

Outdoor Features

For those who value outdoor space, this property doesn't disappoint. A private fenced yard offers an ideal space for children to play, pets to roam, or simply to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the morning. The property also features a newer oversized double detached garage, perfect for storing vehicles, tools, or even setting up a workshop.

Unleash Your Inner Handyman

While this property is a fantastic opportunity for those who enjoy DIY projects. With a bit of TLC, you can restore this historic home to its former glory while adding your own personal touch. Whether you're a seasoned renovator or a handyman-in-the-making, this home offers the perfect project to immerse yourself in.

A Historic Home Awaits

This iconic historical home in the heart of Edmonton could be the perfect property for you. With its unbeatable location, unique features, and potential for personalization, it's an opportunity not to be missed. Whether you're looking to invest, find a family home, or embark on a new project, this property offers something for everyone. Unleash your creativity and make this historic home your own.

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2023 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 11514 90 ST in Edmonton. See details here

Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2023 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Welcome to this truly remarkable home in the heart of Alberta Avenue! This gem is the perfect blend of traditional charm and modern upgrades. With extensive renovations and impeccable maintenance, this move-in-ready home provides security and comfort for years to come. Featuring 3 beds upstairs, including a main floor master, and 2 full bathrooms, this home provides ample space for your family. The basement boasts a separate entrance leading to a modern in-law suite! This versatile space is perfect for multi-gen living or potential for future rental. This home offers a newer roof, upgraded furnace, hot water tank, plumbing and an enforced, sealed foundation! For those who love the outdoors, the west-facing yard is a true oasis, with newer fence, decking and garden shed. This home is not just a property, it's a testament to the care and commitment that has been poured into its maintenance and upgrades. Get ready to stop searching and start living!

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