Monthly Market Stats

Here are some of the #1s of Last Year

Highest Grossing Movie

- Avengers End Game - Grossed 858 million domestically & 2.8 billion internationally

Best Selling Book

- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - According to online sales

- Becoming by Michelle Obama - A close 2nd place

#1 Selling Album of 2019

- Map of the Soul: Persona by BTS

#1 Single of 2019

- Bad Guy by Billie Eilish

Top Country to Live In

- Switzerland - for the 3rd year in a row

Most Visited City

- Bangkok, Thailand - with 22.78 million vistors

Person of the Year

- Greta Thunberg - biggest influencer according to Time Magazine

Fastest Viral Video

- BTS (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey

Richest Person of 2019

- Jeff Bezos - Founder and President of Amazon worth $113 billion

#1 Oldest Person

- Gustav Geneth of Germany - Lived till the age of the 114 years old till he died in October.

- Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan - Now the oldest at age 112

Best Places in the City to Watch the NYE Fireworks

The best place to see the firework’s display in Edmonton is at the province’s iconic building: the Legislature. There will be lots of family-friendly activities in the evening, followed by the bright lights starting at 9 PM

Details:

Federal Building

9820 107 St., and Capital Plaza

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fireworks: 9:00 PM

And if the government building isn’t your place to be, try these options instead:

Telus World of Science Edmonton

11211 142 St.

9:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Monday and Tuesday

Haddow Park

2099 Haddow Drive

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Monday

Fireworks at 8:00 PM

Some of the surrounding areas are also hosting their own local displays including:

Heritage Park

5100 41 Ave., Stony Plain

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Monday

Fireworks at 8:45 PM

Broadmoor Lake Park

2015 Oak St., Sherwood Park

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday

Fireworks at 8:00 PM

Looking to Give Back For the Holidays?

Get into the spirit of sharing and caring this Christmas. Here are some ways to help.

The Christmas Bureau of Edmonton - Volunteer or Donate

Adopt-A-Teen Edmonton - Donate or Fundraise

Santas Anonymous - Be a Driver on Delivery Day or Toy Drop Off Locations

Hope Mission - Donate or Volunteer

Mustard Seed - Donate or Volunteer

Top Luxury Neighbourhorhoods in Edmonton

When you think luxury property, what comes to mind?

  • IMAX home theatres
  • Superspa home gyms
  • Fleets of supercars and other premium vehicles
  • Showroom-style, glass-walled, multi-level, multi-car garages
  • Indoor/outdoor infinity pools with waterfalls and waterslides
  • Boutique-style walk-in closets that double as fashion party venues
  • Every type of specialty bar (from Irish Pub to Health Bar)
  • Park-like landscaping with high-end outdoor sound systems and lighting
  • Outdoor kitchens (with seasonal covers) featuring world class grilling equipment
  • Pool halls with arcades and DJ booths
  • State-of-the-art smart home operating and security systems
  • Top-of-the-line weather-proof doors and windows with adjustable tints
  • Elevators with panoramic views

In Edmonton, luxury real estate often means historical as well as modern mansions on expansive properties with views of the downtown city skyline, the North Saskatchewan River or the river valley’s parkland, which, stretching for 25 km is the longest area of connected parks in North America.


The luxury category here (depending on who you ask, of course) starts at approximately $1 Million. Some of the highest-priced real estate to be found in Edmonton is in the neighbourhoods of Westridge (average active listing price of $3,650,000); Wedgewood Heights ($3,465,580); Brander Gardens ($3,429,333); Richford ($3,250,000) and Windsor Park ($2,301,273).


Also popular in Edmonton at the moment, as far as luxury features go:

  • Soaring ceilings and state-of-the-art skylights
  • Beautiful, open (and sometimes flexible) floorplans
  • Massive, high-end windows with stunning views and smart tint control
  • All architectural styles
  • The finest materials, such as (Italian) Carrara marble
  • Environmentally-conscious monitoring systems

Here’s a sample luxury mortgage calculation for your monthly payment:

Your Vote Matters

Vote on election day

Vote at your assigned polling station on Monday, October 21. Polls will be open for 12 hours.

To find your polling station, check your voter information card or use our Voter Information Service.

Vote on advance polling days

Vote at your assigned polling station from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on:

  • Friday, October 11
  • Saturday, October 12
  • Sunday, October 13
  • Monday, October 14

To find your advance polling station, check your voter information card or use the Voter Information Service.

Still unsure how you fit in Canada's political landscape? Explore these surveys to shed some light on how your views align with those of the parties. :

Vote Compass

ISideWith - Political Quiz

First Time Home Buyers Incentive

Confused if the First Time Home Buyers Incentive Program is helpful? Let’s break down the facts:⁣

The federal government created a program that will allow eligible first time home buyers who have a minimum down payment to apply to finance a portion of their home purchase through a form of shared equity mortgage with the Government of Canada. This came into effect September 2nd, 2019. ⁣

Breakdown:⁣

• Will share up to 5% of a home on existing homes⁣

• Only for household incomes that earn no more than $120K a year⁣

• The mortgage and incentive amount can not exceed 4 times the buyer's annual qualified income. ⁣

• Will share up to 10% to boost construction of new homes⁣

• No interest on this federal money⁣

• No ongoing repayments required⁣

• Loan can be repaid anytime without penalty⁣

...The catch: a buyer will have to repay the same percentage of the equity borrowed when they sell their house, or after 25 years of living in the house. If the home is worth more than it was when purchased, It could be a larger dollar amount than anticipated

Check out this eligibility calculator to see if it makes sense for you: https://www.placetocallhome.ca/fthbi/eligibility-savings-calculator