When it rains, it pours. You may have heard this saying before, but perhaps it's only becoming more obvious on those rainy days when it seems there's nothing to take your mind off the poor weather outside. But don't worry; if you happen to be a local of Sherwood Park, there are plenty of fun indoor activities in your very own neighbourhood that will take your mind off the outdoor fun you're missing. Here are some of the best ways to spend your rainy day in Sherwood Park.

Go Shopping: Sherwood Park Mall

You've been putting off your obligations to go shopping, and, whether it's for your kids or for yourself, there's surely something you're in need of. A rainy day is the perfect opportunity to finally take yourself on that shopping spree you've been…

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Edmonton lofts are some of the most sought-after types of real estate in the city, as they are in many other cities across Canada. The historic origins of the loft reach back to impoverished artists, and this cool factor has come to make lofts a trendy, eclectic, and unique space to live in, especially when considering lofts with exposed concrete and other rustic details. Many homeowners make mistakes when trying to sell their lofts, however, which often causes them to think just the opposite about these kinds of homes. Here are the top three ways to NOT sell your loft in Edmonton.

Overpricing Your Loft

Though the uniqueness of many lofts will bring in buyers who are willing to perhaps pay a premium in order to get a home that is unlike anyone…

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For most people, buying a home is one of the most important investment decisions of their lives. The experience can be both exciting and stressful. In order to make the purchase as stress-free as possible, it is important to consider several factors during a final walkthrough or inspection before you decide whether or not to purchase the home. While your inspector will check many aspects of the home, there are lots of things you can check out for yourself, especially if you're going to be there for the inspection, which we highly recommend. When all of the ABCs are covered, you’ll feel considerably less stress, and this can provide most people with the confidence they need to remove their inspection condition.

Check for Plumbing Problems and Leaks

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When it comes to shopping for real estate, you must be aware of many different aspects of the home itself as well as the process. You must find a balance between emotional, logical, and cost-effective considerations to ensure that you find yourself in a home that matches your desired lifestyle. When purchasing a condo, the process is no less complex. If you're trying to decide whether a home is right for you, here are four signs that you're buying the right Edmonton condo.

Visualization: You Can See Yourself There

Often, homebuyers can decide which home is right for them based solely on this fact: they can easily visualize themselves in the home, and the visualization is positive. If you step into the condo and immediately feel a sense of being…

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The weather outside can often be reflected in our moods and how we feel on the inside, and when it's sunny out, we're often at our happiest. On the contrary, when it's a cold, dull day outside, we can feel sad and blue. Often we'll go to great lengths in order to achieve an inner and exterior sense of warmth when the weather is not cooperating, and seeking out indoor places to find warmth and a comfortable atmosphere is not too far of a stretch. When living in Sherwood Park, however, you need not go far to find a cozy atmosphere on a chilly day. Here are the coziest cafes near you, and the best places to enjoy on a cool day.

Cafe Haven: Heaven and More

Cafe Haven, which began as a small coffee shop, has transformed into much more than that over the…

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Edmonton is a city filled with good people and great businesses. Local businesspeople enjoy an urban lifestyle that is abuzz with great networking opportunities. Business networking events happen all the time, and are a perfect way to become better connected with the local business community. Here is your list for the ultimate Edmonton business networking events this May.

Building Connections with the Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is a great business network to be involved with. Learn from professionals as you promote your business at one of the network's many events. The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce meets over 140 times a year, and has one of the largest membership rosters in Canada. On May 8, 2014, Waterloo Ford and Lincoln Sales Ltd…

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There comes a time for everyone, especially those who are musically gifted, when it seems the only thing to do is to take the opportunity to raise your voice. Whether you're musically inclined or not, you'll surely agree that attending open mic nights is fun and exciting, and these events can give you a taste for the local talent in your area. Raise your voice once and for all, or simply opt to be a part of the crowd, and make it a great night out with these Edmonton open mic nights near you.

The Carrot: Musical Arts on the Ave

The Carrot is a popular community arts coffee house located at 9351 118 Avenue NW in Edmonton. It now offers two weekly opportunities for Edmonton residents and visitors to take the stage by storm or to simply sit and…

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