When you upgrade from a condo to a house, you can give yourself that long-awaited pat on the back. You've made it! You now get to experience the dream of owning your own house. This is a momentous occasion in your life, and that's why you should approach it with care and joy. Simply put, it's a lot different living in a house than in a condo. You've got more space and a lot more room to put stuff. Here is the shopping list that you never thought you'd need when moving from a condo to a house.

Get Yourself a Box of Tools

In a new house versus a mere condo, you can expect a lot of things to need more fixing. This is to be expected when you consider that you have more space and more items inside your house. That's why shopping for a comprehensive set…

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Summer is almost over, which means that the kids are getting ready to go back to school in Edmonton. Since the school year is just around the corner, it is time to start preparing the kids for their trip back to school. Follow these five tips to ensure your kids are ready to succeed during the upcoming school year in Edmonton.

Re-Establish a School Schedule

There is no way your children can succeed at the start of the school year if they are not adjusted to the schedule. While your kids are going to want to sleep late every day during the summer, you have to start waking them up early several weeks before school starts. This will allow their bodies to slowly adjust to the change in sleep patterns. By the time the school year starts, they will be…

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Whether it is your sinful indulgence, or you just enjoy a snack that will cool you down as it tantalizes your taste buds, ice cream is a treat of choice all throughout Edmonton. Here are some of the favourites in Edmonton that will make you scream for ice cream. Enjoy!

#1: 80 Flavours Ice Cream

80 Flavours Ice Cream will bring you back to childhood with its stationary take-out food truck setup and outdoor seating. Of course, 80 Flavours isn't just your average ice cream shop as it offers customers dozens of flavours to choose from. From Lemon Pie and Raspberry Cheesecake to the ever popular Pistachio and delectable Triple Chocolate, there is no shortage of options for the ice cream lover who wants to tickle their taste buds. Open until 10:00 pm all…

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Did you know that Edmonton is home to one of the most unique and impressive festivals in the country? Hosted by the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association, this 2014 Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival is set to wow attendees with dragon boat racing, traditional music, dancing and other ceremonies, and vendors serving all sorts of delicious food. Let's take a closer look at the 2014 festival and what you can expect when it lands in Edmonton this August.

Blessing of the Boats

Though the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival technically starts on Friday, many visitors arrive early for the annual Blessing of the Boats. This event, which takes place on Wednesday August 13th at six pm, is an event that few will want to miss as traditional monks come out to bless…

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The anticipation is building for fans of Caribbean music, food and arts as Cariwest – Edmonton's Caribbean Arts Festival – is set to arrive this August 8 to 10th, 2014. An annual event in downtown Edmonton, it is the city's pride and joy for those hailing from the Caribbean and provides a splash of colour for all who attend. Cariwest dates back to 1984 and the Klondike Days Parade, but as the years have passed, the event has taken on a life of its own.

A Celebration of All Things Caribbean

Crowds of 60,000 or more will gather to celebrate the heritage of Caribbean immigrants who have made Edmonton and Canada their home. However, performers are not restricted to those who reside in Canada; musicians and artists will be in attendance from around the…

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One of Edmonton's nicknames is "the festival city," and it's a moniker that's certainly well deserved. The city hosts a number of music festivals each summer, which means that Edmonton is the place to be during the warm weather months for lovers of different music genres. Here's a rundown of some of the great music fests that people with local real estate may want to take advantage of this August.

Hear Some Great Tunes at Edmonton Folk Fest

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, held at Gallagher Park from August 7 to 10, will bring the best of folk music to the city. Historically speaking, the festival is famous for the depth of the line up of performers that take the stage. The event's success is also a function of the many committed volunteers who…

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This August Soccer fans from all around the world eagerly look forward to the World Cup every year. While the women's world cup once suffered from fewer fans, the top females playing the sport today often have nearly as many fans as the male players do. When the Women's World Cup Canada organizers announced that it selected Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton for some of its games, fans quickly bought tickets to ensure they wouldn't be left out. Despite the popularity of the sport, tickets to some of the August games are still available. Fans can look forward to seeing the women in action when they hit the field later this year.

Upcoming Games in Edmonton

Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton will see some great players come to play soccer this summer. The…

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