Servus Heritage Festival: A Celebration of Diversity

Wed, 30 Jul by edmontonhomepros
Heritage Days Festival Dancers

Pavillion dancers are just one of the many draws of the Heritage Days Festival. Photo Credit: Edmonton Tourism

It isn’t hard to be proud of Edmonton. The capital city has a lot of great things going for it: Active communities, a growing economy, and Alberta’s creative spark.

But Edmonton has something else that is sometimes forgotten about, and because of our city’s size, we sometimes forget just how great and important it is.

We’re talking about Edmonton’s unique multicultural spirit.

Throughout the summer, it gets easier to see people at events and cultural celebrations, but it’s during the August long weekend that our city’s multicultural vibrancy comes to life on stage, in our bellies and throughout the William Hawrelak Park grounds.

Servus Heritage Festival

This year’s Heritage Festival looks like it will be the biggest yet.

The Servus Heritage Festival runs from August 2 to August 4, and this year it turns 39, which is no surprise, since it draws nearly 350,000 people over three days.

People from all walks of life and from all areas of central Alberta flock to the food, performances and craft market in a weekend-long gesture of sharing and neighbourly spirit.

This year, the Heritage Festival boasts more than 60 food pavilions from all over Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South and Central America. Every year, this festival has new additions and a whole host of culinary surprises. There are also a cluster of stages for cultural dance and live performances, and several pavilions have craft markets attached for light shopping.

Edmonton’s multiculturalism is one thing that we are especially proud of. Edmonton Home Pros has been expanding the languages of our home listings services in order to improve the offerings available to various communities in Edmonton. From Cantonese to Chinese to French to Tagalog to Arabic to Korean, we work hard to make sure that people can find what they need when it comes to buying and selling Edmonton Real Estate.

And as more new Edmontonians join our communities, we hope that the Servus Heritage Festival becomes the food and cultural highlight for them that it is for our team. In the meantime, we hope to see you on the festival grounds!

And be sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions about our multilingual services, or if you would like to buy or sell a home in Edmonton.


Leduc Homes Growing in Great Numbers

Wed, 16 Jul by edmontonhomepros
Homes in Leduc and the Growing Market

Residential Homes of all shapes and sizes are being built faster than ever.

Leduc has had an incredible year of growth!

In April, it was reported that $61 million in residential building permits were issued from the City to developers, and this was almost a two-fold increase over last year.

And what is especially interesting is that the rate of single detached home construction stayed the same over the last year, but multi-unit condos and duplexes are on the rise, hinting that even more new families and young people are making their way into homes in Leduc.

This is welcome news for property owners, residents, developers and the city as a whole. Much of the newly reported construction is for smaller spaces. This is a helpful and sustainable way for Leduc and Leduc residents to grow in size while minimizing the pressures of sprawl—an issue that has dominated communities all over Alberta.

Leduc seems like a small player when it’s compared to Cold Lake, Lloydminster or Okotoks, towns that have seen double-digit growth repeatedly in the last decade. But the results from this year show that Leduc has a lot to offer the real estate investor or homeowner, and the variety of investment and home options are expanding.

Even despite the booms of the past, Leduc has remained steadfast in its growth. Today we see many Alberta communities working through the challenges of population and resource booms, and these pressures can pay a heavy toll on long-term development and investment. Leduc managed to avoid the worst of these circumstances, while still a being a key core for the province and resource industries. Now that we are beginning to see a spike in real estate construction, the community has a firm footing from which to spring, an essential for long-term sustainable economies and communities.

There really is no better time to buy a home in Leduc than now. Our team is always ready to talk about how we might be able to help.


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