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Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Duplex

Posted by Parabola Developments on Oct 15, 2019.

Is owning a rental property a dream come true? It seems that owning and occupying a duplex is the perfect homeowner's situation: rental income, tax breaks, easy financing. While there are innumerable benefits to buying a duplex, there are some aspects that need to be taken into consideration as well. What is a duplex? A duplex is a housing plan that has two living units attached to each other. They can be either side-by-side or one above the other. They differ from what is known as a "se...Read More Here!


In Which Edmonton Neighborhood Should I Build My New Infill Home?

Posted by Parabola Developments on Sep 15, 2019.

In larger cities, especially in Edmonton, infill homes are growing in popularity. Infill homes make use of vacant or underused land and property in an urban environment to insert additional housing units. Basically, new homes are built on empty or old lots. Infill home are appealing to large cities such as Edmonton because they help appreciate neighborhood property values and aid in preventing urban sprawl. If you're looking to build an infill home, there are Edmonton neighborhoods that ar...Read More Here!


What is a Party Wall Agreement?

Posted by Parabola Developments on Jun 15, 2019.

A party wall agreement is an agreement to document any building works with an neighbor of a shared boundary to prevent any disputes when the works are carried out. What are Party Walls? Also known as a “parti-wall”, “parting wall”, or “common wall”, a party wall is a shared partition that divides two adjoining buildings. This is usually a structural wall but can also be two abutting walls that were built at different times. Some examples of party walls are: Walls separating...Read More Here!


Islands In The Stream: How To Tell If You Have Enough Room for A Kitchen Island

Posted by Parabola Developments on May 15, 2019.

An island can be a great addition to any kitchen renovation. Islands add increased storage, work surface, and can act as a place to sit and eat. If you have a small kitchen and think that you’ll never be able to have an island - think again! While it might seem counterintuitive to add an island to a tight kitchen because of the floor space it takes up, the pros often outweigh the cons. But how do you know what size to make your island? Read on as Parabola Developments discusses what you need t...Read More Here!


Gas vs. Electric Stoves: Which One is Right For You?

Posted by Parabola Developments on Apr 15, 2019.

If you’re looking to upgrade your stove, there are two main choices: electric or gas. Electric stoves run off your home’s electricity, while gas stoves require a supply of propane or natural gas. The cost is actually quite similar when you compare similar models, but there are a number of differences that can affect your choice. It may seem silly, but you’ll actually want to consider what type of stove you want in the early stages of your kitchen renovation. This is because you might need ...Read More Here!