Better ways ahead.
The secret is out. Edmonton is the place to be for families wanting to work less and live more. People from across Canada are moving to Edmonton by the thousands - here are a few of the reasons why.
More to love.
Less to spend.
Moving to Edmonton means enjoying a lower cost of living when compared to most other major cities. Our detached homes are among the most affordable in Canada - and it's not even close.
70% less than Toronto
68% less than Vancouver
29% less than Calgary
Freedom to go further.
No PST or HST.
Thousands of available jobs.
The shortest commute time in the country.
Canada's top province for entrepreneurs.
18% higher household income.1
42% lower average home price.1
1 versus the 2022 national average.
Start doing the things you love.
Edmonton River Valley
Our jaw-dropping River Valley covers 7,300 hectares and holds the record for the largest urban park system in North America.
Canada's Festival City
Edmonton is known as Canada’s Festival City with over 50 festivals annually catering to lovers of Culture, Music, Art, Food, Wine and Fun.
Downtown Ice District
The brand new Ice District and Rogers Place are the entertainment capital of Alberta and play home to the Edmonton Oilers and countless international musicians.
Restaurants worthy of a Michelin Star
Indulge at Michelin-worthy Restaurants including some of our favourites like Corso 32, Uccellino, Rge Rd, The Marc and Sabor.
World-class ski resorts.
Explore the world-class ski resorts of Lake Louise, Banff, and Jasper. All within 4 hours of Edmonton.
Breathtaking hiking trails.
Uncover breathtaking hiking in Canmore, The Columbia Icefield and Drumheller. All within 4 hours of Edmonton.
Appreciate spectacular campgrounds in national parks like Elk Island, Wood Buffalo, Banff and Jasper. All within 4 hours of Edmonton.
Terrific fishing and boating.
Take in terrific fishing and boating at Lake Wabamun, Sylvan Lake and Pigeon Lake. All within 90 minutes of Edmonton.
Convenient direct flights.
Enjoy convenient direct flights to world-class vacation destinations like Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Orlando, Honolulu, Maui, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Punta Cana.
So much to move you.
Meet The Esposito Team
We're a team of top-producing real estate agents in the Edmonton area with Century 21 Masters. We're experts in helping buyers move to the Greater Edmonton Area from near and far.
"The perfect example of what everyone needs in a Realtor."
Justyn & Krystal
It's time to kick your
search up a notch.
Why buy with anyone else?
Let's get started.
Is Edmonton an expensive place to live?
Not only is Edmonton an affordable place to live, it is the least expensive major city in Canada with an average detached home price of $433,750. Many of our more desirable areas like St. Albert and Sherwood Park are also relatively affordable when compared to other similar areas across Canada.
What salary do I need to live in Edmonton?
Due to the low cost of living in the Greater Edmonton Area, most people can live comfortably on a normal or even below average salary. The income to cost of living ratio is one of the lowest in Canada and allows most families to live comfortably within their means.
What are the best areas outside of Edmonton?
Some of the best areas outside of Edmonton are Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Beaumont, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain. Communities like these offer families a slightly different lifestyle, while still enjoying access to all of the amenities that a large city like Edmonton has to offer.
Is there a land transfer tax in Edmonton?
No. One of the big benefits of buying a property in Alberta versus other provinces is that there is no land transfer tax province-wide.
Do I have to pay GST on a purchase in Edmonton?
In almost all cases, no. Even when GST is applicable, like when buying a new home for example, it is usually included in the advertised price. In Alberta, real estate prices are usually advertised including GST versus price plus GST.
How do I find a Top Realtor in Edmonton?
There are many ways to find the best Realtors in Edmonton. We recommend reading reviews from trusted sources like Google. Reading reviews allows you to read about others’ experiences and see if a particular Realtor or real estate team is a good fit.
Is Edmonton a safe city to live in?
The majority of neighborhoods in Edmonton are extremely safe with a history of very little crime, vandalism and theft. A good Realtor will be honest and steer you clear of neighborhoods known for causing problems.
Can I have a home inspection in Edmonton?
Yes, and you should. In fact, we recommend a home inspection on virtually all of our buyer purchases including brand new homes from builders. A home inspection in Alberta usually costs around $500 and is a small price to pay for peace of mind going forward. A home inspection is not a pass or fail grade. Instead, you are hiring a home inspector to give their expert opinion and analysis on every aspect of the home. Buyers are primarily hiring a home inspector to find any major or deal-breaking issues with the home that may cause a buyer to walk away from the purchase. The best home inspectors will also leave you with a list of 20-30 maintenance items or minor deficiencies with the home so that you are aware of them and can address them accordingly after you move in.
Do I need a mortgage pre-approval before house shopping in Edmonton?
Yes. Before we even start discussing homes, neighborhoods and amenities, we need to determine your budget. The first step to the buying process is to get a free pre-approval with one of our top mortgage specialists in Edmonton. Usually this can be done in under 20 minutes over the phone. We have outstanding specialists and mortgage brokers available at all major lenders and banks. Obtaining a free pre-approval before starting to shop for homes will help by:
- Ensuring that you are shopping at a price point that is in line with what the bank will lend you.
- Getting an interest rate hold for 90 days in the event that rates increase while you are shopping for a home.
- Help us negotiate a better price for you by making your offer look stronger than other competing offers.
Our team requires all of our buyers to be pre-approved before shopping for homes.
Do you do virtual and FaceTime showings?
Yes we do. In recent years, we have had dozens of buyers purchase a home over FaceTime. We are happy to provide this service for any of our clients that are considering making the move to Edmonton.
What is the job market like in Edmonton?
Alberta as a whole has one of the strongest job markets in Canada. If you are willing to work hard, there is a job for you. As of the beginning of 2023, there are over 100,000 job openings in the province. Many of these job openings are for positions that pay above the national average.
Are there good schools in Edmonton?
Yes there are. In fact, Alberta is frequently recognized as having one of the best school systems in Canada. The top school districts in the area are Edmonton Public, Edmonton Catholic, St. Albert Public, St. Albert Catholic and Elk Island Public.
What industries are in Edmonton?
Edmonton has a very diverse field of industries where you can have a successful career. Our largest sectors are in healthcare, engineering, construction and energy. Edmonton and the area is also home to tens of thousands of small business and self-employed individuals. In fact, Alberta has become known as a leader in business and entrepreneurship across Canada.
What is there to do in Edmonton?
The greater Edmonton area is home to over one million people, and thus comes with all of the activities and amenities expected in a municipality that large. Within a 4 hour drive from Edmonton, you can find world-class skiing, hiking, camping, boating, fishing and hunting. And for those looking for a winter getaway, Edmonton International Airport offers dozens of direct flights to prime tourist destinations.
Is Edmonton cold?
In the winter, yes. Edmonton can have harsh winters ranging from 5 to -30 degrees Celsius. However, the summers are typically warm, sunny and predictable. Edmonton is known for receiving more hours of sunlight than most other major cities in North America both in the summer and winter.
Is Edmonton better than Calgary?
Edmonton and Calgary are a 3 hour drive apart. Both cities are culturally diverse and have proven to be great places for families to live and get ahead. When it comes to employment, it can be relatively easy to get a job in either city and average salaries are virtually the same. Both cities also have the same cold winter weather. However the big difference comes with average detached home sale prices. As of 2023, Calgary is sitting at $516,000 versus Edmonton’s $382,000. That’s a 29% difference in affordability and cost of living.
Does Edmonton have bad traffic?
No. One of our favorite things about Edmonton is that we have minimal traffic year-round. Edmonton is known to have the shortest commute time out of all major cities in Canada. Even when commuting on the roads during rush hour, Edmontonians do not plan for any major delays. Unlike many other large cities in Canada, there is no need to attempt to commute at off-peak times.