Remembrance Day 2023

On this Remembrance Day, I take a moment to remember and honour my family members who bravely served for our country during times of war.

I fondly recall my grandmother, Pat, who selflessly served in the Army here in Alberta to contribute to the war effort in World War II. Another remarkable individual was my great uncle Bert, who joined the Army and served overseas. He endured a sniper's attack, being left for dead, until his companion, an ambulance driver, discovered him later. Additionally, their father served in both World Wars, as a sergeant major.

My grandmother used to share stories about her father, my great grandpa, and how his  soon to be wife gave him a pocket watch to keep close to his heart during World War I. Astonishingly, On April 12, 1917 at 5:15 am as he entered Vimy Ridge, and the pocket watch saved his life when he was shot. To this day, our family keeps his pocket watch which is permanently open, bearing the indentation from the bullet.

As we pay tribute to our veterans this Remembrance Day, I am filled with gratitude for individuals like my grandmother and great uncle, who endured unimaginable sacrifices and hardships during war, ensuring that we have the peace and freedom we enjoy today. Their unwavering spirit of service and dedication to duty serves as an inspiration for me to contribute and serve my community in my own way.

I encourage each of you to take a moment to reflect on your own family history and the courageous individuals who answered the call of duty during times of conflict. Though the cost of their service was high, we continue to reap the benefits of their sacrifice each and every day.
With deep gratitude and remembrance,


Feature Home of the Week August 30, 2023

51Westridge rd. NW

This traditionally laid out 5 bedroom 3800 sqft home is a rare find and offers a classic design with a twist and plenty of possibilities. Located in the great Westridge neighborhood, with nature right outside your door, this house is perfect for those seeking a tranquil retreat.This ravine property with a backyard that's perfect for relaxation, this home is truly one-of-a-kind.

5 Bedrooms
4.1 Bathrooms
Chefs kitchen
Large lot
Backs onto a Ravine

LIST PRICE: $839,000

Inside, you'll find a spacious foyer, separate living and dining rooms, a family room, 5 bedrooms, and 4.  bathrooms. The kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring luxury appliances like Viking and Thermador gas ranges and ovens, as well as a Mediterranean-style backsplash. Enjoy entertaining on the double deck or sipping your morning coffee on one of the two balconies. The primary suite offers a luxurious experience, with double doors that create a hotel-like ambiance.

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Feature Home of the Week Aug.23,2023
74 Westridge rd. NW

 Create lasting memories in this 3-bedroom, 1800 sqft home in the highly desirable Westridge neighbourhood. Located between the picturesque Patricia and Wolf Willow ravines.  Step inside, and you'll be greeted by a three-season room that provides ample space to unwind and allows natural light to fill the house. The kitchen has been professionally renovated with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and ample cabinet space. The oversized master bedroom boasts its own ensuite bathroom, providing a perfect retreat to relax in.

3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
- Renovated kitchen
- Large corner lot

LISTED PRICE: $599,900

Situated on a spacious corner lot, this home actually requires very minimal winter shovelling. With its close proximity to the Whitemud freeway, accessing the entire city is easy. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make this family home your own.
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Feature Home of the Week
This weeks Feature home of the week comes courtesy of Tim Oliver.......
Located in the CRESTWOOD neighbourhood, this home is perfect for families. It's a well-built and highly rated R2000 home with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
Located just one block from McKinnon Ravine, it's close to excellent schools and public transit.
The house features in-floor radiant heating, resulting in very low utility costs. As you enter, you'll be welcomed by a stunning living room with high vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. The other 3 bedrooms overlook the backyard and share a spacious 4-piece bathroom. just steps away from walking trails and amenities.
If you would like to see this house or would like more information send me a message.

Featrure Home of The Week August 2, 2023

Introducing the Feature Home of the weekwhich is brought to you by Lisa Leung,

This condominium located in downtown Edmonton, right in the heart of the city! This remarkable condo boasts a generous floor plan with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, designed in an open-concept style. Immerse yourself in the urban lifestyle with breathtaking views of the city, complemented by the convenience of 2 heated underground parking spots. Whether you seek the vibrant energy of downtown or prefer a tranquil evening indoors, this sophisticated condo offers the best of both worlds. If you're interested in making this elegant and modern living space your own, don't hesitate to reach out to Caryn Stone Real Estate and schedule a private tour. Join the Jasper Avenue community and embrace the true essence of downtown living. Experience the vibrant pulse of the city and enjoy the finest amenities Edmonton has to offer. Contact Caryn Stone Real Estate today to embark on your journey towards owning this stylish and luxurious condo. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity!


Escape to Nature in This Twin Brooks Feature Home

Feeling cooped up and craving wide open spaces? This week's featured home is your ticket to fresh air and natural wonders. 

This feature home of the week is brought to you by Bill Ramsay.

Nestled in the desirable Twin Brook neighborhood, this stunning home offers the perfect combination of natural surroundings and city convenience. Just minutes from the Anthony Henday, you have quick access to all Edmonton has to offer. And with a future hospital planned nearby, this home’s value is sure to appreciate over time.

The kitchen has granite counters, a Thermador gas top stove, a Miele dishwasher and oven, and a newer fridge. There's plenty of cabinetry and counter space. The primary bedroom is spacious and has a sitting area and access to the deck. The living room has large windows to enjoy the view and there are 2 gas fireplaces. There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor and 2 more downstairs. There's also a triple garage.

The walk-out basement adds over 1,000 square feet of superb living space. It features a second living room, two more bedrooms, and a full bathroom. Not only does the basement provide extra room for friends or family, its ground-level walkout leads to the backyard, creating a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces.

Close to Schools, Parks, and Walking Trails

George P. Nicholson Elementary School is only minute away, perfect for families with young kids. There is also amazing park space, like Twin Brooks Park, Twin Brooks District & Nature Park. Lace up your sneakers and explore the network of scenic walking and biking trails surrounding the neighbourhood. The lush ravine habitat is home to many species of plants, animals, and birds. Get some fresh air and zen out in nature.

You'll feel like you've escaped to a secluded oasis while still being centrally located. This bright and spacious home has big windows throughout, filling the interior with natural light and beautiful views of mature trees.

If access to nature and an active community are high on your list, look no further. This move-in ready home offers a balanced lifestyle in a coveted neighborhood. The ideal place to put down roots, make memories and enjoy all the natural surroundings have to offer. A perfect escape in the heart of the city! What are you waiting for? Your adventure awaits!

The only question left is when can you move in? An opportunity like this doesn't come along every day. Act fast before someone else snatches up this little slice of paradise!

Contact me if your are interested in viewing this stunning home.


My Journey Into Real Estate

I never knew what I wanted to do in my life, I finished High school, went to NAIT while working part time,and after a while figured it was not for me and moved on to full time work with a real estate training company.  Things were great, I was an office manager,  newly married and I found myself fascinated with real estate.  The realtors I worked for were amazing and willing to train me as an assistant until I took the real estate course. 

Shortly after agreeing to work towards my real estate goals, I got stuck at a crossroads.  My husband and I found out we were going to have a hard journey ahead if we wanted children and I would need a job with good benefits in order to help us get the family we always wanted.   I left my job for a position in a big corporation in human resources.

I started my infertility journey in 2006, My husband and I spent countless days driving from Edmonton to Calgary’s Infertility Clinic for tests and procedures and after every test feeling hopeful.  After so many tests and procedures the hopefulness quickly turned to sadness and helplessness.  My husband and I wanted a family bad enough that I had left a job I loved.  In 2009 we tried IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), I was so hopeful and then the testing day came and it was negative.  6 months later in 2010 we tried again, unfortunately we had to go through the whole procedure again as I had no viable eggs left from the first round.  This second and last try our doctor recommended implanting 3 embryos in the hope that at least one would take.

The scariest day for me was the day we went for the ultrasound to see if our IVF treatment worked.  I remember driving to the appointment and my mom calling us and telling us that if all three are there she's paying for a nanny to help.  I just remember the laughter and then hanging up the phone and almost bursting into tears because I couldn’t handle any more bad news.

The time came, and I had my ultrasound and there were two precious heart beats.  It was one of the best days of our lives.  From here we were able to expand our family to include 4 children and I was lucky enough to stay home with them while they were at their youngest ages.  As the kids got older I reached out to  an old friend and one of my old bosses in real estate, to chat about my passion and wanting to go back to real estate.  It didn’t take me long to register for the course and next thing I knew I passed the test and was off to find the brokerage I wanted to work with. 

I am so thankful for the journey I went through, I knew family came first for me and once we had that I was able to follow my passion with more confidence.  Going through the struggles of infertility is hard and if you are lucky enough to have it work for you, you hold your babies a little closer to you. Now I’m able to help other growing families find a home that suits their unique needs and allows them to put their families future first as well. 

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