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In the early 1900’s, my great-grandfather, Corwin Ray Tufford, moved from Toronto with his new bride, Mary, to settle in Edmonton.  First choosing to reside downtown near 100th Avenue and 114th Street, they decided a move was in order once their family started to grow.  They progressively moved west until finally settling on a large lot on the corner of 95th Avenue and 153rd Street in the Town of Jasper Place.

Homes & Gardens Real Estate LogoThe family flourished in their new surroundings.  Mr. Tufford became a councillor for the town and two of his daughters, Eleanore and Rosemary became star players for the Jasper Place Rustlers, a women’s hockey team coached by Mr. Tufford.  Under his management and coaching, the Rustlers won the first Dominion Women’s Hockey Championship in 1933 and received the Lady Bessborough Trophy – a feat they were able to repeat in 1934.

In 1998, in recognition of his contributions to the city as a councillor for Jasper Place and as the coach of the Rustlers, Tufford Way in Terwillegar Towne was named for the Late C.R. Tufford who passed away in 1952.

The Tufford’s youngest daughter, my great-aunt Eleanore, was born in 1915 and shared much of her father’s drive and ambition.  Following her success in women’s hockey, Eleanore turned her focus to business and decided to pursue a career in real estate sales and property rentals.  In March 1953, she incorporated Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited and operated the company from the family home in Jasper Place.  Eleanore chose this company name because her father always said, “What is a home without a garden?”  Eleanore retired from real estate in the early 1980’s and Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited, while still a registered corporation, rested. I began my real estate career in February 2002 and acquired Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited in August 2003.

Today, Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited is still a family business, still an Edmonton based company and still available to meet all of your real estate needs.  Our brokerage offers decades of combined real estate experience with a team of associates dedicated to outstanding customer service.  Whether you are moving out, moving up, or moving on, our professional Real Estate Associates will guide you through the process, providing expert advice along the way.

Eleanore was a successful businesswoman and always had great marketing ideas.  Fifty years ago, Eleanore published the first edition of About Homes & Gardens, a magazine for her many customers.  The magazine featured ‘The People’s Market Place’, a listing of local businesses owned and operated by people Eleanore knew personally – some still operate today.

Though the meaning has changed over time, Eleanore’s motto, ‘We Enjoy Giving Service’, still applies at Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited and we appreciate your business and welcome your referrals.

Cheers!

Michael C. Brodrick
Broker / Owner

6 Properties
Courtesy Of John Carle Of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
$399,900
Neighbourhood: Akinsdale
5
Beds
3
Baths
1,304
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
12
Days on Site
E4292010
MLS®
Here's a beautiful bungalow in Akinsdale with over 1300 sq feet upstairs! Located on a quiet crescent in Akinsdale, walking distance to a park, backs onto a green space, minutes to the Henday. This...
Courtesy Of John Carle Of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
$589,900
Neighbourhood: North Ridge
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,021
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
13
Days on Site
E4291701
MLS®
Your home could be an oasis of tranquility and luxury, if you move into this gorgeous 2 story home in North Ridge. Backing onto a park with a great playground and lots of open space, this home is...
Courtesy Of John Carle Of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
$159,900
Condo: Dickinsfield Court
2
Beds
1
Baths
933
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
63
Days on Site
E4281955
MLS®
What a great investment opportunity! This townhouse condo is conveniently located close to downtown, CFB Edmonton, and with easy access to both the Yellowhead and Henday freeways. There's a great...
Courtesy Of John Carle Of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,325
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
63
Days on Site
E4281935
MLS®
What a rare find! This gorgeous corner unit has a massive wrap-around deck, 2 bedrooms that can accommodate king sized beds, a bright and open kitchen and a fantastic loft space that you're going to...
Courtesy Of John Carle Of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
$254,900
Condo: Crofton House
2
Beds
1
Baths
982
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
104
Days on Site
E4275943
MLS®
Living downtown involves a combination of certain life qualities. First, a walkable location so you can enjoy all that downtown has to offer; shopping and dining and access to Canada's LARGEST urban...
Courtesy Of John Carle Of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
$154,900
Condo: Shadow Ridge
2
Beds
1
Baths
886
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
187
Days on Site
E4269616
MLS®
Reno's galore! You will be blown away by the quality of work done in this condo. What a great condo in a terrific location. You can walk to the YMCA, LRT, shopping, restaurants, and services. When...