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REAL ESTATE -COVID-19 and the Easing of Restrictions...

May 13th, 2020

So you're thinking about selling your house... or maybe buying a new one or both?   
BUT COVID - 19 HIT!  WHAT NOW? 


REAL ESTATE IS DEEMED AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS... and as such all branches of real estate local, provincial and federal are doing their part to make it possible for us to conduct our business as safely as possible but let's be clear, it's not business as ususal. 

What to expect. ...

COVID-19 and Real Estate

March 17th, 2020

COVID-19 and Real Estate

Under these current circumstances, we caution that it is not business as usual. REALTORS® have never been obligated to put themselves or their clients at risk and we need to be thoughtful in how to approach each situation to ensure we are safe and remain healthy.

Please refer to the COVID-19 page on the Government of Alberta website. This page is updated twice daily ...

Market Update

February 6th, 2017

January market improves over last year

For the fourth consecutive month, housing inventory levels have recorded year-over-year declines. At 4,112 total units, January's inventory was 18 per cent below last year's levels. 

"While housing conditions continue to favour buyers, a slow transition toward more balanced conditions is helping to ease downward pressure on home prices," said CREB® chi ...

TD forcast positive for Alberta

October 3rd, 2016
The oil industry is expected to rebound – which is good news for Alberta and other oil-dependent regions – with prices expected to surpass US$50 a barrel.

Indeed, Alberta and Saskatchewan are poised toovertake all other provinces in terms of real GDP in 2018, according to TD.

Alberta Real Estate Association Monthly Statistics

June 22nd, 2016

 

 

 

          
   

   
   
                            
     

     
                  
       
Alberta home sales down year-over-year in May
       

The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) compiles         provincial MLS® sales data for dissemination to REALTORS® and other         interested groups. The d ...

Tougher Lending Practices

March 11th, 2016
http://www.repmag.ca/news/tougher-lending-standards-coming-204296.aspx

Market Buzz

March 7th, 2016

Good morning Everyone!

Wow, does everyone feel the buzz like I do?  The market place is humming with activity.  Our Offices are busy, the sun is shining ...

I note that oil is up 38.46% from its low in 2016 and our dollar has recently risen over 5%.

We have a pent up demand from Buyers and Sellers as the market place slowed down over the last 18 months.  No one wants to miss the bottom of ...

Calgary housing market charactarized by slow demand

January 4th, 2016
  
                            
     

Housing market characterized by slow demand

     
     

Elevated supply levels placed downward pressure on prices in December

With the focus shifting toward the holiday season, December sales activity slowed to 878 units in the city, 18 per cent       below last year at this time and well below the five and 10-year averages. ...

Breaking News

December 11th, 2015
Finance minister announces down payment rule changes
HomeNews
by Justin da Rosa11 Dec 2015

New down payment rules will go into effective February 15, 2016.

“The Government’s role in housing is to set and maintain a framework that is equitable, stable and sustainable. The actions taken today prudently address emerging vulnerabilities in certain housing markets, while not overburdening other re ...

8 Secrets of Home Staging

November 20th, 2015

Feature your home’s power, whitewash its flaws and appeal to the greatest possible pool of potential buyers with these amazing home-staging tips.

 

 

1. Remove Clutter: Getting rid of clutter is the most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale. Make a rule for the house that every new thing that comes in, an old thing has to be put out. Mostly the house looks cluttered b ...

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