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Alberta New Housing Starts Up in March 2017

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New Housing Starts, a Sign of Economic Turn-Around Home starts is one of several residential housing statistics that are a good indicator of consumer confidence. If people have doubts about the current and future status of the economy or simply don’t have the financial means, a decision to buy a new house simply won’t be on the … [Read more...]

Calgary Real Estate Market Update March 2017

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Calgary Real Estate Market Update for March 2017 - Detached prices show stability while city-wide inventory drops – After several months of high inventory and low demand, Calgary’s detached housing market is showing solid signs of being in balanced territory. See our Calgary Real Estate Market Update February 2017 … [Read more...]

5 Quick-Tips for Building a Home in Calgary

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Are You Building a Home in Calgary Sometime Soon? Building a home in Calgary is as exciting as it gets. A modern layout, customizable options and a never-before-lived-in home are just a few of the perks of building new. Unless you have your own building company, you'll have to acquire the services of a home builder in Calgary … [Read more...]

Calgary Real Estate Market Update February 2017

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Calgary Real Estate Market Update for February 2017 - Detached sales perform, boosting February’s residential market – After the first two months of 2017, detached homes are beginning to fuel a slow transition in Calgary’s residential market. Total sales in February were 1,342 units, an improvement year-over-year compared … [Read more...]

5 Popular Luxury Communities in NW Calgary

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5 Highly Sought After NW Calgary Luxury Communities From the beautiful rolling foothills of Bearspaw to the unparalleled downtown views of Crescent Heights, Calgary’s northwest quadrant has a wide diversity of luxury communities that will satisfy the taste of almost any luxury home buyer. Also see these 5 Popular Luxury … [Read more...]

Real Estate Terms Defined: Benchmark Price

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What is Meant by “Benchmark Price” in Real Estate? Benchmark price is defined as the price of a typical home in a given area. For example, the city-wide benchmark price for condominiums in November of 2016 was $271,300. In the same month, the benchmark price for detached properties was $498,300 See our Calgary Real … [Read more...]

Alberta Housing Starts Show Positive Signs at End of 2016

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Positive Outlook for Alberta New Home Starts to End 2016 New housing starts are a great indicator of Alberta’s economic health as it gauges both consumer confidence and potential future retail spending on things such as home décor, appliances and furniture. According to ATB Financial’s The Owl, December saw the third highest … [Read more...]

How Will Changes to Canadian Mortgage Insurance Affect Buyers?

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What You Should Know as a Home Buyer Related to the Changes in Canadian Mortgage Insurance The changes to Canadian mortgage insurance has some implications for buyers in Calgary’s residential real estate market. For anyone planning on putting less than 20 percent down of the purchase price on a home, that person must now … [Read more...]

Calgary Real Estate Market Update October 2016

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Calgary Real Estate Market Update for October 2016 - Home sales activity on the rise - It`s been two years since sales activity in the month of October has resembled normal levels. Total properties sold across all sectors was 1,644 units, a year-over-year increase of 16 percent. See our Calgary Real Estate Market Update … [Read more...]

Calgary Real Estate Market Update August 2016

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Calgary Real Estate Market Update for August 2016 - Sales activity down again, but not reflective of entire market - The total number of units sold in August was down again – at 1,567 units – following a trend that has been seen throughout 2016. However, it is important to note that this does not necessarily reflect … [Read more...]