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Calgary’s housing market expected to support more stable conditions in 2020

Calgary, Jan. 14, 2019 – Since the oil price crash, Calgary has faced job losses, wage reductions and tightening national housing policy. These factors have all contributed to the slower sales environment, excess supply and citywide price adjustments of more than 10 per cent. However, as Calgary moves into the sixth year ...

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Thinking of Moving? Two Things You Need to Know

If you’re thinking of making a move within the next few months, there are two important things you need to know. The first is the market value of your current property. That’s the amount your home will likely sell for in today’s market. When you know its market value, you’ll have ...

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Calgary’s real estate market in December caps off 2019 with more signs of stability

January 2, 2019 – December sales improved to levels more consistent with activity recorded over the past five years. This follows weak sales activity last year. A stronger second half in 2019 was enough to push annual sales up by one per cent. “Price declines, lower mortgage rates and some modest improvements in full-time ...

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Hiring the Right Moving Company

How do you select the best moving company for your needs? Ask for recommendations. Beware of fly-by-night operations. They may seem like a bargain, but you get what you pay for. Request a written estimate and contract. (Beware of movers that just give you a price over the phone.) Confirm they are covered by ...

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Making a Good “Second” Impression

You’ve heard the term “curb appeal”. It refers to the first impression a buyer gets when he or she first arrives at your home and looks at it from the outside. That first impression is critical. But there is a “second” impression that is also very important. That’s the impression buyers ...

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Calgary housing market still favours the buyer 

From CREB: December 2, 2019 – Year-to-date residential sales in the city remain just above last year’s levels due to improvements in the attached sector so far this year. However, November sales activity eased over last year’s levels, mostly due to pullbacks in the apartment sector. Meanwhile, new listings eased enough relative to sales ...

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Take Charge of Your Finances

Calgary, Alberta posted by RECA– Looking to buy a home? Are you ready? Are your finances ready? The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is committed to helping Albertans become knowledgeable about everything they need to know when it comes to making one of life’s biggest financial decisions. Being a financially literate consumer ...

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How Do You Determine What You Need to Do?

Say you’re a homeowner wanting to sell your two-level, detached home. You sit down and make a list of things that need to get done to make your property as attractive as possible to buyers. You consider the backyard. “Hmm,” you think. “Doesn’t our deck need a new finish and our ...

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What To Do When Closing Dates Don’t Match

If you want to sell your current property and purchase your next dream home, you might be concerned that the closing dates need to be on the same day. You might be worried about losing a property if the closing dates overlap, or being put out on the street if the ...

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Homes under $500,000 moving to more balanced conditions

November 1, 2019 – Sales activity in October improved by nearly 10 per cent compared to last year, driven mostly by improvements for apartment and attached product. New listings also eased, which helped reduce inventory levels and the oversupply in the market. Despite the move to more balanced conditions, the market remains oversupplied ...

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