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June 2019 CREB Stats

June 2019 CREB Stats

New listings coming onto the market continued to decline in June, which is helping to reduce the oversupply of homes in Calgary. Year-over-year, new listings saw a decrease of nearly 19 per cent. Sales activity slowed this month compared to last year by six per cent, but the pullback in new listings was enough to […]

First Time Home Buyer Incentive

First Time Home Buyer Incentive

This week the government provided more details about the new First Time Home Buyer Incentive that’s launching September 2, 2019 with anticipated funding of the program to begin November 1, 2019. (meaning the possession date must be Nov 1 or later) The program is designed for First Time Home Buyers (FTHB) with total income under […]

Should you Buy a Resale or a New-Build?

Should you Buy a Resale or a New-Build?

If you’re thinking about buying a new home, you may be considering purchasing in a new development. How does that compare to purchasing a resale property? Buying a newly-built home has some advantages. Depending on the development, you may have leeway in the style of the home and the lot you choose. Also, when the […]

Stay or Move? 5 Questions that Help you Decide

Stay or Move? 5 Questions that Help you Decide

It can be tough to make the decision to sell. In fact, for many homeowners, it’s overwhelming. If you’re considering making a move and struggling with the decision, here are five helpful questions to ask yourselves: 1. “What are our practical reasons for selling?” This question refers to what you’ll get by moving to a […]

May 2019 CREB Stats

May 2019 CREB Stats

Sales growth in May was met with a decline in new listings. This combination eased the pressure on inventory levels, which finished the month at 7,467 units, a decline of 12 per cent compared to last year. Improving sales relative to inventory levels caused the months of supply to ease to just under four months. […]

Affordable Acreages

Affordable Acreages

If the idea of living on an acreage appeals to you, but you don’t think you can afford the price of admission, don’t despair. There are some areas around Calgary where affordable acreages can still be found. Alberta’s QE2 Highway serves as a sort of dividing line, with more expensive acreages to the west and […]

2019 Canada Liveability Report

2019 Canada Liveability Report

Canadians love where they live; RE/MAX Report explores some of the best places to live in Canada 89 per cent of Canadians would recommend their neighbourhoods to others Major Canadian cities are a beacon for liveability Canadians genuinely celebrate the liveability factors — the qualities that give each homeowner the true satisfaction of his/her home […]

April 2019 CREB Stats

April 2019 CREB Stats

April brings a slight inventory decline There have been no significant changes occurring in sales activity, but the number of new listings coming onto the market continues to ease relative to 2018 levels. The decline in new listings was enough to start chipping away at overall inventory levels, which have eased slightly compared to last […]

What to Look for in Your “Forever” Home

What to Look for in Your “Forever” Home

Finding the perfect “forever” home can take, well, forever. Not only will it likely involve several moves, but you’ll have an ever-evolving vision of what “perfect” means to you as you change and grow. Your ideal home today can quickly become a far-from-ideal situation when life throws you a curveball. Changing jobs, getting a new […]

Sold Data on REALTOR.ca?

Sold Data on REALTOR.ca?

Select active listings displayed on Canada’s No. 1 real estate website, REALTOR.ca, now show how much a property sold for in the past. On April 2, the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR) became the first board or association allowing the option to show historical sold data on listings. The new feature will be rolling out […]