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June Market Conditions in Calgary

According to a news release by the Calgary Real Estate Board recently, residential sales and listings in Calgary increased by double-digit rates in June compared to the same time last year. This increase is partly due to  the floods impacting housing activity throughout the second half of June 2013.    To read more about the market conditions in Calgary, copy this ...

June 2014 Real Estate Update

Housing Supply Improves in June Condominium apartment benchmark price surpasses previous highs Calgary, July 2, 2014 – Residential sales and listings in Calgary increased by double-digit rates in June compared to the same time last year. This increase is partly due to the floods impacting housing activity throughout the second half of June 2013.   “Last June ...

Be a superhero!

Each year, I participate in the Easter Seals Drop Zone as a volunteer.   Easter Seals is an organization whose programs provide vital mobility and accessibility equipment based on need - regardless of age, disease or disability. We're all about enhancing the quality of life, self-esteem and self determination of Albertans with disabilities and special needs. Please consider donating ...

Average Rent Rises 5.5 percent in Calgary as Vacancy Rate Remains Low

Check out this article recently posted in The Calgary Herald:   Average monthly rent on the rise http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Average+rent+rises+cent+Calgary+vancy+rate+remains/9928072/story.html

CMHC no longer offering mortgage insurance for luxury homes

An interesting article was recently published by The Calgary Herald about CMHC financing luxury homes.   You can read more here: http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/CMHC+longer+offering+mortgage+insurance+luxury+homes/9915137/story.html

"Sales Improve as Consumers Have More Choice"

According to the June 2, 2014 news release from the Calgary Real Estate Board: " City-wide price gains and better weather support year-over-year gains in new listings.   Residential sales in the city of Calgary totaled 2948 units in May, a 16 per cent increase over the previous year.  Sales last month were well above long-term trends and are the highest May acitivity on record." For more ...

Creating Quiet in a (sometimes) Noisy Home

Does your spouse like to practice the drums in the evening? Does your teenager like to play video games, with the volume turned up high? Are there other sources of noise you'd like to minimize? There are many ways to soundproof areas of your home to reduce noise. Here are some ideas: Furniture placement. Surprisingly, where you place furniture can dramatically reduce incoming noise. For example, ...

What is happening in the market in Calgary?

The Calgary Real Estate Board just released its statistics for May.   Copy and paste this link into your browser to learn more about what has been happening in the market in Calgary this past month. http://www.creb.com/public/documents/statistics/2014/package/res-stats-2014_May.pdf  If you have any questions or would like to chat abou the current market, or any of your real estate needs, ...

Pack Your Memories Away

Items that remind us of special people, events, milestones and interests are an important part of what makes a home a home. Pictures on the fireplace mantle, for example, showcase family and friends that are important to us. You might also have trophies, certificates, greeting cards, and other mementoes on display in key places.  Of course, all of those things add warmth and meaning to your ...

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