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Yearly records set as monthly sales see slight decline - by The Calgary Real Estate Board statistics department

Condominium and townhouse sales set a new record for 2014 Calgary, January 2, 2015 – It was a record setting year for Calgary’s condominium apartment and townhouse sectors, as sales reached new annual highs despite year-over-yearresidential sales declines of 7.5 per cent in December. Single family sales totaled 708 units in December, a year over-year decline of 8.3 per cent. Meanwhile, ...

Helpful Tips for Your Buyers When in a Seller's Market

I'm often asked, 'How do we stand a chance at having our offer considered if it's a sellers market?' Here are a few helpful hints! First of all, you must be 100% ready to buy! There is absolutely no point in lining up in the first few days to see a house if you cannot write a competitive offer. A competitive offer is NOT conditional on your house selling. If you need to sell your house in order to ...

What to do with Wallpaper

I love working with stager Jennifer Campbell. She has amazing ideas to refresh and revitalize potential problem areas. Check her latest post on Wall Paper Envision this. An excited potential buyer walks through your house – and she sees wallpaper. Her heart sinks. Ugh. All she can think of is the amount of work, mess, and potential problems created when she has to remove it. This single issue ...

Avoiding Unwelcome Guests

There are unwelcome guests that most homeowners dread. They come into your house, eat, sleep, make a mess, and never leave willingly. Each one has at least six legs and sometimes flies. They are, of course, insects. They’ve been freeloading in homes since homes were invented. Here are some practical ways to keep these unwelcome guests out: • Find out how they got in. Look for ...

Your Home at a Glance

Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and your first impression was disappointing? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn't look like a tempting place to eat.  It could still be a fantastic restaurant – a real gem. But, your first impression has soured your anticipation. If you still walk through ...

Taking Inventory

Click here for some interesting information recently released by The Calgary Real Estate Board. http://www.crebnow.com/taking-inventory/

Price Growth Slows in Calgary - from The Calgary Real Estate Board

**Taken from The Calgary Real Estate Board statistics page on their website** Improving inventories help ease price growth pressure Calgary, December 1, 2014 – Calgary’s residential resale housing market posted relatively strong November activity reaching 1,782 units, a three per cent increase over the previous year, and nearly 13 per cent above long term averages. “Relative to other major centres, ...

​Being Safe about Chemicals in Your Home

You would have to visit your local pharmacy or science lab to rival the number of potentially dangerous chemicals in the average home. You likely store everything from fertilizers and acidic cleaners to gasoline and corrosive drain openers. Obviously, it makes sense to ensure that everyone in your home uses and stores such items safely. For example, laundry detergent packs – which have become popular ...

​Being Safe about Chemicals in Your Home

You would have to visit your local pharmacy or science lab to rival the number of potentially dangerous chemicals in the average home. You likely store everything from fertilizers and acidic cleaners to gasoline and corrosive drain openers. Obviously, it makes sense to ensure that everyone in your home uses and stores such items safely. For example, laundry detergent packs – which have become popular ...

5 Unusual (but effective) Home Staging Ideas

"Staging" your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective: Chandeliers. Surprisingly, these are one of the simplest ways to make a foyer, dining room or living room dramatically more eye-catching. You can buy a good-looking chandelier ...