Thursday, May 2, 2013
April 2013 Calgary Real Estate Board Statistics
April 2013 was another solid month in Calgary's Real Estate market. The market has slowed slightly from back in February when there was a lot of talk of our 'insane real estate market' in the media.
We are up just over 5% from the same period in 2012, and with the number of sales being almost the same we can sit comfortably knowing we are not heading down the same path as 2006/07....
Monday, March 25, 2013
Assume you're being watched...
A recent discussion took place between Realtors and Lawyers regarding home surveillance systems such as web cams and/or nanny cams in homes for sale.
Topics discussed were breaching privacy of prospective buyer’s while they discussed confidential information about pricing or motivation and the legality of a home seller being able to do this.
*Nanny and Web Cams in Homes for...
Thursday, March 7, 2013
February 2013 Calgary Real Estate Board Statistics
February was a strong month again for Calgary's real estate market. Inventory levels are still lower than I'd personally like to see, the increase over January's listings is about 400 homes - and approximately 100 new listings over the same period in 2012. Buyer's are acting quick for the homes they want, but not beng unreasonable.
For home sellers, this has meant sales very...
Monday, February 4, 2013
January 2013 Calgary Real Estate Board Statistics
As expected, January showed to be a strong start to the Real Estate market for 2013. In comparison to last month the market had over 1000 new single family home listings enter the market over December taking a little presure off of our inventory crunch.
The total number of active listings increased by 10.6% over the month despite there being 16% more sales in the month.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
December 2012 Calgary Real Estate Board Statistics
Analysis of December 2012 Calgary Real Estate Sales
Well December 2012 sure was an interesting month for Calgary Real Estate activity. Was definitely busy.
As mentioned in November Calgary CREB statistic update, there were loads of buyers that seemed to be sitting on the fence - quite a number of them made a jump last month.
We finished off the month of December with...
Friday, December 7, 2012
Cha Cha Cha Changes....
Well, for quite some time I've been aiming at rebranding my real estate image. This resulted in a change in real estate brokerages as well to avoid restrictions on what my vision was.
As of last week, I made this official and joined The Real Estate Professionals - a large independant company based here in Calgary.
The decision was difficult to make after being with MaxWell for just...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
November 2012 Calgary Real Estate Board Statistics
It's that time again - Stats have come out! November has been a very interesting month to say the least. There has been a little seller frustration in the air and buyers seem to be getting the upper hand.
Despite sales being up 5.45% from the same time last year - they are down by 14.4% from October. Seller's who entered the market at the tail end of October...
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Secondary Suites in Calgary - What you need to know.
Having a secondary suite in Calgary can be slightly challenging and flat out confusing unless you know exactly what’s involved. And even then, confusion may get the best of you.
The following will be a multi-part blog explaining all in’s and out’s of having a secondary suite from zoning, grandfathering, permits and more. Read on and stay tuned...
Friday, November 2, 2012
October 2012 Calgary Real Estate Board Statistics
October continued like the previous month to maintain a stable and balanced market. Home sales were up slightly from the same time last year and inventories were down fractionally. This also has resulted in an increased benchmark price of $387,700 - up from $362,700 in January 2012. Figures like this are in line with a healthy real estate market.
You can see on this chart, the...
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Timing is key
Timing…very important in today’s real estate market.
Selling a home for the right price and shortest amount of time simply comes down to timing. A very common question asked of me is ‘when is the best time to sell’? Many believe the spring is ultimate. I say not so much.
There are serious buyers out looking for homes at all times and even...