Real Estate Blog / Data - Blog Archive: March, 2016

March 2016

Found 5 blog entries for March 2016.

There are few things more beautiful than cut flowers in a vase. They instantly brighten any room. That is, of course, until they wilt and die. So how do you make cut flowers last as long as possible? Here are some ideas:

  • Cut the bottom of the stems before you put the flowers in the vase. An angled cut is best as this will enable the flower to draw in more water.
  • Add a fertilizer to the water. Most flower shops include a pouch with the order. Follow the directions carefully. Don’t use too much.
  • Make sure the vase is high enough to support the flowers. Too much strain on the stems will cause the flowers to die sooner.
  • After a couple of days, re-snip the stems. This will add an additional day or two to the life of the flowers.
  • Flowers last
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Do you ever wonder how most people find the homes they eventually buy? You might imagine them driving by a “For Sale” sign or seeing a home for sale in the newspaper and then calling to inquire.

Of course, many buyers find out about listed properties that way.  But, according to research by the National Association of Realtors, there are many other — sometimes surprising — ways buyers find their next dream home. For example:
 

  • 88% of buyers find a home with the help of a real estate agent.
  • 90% of buyers search online as part of the home buying process. (Such as viewing a property’s profile on the agent’s website.)
  • 69% of buyers searching for a home using Google, use a specific local term, such as “Whitby-south homes for sale”.
  • 29-46% of
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(Based on 30 days back) 

Active: 5766
Sold: 1180
Average List Price: $484,913
Average Sale Price: $469,133
Average Days on Market: 43 days

The absorption rate for the City of Calgary is at 4.88% meaning the city is still in a buyers market. 20% of homes on the market today are expected to sell within the next 30 days and sellers are receiving 97% of asking price. 

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What You Need to Know.  More fires start in the kitchen than in any other room. Those fires can be expensive; since even a minor incident, with no injuries, can result in significant damage. That’s why it’s important to keep up with the latest in fire prevention.  The most recent research tells us: 

  •  Never leave cooking food unattended. Doing so is the number one cause of kitchen fires.  
  •  Make sure cooking appliances, especially deep fryers, are safety certified by the appropriate government agency. 
  •  When using oil in a frying pan, always heat slowly at no more than a medium heat setting. 
  •  Always turn off stove burners and other cooking appliances immediately after cooking. 
  •  Never attempt to put out a grease fire with water. Use
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(Based on 30 days back) 

Active: 384
Sold: 90
Average List Price: $415,271
Average Sale Price: $405,255
Average Days on Market: 48 days

The absorption rate for the City of Airdrie is at 4.26% meaning we are still in a buyers market. 23% of homes on the market today are expected to sell within the next 30 days and sellers are receiving 98% of asking price. 

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