Detached homes drive Calgary sales growth in October!

City of Calgary, November 1, 2020 –

With strong gains in the detached sector, October sales in the city reached 1,764 units. This is a 23 per cent increase over last year and well above longer-term averages.

The gain in citywide residential sales outpaced the growth in new listings, supporting tighter market conditions and improving prices.

“Over the past several years, higher lending rates and the stress test pushed many out of the detached housing market. However, recent declines in rates, combined with prices that are lower than several years ago, have brought back some of that demand,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“This is helping support more balanced conditions…

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Christine Geers - MaxWell Elite Realty 

 Edith Ibojie - MaxWell Capital Realty

 Randeep Dhaliwal - MaxWell Progressive

 Gurinder Gill - MaxWell Polaris

 Tarah Nielsen - MaxWell Progressive

 Gurkirat Sran - MaxWell Polaris

 Kamran Amjad - MaxWell Progressive

 Vuong Sam - MaxWell Devonshire Realty

 Alim Mohamed - MaxWell Devonshire Realty

 Colleen Kelly - MaxWell Network Realty

 Hyun Lee - MaxWell Polaris

 Ahmed Khaja Abrar - MaxWell Polaris

 Jasbir Singh - MaxWell Polaris

 Amardeep Gill - MaxWell Polaris

 Kamal Kang - MaxWell Polaris

 James Phillips - MaxWell Polaris

 Jordan Igboji - MaxWell Polaris

 Peter Lloyd - MaxWell Capital Realty

 Rahul Singh - MaxWell Capital Realty

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Celebration time for our sellers! Congrats to them and their family on this quick sale. Thank you for the trust and confidence in helping you to achieve your goals!

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City of Calgary, October 22, 2020 –

Third-quarter activity was far better than original expectations, as sales activity in the city improved by nearly 12 per cent over last year's levels.

Some of the shift in the third quarter reflects activity that likely would have occurred in the second quarter. The housing market also benefited from easing lending rates and previous price declines. Gains were driven by all property types except apartment condominiums.

"As the economy started to re-open, we saw some improvements in the economic indicators," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

"Most industries are not back to pre-pandemic levels, but over the past three months we have seen notable improvement across most industries."

The gains…

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It turns out that some common advice that almost all agents, including me, have been wrong about over the decades is the wisdom of purchasing on a golf course WITHOUT examining how financially solvent that course is. Every year it seems another course in the Calgary area fails; a whole host of reasons.

 Join me as we explore the recent past of some course, and the most recent golf course announcement (fall 2020).

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What comes to mind when you hear the words "Moving Day"? Possibly a combination of excitement & stress?! When people are moving it can be for a variety of reasons, positive ones like buying the house you've always wanted, or moving to a fresh new city. It can also be for a negative reason such as a divorce, or job loss. Whatever the reason moving has tasks that can help make it less stressful. Here are a few tips to help with your move: 

Before the move: 

  • Do your research on the moving companies in the area. Unfortunately, not all moving companies are the same. Check their reviews. You want to ensure your movers take good care of your things. 
  • Pack the things you need right away in clear boxes & place to one side of your home. Makes it…

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11 Telltale Signs It’s Time For a New Home Main Image

Could it be time for a new Edmonton home? Here are 11 telltale signs.

1. You’re Tired of Paying Someone Else’s Mortgage

Why line someone else’s pockets with your hard-earned money when you could be working towards your own financial freedom? Homeownership won’t just get you out from underneath your landlord’s thumb, it will also help you build valuable home equity and maintain stable monthly payments (goodbye surprise rent increases).

2. Your Family is Growing

Perhaps you’ve met that special someone. Or maybe you and your partner are planning on expanding your home to include children, pets or ageing family members. A larger property will allow you to make room for your flourishing family.

3. The Kids Have Flown the Coop

On the…

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When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best to buyers.
Unfortunately, buyers are likely to notice any cracks or stains on your floor.
Luckily, there are many do-it-yourself solutions to help make your floors look
significantly better.
Let’s start with stains.
If you have carpeting, there are a number of spot cleaning products on the
market. But before you try one of those, consider this simple remedy. Sprinkle
a little baking soda on the stain and then add just enough drops of white
vinegar to make it bubble. Wait two minutes. Then, dab carefully with a paper
towel and vacuum the residual. This method often works.
For hard floors, gentle rubbing with warm water will take care of most stains.
If you have hardwood floors, don’t let the area remain…

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Fully developed home in West Hillhurst, Calgary! 2303 5th Ave NW, Calgary

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$839,900 MLS # C4301544

Upscale inner city living close to the river, pathways, downtown and all amenities!

Large yard, 22x21 detached garage

4 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms

Call/text Yasin @ 403-681-0319 for more info or to book your showing

Upscale, inner city living in this modern, fully dev, in floor heated, 3+1 bdrm, semi-detached home in the desirable West Hillhurst. Enjoy the south facing 132' long yard w/deck & gas line, double detached garage & plenty of room to enjoy the yard. Fall in love w/this modern, open concept…

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Congratulations to our sellers on the quick sale of their gorgeous acreage! Wishing them all the best with their move and congrats to the new buyers as well!

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