Amidst economic challenges, housing market ends 2020 on a high note!

City of Calgary, January 4, 2021 –

With December sales of 1,199, this is the highest December total since 2007.

"Housing demand over the second-half of 2020 was far stronger than anticipated and nearly offset the initial impact caused by the shutdowns in spring. Even with the further restrictions imposed in December, it did not have the same negative impact on housing activity like we saw in the earlier part of the year," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

Attractive interest rates along with prices that remain lower than several years ago have likely supported some of the recovery in the second half of the year. However, it is important to note that annual sales…

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10 Tips For Making Your Home More Appealing to Buyers Featured Image

Boost buyer appeal and sell your home faster (and for more money) with the help of these ten proven tips.

1. Work With a REALTOR®

First thing’s first. We recommend enlisting the help of an expert Edmonton REALTOR®, and for several reasons. Not only will they help you price your home both competitively and fairly (a sure-fire way to attract buyer interest), but they’ll also ensure your listing gets noticed with a fully comprehensive marketing plan.

See our previous post: 6 Great Reasons to Choose a REALTOR®

2. Price Your Home Right (the FIRST Time)

Speaking of pricing, you must price your home right the first time if you hope to sell quickly and for the most money possible. Many sellers are tempted to overprice their home, thinking it…

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If you’re thinking about selling in the spring, don’t wait until the new year to
start planning. In fact, you’ll save yourself a lot of work and get ahead of the
game if you start planning now.
What’s that old saying? The early bird gets the worm! In this case, by starting
the process this month, you’ll be in excellent shape when you’re ready to list in
the spring.
Here are just a few examples of what you can do in December to get the
process started:
- Walk your property and note any maintenance issues that need attention.
- Decide which items to stow or sell to declutter your home.
- Determine what improvements you’ll need to make in order for your home
to look great to buyers (i.e. painting.)
- Find out approximately how much your property will likely sell for…

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 Alberta introduced new regulations on November 25, with the biggest change was a further restriction of social gatherings. Covid is a serious threat.

As an agent, can I show safely? YES. Is it safe to sell your home? YES. Safe to buy? YES.

Watch this short 5 minute video to learn the protocols and safety steps that we, as Alberta Real Estate agents, members of the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), and MaxWell, take to keep you safe.

Here is the newest Alberta Covid announcements:

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx Alberta Real Estate Association's (AREA) practice tips for agents:…

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Credit: Secrets to Unlock the Bank's Vault

 

As an agent, I have helped MANY clients purchase their first home, and have learned what the banks want. If you think you have ANY issues getting approved to purchase your next home, watching this credit video (and my other videos) will help tremendously towards your future purchase. When your normal banks won't grant you credit, I suggest:

  1. A SECURED card: https://www.capitalone.ca/credit-cards/guaranteed-mastercard/  or https://www.hometrust.ca/credit-cards/secured-visa-card/ 
  2. After this, I suggest cards from a variety of retailers. Retailers are keen to help you shop in THEIR stores; store specific cards are generally easier to get than "main stream" cards. Many retailers offer co-branded…

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How to Get Approved for a Mortgage in 5 Easy Steps Featured Image

Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner or a first-time home buyer, navigating the mortgage process can be downright daunting if you don’t know what to expect ahead of time. Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Here is the start-to-finish mortgage process, summed up in five simple steps.

1. Ready Your Down Payment

To purchase a home in Edmonton (or anywhere else in Canada), you’ll need to come up with the mandatory 5% down payment. While we understand it can be tempting to move ahead as soon as you’ve scraped together the minimum (after all, it can take months or years), keep in mind, the larger your down payment, the more affordable your mortgage will be in the long run.

Mortgage lenders also tend to look more favourably on larger down payments.…

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City of Calgary, December 1, 2020 –

For the sixth month in a row, sales in the Calgary market recorded a year-over-year gain.

Sales growth over the past several months has been the strongest seen in the past five years, but the activity has not been strong enough to offset the pullbacks from the spring. Year-to-date sales remain over three per cent lower than last year's levels.

New listings continue to slow, reducing inventory in the market. On a year-to-date basis, new listings have eased by nearly ten per cent and are at the lowest level recorded since 2001. This has reduced the oversupply that has been impacting the market for nearly five years.

"The gains in sales in the latter part of this year have been a bit surprising considering the…

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JUST LISTED - 11 Butte Valley Bay, Rocky View County

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Truly stunning acreage is buried in mature trees & has been extensively renovated! This gated 4 acre property is loaded w/some amazing features: 39x31 shop w/concrete floor, a…

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