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Slight Inventory Decline

There have been no significant changes occurring in sales activity, but the number of new listings coming onto the market continues to ease relative to 2018 levels. The decline in new listings was enough to start chipping away at overall inventory levels, which have eased slightly compared to last year. The slight adjustment in supply […]

Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update, March 2019 – Feeling the Chill with Oversupply

Wow – was that a Cold February … not only in temperature … but also in Real Estate Sales! The mean (or average) temperature for February was -18.7 C, making this the third-coldest February on record, according to Environment Canada climatologists. The coldest February was in 1936 when the mean temperature was -24.5 C The effects […]

Five Reasons to Fall in Love with Calgary

The thing about Calgary is that once people come here for a short visit – they often end up extending their stay.  In fact, many never leave!  As a result, Calgary continues to have a growing and thriving population.  Spend some time here and you tend to get hooked.  There are a thousand good reasons […]

Top 5 Tips for Nervous Sellers

You have made the big decision to sell your home and you are overflowing with excitement and anticipation – and maybe feeling just a little bit nervous too.  Whether it’s your first time letting go of a property or your tenth does not really matter.  It’s easy to doubt yourself and have second thoughts.  Here […]

Welcome to Calgary

Welcome to Calgary, the largest city in Alberta located in the south-western part of the province. Downtown can be recognized by its numerous skyscrapers. Some of these structures, such as the Calgary Tower and the Scotiabank Saddledome are truly unique and have become symbols of Calgary… Calgary is home to the world-famous ” Calgary Exhibition […]

Why Victoria is a Great Place to Live

Natural beauty, good weather and a highly-coveted lifestyle are just a few of the reasons Victoria is a great place to live. The city manages to combine old world charm and ambience with ultra-modern amenities in a seductive island setting. A 2016 Conde Nest Traveler reader’s poll chose Vancouver Island, where Victoria is situated, as […]

RMS reset?

So, how are you getting along with RECA’s Residential Measurement Standards (RMS)? It’s been nearly a year since RECA launched the new standards, so the ins and outs of applying it must be routine? You may not agree with every aspect of the RMS, but by now you should be able to present your listings […]

Tips for Avoiding Nightmare Tenants

Success in real estate investment is totally dependent on the property owner’s ability to find and lease space to qualified, dependable tenants.  Good tenants are building blocks for a solid investment.  Each turnover in tenancy involves costs – in lost rent and the cost to prepare space for a new occupancy.  There can also be […]

Helping Parents Make Difficult Moves

It is never easy to watch loved ones grow old – especially when it is your own parents. The aging process invariably calls for one or more lifestyle changes and moves along the way. These moves are often fraught with a tremendous amount of emotion and anxiety. Not everyone is fortunate enough to age in […]

Why Experience Matters

Do not make the mistake of placing your real estate affairs in the hands of an inexperienced agent. In red hot real estate markets, it seems that everyone wants to be a Realtor. After one rainy day of binge watching HGTV, people start to believe that anyone can flip a house and make a fortune. […]