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Calgary Real Estate Market Update- March 2017

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Happy April! It’s kind of hard to believe that Winter has already come and gone. We can’t say we currently miss it too much as we have been loving the Spring weather in Calgary thus far.

The weather wasn’t the only thing that was heating up in March as the Calgary Real Estate Market continued its transition in to a balanced market. The promising start to the active spring season saw 1,906 properties sell in Calgary, which was a 20% increase over this time last year. Overall home inventory was down over 16% compared to last year. Average home prices were up 4.67% over last March. These conditions provide a pretty optimistic outlook for sellers and the market for the remainder of Spring.

Our team had a very successful March. It was our busiest month to date with us selling 16 properties in all areas of the market including inner-city condo’s, rural estate homes, new builds and single family homes through-out Calgary. We are excited to see what the rest of spring has in store for us.

If you have any questions regarding the Calgary Real Estate Market please contact us today. The Home Sweet Home Team is happy to provide you with any additional insight you would like regarding the market and the stats for the year so far. If you have any real estate needs, the Home Sweet Home Team is here for you.

For the full Calgary Real Estate Board Stats Package please click here: March 2017 Stats Package

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Calgary Housing Market Outlook & Forecast 2017

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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We received great insight from yesterday’s Calgary Real Estate Board 2017 housing forecast that we wanted to pass on to you. The forecast provided an economic and housing expert outlook for Calgary and its surrounding rural communities.

Overall, the outlook for Calgary’s market is positive. We aren’t anticipating declines that were experienced in home prices and sales across the board last year. Instead, we are expecting to see a stabilized market with a projected growth of 3% in sales and 0.8% in home prices. This will help reduce the supply of home inventory levels as Calgary’s economy continues along its recovery process.

 Please clink the link below for the full Calgary and surrounding rural area housing forecast for your viewing pleasure.

2017 Forecast Report

If you or anyone you know have any real estate needs, or questions regarding the market, please do not hesitate to contact the Home Sweet Home Team.

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YYC New Home Buyers Social

Monday, September 12th, 2016

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We are excited to tell you all about an event that we will be putting on with one of our mortgage referral specialists, Réal LeBlanc. This event will be taking place on Wednesday, September 21 from 7-9 pm at the Dominion Lending Centres office located at #111 – 3411 20 Street SW, Calgary, AB.

This will be great opportunity if you are a prospective home buyer in Calgary that is interested in learning more about the market. In addition to that, you will have a chance to have your real estate questions and concerns answered by industry professionals. Feel free to invite anyone that you think might be interested in this event. You will be surrounded by like minded individuals in an open, encouraging environment.

Take a look below for additional details on our Calgary new home buyers social event.

Come and join us for a night of wine, socializing and conversation! This isn’t your typical Real Estate seminar. We are looking for anyone interested in starting a discussion and having their burning questions answered. There will be an experienced realtor and mortgage broker sharing their own experiences to educate you on mortgage financing tips and tricks, the real estate buying process and any current real estate market conditions. This will be a laid back environment where you can meet new people, have some fun and gain some knowledge!

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Calgary’s Spring Real Estate Market is Heating Up

Monday, April 13th, 2015

It’s starting to feel more and more like Spring every single day here in Calgary. This is an especially exciting Spring for many Calgarians as our local NHL team, the Calgary Flames, made the playoffs for the first time in 6 years. The Calgary Flames have been the big surprise of the NHL season this year. We hope that this translates in to them going on a long run this spring and bringing our great city alive with it.

For additional information on what is being experienced in this Spring 2015 Real Estate market in Calgary, please see below.

 

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Well, we haven’t seen a spring market like this one in years! With the high inventory and more listings coming on in the next couple of months, it is one of the best times to buy real estate that Calgary has seen for a couple years now. For buyers, it is a great opportunity to earn some equity or move up to a larger home for less. Buyers are being cautious and not jumping into a sale at first site. This is causing homes to sit on the market a lot longer than it has in the past couple of years and sellers are becoming more motivated. Buyers who understand the market are taking advantage of this time to get into their dream house for less. Our webpage dedicated to home buyers offers insight into the process and access to the entire MLS IDX search system that is updated on a regular basis.

For sellers, the balanced market still offers a very reasonable return on your investment. It is more important than ever now to find a Realtor® who is keeping close tabs on the home values and has the experience in this type of market to move your property. The key is pricing right and knowing where your home sits in the current market. Click here to request a free and confidential market evaluation.

Having a Team of Realtors working for your clients can add $$ to their pocket at closing and you will come out looking like the hero. Our Team of professionals can assist them with the buy and sell of their property from beginning to end and get their home sold in this tough market. Our network of contacts and online marketing helps us achieve our goals to become the Full Service Team for their Real Estate needs. Our Valued Clients, are what makes us successful.

On May 30th, 2015 Julie and Megan will be participating in the Easter Seals Woman 2 Warrior Calgary in support of Easter Seals Alberta and Children’s Hospital Aid Society. If you would like to help with this cause, donations can be made here https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=594994#&panel1-4 For more information about Woman2Warrior Calgary or to join us on May 30th, please visit www.woman2warrior.ca.

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The Best Places in Calgary to Watch the World Cup 2014

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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After a long 4 year wait, that exciting time has finally arrived. The World Cup hosted in Brazil officially commenced today. This massive event brings billions of viewers worldwide to root on their prospective football/ soccer teams and countries.

Here in Calgary we can expect to see the streets flooded with the jerseys representing the 32 nations at the World Cup. Events like this are great for bringing out large groups of people to support our local Calgary businesses, especially pubs because what’s better than having a beer and cheering for your favourite team!

We put together a list of Calgary bars and pubs that we recommend checking out for the World Cup festivities to grab a bite, a beverage and to join your fellow countrymen and women in cheering on your team on their road to glory!

St. James Corner

1219 1 St SW

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St. James Corner will be playing all of the World Cup soccer games live with sound. The bar will be open for games starting at 10 am and will be serving a breakfast special until 11 am. For more information please call (403) 262-1157 or email jeffb@stjamescorner.ca or visit St James Corner.

Ship & Anchor

534 17 Ave SW

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Ship & Anchor is known as having a great soccer culture in Calgary as they play many live games throughout the year. This will make it a great place to check out a game or two throughout the World Cup as you will be sure to find many die-hard and passionate fans. Ship & Anchor will be playing all the games live with sound and feature many screens throughout the bar, not too mention a massive patio tv! For more information please call 403-245-3333 or visit Ship & Anchor

Jamesons 17th Avenue Uptown

1230 17 Ave SW

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Jamesons Irish Pub on 17th Ave will be playing all of the games in full sound throughout the Fifa World Cup as well. If you decide to watch a world cup game at Jamesons you will be entered to win an official FIFA Jersey or Scarf. Jamesons will be offering breakfast every day and will be serving authentic FIFA World Cup Brazil bottles of Heinken, Carlsberg and Budweiser. For more information call (403) 984. 9445 or visit Jamesons 17th Avenue Uptown.

National on 17th

550 17th ave SW

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National On 17th will be playing many of the games live with sound and they are well stocked with TVs. Take a look at National On 17th for their listings of FIFA World Cup games that they will be showing.

 

We hope you enjoy the World Cup and we can’t wait to see our Calgary streets flooded with fans!

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Calgary’s Real Estate Market Surpasses All-Time Avg. Home Sales Price Record

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Don’t let the cool temperatures outside fool you. Calgary’s Real Estate Market is on fire!! The all-time average home price record was smashed in February! The average home sales price was $482,529, easily beating last June’s record of $466,466.

It is a great time to take advantage of these favorable conditions and consider selling. On the other hand, it is still a good time to buy as Calgary is considered one of Canada’s most affordable housing markets and prices are on the rise. Contact us today!

Source: Calgary Herald – http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/real-estate/Calgary+housing+market+sets+time+price+records/9571808/story.html

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If you are interested in selling or buying a Calgary property please Contact Us today! We can’t wait to get started.

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Calgary Places as the Number Two City in the World Prosperity Ranking

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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According to the  Toronto Region Board of Trade’s 2014 Scorecard on Prosperity, Calgary ranked in as the 2nd most prosperous city in the world. Calgary ranked behind only Paris, France in terms of prosperity.

Calgary’s robust income, coupled with a very strong employment grate and growth are the main factors behind the top two ranking. Other major reasons for Calgary’s strong ranking are our relatively low housing affordability, a growing young labor force and moderately low commute times.

The other Canadian cities that made the list are Toronto, ranked at 3rd place, Vancouver and Montreal at 11 & 12, and Halifax ranking in as the world’s 16th most prosperous city.

For a full report on the 2014 Prosperity Scorecard and where the rest of the worlds major cities ranked please click here: 2014 Prosperity Scorecard

We were ecstatic to learn about Calgary’s top 2 prosperity ranking. Calgary’s real estate market has been a direct beneficiary of our cities strong, growing and prosperous economy. As mentioned earlier in this article, despite the booming economy and growing housing prices, Calgary is still one of the leaders in Canadian home affordability. We look excitingly look forward to seeing what other accolades our wonderful city will achieve in 2014.

 

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Calgary Ranked 5th Most Liveable City in the World

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

According to the Global Liveability Ranking and Report August 13 by Economic Intelligence Unit, Calgary was ranked the 5th most liveable city in the world!!

Calgary 5th most liveable city

Calgary is joined in the top 5 by Vancouver and Toronto, who finished as number 3 and 4 respectively. These are exciting times for our great city of Calgary, as Calgary has also been named one of the top most 10 prosperous cities in the world and one of the top places to raise a family.

In terms of which factors ranked the highest, Calgary received a perfect score of 100 for healthcare, education, and stability. These are 3 of the categories that are of the highest importance and therefore carry a higher weighting. Calgary also ranked very high in regards to its infrastructure and culture & environment.

Rounding out the top 5 in front of the 3 Canadian cities are Melbourne, Australia and Vienna, Austria.

List of the Top Ten Cities

 

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Source: Global Liveability Ranking and Report August 13

This is truly an exciting time for Calgary, we are receiving tons of global recognition and our real estate market is busier than it has been in some time. We are the Home Sweet Home Team and we are your Calgary Real Estate Connection. If you are interested in moving to our amazing city of Calgary and would like more information on it please Click Here.

Please Contact Us today if you are interested in buying or selling a Calgary property!

 

July Calgary Real Estate Statistics

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

CREBS monthly real estate statistics have just been released for July 2013. Check them out!

The Calgary residential real estate market is still very HOT. It is a great time to consider selling your home to capitalize on what is quickly becoming a seller’s market. If you are considering buying a home, the prices are only going to rise so it is still a great time to purchase. Contact Us today at the Home Sweet Home Team and we will take care of all your Calgary real estate needs!

 Calgary, Aug. 1, 2013 – City of Calgary residential sales totaled 2,268 units in July, a 17 per cent increase over the previous year and up more than six per cent so far this year.

The flood that devastated the Calgary area on June 20 likely contributed to pulling forward sales activity, said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB® chief economist.

“Some of this activity is related to the displaced renters and owners seeking other accommodation,” said Lurie. “But those consumers already searching for a home may have sped up their purchase decision, in response to concerns regarding the impact tight supply levels would have on prices.”

The Calgary resale market is firmly in sellers’ territory, supporting price growth. While citywide prices are nearly seven per cent higher than levels recorded in July 2012, the unadjusted monthly gains have been easing. The benchmark price for the city of Calgary totalled $414,100 in July 2013.

“Some sellers have been waiting for prices to recover before listing their homes,” said President Becky Walters. “Current market conditions have encouraged listing growth this month, for single-family homeowners.” A total of 1,575 single-family homes sold in July, a 14 per cent increase over the previous year. Year-to-date, the growth is 2.5 per cent. While year-over-year new listings increased in July to 1,958 units, it was not enough to ease supply pressures in the market. Overall, active listings declined to 2,917 units, nearly 20 per cent lower than already declining levels recorded in 2012.

A total of 693 condominium apartments and townhouses sold in the month, a combined increase of 26 per cent over the previous year, and a year-to-date growth of 16 per cent.

Stronger sales growth in the condominium market relative to the single-family market is in part related to availability in the affordable price ranges. Year-to-date, there have been more new listings priced under $400,000 in the condominium sector than in the single-family market.

“Clients looking for affordable homes are considering community, product and price,” Walters said. “While there are affordable single-family homes in some communities, some may prefer condominiums in the same price range so they can live in a preferred community or get a home that requires less
renovation.”

The growing demand for condominiums has also led to a tightening of supply. July active listings in the apartment and townhouse segment declined to 768 and 407 units respectively.

Tight market conditions supported price growth for all categories in July. However, unadjusted monthly gains were strongest in the apartment sector. Apartment prices totaled $267,600 in July, a 1.4 per cent increase over the previous month and nearly eight per cent higher than the previous year. The benchmark price for single-family and townhouses were a respective $461,600 and $294,500 for the month.

“While the flooding will alter sales, listings and price trends in the affected areas, the impacts on the entire resale market will likely play out over the coming months,” said Lurie. “July sales growth has been stronger than year-to-date trends and longterm averages. However, if the level of new listings continues to rise, this could help ease tight market conditions.”

Click Here to view the full statistics package courtesy of CREB.

Source: http://www.creb.com/public/documents/statistics/2013/package/res-stats-2013_July.pdf

Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Avenue Calgary just released its list of Calgary’s best neighbourhoods to live. This is the fourth consecutive year that Avenue Calgary has released a list ranking Calgary’s best neighbourhoods to live in. Arbour Lake was this years winner!

What’s different and interesting about this year’s list, is surveys were submitted by Avenue Calgary’s subscribers with them voting on the neighbourhoods they felt are the most liveable in our great, booming city.

This years Calgary top neighborhoods to live were influenced most by factors such as neighbourhood safety, proximity to parks and pathways,  and whether the neighbours are friendly. The factors that the readers felt were least important in determining Calgary’s best neighbourhood were whether the houses in the neighbourhood looked similar or were uniform, whether the area was newly developed and whether the neighbourhood housed lots of large homes.

Other factors that Calgary residents considered very important when deciding on desirable neighbourhoods are the amenities that neighbourhood contains. The most important ones were great restaurants, schools, shopping and proximity to public transportation.

Calgary 2013 Most Desirable Neighbourhoods

1. Arbour lake                      6. Lake Bonavista

2. Acadia                               7. Hounsfield Heights / Briar Hill

3. Varsity                              8. Beltline

4. Brentwood                       9. Scarboro/ Sunalta West

5. Hillhurst                          10. Bridgeland / Riverside

For a full list of the best neighbourhoods as voted by Calgary residents please click here Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods

Source: http://www.avenuecalgary.com/articles/calgarys-best-neighbourhoods-2013

Do  you agree or disagree with the list?

 

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