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January 24, 2024

Parker and I attended the Calgary Real Estate Board's annual forecast yesterday and there was a lot of news of growth in our city. I was about to type 'good news' but I think growth has many sides and there are both positives and negatives.

January 3, 2024

I guess I will start off by saying - we mostly had winners here in Calgary in 2023! While other markets in Canada saw price declines and sluggish market activity, Calgary and its surrounding towns saw remarkable resiliency in the face of massive mortgage interest rate increases.

October 27, 2023

The inner-city neighbourhood of Crescent Heights is located north of downtown, across the Bow River. It is home to the iconic Centre Street Bridge (the one that has the lions on it!), gorgeous tree-lined streets and some of the best views of Calgary from the top of McHugh Bluff.

August 18, 2023

When people find out you're in real estate, you're often greeted by a comment like "I hear the market is hot" or "I hear the market is soft". Some of these perceptions of the market are based on articles posted on national media outlets about the national real estate market.

June 8, 2023

As realtors, we hear all the time how people are against owning a condo and the main reason is that they don’t want to pay condo fees. The intent of this blog is to help you understand where your money is going when you own a condo.  Every condo in Alberta is made up of a condo corporation that has 10,000 unit factors. Your unit factor is your ownership in the condo corporation, just like owning shares in a company on the stock market.

May 19, 2023

After a small slowdown in the market in the second half of 2022, Calgary roared right back to life in 2023... well, in some ways. The market is extremely tight with the lowest inventory we have ever seen. This means properties selling quickly, often in competing offers and often above asking price. But because inventory is SO lacking, it has brought the number of sales down significantly. There is simply nothing to buy.

April 17, 2023

In our last blog, Home Insurance Q&A Part 1, Jadyn of Agnew Insurance broke down their company's policies and coverage on certain factors that can affect your insurance policy. This is a friendly reminder to review your policy and update any changes. ie. capital upgrades to your home, any large purchases, home security systems etc.

April 13, 2023

A big part of buying a home is making sure you and your belongings are protected. Calgary is no stranger to extreme weather conditions and of course, accidents do happen. We asked a local expert, Jadyn Agnew of Agnew Insurance Ltd., Co-operators a few questions to give you some insight on important factors to consider when buying a home.

Calgary & Area

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