Calgary Calendar of Events 2018

By Claudette Coutts on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 in Calgary Events Spring and Summer 2018, News. No Comments

SPRING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES – 2018 MARCH 20 – APRIL 22, 2018 Journey of a Lifetime | Heritage Park A train so powerful it pulled the nation forward. Journey of a Lifetime, presented by BMO Financial Group, shares the stories of the people, places and triumphs involved in the westward migration of the early 20th century – the […]


City of Calgary Stats December 2017

By Claudette Coutts on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 in General, News, Real Estate News. 1 Comment

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope that you had a safe entry into 2018 and look forward to a successful and exciting year to come. December sales activity rises again but so does supply. City of Calgary, January 2, 2018 – Sales activity for all product types improved in December and pushed monthly sales to long-term […]


NEW Mortgage Stress Test starts January 1, 2018

By Claudette Coutts on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 in Mortgages, News, Real Estate News. 1 Comment

New Mortgage Rules  Canada’s top banking regulator has published the final version of its new mortgage rules. The new guidelines for the mortgage industry will come into affect on January 1, 2018. Among the major new rules is a requirement to stress test uninsured borrowers. Previously, only insured borrowers had to undergo such a test. By […]


Beyond the Purchase Price – It pays to know!

By Claudette Coutts on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 in News, Real Estate News. No Comments

WHAT IS BEYOND THE PURCHASE PRICE? It pays to know costs that will occur in addition to the purchase price when buying a property.  Buying your next home is a big deal. It’s the biggest purchase most consumers will ever make – a home. Make sure you’re financially ready. November is Financial Literacy Month. We […]


Protect yourself from Mortgage Fraud

By Claudette Coutts on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 in Listings, News, Real Estate News. No Comments

Protect yoursefl from Mortage Fraud by being aware on how fraudsters prey on the desparate. Here are some tips from the Real Estate Council of Alberta on how to protect yourself from mortgage fraud. Be aware of the different types of mortgage fraud. Mortgage fraud is illegal. Mortgage fraud can damage your credit rating, your finances […]


Purchasing Power and Available Inventory

By Claudette Coutts on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 in News, Real Estate News. No Comments

There is far more inventory available for buyers concerned about their purchasing power.  Available inventory in the lower price ranges is higher now compared to several years ago in Calgary’s current market.  This provides more options for potential buyers concerned about their purchasing power given all the changes in the lending market. October’s housing market […]


Calgary’s Housing Future

By Claudette Coutts on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 in News, Real Estate News. No Comments

Trends shaping the city’s short- and long-term development There are some notable trends in real estate that offer clues to what’s on the horizon for the curious, the concerned and those who just like to plan ahead. “I think the findings from the 2016 census highlight changes in the Calgary housing market,” said Rylan Graham, […]


Market Factors influence New Listings

By Claudette Coutts on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 in Inside Scoop, News, Real Estate News. No Comments

Calgary Market Update Oct 5,2017 There are several factors influencing new listings. The market did not respond to the interest rate increases, and the end of summer as expected in September. The expectation for September was that there would be an uptick in sales after the holiday months were over. This was not the case […]