Finding the Perfect Home

By Claudette Coutts on Friday, April 6th, 2018 in Home Buyers. No Comments

Finding the Perfect Home…. Finding the perfect home can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you have a better experience. Go for the long haul, imagine living in the home 5 -7 years. Staying in place will save you a significant amount in closing and moving costs. It will also give […]


The RIGHT neighbourhood to call HOME

By Claudette Coutts on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 in Home Buyers. No Comments

Finding the right neighbourhood to live in requires some key elements. It’s a well-worn phrase in real estate. Location, location, location! Truer words were never spoken when it comes time for families who are on the hunt for a new neighborhood and home. Depending on the age of their children, families may look specifically for a […]


Sound principles in impact on pricing properties continues to be the story through CREB recovery – March 6, 2018

By Claudette Coutts on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 in Inside Scoop, Mortgages, Real Estate News. No Comments

Sound principles in pricing properties continues to be the story through the recovery. As expected the upbeat markets impact on prices from January failed to carry through February, seeing our total sale volume drop to 18% below February 2017’s sales numbers. The thoughts according to CREB’s chief economist, Ann-Marie Lurie, are “Housing market conditions are still […]


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 […]


Calgary’s Housing Market shows a rise in sales for November.

By Claudette Coutts on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in Real Estate News. No Comments

Calgary’s housing market shows a rise in sales for November particularily in the lower price ranges.We have seen some improvements in confidence with many of our clients. The combination of improved confidence and pending mortgage rule changes have likely contributed to the stronger sales activity this month. For a lot of buyers, they are interested in […]


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, […]