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Calgary Housing market set for favourable lead into spring

The message below is from the Calgary Real Estate Board. What the article is saying is that less supply equals a little more demand. It's not by much but so far we are not seeing the housing crash that people were expecting. Might be a good time to consider selling your home. Detached prices stabilize as city-wide inventory trends down.After ... Read More »

Buying and Selling a Home in Calgary just Got a Bit Easier.

Buying and Selling a Home in Calgary just Got a Bit Easier.

Hope all finds you great! See link below after you read my blog. This is good information. A home inspection is normally a great way to protect yourself but is not 100% fool proof. Majority of inspections are visual only. This link (see below) gives you great questions to ask your inspector. A good full service licensed Realtor (like myself ... Read More »

New Mortgage Rules and Maybe Rates – Calgary – Alberta

Hope this email finds you great and you're enjoying this warm weather....finally! So i received an email from a mortgage broker today informing me that all the default mortgage insurers (C.M.H.C, Genworth, and Canada Guarantee) will be increasing their premiums. Here's the important part...conventional mortgages may see a rate increase. For those that don't know, a conventional mortgage is when ... Read More »

Calgary Housing Sales Forecast for 2017

Calgary Housing Sales Forecast for 2017

  Here's the dumbed down 411 (information) on the Calgary housing market as forecasted by CREB (the Calgary Real Estate Board). By dumbed down I mean in words that I can understand and spell to communicate to you. 🙂 We are expecting the 2o17 housing market to stabilize due to the level inventory on the attached and detached homes. Expect to ... Read More »

Millennial make the biggest mistake by not buying a home –  Self-made millionaire: Buy a home

Great article on CNBC. Take a look Millennials. While opponents of homeownership claim it's "the American nightmare," self-made millionaire David Bach is doubling down on his faith in real estate.He thinks that not prioritizing homeownership is "the single biggest mistake millennials are making."Buying a home is "an escalator to wealth," he tells CNBC.Young adults in particular aren't hopping on this ... Read More »

Great Post Holiday Storage Ideas – YYC Storage – Calgary – Christmas

  GUEST BLOG by YYC Storage POST HOLIDAY STORAGE IDEAS One of the biggest delights of the holiday season is relaxing in a well-decorated home. Whether it’s the twinkling tree, precious ornaments, stuffed stockings, bows & wreaths, or the carefully lit eaves, almost everyone loves Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, unless your tree matches Charlie Brown’s, the process of taking everything down ... Read More »

About New Mortgage Rules And New Interest Rates – Calgary – Real Estate

I was talking to my buddy Broker/Owner at Big City Financial/ Mortgage Architects and asked him to simplify all the information people are getting with all these changes to mortgage rules. Seem's a lot of people don't understand. It was hard for me to understand when the rules came out as well. Us as Realtors® were not informed that all these ... Read More »

Top Performer for September! – Real Estate – Realtor – Calgary

Wow, thanks to all my kick a$$ clients for making me #1 for September! I guess customer service, honesty, and integrity really does work. It's a competitive market out there. There are a lot of great Realtor great Realtor's® that you could have used so it truly does mean a lot to me when you call me and/or refer me to your ... Read More »

New Mortgage Rules Makes it Harder to Get Mortgage – Calgary – Alberta – Canada – Real Estate

New Mortgage Rules Makes it Harder to Get Mortgage – Calgary – Alberta – Canada – Real Estate

So not only are out luxury homes suffering but now first time home buyers get the shaft! WOW The bank of Canada announced that as of October 18,2016, any insured mortgage applications (less than 20% down payment) must be qualified at the benchmark rate (today's benchmark rate is 4.64%) for mortgage approval. Currently, only variable mortgages, as well as any ... Read More »