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Demand for homes remains high (CREB report)

May 4th, 2021

Demand for homes remains high with record sales in April

There were 3,209 sales in April, a new record high for the month, as Calgary's housing market continues to bounce back from the pandemic lows recorded in 2020.

"Despite entering the third wave of COVID-19, there is more optimism of economic recovery when the economy re-opens," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

"However, the ...

May Preferred Client Update

May 4th, 2021

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Why You Need to Monitor Your Payment History

Your payment history is the most important factor for your credit score.

To Improve Your Payment History:
-  Always make your payments on time
-  Make at least the minimum payment if you can’t pay the full amount that you owe
-  Contact the lender right away if you think you’ll have trouble paying a bill ...

April Preferred Client Update

April 6th, 2021
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Are You Ready to Buy a New Home?

Make Sure You’re Ready

Few joys can match the pride of owning a home, but the responsibility can also come with sacrifices—from the financial commitment to the required care and maintenance. You’ll want to be sure both fit within your current or preferred lifestyle.

Is your bank account ready? Check it twice.

Buying a home is likely the most significant and la ...

Calgary housing market sees best March sales in over a decade - CREB Report

April 1st, 2021

Persistent sellers’ market conditions contribute to price gains

The initial impact of COVID-19 on the housing market began last March.

One year later, it is not a surprise that March sales in 2021 were higher than in 2020. However, at 2,903 sales, this was the highest March total since 2007.  

“Low lending rates and improved savings have supported sales activity,” said CREB® chief economis ...

Spring home maintenance ideas

March 17th, 2021
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March Preferred Client Update

March 2nd, 2021
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Your Carpet is Bacteria’s Favorite Playground

No matter how much we try to prevent dirt and bacteria from coming into our homes, we can still unknowingly introduce pathogens that get trapped in our carpet.

Quick Fact Check: Microbiology research published in 2001 found an average indoor carpet to be about 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat, with about 200,000 bacteria per square inch!

Ou ...

Sellers' market in February leads to rising prices - CREB Report

March 2nd, 2021

With gains in every price range, residential sales activity in February totalled 1,836.

This reflects the best February since 2014.

“Despite continued COVID-19 restrictions, housing activity continues to improve. Much of the strong sales activity is expected to be driven by exceptionally low mortgage rates,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“Confidence is also likely improving a ...

February Preferred Client Update

February 2nd, 2021
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Setting Up a Healthy and Comfortable Home Office

There are a lot of advantages to working from home, not the least of which is a 30-second commute. And while many people think working from home means you can work on the couch, in the backyard, or even from your bed, in the end, you may find that you’re most productive at home when you work at a “proper” workstation.

Here are some tips that ...

January Preferred Client Update

January 5th, 2021
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The CIR REALTY Alberta Experience Contest is BACK for 2021

CIR REALTY’s Alberta Experience Contest is BACK for 2021 and we are looking forward to giving you the opportunity to experience many great excursions that celebrate the leisure diversity our province has to offer.

This month, the contest kicks off with a pair of adult, open-dated lift tickets to Castle Mountain Ski Resort—valued at ...

CREB Update: Amidst economic challenges, housing market ends 2020 on a high note

January 4th, 2021

With December sales of 1,199, this is the highest December total since 2007.

"Housing demand over the second-half of 2020 was far stronger than anticipated and nearly offset the initial impact caused by the shutdowns in spring. Even with the further restrictions imposed in December, it did not have the same negative impact on housing activity like we saw in the earlier part of the year," sai ...

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