Royal Oak home for sale

August 25th, 2017

The community of Royal Oak, located in NW Calgary, has grown into a lovely and amenity rich area.  This neighbourhood is easily accessible via Country Hills Boulevard, Stoney Trail, and Crowchild Trail.  It is the perfect community for people who enjoy Calgary during the week and want to venture west to the mountains on the weekend!  In minutes, you can be on the open highway headed towards a ...

Mid-year market update shows stability (CREB Report)

August 18th, 2017

CREB® forecasts a process of recovery for the remainder of 2017

The first-half of 2017 marked a shift in Alberta's economy from recession to recovery, with conditions supporting stability rather than expansion.

"Economic challenges continue to exist, as high unemployment rates, weak migration levels and more stringent lending conditions are weighing on the housing market," said CREB® chief ...

5 tips for buying a house sight unseen

August 17th, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of working with a Buyer who bought a house in Calgary without setting foot in the city!  While this is not a typical Buyer experience, it does happen and there are a few things you can do to make sure the process is smooth and that you end up with a house you love.

Narrow your criteria

When house hunting from a distance, you will have the most success if you have ...

How to remove old odours from your new home

August 9th, 2017

One of the first things homeowners notice when they move into a new home is the lingering odour of the previous owners.  Regardless of how well a home is maintained, there will almost always be a smell.  The previous homeowners were likely nose blind to the odour, just like you are to the smell in your home.  Here are some tips to help eliminate lingering odours so you can help your new house ...

Housing recovery remains a work in progress (CREB Report)

August 3rd, 2017

Housing recovery remains a work-in-progress

Market sees modest inventory gains, but overall prices inch up

Sales exhibited stable growth through the first half of the year in the Calgary housing market, but the number of transactions slowed slightly in July compared to last year. 

City-wide sales totaled 1,637 units, six per cent below July 2016 levels. Year-to-date sales activity totale ...

August Preferred Client Update

August 2nd, 2017

More Interest Rate Hikes Expected?

The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate as expected to 0.75 per cent — the central bank’s first move upward in the cost of borrowing in seven years.

The bank’s target for the overnight rate—at which major financial institutions make one-day loans to each other—moved up by one-quarter of a percentage point from 0.50 per cent.

The move means c ...