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Buyer be 'aware'

Posted on May 27, 2024 in Buying

Valuable tips for buyers in a seller-driven Calgary real estate market


Here in Calgary, we’re navigating through an extended period of an incredibly competitive, seller-driven real estate market.

What does that mean? Simply put, the seller holds the upper hand. Higher levels of migration coupled with record-low housing inventory mean demand outweighs...

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Who should decide how neighbourhoods are designed?

Posted on Apr 24, 2024 in Real Estate


Rifts over rezoning continue as the City Council’s public hearing unfolds.

Separate rallies have been held outside city hall as a marathon public hearing on Calgary City Council’s proposed blanket rezoning, expected to last a week or longer, is now underway. 


Though only one aspect of the city’s housing strategy, blanket rezoning is undoubtedly the m...

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Bank of Canada holds rates steady   Why now might be the right time to buy

Posted on Mar 13, 2024 in Real Estate


The Bank of Canada (BOC) recently announced it will continue to hold its overnight rate steady at 5%, signalling that despite cooling inflation, it’s still too soon to ease monetary policy.

 

This news is disappointing for those waiting for rates to drop before entering the market to buy a home. Understandably so, as the cost of borrowing money, comb...

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What's in store for Calgary real estate in 2024?

Posted on Jan 30, 2024 in Real Estate


Migration is expected to slow in 2024, but will Calgary’s real estate market?


It’s no secret one of the leading stories in the Calgary real estate market in 2023 was the record-setting levels of interprovincial and international migration.  

Over 30,000 people per quarter moved to Calgary from within the country and abroad over five consecutive quarter...

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Is the Realtor who helped you buy your home paid too much?

Posted on Nov 30, 2023 in Real Estate


A landmark ruling on Realtor® commissions in the U.S. sparks debate in Canada.


Can you Imagine real estate brokerages conspiring to keep commission fees high? Never! Well, it took a Kansas City jury just under three hours to decide exactly that. 

Following a four-year legal battle, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) was found guilty of conspi...

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City Council Approves Housing Strategy

Posted on Oct 08, 2023 in Real Estate


Here’s why approving the housing strategy is a necessary step in the right direction for our city.


Following “three days of meaningful and passionate public participation and debate with more than 160 residents and groups generously sharing their experiences” 1 about Calgary’s housing crisis, Calgary City Council approved an amended version of Home...

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