Selling your home in Calgary can be an overwhelming task. Our goal is to help guide you through this process and make the transition to your next home as smooth as possible. Browse the posts below and reach out and let us know how we can help you!

Buyer Remorse High as Real Estate Market Slows Down

Buyer-Remorse-High-as-Real-Estate-Market-Slows-DownOver the recent weeks, multiple media outlets published articles stating that many real estate buyers have remorse across Canada.

Mainstream media love to sell attention-grabbing stories. One of the most effective ways to do so is by flashing fear in the headlines.

Buyers Remorse

The headline, "Buyer's remorse high as real estate market slowdown materializes," recently appeared on The Globe and Mail, CTV and even Bloomberg. It talks about an interview with a Toronto-based real estate lawyer, Mark Morris.

Mark shared that he has seen nine cases in a week where buyers want to back out of deals. And one Monday alone, he was approached by three sellers keen to use legal channels to keep…

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Will Canadian Interest Rate Increases Crash Calgary's Market?

 

Will-Canadian-Interest-Rate-Increases-Crash-Calgary-MarketIs it all over?

Are the rising interest rates in Canada the biggest threat to Calgary's real estate market over the next couple of years?

Lately, our team has been having several conversations about this topic with clients, reporters, and local magazines, and now, we want to put the record straight.

More than what the news headlines say, you need to look at two important factors to understand what is happening in the market. First, you need to analyze how interest rates change historically, then study the current supply in the market.

Interest Rates

Lindsay Labrecque, a mortgage broker shared historical information with our team to talk about the changes in…

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Should You Sell Your Home in the Spring or in the Fall?

Should-You-Sell-Your-Home-in-the-Spring-or-in-the-FallIs it better to sell your home in the spring or wait until the fall?

The best answer is always based on your goals and life restraints. Choosing the timing of selling your home can be tricky. You need to consider so many variables like your family’s preferences, your children’s school, work arrangements, and many other things.

And while you are thinking of strategies to sell your house, you need to give the same energy to finding your next home.



Here are three different charts to help you come up with an informed decision for your next move.

Sales vs New Listings

This chart shows the number of sales versus new listings in Calgary from February 2013 all the way up to…

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What $750,000 Buys You in Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary

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Families enjoy all sorts of activities and bonding time at home. That is why home affordability is very important. However, recently, the average house price in Canada has been soaring past $700,000!

Below is a comparison of properties priced at $699,000 to $750,000 that you can get in Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary based on realtor.ca

Homes in Toronto below $750,000

When you search for homes between $699,000 and $750,000, you will find several one-bedroom, one-bath type properties.

In Toronto, one condo is priced at $729,900 with one bedroom and one bath. It measures 741 square feet with a 120 square foot balcony. New appliances, barn doors, and closet organizers are all part…

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March 2022 Market Update

march-2022-market-updateWith a record month for the number of sales in any given month, March 2022 is in the books.

There was an increase in the inventory that came to the market. However, buyers who have been waiting and possibly fighting for other homes quickly acted on these homes as the inventory still decreased overall. There is a strange phenomenon happening in our market regarding the pricing of homes.

SELLERS: When considering going to the market now, many sellers see some of the latest prices and think they can price their home 2-5% above the latest sales numbers and then wait and negotiate with a buyer to get that same sale price. The opposite is happening, and in most cases, sellers cannot sell this way. It doesn't work in this market,️…

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Homes in Calgary Made $5,692 per Month Equity!

homes-in-calgary-made-5692-per-month-equityMore homeowners are getting convinced that NOW is the best time to sell their homes because of the rapid growth in the Calgary real estate market. People always ask us as a realtor, “Is my home really worth that much?”


Many sellers know what their home is worth, but they do not know how to make sure they get that amount.

Benchmark Selling Price

Look at the following numbers to better understand what is happening in the market that impacts the value of your home. The benchmark price of all homes in Calgary has gone up about 16% year over year.

All the properties in the city - detached homes, townhomes, and condos - had a 16% increase, which is equivalent to $68,300. That means, every…

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Should You Sell Your House Now or Wait?

should-you-sell-your-house-now-or-waitThe market value of homes in Calgary has increased quickly at the beginning of this year. In fact, over the previous 12 months, a detached house was making over $10 per hour!

 

This trend has made many homeowners consider selling their home but they cannot decide whether to do it now or wait a little more. Here are some scenarios to help you have a clear picture of what you could do with your property.

There's a lot of talk about pricing and multiple offers. Things are happening and the market is hot. However, this doesn’t mean you have to sell your home right away. The best thing to do with your home right now depends on your personal situation. Analyze where you are at and develop a solid strategy to…

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5 Reasons Why Calgary is Not For You

 

5-Reasons-Why-Calgary-is-Not-For-YouCalgary is a great city, but it is not for everybody.

As much as we want to invite everyone to move here, there are five reasons why you should not move to Calgary!

Winter Wonderland

There is no denying that Calgary can be a winter wonderland. If you don't like to live in an arctic world, Calgary might not be best for you.

Calgary can have six months of winter, but there is a silver lining with that. Because of the city’s location, it has chinooks (the warm wind coming over from the mountains). The temperature constantly changes and fluctuates, and the weather can be very dry.

If you are not a winter fan and would not likely enjoy winter sports, embrace the outdoors in winter, or you are not…

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How to Win in this Crazy 2022 Market

 

How-to-Win-in-this-Crazy-2022-MarketIf you have been thinking of making a real estate move but can’t figure out how to win in this crazy Calgary market, this blog is for you!

We gathered the data about all the detached home sales last January. Understanding this data will help you create a winning strategy in making a move within Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie and Cochrane.

Sell in Suburbs and Buy in Established Areas

Many residents of Calgary were born and raised in the city. As they grow old, they start to build their own homes. Often, families move from inner-city communities into newer neighbourhoods far north, far south, maybe even Cochrane, Okotoks, or Airdrie.

Recently, our team had conversations with families who moved to…

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7 Hottest New Communities in Calgary

new-communities-in-calgaryThe Calgary real estate market has been bustling for the last couple of years. So far in 2022, more and more buyers are looking into new builds, both as residential and investment properties.

There are seven new communities in the city and we gathered all the information you need to know about each neighbourhood.

Rockland Park

Rockland Park is one of Calgary's first master plan communities in over a decade in the Northwest. The neighbourhood celebrates connections to the land, nature, history, family, and four seasons of recreation in a breathtaking setting—indeed, a place to connect with nature and each other.

The location of this community is right on a ridge, overlooking the river and views…

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