PREPARING TO LIST YOUR HOME

2017-01-25T11:11:44-06:00January 24th, 2017|Real Estate Market|

Let's face it, it's those gorgeous show homes that get our hearts pounding!  Why?  They are so neat, tidy and clean! When you decide to sell your home, consider it "spring cleaning" time.  Top to bottom! Get out the cleaning supplies and do a deep and thorough clean!  Don't forget vent covers and ceiling fans. [...]

CMHC to hike mortgage insurance premiums starting March 17

2017-01-17T12:54:51-06:00January 17th, 2017|Real Estate Market|

CMHC is ratcheting up its mortgage insurance premiums starting in March for new applications. Existing policies will see no change. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press) By Pete Evans, CBC News The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will charge borrowers a few dollars more every month to insure their mortgages, starting in March. The housing agency made the [...]

Former Alberta oilpatch workers hesitant to return as activity picks up.

2017-01-16T11:51:32-06:00January 16th, 2017|Real Estate Market|

John Fodchuk says life is good for him and his family in Weyburn, Sask. There's no carbon tax, and there's plenty of optimism and opportunity — a sharp contrast to the Alberta he left behind. "Southeast Saskatchewan reminds me of the way Alberta used to be," says Fodchuk, 34. Born and raised in Brooks, Alta., Fodchuk was working [...]

CREB® forecasts a slow transition for housing in 2017

2017-01-11T09:54:11-06:00January 11th, 2017|Real Estate Market|

After a long period of economic downturn, Calgary's housing market is expected to see some price stability in 2017, but not across all market segments and property types. Both detached and attached prices remain unchanged over 2016 levels, while apartments are forecasted to contract by another two per cent. "The transition in the housing market [...]