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So far Pete De Jong has created 51 blog entries.

Mortgage Broker or Bank? (The Pete De Jong Show)

2020-03-17T09:19:44-06:00March 17th, 2020|Interviews|

Before you go shopping for a house it's important to get pre-approved for the right mortgage. Today I’m gonna be talking to Scott Grubbe of Kardia Mortgages about, how to do that. Pete: Hey Scott. Scott, you've been a mortgage broker for how long? Scott: I've been a mortgage broker for six years and I [...]

Home Sales See a Bump!

2020-03-02T13:25:02-07:00March 2nd, 2020|Real Estate Market|

City of Calgary, March 2, 2020 – This month saw a double-digit gain in sales, but last February was one of the slowest levels of activity since the late ’90s. With the extra day this February, monthly sales totaled 1,197 units.  A combination of these two factors resulted in a 23 per cent improvement over last [...]

2020 opens with a slight gain in sales

2020-02-04T10:04:50-07:00February 4th, 2020|Real Estate Market|

City of Calgary, February 3, 2020 – Housing market conditions continue to follow similar trends to last year, with gains in sales. At the same time, there have been further reductions in new listings, inventory and more declines in prices. January sales activity was 863 units, nearly eight per cent higher than last year’s levels. While [...]

Calgary’s real estate market in December caps off 2019 with more signs of stability

2020-01-15T13:21:11-07:00January 15th, 2020|Real Estate Market|

City of Calgary, January 2, 2019 – December sales improved to levels more consistent with activity recorded over the past five years. This follows weak sales activity last year. A stronger second half in 2019 was enough to push annual sales up by one per cent. “Price declines, lower mortgage rates and some modest improvements in [...]

Would you live in an office tower?

2019-04-12T10:47:48-06:00October 26th, 2017|Real Estate Market|

Calgary REIT switching office building to residential apartments Artis plans to convert Sierra Place on 7 Ave SW into at least 90 residential units JENNIFER FRIESEN / FOR METRO Sierra Place, off of 6 Street SW, is currently Class-C office space but will soon be converted into residential units. By: Brodie Thomas Metro Published on Thu Oct 26 2017 [...]

What should I look for in a Realtor?

2019-04-12T10:47:56-06:00September 14th, 2017|Real Estate Market|

Here's a question I get asked every so often:   "What's the most important quality I should look for in a REALTOR®?"   You might get asked that question yourself every so often -- by a friend, work colleague or family member looking for real estate help.   Here's my answer…   There are a [...]

Yay! It’s Finally Here!

2017-06-21T12:00:11-06:00June 21st, 2017|Real Estate Market|

WHY THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER IS THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR BY JANICE WILLIAMS ON 6/21/17 AT 5:50 AM U.S.SUMMERSOLSTICE After months of long, grueling, cold and dark winter days, there’s nothing more welcoming than the hours of sun that come along with the summer solstice each year. The first day of summer [...]