February 2021: sellers’ market leads to rising prices

2021-03-04T09:42:04-07:00March 4th, 2021|Real Estate Market|

With gains in every price range, residential sales activity in February totalled 1,836 units. This reflects the best February since 2014. “Despite continued COVID-19 restrictions, housing activity continues to improve. Much of the strong sales activity is expected to be driven by exceptionally low mortgage rates,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “Confidence is also [...]

December 2020: Amidst economic challenges, housing market ends 2020 on a high note

2021-02-04T10:00:52-07:00January 8th, 2021|Real Estate Market|

With December sales of 1,199, this is the highest December total since 2007. “Housing demand over the second half of 2020 was far stronger than anticipated and nearly offset the initial impact caused by the shutdowns in spring,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “Even with the further restrictions imposed in December, it did [...]

October 2020: detached homes drive Calgary sales growth

2021-02-04T10:06:50-07:00November 8th, 2020|Real Estate Market|

October 2020: detached homes drive Calgary sales growth With strong gains in the detached sector, October sales in the city reached 1,764 units. This is a 23 per cent increase over last year and well above longer-term averages. The gain in citywide residential sales outpaced the growth in new listings, supporting tighter market conditions [...]

April 2020 Market Report

2020-05-04T10:55:10-06:00May 4th, 2020|Real Estate Market|

After the first full month with social distancing measures in place, the housing market is adjusting to the effects of COVID-19. April sales hit 573 units, a decline of 63 per cent over last year. “The decline in home sales does not come as a surprise. The combined impact of COVID-19 and the situation in [...]

March 2020 Market Update

2020-04-07T12:27:08-06:00April 7th, 2020|Real Estate Market|

After a strong start to 2020, economic conditions have dramatically changed, as COVID-19 is impacting all aspects of society. The economic impact is starting to be felt across many industries. This includes the housing market. March sales activity started the month strong, but quickly changed, as concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 brought about [...]

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 [...]

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