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Happy Thanksgiving Wishes to Everyone

There's always something to be grateful for... Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind each other of the many reasons there are to be grateful. At this time we catch one's breath to count our blessings. The freedom of this great country of Canada which we live in. For our work colleagues, for their professionalism, inspiration, and sense of humour. The food on our tables, shelter and unconditional love from our family and friends.

Thanksgiving Dinner

When you think of Thanksgiving, what images come to mind for you? The long weekend kicking off the autumn season? Raking leaves and kids having fun playing in them? Harvesting the crops? Shutting down the lake cottage? Eating yummy roast turkey? Pumpkin pie? Watching football on tv with the family? Perhaps watching the Thanksgiving...

Why a Home Inspection is Essential Before Buying

Prospections Home Inspections

Purchasing a home is a big decision and a thorough home inspection is absolutely necessary in the buying process. We refer our clients to Prospections Home Inspections Logo- their objective is two fold:  To ensure a quality product for the home buyer, and to assure every client that their new home will provide a safe environment for their family. They are available 24/7 to service the greater Calgary area and to answer any questions, call 587.888.6181 or email them at book@prospections.ca to book your appointment.

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Calgary Real Estate Statistics for September 2019

Media release: Moving towards balance

Sales activity improved over last year's numbers for the third consecutive month, as year-over-year inventories and new listings eased. This direction is encouraging the housing markets stability.

“Price declines have likely brought some buyers back into the market,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie, noting improvements in the market continue to be driven by homes priced below $500,000.

Sales improved by 16 per cent this month in the condominium apartment market. Symbolizing the segments best September since 2015. Growth year-to-date in both the apartment and attached sectors were adequate to balance the moderate decrease in the detached sector resulting in sales growth in the city year-to-date of almost one per cent.

The overall market remains oversupplied despite reductions in inventory and improving sales. Continuing to have an influence on prices.

“While...

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As winter inches closer, now’s the time to prepare by repairing your home. Repairs you make now will pay off tremendously in the future. Ensuring that your home’s cold-weather systems are running efficiently will save you money and major headaches in the long run.

1. DRAIN THE HOSE

Watering season is over, but you’re not done with your outdoor watering system quite yet. To avoid cracked hoses and burst faucets over the winter, turn off water valves in your home and drain all remaining water from the taps and hoses. Tip: Unrolling the hose down a gentle slope will let the water run out completely.

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Calgary Real Estate Statistics for August 2019

Media release: Lower-priced homes leads to increase in sales activity 

Easing new listings and increased sales scale down August housing inventories. Chiefly sales were driven by homes valued below $500,000.

“Employment numbers have been improving, but mostly in industries that are traditionally lower paid,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “This is contributing to the shift that we are seeing in the housing market, with growth being limited to product priced below $500,000.”

Sales in August improved by six per cent in comparison to last year. Due to the increased sales in homes valued below $500,000, which offset sales decreases in the higher price ranges.

Activity in sales increased for all types of product. Apartment-style and attached properties is where the largest growth was seen.

Sales increased in attached for the six consecutive month in comparison to last year. With this being...

Calgary Real Estate Statistics For July 2019

Media release: Sales improving and inventory declines for fourth month in a row

Compared to last year, inventories in the market declined for the fourth consecutive month. Due to the declines in new listings and improving sales.

A continuation in supply reduction compared to sales is needed to aid more balanced conditions, but the market continues to support the buyer.

“We are starting to see reductions in supply across the resale, rental and new-home markets,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“This adjustment in supply to the lower levels of demand will support more balanced conditions. It is starting to support more stability in prices. If this continues, the housing market should be better positioned for recovery as we move into 2020.”

Sales activity year-to-date remains well below longer-term averages and just below levels last year. Yet the inventory reduction has made the months of supply in July...

Calgary Real Estate Statistics for June 2019

Media release: Buyers' market continues with oversupply decreasing

Declines in new listings coming onto the market in June, helping to scale down the oversupply of homes in Calgary.

Roughly a 19 per cent decrease in new listings year-over-year. Compared to last year sales activity slowed this month by six per cent, but the decline in new listings caused inventory to decrease by 13 per cent in comparison to elevated levels last year.

As CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie states “So far, the housing market has generally behaved as expected this year. Sales activity remains just below last year’s levels, prices have eased and supply is starting to adjust to the lower level of sales."

“However, it is mostly product priced under $500,000 that is trending towards more balanced conditions.”

With the market still in favour of the buyer - showing 4.3 months of supply - oversupply has decreased and is lessening the reduction...

Canada Day Festivities in Calgary 2019

Canada Day Parade

Canada Day Festivities in Calgary 2019

The national day of Canada is Canada Day which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the date of the Constitutional Act, 1867, joining three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire. Is a federal statutory holiday. Called Dominion Day originally, the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. 

Across the country many communities will host organized celebrations for Canada Day. Join the Canada Day Long Weekend celebrations in and around Calgary to honour Canada's 152nd birthday with many outdoor public events, such as parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, fireworks, and concerts on July 1, 2019.

Fireworks - 11:00pm @ Centre...

La Brezza Ristorante: Their Story

Who They Are

La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered one of Calgary’s finest Italian restaurants. Opened in 1987 and still in its original location —once the owner’s house, La Brezza continues to offer an elegantly simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing traditional home-cooked goodness.

You can enjoy a satisfying lunch and dinner menu with daily specials and in which you can indulge. They pride themselves in offering great food, great service, and a warm, relaxing atmosphere. And hope to see you soon!

Their Story

It was 1981, and their founder Marco Abdi had just moved to Calgary from Somalia by way of Italy. He arrived with just a few dollars in his pocket and promptly got a job as a caretaker at a medical building in inner city Bridgeland. He lived across the street from the medical building...

Happy Father's Day: We Love You Dad!

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to All Dads

With Father's Day coming soon, we need to start thinking about the greatest ways to express gratitude to our dads. As well as the usual card or gift, you may want to post a shout-out to him on your social media. Because of course, all dads deserve to be honoured.

Father's Day only happens once a year, and gives you the perfect opportunity to acknowledge your dad and tell him how special he is to you. Take this time to find the words either in a message or in a card that lets your dad know that you appreciate him throughout the year.

He has made many sacrifices in his life to provide for you. There has been so many times that he has been there for you. And you may not necessarily said thank you. This Father's Day is...