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Calgary Real Estate Newsletter September 2012

Summer is out and school is in!

September is in full swing which means alarm clocks are ringing earlier, kids are scrambling to get ready for school and work schedules are almost back to normal. The first few weeks of school can be hectic for anyone. Here are a few tips to prepare and get back into the swing of things with your kids, or even just for yourself.

  1. Set the alarm clock, two if need be. - Getting back into a regular sleep schedule can be challenging, but important. For the first couple of weeks, the knee jerk reaction to an alarm may be to roll over and hit that sleep button or worse; just turn it off. Set a second alarm as a back up, just in case.
  2. Dedicated study or work space. - Right out of the gate it can be extremely helpful for kids, and you, to have an uncluttered space to do homework and study. This space should include a work top surface or desk, a few of the essential supplies such as pens, pencils and erasers, good lighting and away from the television and video games.
  3. Pre-plan lunches and meals. - A time saver whether you have kids or not, would be to pre-plan your meals. Planning for the week makes grocery shoppping a breeze. Once your meals have been planned for the week and groceries have been purchased, take it step a further. Prepare lunches the night before. You'll be pleasantly surprised the extra time you'll have in the mornings.
Let's now turn our focus to the Calgary Real Estate market this latter part of the summer.

Calgary Real Estate Market Performance  Updated local market stats for single family home and condos as of September 10, 2012 as released by the Calgary Real Estate Board. Let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Single Family Homes

  • Active Listings - 3,532
  • New Listings - 1,812
  • Total Sales - 1,169
  • Average Sale Price -$475,272
  • Pending Sales - 159
  • Days on Market - 42
Condominiums (apartment)

  • Active Listings - 1,065
  • New Listings - 464
  • Total Sales - 315
  • Average Sale Price -$281,940
  • Pending Sales - 59
  • Days on Market - 51
Condominiums (townhouse)

  • Active Listings - 584
  • New Listings - 309
  • Total Sales - 240
  • Average Sale Price -$309,309
  • Pending Sales - 33
  • Days on Market - 49
For complete details on the Calgary real estate market for August 2012 pleaseclick here.

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Discussion

#1 By Craig Simpson at 9/27/2012 8:23 AM

Great post crystal, my wife has everything planned out the night before for the kids to get on the bus and get out the door quickly. It really helps keep the whole school year organized when you plan ahead and even plan for playtime. Good luck on your fall season and hopefully you'll have a lot of sales.

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