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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. -...

Calgary Real Estate August 2012 Monthly Housing Statistics

In keeping with the trend from the past several months, Calgary residential sales enjoyed higher than expected growth during the month of August. With a total of 1,725 residential sales, the figures represent a 10 percent increase when compared to August of last year. On the other hand, while Calgary sales have remained strong throughout the month of August, they have slowed down when compared to the previous five months.

While Calgary sales have experienced a bit of a slump when compared to previous months, CREB President Bob Jablonksi attributes this to the fact that the number of new listings on the single-family market have slowed down. In fact, new listings dropped by 13 percent in August, reaching a total of just 2,585 units. When compared to...