by christine / August 7, 2020

Detached and Semi-detached Home Sales Rise

COVID-19 shutdowns occurred over the traditionally busiest quarter for real estate sales. Some of the recent gains reflect activity that...

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by christine / July 30, 2020

2nd Quarterly Housing Market Report

The second quarter of 2020 marked the first full quarter since COVID-19 began to weigh on the economy. Calgary housing...

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by christine / June 8, 2020

Genworth vs CMHC

CMHC announced sweeping changes to the way they will underwrite insured mortgages moving forward. CMHC may get to increase the...

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by christine / May 13, 2020

Covid and Real Estate in Calgary

Most importantly, I hope you are keeping healthy and safe. After the first full month with social distancing measures in...

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by christine / April 14, 2020

How’s the Market

How are you doing? I'm hoping you are keeping yourself safe and healthy.  There has been so many HUGE changes...

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by christine / March 19, 2020

Big Banks Allow Mortgage Payment Delays

The government has stepped up in some cases and the big banks are allowing a delay in mortgage payments. Please call...

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by christine / March 2, 2020

Stress Test Changes Coming Soon

he Federal Government announced the minimum qualifying rate for insured mortgages will be determined by actual market rates versus bank...

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by christine / December 9, 2019

Calgary housing market still favours the buyer

Year-to-date residential sales in the city remain just above last year’s levels due to improvements in the attached sector so...

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by christine / November 6, 2019

Homes under $500,000 moving to more balanced conditions

Sales activity in October improved by nearly 10 per cent compared to last year, driven mostly by improvements for apartment...

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by christine / March 21, 2019

Budget is Good for First Time Buyers

The Federal Government announced several incentives in the new 2019 budget that affect the Canadian housing market. These changes should...

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by christine / March 11, 2019


The challenging  economic climate in Calgary is expected to persist into 2019. While there was some evidence of stabilization in...

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by christine / January 10, 2019

Bank of Canada announces interest rate decision

The Bank of Canada left its trend-setting interest rate unchanged at 1.75% on Wednesday as the sharp decline in oil...

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by christine / October 24, 2018

Another Interest Hike

As we all expected ... the Bank Canada raised its key interest rate target by a quarter of a percentage...

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by christine / October 22, 2018

Calgary home sales slowest pace in more than a decade

Calgary home sales were expected to be slow this year — but not this slow. Calgary home sales is the...

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by christine / October 2, 2018

NAFTA and housing

The NAFTA announcement sent bond yields higher yesterday making lenders squeamish. The 5-year yield jump to 2.42%, a high not...

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by christine / January 16, 2018

Weekly Stats for Calgary

There are 4564 listings on the market in Calgary. Currently, we are in a Buyer's Market. There are 5.59 months...

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by christine / November 7, 2017

The Mortgage Rule Change

The New Stress Test...What's It Mean?   The new Stress Test effective Jan 1, 2018. This time it is directed at...

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by christine / September 14, 2017

Hard Wood Flooring

Hardwood floors provide a warm, classic feel for your home. In kitchens, living rooms or entryways, hardwood flooring offers benefits...

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by christine / July 27, 2017

Bond yields jumped

Bond yields jumped yesterday, basically 15 bps up from where they were trading the last week or so. If this...

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by christine / May 15, 2017

Spring Ahead To 2017–What’s Hot For Calgary This Season

It’s one of the most anticipated times of the year for us Calgarians, when we get to throw off those...

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by christine / January 17, 2017

Things You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Home

Buying your first house is a time filled with excitement, nerves, and apprehension. It is a big decision to commit...

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