Calgary’s January 2024 Real Estate Recap: Trends and Insights

The first month of the year brought significant momentum to Calgary’s real estate scene. Let’s delve into the key highlights, explore sector-wise performances, and gain insights into the trends that are shaping our dynamic market.

City-Wide Snapshot: In January, a robust surge in sales, totalling 1,650 units, marked a noteworthy gain from the previous year. This upward trajectory was fuelled by an influx of new listings, reaching a substantial 2,137 units. Despite this increase, the low inventory situation persisted, with only 2,150 units available—nearly 49% below the long-term average.

Expert Commentary: Ann-Marie Lurie, Chief Economist at CREB®, observed, “Supply…

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NAVIGATING CALGARY’S REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE

A Comprehensive Guide for Home Buyers

 

Welcome to the vibrant world of Calgary real estate! Choosing the perfect neighbourhood is the first step in your home buying journey. From bustling urban communities to peaceful suburbs, Calgary offers a diverse range of options.

1. UNDERSTANDING NEIGHBOURHOODS:

Calgary is a mosaic of unique neighbourhoods, each with its own charm and character. Whether you’re drawn to the trendy vibe of Kensington, the family-friendly atmosphere of Acadia, or the luxurious estates in Springbank Hill, we can help you navigate the distinct characteristics of each area. For more informations, dive into the 

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Unlocking Your Homeownership Journey: A Positive Guide for First-Time Buyers

Buying your first home is an exciting and rewarding journey that marks a significant milestone in your life. While it may seem like a complex process, approaching it with positivity and the right steps can make all the difference. Here’s a roadmap to guide you through the exhilarating adventure of becoming a first-time homeowner.

Step 1: Financial Foundations

Begin by laying a solid financial groundwork. Understand your credit score and take steps to improve it if needed. Create a budget that reflects your income, expenses, and potential mortgage payments. This sets the stage for a confident and informed homebuying experience.

Step 2: Mortgage Pre-Approval

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It’s that time of year again – time to get your home ready for the fall season! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some essential fall home maintenance tips to keep your house in top shape as the weather gets chillier.



Clean those gutters! Leaves and debris can easily clog up your gutters, leading to potential water damage. Schedule a maintenance check to ensure they are clear and functioning properly.

Check your HVAC system. With winter just around the corner, make sure your heating system is in tip-top condition. Have a professional inspect and clean your furnace to ensure it runs efficiently and keeps you cozy all season long

Seal windows and doors. Fall is the perfect time to address any drafts or leaks that may have…

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This has come up a bit for me lately as I have been helping clients buy older bungalow duplexes, with high utility costs, so thought this might be an interesting tip!

When buying a home one of the items a home inspector will check is the insulation in the ceiling, but have you ever looked at your Ceiling insulation years after you move in? Have you lived in your home a while? Do you own an older home? Ceiling insulation is critically important for controlling utility costs in Alberta, for several reasons:


  • Harsh Winters: Alberta experiences cold winters with temperatures that can drop significantly below freezing. Proper ceiling insulation helps keep the warmth inside your home, reducing the need for continuous heating. This, in turn,…

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Thinking about building a new home with a home builder in the Calgary or surrounding area? This blog post is for you…read on to protect yourself…

Purchasing a new home is an exciting and often life-changing experience. When you’re considering a new home build with a New Home builder, it’s essential to have a knowledgeable and experienced ally by your side. This is where a realtor comes in. While some may think that buying directly from a builder is the simplest route, there are several compelling reasons why using a realtor is the best choice:

Negotiation Skills: Realtors are skilled negotiators. They can help you navigate the complexities of contracts, upgrades, and pricing, ensuring you get the best deal possible on your new home. Their…

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Introducing the October 2023 Housing Market Update. Calgary’s real estate market continues to witness price gains amidst low inventory levels. Despite the expected seasonal slowdown, sales activity remains strong, with a remarkable 17% increase compared to last year. This surge can be attributed to the growing demand for affordable housing options, particularly in the apartment condominium segment, as consumers tackle high-interest rates. In October, new listings also showed improvement, reaching the highest levels reported since 2015. However, despite these positive developments, inventory levels remain over 40% lower than the traditional October standards, posing challenges in supply. According to CREB® Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie, achieving a…

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10 EASY WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY IN YOUR HOME

Many Canadians don’t realize how easy it is to reduce energy consumption at home. In this article, we’ll show you 10 easy ways to make your home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Why should you make your home more energy efficient? Here are some compelling reasons.


1. Save money: Energy efficient homes mean lower energy bills.

  • Reducing pollution: *Reduce the environmental impact of power generation.
  • Fighting climate change: Contribute to efforts to prevent global warming.
  • Financial incentives: Take advantage of government incentives for energy efficient upgrades. Let’s take a look at some tips.
  • Improved comfort: *Enjoy a more comfortable indoor environment…

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Tips for designing a porch for fall…As the leaves change colour and the air turns crisp, it’s time to transition your porch from summer to fall. A beautifully decorated porch can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests, making it the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the season. Here are some porch design tips to help you enjoy the comforts of fall and make the most of this wonderful time of year.


  • Cherish the autumn colours: One of the easiest ways to give your porch a new look in the fall is to incorporate the rich, warm colours of the season. Consider using bold oranges, rustic reds, earthy browns and yellows to decorate your porch. You can achieve this by adding cushions, blankets and potted plants in these…

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