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Calgary's population saw 55,000 people move here in the last 12

February 27th, 2014
So apparently Calgarians started to share our city with 55,000 more peoplein the last year.  Crazy.  At more than 1000 people moving here every week it starts to explain why the deerfoot has felt busier. Total popluation now 1.36M people. go figure, it certainly explains our crazy rental market, and short supply in the real estate sector...job creation numbers outperform everyone else signifi ...

Is this the right garage?

February 26th, 2014
Ran into an interesting scenario recently, where the selling realtor, even asking a series of questions about the actual location of the garage, was simply 'too busy' to really spend the time leaving a trail of breadcrumbs ,or a piece of tape or some form of markation of which garage belonged to the unit my buyer was potentially purchasing.  Simple enough, but in this situation the garages, i ...

how do i compete in a competitive msrket

February 24th, 2014
A question I get from buyers lately is about whether we should buy in an active market, or is it better to wait? And the answer is quite simple. There are a few factors when buying a home, Firstly our mortgage rates are the lowest they've been in 50 yesrs, so theres that.  It's clear, rates will go up in Canada in the next year or two, for sure. Secondly, if you can find a house or condo that ...

Luxury Townhouse in Westhills in Calgary

February 22nd, 2014
Luxury Townhouse living in Calgary's coveted Wethills corridor.  3 BR, braxilian hardwood floors, and configured basement with new everything and lock it and go living in Calgary. http;//www.robinlear.com /106

What is a Sellers market in Calgary

February 22nd, 2014
A few things thrown around in the media is the term 'sellers market'.  What does this really entail. Back in 2006/2007 this meant that yes, we were seeing properties get 15 and 20 offers under 400k and properties were selling for 20 and 30k above list price.  Usually because sellers were intentionally listing the property sub market value.  A sellers market means a few different things, yes t ...

Writing Competing Offers in Calgary

February 16th, 2014
There is a strategy to writing competing offers that perhaps some people don't employ. If you have a realtor without one, or the ability to really tell a buyer what aa place is really worth, that doesn't just include going higher and higher in price point, then re-think your options. I don't lose out on a lot of them, but not out of dumb luck. For those realtors who weren't practicing real es ...

Luxury Townhouse living in Calgarys Westhills

February 15th, 2014
This new listing has had a good amount of activity this first week on the market, but now that the weather has gotten more palatable, we will see more buyers get in to the proverbial Fray, of home ownership, we are seeing activity levels, outperform our number of listings, which is only at the 2700 listing mark, not much at all. This condo in particukar is a 2 storey nearly 1700 sq ft with br ...

A few funny things occurring with increased pricing in Calgary

February 15th, 2014

Right Now is the part of the market when many Calgarians will try a 5% increase in pricing over the same prices we got 3 mos ago, for the exact same home.  the reality is that in some areas, we may get it, and sometimes not-so-much. i saw one home today, well above the benchmark price, they rec'd an offer first day on the market, then the excitement fizzled. There is a tendancy amongst seller ...

60 Prominence Park SW Towncondo in Prominence Heights

February 11th, 2014
It is a bit of a crazy market AGAIN, in Calgary with many entry-level homes and condos selling in multiple offer scenarios. When a good property comes along like an Executive Towncondo like this one, there are a few things that are evident. First of course, is that there aren't many of these on the market, literally 2 or 3, 2nd with a limited supply, the next level detached home jumps up to t ...

60 Prominence Park SW

February 10th, 2014
A quiet cul-de-sac location, in an active market there are very few homes like this, with high end finishes, brazilian hardwood floors, amd configured basement finished for extra space. Check out http://www.robinlear.com/106 for more photos. 
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