February 2018

Condo Fees: Here's What You Need To Know

Posted on Feb 26, 2018

Condo Fees: Here's What You Need To Know

Condos are quickly rising as a top housing choice for first-time buyers. But many first-time homebuyers forget about condo fees. What exactly are they, how are they calculated and what do they cover? Here’s what you need to know.

Condos are quickly rising as a top housing choice for first-time buyers. With aff...

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Home Features To Look For When Starting A Family

Posted on Feb 26, 2018

Home Features To Look For When Starting A Family

Starting a family and buying a home are milestones that often happen in sync. Here are some features family-minded homebuyers should look for when shopping for their next home.

Deciding to start a family is an exciting time — and so is searching for a new family home. Baby proofing has come a long way...

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How to buy a home without stress – despite the mortgage stress test

Posted on Feb 06, 2018

We’re officially a month into 2018, and one full month into the latest mortgage stress test. Are you feeling the pinch? With the Bank of Canada’s latest interest rate hike, and more increases rumoured for 2018, if you’re looking to buy a home and sweating a bit about budget, you’re not alone.

But let’s take a step back and look at the stress test fr...

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Top Reasons To List Your Home Before Spring

Posted on Feb 05, 2018

Top Reasons To List Your Home Before Spring:

Most people assume that they should wait until spring to sell their home because it’s the best time. But waiting it out for spring is not always the best idea. Here are some things to consider about the winter market before deciding when you should put your home up for sale:

1. Winter typically has a lower...

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How The New Mortgage Rules Might Affect You

Posted on Feb 04, 2018

How The New Mortgage RulesMight Affect You:

On January 1, new mortgage qualification rules took effect targeting uninsured mortgage borrowers. Here’s what you need to know about the new rules, and how they could impact Canada’s housing markets in 2018.

Canada posted year-over-year residential price gains in 2017 across most regions. Now in 2018, many...

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Monthly Market Report - January 2018

Posted on Feb 01, 2018 in Calgary Real Estate Market Reports

Housing Market Déjà Vu in January:

As expected, Calgary sales activity similar to last year.
Jan. 2018 City of Calgary, February 1, 2018 – The new year opened predictably, with monthly figures close to the Januarys of the past three years. With new mortgage rules and rates officially in effect, sales activity in January remained comparable to last ye...

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