Real Estate Blog / Data - Blog Archive: October, 2018

October 2018

Found 9 blog entries for October 2018.



Ideally, you would like buyers to wait until they’ve viewed your whole property before they judge it. However, the reality is, buyers start forming an impression of your home as soon as they see it from the curb. So, it pays to do everything you can to improve your property's "curb appeal". Here are some ideas: · You can improve the impact of your landscaping by trimming hedges, removing any unsightly weeds, and cutting the grass. Planting just a few fresh flowers can make a big impact. · If your main entrance door is old, a fresh coat of paint will make it look like new. In some cases, the effect is significant. · Remove any items that might distract the buyer from forming a good first impression. For example, garbage…
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City of Calgary, October 1, 2018 – With no change in the economic climate, Calgary's sales activity totaled 1,272 units in September, a 13 per cent decline over the previous year and well below long-term averages. There was a pullback in sales across all product types, most notably the detached market.

"Calgary's economy continues to struggle with unemployment, which rose again last month to over eight per cent. Concerns in the employment market, higher lending rates and shaken confidence are weighing on housing demand," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. 

"At the same time, supply levels continue to remain high, resulting in persistent oversupply and price declines." 

Inventories totaled 7,941 units, pushing the months of supply to

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If you're working with a landscaping contractor, you want to develop a good working relationship with that professional, so you can avoid delays, stress and other issues. After all, the last thing you want is a tree planted in the wrong spot because of a misunderstanding! The same holds true when working with a real estate agent. Whether you're buying, selling, or both, you want the process to go smoothly and successfully. Creating an ideal working relationship with your agent is an important step toward making that happen.

How do you do that?

First, ask your agent to go over the process with you. If you're selling your home, you want to understand the steps the agent is going to take. That way, there will be fewer surprises. In particular, you’ll want to…
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