Calgary Real Estate Blog

Nevin’s Calgary Real Estate Blog delivers the latest market news, updates, and property listings as well as tips for buying or selling a home in Calgary Alberta.

Licensed in 1999, Nevin brings a wealth of experience to his real estate practice. He has worked in various capacities including agent/realtor, office manager, team leader, board member and an advisor to some of the industry’s largest real estate technology companies.

Nevin is known for his enthusiasm for technology and can most often be found studying the next big thing in real estate marketing and implementing it in his business. “From the very beginning, real estate technology has been a big- part of my business,” says Nevin

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CREB’s 3rd Quarter of 2020 Calgary Housing Report

CREB’s Calgary Housing Report has reported the third-quarter activity was far better than original expectations, as sales activity in the city improved by nearly 12 percent over last year’s levels.  Some of the shift in the third quarter reflects activity that likely would have occurred in the second quarter. The housing market also benefited from…

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Patience required on the road to Calgary’s housing market recovery

Recent struggles in the job market, accompanied by yet another interest rate increase, is piling on to the decisions potential purchasers have to make in the housing market. The month of July saw 1,547 units sold in Calgary, nearly five per cent below last year. New listings eased to 2,964 units, causing inventories to total…

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Mid-Year Calgary market update shows stability

The first-half of 2017 marked a shift in Alberta’s economy from recession to recovery, with conditions supporting stability rather than expansion. “Economic challenges continue to exist, as high unemployment rates, weak migration levels and more stringent lending conditions are weighing on the housing market,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “This will continue to cause…

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Market remains balanced despite easing in absorption rates

Supply gain in apartment sector threatens to impact price Declines in residential housing sales activity eased in July, creating, when combined with stable inventory levels, no change to the month-over-month price. Year-over-year sales fell by 14 per cent to 1,995 units in July, compared to a 17.8 per cent decrease the previous month. Despite the…

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Housing market expected to be stable in 2015

While the recent drop in oil prices has caused speculation about implications for the housing sector, stable conditions are expected given current forecasts for employment and migration. “While employment and migration are expected to support housing demand, estimates could change depending on the extent and duration of oil price declines,” said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB®’s chief…

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New Home Buyer Protection Act Of Alberta

In early 2014, the New Home Buyer Protection Act will come into force. The intent of the legislation is to improve consumer protection and recourse options, increase builder accountability, and raise the standard of residential construction in Alberta. While the Act does not place any new obligations on Alberta’s REALTORS®, this article discusses important aspects…

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June sales exceed expectations however flood outcome on the market is still to be determined

Calgary, July 2, 2013 – Sales activity in June exceeded growth expectations. City of Calgary monthly residential sales totaled 2,317, a six per cent increase over June 2012 figures, and nearly five per cent higher than levels recorded in the first half of 2012. However, the impact of recent flooding is expected to trickle into…

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Calgary housing market does not show signs of slowing

Year-over-year sales growth remains in double digit territory Calgary, Nov. 1, 2012 – City of Calgary sales activity marked a 23-per-cent increase over levels recorded in October 2011. The continued improvement in sales has pushed year-to-date sales activity to nearly 16-per-cent above levels recorded in 2011. “Relative to national trends, we continue to move in…

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Calgary real estate bucks national trend

Calgary, August 1, 2012 – Calgary continues to buck national housing sale trends. The 1,936 residential units sold in July represent a 21.3-per-cent increase over 2011. “Recent mortgage rule changes prompted much discussion of a national housing correction. While the two largest cities (Vancouver and Toronto) have started to witness declines in home sales activity,…

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Calgary Home in the desirables neighbourhood of Britannia sells for $1,000,0000 over the asking price due to competing offers.

Original Article by Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald It is a testament to Calgary’s strong luxury home market. An upscale Britannia home recently sold for $6 million in just days, as multiple bids upped the price by $1 million from its original listing, making it the third most expensive MLS sale ever in the city, the…

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“Pending” issue explained by the Chair of the CREB® Professional Standards Steering Committee

This issue has caused a lot of controversy recently, but the article below provides further context on the reasons for the change. By Doug MacCallum Recently, we submitted a motion to the board of directors to implement changes to rule and regulation 18.02. We kept the original rule (to report all conditional sales) and expanded…

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