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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

Calgary MLS® Housing Price Index (HPI) Explained

The MLS® Housing Price Index (HPI) is coming to Calgary in February, as part of a nationwide rollout involving boards in Canada’s largest cities. This new monthly price measure will enable Realtors to better determine real price changes. Many Realtors have experienced a scenario where the monthly average price increased by five per cent, and your…

Changes To Conditional Sale Status For Sellers Listings On Calgary MLS May Frustrate Buyers and Realtors

On January 1, 2012, the Calgary Real Estate Board introduced new and significantly different operational procedures on how our industry reports the status of a current listing on the market. Prior to this date, all conditional offers on listings were to be reported as Conditionally SOLD with only the exception of a special clause offer that…

October 2011 Monthly Statistics / CALGARY’S HOUSING MARKET SET TO OUTPACE 2010

Several Calgary Communities Get a Boost in Sales and Price Calgary, November 1, 2011 – According to figures released today by CREB® (Calgary Real Estate Board), Calgary residential sales totaled 16,184 after the first 10 months of the year, an increase of eight per cent over last year. Over 61 per cent of Calgary’s established…