By: Deven Folkins

CREB®'s Q3 2020 Housing Report released

Tags: YYC, Calgary, Real Estate, Deven Folkins, Realtor, Calgary real estate stats

City of Calgary, October 22, 2020 – Third-quarter activity was far better than original expectations, as sales activity in the city improved by nearly 12 per cent 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 easing lending rates and previous price decl...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

CREB Media Release October 2020: Home sales rise along with supply

Tags: Calgary, Homes in YYC, Real Estate

September sales activity jumped to 1,702 units, the strongest September total since 2014. New listings in September improved over last month, but levels remained comparable to the previous year. The increase in sales relative to new listings did prevent any monthly gains in inventory levels, but supply in the market is still down 12 per cent compared to last year. "The recent rise in new li...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

Detached and semi-detached home sales rise, but economic uncertainty remains

Tags: Detached Homes, Semi-Detached Homes

Enter Blog Post Here City of Calgary, August 4, 2020 – With higher sales for both detached and semi-detached product, July sales totals rose above last year's levels. Despite the improvements in July, year-to-date sales remain 15 per cent lower than last year's levels. "There have been improvements relative to the lowest sales levels caused by COVID-19, but it is too ear...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

Housing market second quarterly report released

Tags: Market report

City of Calgary, July 27, 2020 – The second quarter of 2020 marked the first full quarter since COVID-19 began to weigh on the economy.  Calgary housing sales slowed by 35 per cent compared to the previous year. This is better than original expectations, thanks to June figures that were far stronger than initial estimates. The pullback in new listings in the second quarter caused i...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

Media release: Sales decline by two per cent from last year amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Tags: creb, calgary, housing market, yyc, covid-19,

  City of Calgary, July 2, 2020 – After three months where COVID-19 weighed heavily on the housing market, sales activity in June continued to trend up from the previous month, totalling 1,747 units. Caution remains necessary, as monthly sales are nearly two per cent lower than activity recorded last year. However, this represents a significant improvement compared to the past se...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

CREB Media release: COVID-19's impact on Calgary housing market continues

Tags: Calgary, Real Estate, COVID-19, YYC

City of Calgary, June 1, 2020 – Housing market activity in May remained slow, but sales exceeded the lows from April, which saw less than 600 sales in Calgary. May sales totalled 1,080 units, a 44 per cent decline from last year's figures. "The initial shock of COVID-19 and social distancing measure is starting to ease. This is bringing some buyers and sellers back to the ma...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

How to Avoid Choosing The Wrong Door

Tags: Real Estate, Calgary Real Estate, YYC, Calgary, Value, Listing, Pricing your Home, Home, House, Article, Do it Yourself, Improvements

Not all exterior doors are equal. Here are the pros, cons, and costs of different types. Good looks and value — what’s not to love? Not only does replacing your front entry door kick up your curb appeal, it’s a solid investment with a decent payback. According to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS®, a new steel ent...Read More

By: Deven Folkins


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      Tourism Calgary   October 14 at 8:00 PM ·  The ultimate night light to help you have sweet dreams and start the week off right. Goodnight, Calgary! ?? ana_shahnovich on IG | #capturecalgary   ...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

5 Surprising (and Useful) Ways to Save for a Down Payment!

Tags: Real Estate, Calgary Real Estate, First Time Home Buyers, Downpayment, saving, tips, Home, House, Article

One of the biggest misconceptions of home buying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get to the good stuff, you’ve got to cobble together a down payment, a daunting sum if you follow the textbook advice to squirrel away 20% of a home’s cost....Read More

By: Deven Folkins


Tags: garden, gardening, homes, houses, real estate, Calgary, CREB, blog, article,

Article by Donna Balzar - October 5, 2018  When plants blacken and turn to mush with overnight frost, it seems like the whole gardening game is over for another year. Well, not so fast. If you work in your garden, you benefit from positive vibes and lower blood pressure, and scientists say we relax at just the smell of evergreen trees in our parks and yards. So let’s stretch the season...Read More

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