What You Need to Know about the Edmonton Market
By Ben MyersI really enjoy following Don Campbell on Twitter; he often links to very informative and educational articles and market news. What I cant help but notice is he has been linked to a lot of articles about Alberta lately, and all are extremely positive about the employment and housing prospects for the province. […]
5 Drivers of Future Job Growth Areas
By Allyssa Epp As an investor, you want to be sure you are investing in real estate in a community with a future, not a past. There are key drivers and market influencers that affect both the current and future value of every piece of real estate. An astute investor analyzes each of these for […]
Petronas threatens to pull their BC LNG project Why?
How to Assess Condo Investments Using REAL Data
By Ben Myers I am often asked what is going to happen with home prices… Such a loaded question! I dont have a crystal ball, but there are numbers that I typically focus on to get a sense of where resale prices are trending: resale transactions, resale listings, days on market, sales-to-listings ratio, future supply, […]
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Calgary Bubble: Time For a Mid-2014 Realty Check
By Don R. Campbell Be There or Be Square In 2014 the Calgary real estate market is gaining a reputation as THE PLACE to be. The market seems very hot, some would say too hot (oh no, not the dreaded bubble word), while others keep making random guesses as to what’s driving it. Speculation and […]
Why the Best is in the West
By Robert McLeod The West wants in. It was the phrase that built a movement, helped make the Reform Party of Canada the Official Opposition and eventually led to Stephen Harper becoming Prime Minister. But lately it seems like thats been reversed, and everyone wants in to the West. And no wonder, with the best […]
Rising Inventory Contributes To Record-Breaking Sales
By Randy Bett There was a burst of real estate activity in the city of Calgary this spring, as both new listings and total sales each jumped by over 16 percent from May 2013 to May 2014, resulting in a May sales record! “Strong sales activity is a reflection of improving fundamental conditions such as […]
Calgary Takes a Step in the Right Direction
By Don R. Campbell Sears has recently entered into a binding agreement with Concord Pacific Group to develop the 12-acre site at the North Hill Shopping Centre at 16th Avenue and 14th Street N.W. into a set of residential highrises with the potential of retail space. The North Hill location in Calgary is a perfect […]