Calgary Real Estate Blog

Hi Everyone,

It has been a tough week for our country as we offer thoughts and support for all of those affected by the Humboldt Broncos. I, myself come from a hockey family and have many family members in Saskatchewan & Alberta who play. Ryan Straschnitzki from Airdrie has set an example on defining a positive attitude and his words have stayed with me:

"Don't live in the past and focus on right now....Never give up. If you are going through a tough time, you can reach out for support and know things will come around."

I know there will be ups and downs for him and many others but I felt compelled to share. 

I will now shift my focus on keeping you informed on the market. There are 188 new listings added just this week and sales are down 27% from last year.

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Hi Everyone,

Are we done with winter yet? 

Calgary real estate can be affected even by weather as sales are down 18% from last year giving buyers the advantage. The good news is with the right marketing plan any home can sell. Want a free home evaluation? No obligation; providing value is what matters to me. Click here to find out what your home is worth.

Need help with organization or designing a room? I can help. Click here to get started.

If you know of someone buying or selling, let me know if I can help. 

P.S. Don't forget to enter the latest CIR contest to win a full cleaning of your home!
Enter now!

Hope to talk to you soon!

-Nancy

A Bumpy Road to Recovery

City of Calgary, March 1, 2018 – Residential home sales declined in February, but a decline

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Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a nice Family Day Long Weekend. I was fortunate to see family and help clients both with real estate and home staging. Hard to believe I've helped over 300 families in my career so far! If you know of anyone thinking of buying or selling, let me know if I can help!

My new and improved website is better than ever with easy to use tools to help start your search, save it and setup notifications directly to your email. Not sure where to start your home search? My preset communities search is a great start! Select a quadrant, narrow down by price and go from there. Easy as 1-2-3! Click here to start http://www.nancyball.ca/

Don't forget to check out CIR REALTY's Happy Home Contest and enter to win this month's homeowner

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Wishing you all a Prosperous and Healthy 2018!

Happy New Year and Happy Home Contest!

CIR Realty is offering a homeowner giveaway each month of this year. You just need to enter a ballot via www.cirrealty.ca/contest every month in order to win that month's prize. This month you could win FREE INTERIOR PAINTING FOR ONE ROOM. For more details, visit my blog http://www.nancyball.ca/blog/.

Last week Bank of Canada increased the rate from 1% to 1.25% which means the big 5 banks will be doing a rate hike. Keep a watch on your mortgage rate if you are not locked in. An example of the rate hike would be an extra $50/month on a 25 year mortgage of $400,000.

Attached you will see my Real Estate Review for Calgary and the surrounding area. December

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Check it out....

It runs for 12 months, and every month there is a new prize to be won! The draw will be done at the end of each month. You will need to re-enter each month to win that month's prize. You can enter the contest by visiting cirrealty.ca or cirrealty.ca/contest

You will be asked who your Realtor is and if you want any more information about real estate. If you do, I am happy to help. This month you can win free interior painting of one room up to 225 square feet by Johnny B's Painting.

STAY TUNED TO MY NEXT BLOG TO SEE ALL THE PRIZES FOR EACH MONTH! 

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Give a child a new unwrapped toy!



Happy Holidays Everyone!

CIR Realty is a proud partner of Toy Angels along with KISS 95.9 in support of the Salvation Army & Women's Emergency Shelter until December 22nd. If you can't make it to drop one off, I can arrange a time to come pick it up from you. I do this every year and enjoy giving back with my colleagues. Please help us ensure that all children will wake Christmas morning with a present to unwrap. For more information, please click here.

From my family to yours, we wish you a very 
Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah! 

Looking forward to 2018!

Nancy Ball

Home Improvement

November marks a rise in sales

The November housing market was spurred by a rise in sales, particularly in the lower price

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Hey Everyone,

On October 27th, I celebrated my 14th year of my real estate career. It's hard to believe that it's been so long! I am grateful to be able to work with so many wonderful clients. Know someone thinking of buying or selling? Let me know if I can help.

The market stats haven't changed much since this time last year but the mortgage rules have. See links below and send me an email if I can answer any questions. 

Thanks,

-Nancy

Status Quo for Calgary's Housing Market

Prices remain similar to last year, but ease in October

October's housing market conditions closely echoed previous month's trends with easing sales, rising inventories and downward price pressure. Like last month, the monthly activity was not enough to derail gains that

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I went before it got too crowded this weekend as I heard this year's Calgary Fall Home Show had over 82% capacity of booths rented with new things to see. What are some of my favourites? I took a few photos of the "Dinner By Design Calgary" tablescapes that made my list. Check it out:

I also enjoyed the Do-It-Yourself Project "OneNightStand Challenge" in support of Habitat For Humanity which is one of my favourite non-profit groups that I encourage my clients to donate to and visit their 2 stores in both SE & NE Calgary. This year, 5 designers have been challenged to take a basic nightstand from basic to bold, using only Rust-Oleum® paints and stains and a frugal $50 design budget. I personally chose Magda Assaf from Modern Emulsions as a top

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Hey Everyone,

How was your summer? I really enjoyed the warmer temperatures but boy did Fall set in this week! I've heard that interest rates will increase again so take a look at your long term plans and see if locking into a mortgage rate is best for you.

Going to the Calgary Fall Home Show this weekend? I went last night and saw some interesting stuff. Check out my blog 'Things To See:The Calgary Fall Home Show 2017' for some photos and details.

Thanks again for all of the referrals and support. It is appreciated and stay warm.

Nancy

Housing recovery a balancing act

Growth in new listings outpaced sales preventing inventory declines

Sales posted a modest gain in August, but a rise in new listings kept inventory levels elevated.

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Home Sold for 98.6% of the List Price!!As you will see this condo complex in Glamorgan of southwest Calgary had some other competition but with the right marketing, presentation, and negotiation skills I helped get the sale for close to their asking price **Check out the SOLD sign** 

I always encourage my clients to try their price if they want for the first few weeks but eventually the price needs to be closer to what a buyer thinks it is worth.  This listing has a lovely layout as my favourite feature is the double-sided wood with log gas lighter fireplace in the living room and dining room near the tall skylight.  I also like the handy main floor washer/dryer with few steps down to the double car garage attached.  The private and quiet location in

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