Calgary Real Estate Blog

Hope everyone is enjoying the relaxed atmosphere that is summer so far! Did you have a chance to make it to the stampede this year? The attendance numbers were down about 7 per cent this year, which I thought was pretty good considering the uncooperative weather. But I had to brave the rain and take a trip down there at least once this year! I had a great time and the food was interesting, as usual, from monkey balls to jalapeno corn dogs.

It was another great month for me as I made the Top 10 Office Top Producers List for the month of June. I could not have achieved this without your referrals. I appreciate your trust in me and always strive to take it up an extra notch not only satisfying the clients but to make you look good as well! So thank

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Wishing all the fathers and pops-to-be a wonderful day on Sunday! Even though it may not be said as often as it should, we appreciate all you do and the support and strength you give us.

Real estate is slowing down as buyers are concentrating on planning vacations rather than planning their next move. Nonetheless, there are great listings up for grabs and this could be a great time since half the buyers are on sabbatical.

Feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions, I am here to help!


Quick Links to articles in my newsletter:
Housing supply swells in cool spring market
How to give the most on Father's Day
19 Gardening Shortcuts That Save Time and Money
Developers see opportunity in Fort McMurray rebuild

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Hi Everyone,   Thanks to your continued support and referrals I was able to achieve the same award I got last year as #3 Top Producer Overall 2015 for my office. Now having two, I don't feel the need for any more awards. I would rather focus on helping others with their real estate needs as that is reward enough and maybe take more vacation days this year ha ha ??    That said, I am never too busy for your referrals and if you ever have any questions I'm happy to help.    My office did a fundraiser for Fort McMurray and I'm a part of a support group created by Realtors who are continuing to post ads for vacant/rental homes and post for those in need a temporary place to call home. My thoughts are with them and all of those rescue workers…
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I dedicate this newsletter to my Grandpa, Thomas (Ken) Viccars who passed away this week at the age of 93.  He and I often would talk as he too had a love of real estate.  In fact, to support his family of 9 including his 7 children, he was a Commercial Realtor in Calgary and his parents (my Great Grandparents), Harry & Laura Viccars were also self-employed as grocery store owners at the corner of 17 Ave SW and 5th St SW which still remains today as Waves Coffee House.

Being a 4th generation Calgarian, I know my Grandpa was proud of how much I helped others and I know he will continue to cheer me on! I was so happy this month with the market finally picking up and helping several of my clients close on their real estate transactions. One of my

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Hi Everyone,

I'm looking forward to sharing all the value-added tools in this issue! First off, there are some of you who are seeing this newsletter for the first time so “Welcome!” I ask if you enjoy this monthly newsletter please hit the SUBSCRIBE button click here to confirm. CIR Realty is giving away $10,000 to a lucky winner who attend Real Estate Off The Record: Uncensored Advice on Buying, Selling & Investing. It's a FREE SEMINAR on April 23rd 9:30am-1:00pm at WinSport C.O.P. International Arena. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Want the latest statistics on the market? Contact me and check out the latest statistics in "CIR Realty Real Estate Review" on the left side. Currently in most neighbourhoods sellers must price their homes by 1-2%

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Happy February!


Wow I can't believe it's February already and what a February it is! Are we sure it's not May already with this gorgeous weather! And the warmer weathers are certainly drawing out more buyers to the real estate market! It is definitely a Buyer's Market but that doesn't mean houses are just being given away! With some minor renovations and updates, you can get top dollar for your home! Give me a call to find out how staging and minor touch-ups can make a huge difference in your selling price!

Check out a new feature from CIR Realty exclusive to CIR Clients ONLY! It's called "Best My Nest" - a program specifically designed to enhance your homeownership experience by offering exclusive deals through partnerships with local

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Happy 2016 Everyone!!!

Hope you all had a nice holiday season and are enjoying the warmer temperatures this week.  
The Calgary Real Estate Forecast predicts sales to drop 2.2% and prices to fall with foreclosures to rise up to 30% this year. That said, I look at the great opportunities for buyers and investors plus my Sellers are still getting offers and selling for a profit! I don't let the negative take over and maintain a positive outlook for 2016. 
Interest rates are predicted to rise so I would lock in a mortgage rate if you are interested in buying in Spring. If there is anything I can do to help you or someone you know, please let me know. Special thanks to Lindsay & Jacques Krzepkowski and Karen Chambers for your referrals as…
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Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays Everyone!

Somehow I managed to be #4 out of my entire company last month and #3 Top Producer out of my office again thanks to your help and referrals.

Thank you for your continued support!

This year due to the economy I have decided to use some of my Christmas client gift budget towards giving back to others in need. I sponsored a little girl overseas, donated food & clothing and gave gifts to my Seniors Corner program. I included a photo from last week's Christmas Party of the volunteers who continue to make this program successful. It's wonderful to see the Seniors meet new friends and have some fun each month.

The media has made the real estate market sound somewhat negative and even though we don't know

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 Hi Everyone, 

This month always makes me think of Remembrance Day and my Grandpa Ken Viccars, 92 who fought in WWII for my freedom as well as other veterans who continue to support the cause. I'm grateful to him and wanted to take a moment to recognize him. Isn't he handsome? Ha ha plus he is one of the toughest men I've ever met :-)   I'm feeling even more grateful this month as I found out I was #3 Top Office Producer and #5 for the entire company province wide last month!  Even though the news is reporting prices declining, buyers are still buying and sellers are still selling so don't believe everything you hear. If you or someone you know have any questions about real estate please let me know if I can help.   Thanks again for…
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Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving next week! Hope you have a wonderful time spent with family around the dinner table enjoying good food! I would like Thank You all for support and loyalty and for reading my newsletters! I truly appreciate it!

Don't forget to enter the CIR trip for FOUR to San Diego contest! Check out the info on the sidebar or visit to enter.   Have a great October and a safe Hallowe'en!


View my September 2015 Newsletter

Coming Events:

Sept 17 - Nov 1 Iluminasia Lantern & Garden Festival
Sept 26 - Oct 25 Autumn Pumpkin Festival Calgary
Oct 2 - 31 Screamfest
Oct 9 - 11 Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour
Oct 12 Thanksgiving Day
Oct 12 - 17 YYComedy

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