City Home Sales Hold Momentum

Posted by Nancy Ball on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 1:01am.

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is safe and staying away from the flood zone in Calgary. My thoughts are with all my fellow Albertans! If there is any way I can help, please let me know.

I made #3 out of the office last month! Thank you for your referrals and having past clients choose to work with me again is a huge compliment.  See recent testimonial:

“We bought a home through Nancy 8 years ago and decided it was time to sell. Nancy has continued to work in the neighbourhood and there was no other Realtor as far as we are concerned.  Nancy’s staging tips and advice worked.  We sold for list price in 1 day!  She did a great job.”  –The Ross Family

The market in Calgary is favouring the Sellers in most areas. Out-of-town market is busy as there is more affordable housing than buying inner city Calgary.  Less single family homes available that buyers are considering townhouse condos. Prices are on the rise but there are some good deals for buyers if they have a Realtor notifying them before a home is listed on

If there is anything I can do, please let me know.  I love to help. Check out for the latest MLS listings!

- Nancy

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my trip for 4 to Disneyland Contest & more prizes! See below.

City Home Sales Hold Momentum

Prices rise as resale market continues to favour sellers   City of Calgary residential monthly sales improved over the previous year, mostly driven by increased demand in the condominium market.   “We’re back to normal levels of activity,” said Becky Walters, president of CREB®’s board of directors. “Last spring was the first time since the recession that we saw more typical levels of sales, and this spring sales recorded further growth.” » Click Here  

9 tips for high value home appraisals                       

Whether your refinancing or need a fair market valuation of your property for tax reasons you’ll need to get an appraisal—and there are ways to ensure you get the highest price point possible for your home. » Click Here

Calgary listed as one of Canada's more affordable housing markets

Calgary’s housing market renaissance has not been a steady process, as the overall improving trend in resale activity was inconsistent last year, says a report released today by RBC Economics Research.   But the city remains one of the more affordable housing markets in Canada.   The latest Housing Trends and Affordability Report said recent statistics, however, show that resales in the area stabilized in the first quarter of 2013 and that month-to-month gains were registered during the February to April period.   » Click Here

Building a Flowerbed Without Digging

One of the easiest ways to make a new garden bed harnesses the natural forces of the sun, weather, and earthworms to transform bare turf into rich, plantable earth. Once you layer cardboard, newsprint, and compost on top of the turf, and wait several months, the turf decomposes into 6 to 8 inches of topsoil. Build the bed at the beginning of one season and it should be ready for planting by the next season. For example, pile up the layers in early spring; the ground will be plantable by summer. No digging; no sweat.  See below for complete step-by-step instructions. » Click Here

Win a trip for 4 to Disneyland!                      

CIR REALTY and other fellow CIR Realtors like me have created an exciting contest for all of you and your friends! The theme of the contest is family and all of our prizes are meant to bring families together and give them memorable experiences.

Our grand prize draw which will be done on July 2nd is for a family trip for 4 to DISNEYLAND! (4 nights, 5 days, park passes, flights and accommodation at one of Disney's resorts included).

Congratulations to the latest Contest winners:

Katie Frank, Okotoks, AB $100 Montana's Restaurant Nicola Youle, Calgary, AB Family Portrait session Caranosa ($700)

*To Enter - Visit our contest website, (there is also a link to enter the contest directly from and input some basic information.


June 13 - 16 Banff National Park Bike Fest
June 14 - 16 Bow Island June Fest
June 15
Motorcycle Ride for Dad
June 15 Okotoks Parade Day and Children's Festival

June 16
Loops for the Troops
June 16
Wings & Wheels on Father's Day 2013
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Sled Island Festival
June 19
Airdrie Farmers Market Food Truck Frenzy
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Drive-In Movie Night
June 21 Airdrie Beer Wine & Spirits Festival
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Aggie Days
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Calgary Greek Festival
June 22
The PaceKids - Race For Pace
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June 30
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Airdrie Parades 2013
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Calgary Stampede J
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The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival July 7 - 11 Stampede Breakfast Schedule
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Calgary International Blues Festival
July 20
Taste of Okotoks
July 21
Sun & Salsa Festival
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Calgary Folk Festival

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