CREB® forecasts a slow transition for housing in 2017

Posted by Nancy Ball on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 12:08am.

Cheers to the New Year! 

Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity for 2017! 

***Thank you for your support*** This year I remained a Top 10 Producer and last month I was #4 Office Producer. It means a lot to me that you refer me to your friends and family as I love my career and feel like I actually help people. This year so many of my clients got to buy their dream homes while others sold and moved onto new ventures. I set some record sale prices in neighbourhoods even in this crowded market and negotiated deals for my buyers including New Home Builders too! 

This month I am designing and staging a few houses trying to spend the least amount of $$$ and time for clients with my second business, First Glance Home Staging. Have an organizing, interior decorating or staging question? Call me. I am Happy to help!

I also really appreciated getting Christmas & New Year cards and emails from you.  It made me so grateful  I am looking forward to welcoming all the opportunities this year brings!



P.S. Please click on the CIR Realty Real Estate Review (on the left below) to see what market activity is like in your neighbourhood or town! It's great info.  

Articles in my newsletter:

Monthly Market Summary
Important Information about Alberta's Carbon Levy and Rebates
How to Handle Post-Holiday Debt
New Year's Resolutions for your Home
10 Clever Ways to Naturally Humidify the Air in Your Home
Mortgage Life Insurance Labelled "Junk Product"
Designers Reveal 7 Interior Design Trends Making it Big in 2017
Cheapest Day of the Year to Buy a House is in January

 December 2016 Statistics
    Active Listings   New Listings
*Last 30 days
*Last 30 days
Benchmark Price
*Last 30 days
  Detached 2565   1325 1031 $464,500
  Apartment 1542   509 251 $273,800
  Attached 1320   530 362 $329,600

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Q: Should I bother to make repairs to my home before selling?

A: Minor repairs can lead to a better sale price as buyers would prefer to move in without having to do any major work. Buyers often include a home inspection condition in their offer which may allow them to back out of the deal if the home does not meet their satisfaction. Once problems are noted buyers can ask to have repairs done or lower the initial offered price to negotiate the final sale. Getting quotes of the work needed can help but it can be difficult to get that in the desired condition removal date of the offer. That said, I have been able to do this with my buyers and sellers if we get organized and sellers have sometimes given more time for condition removal to allow such quotes inorder to be fair to both parties.

ASK Nancy a question for her to address in upcoming issues!

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