Happy New Year!

Posted by Nancy Ball on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 9:06am.

Happy New Year!                       
 
 

Thank you to those who donated to Team Nancy Ball CIR Realty Clothing Drive – we were able to donate quite a few coats, scarves and blankets!

The first quarter of the year is often the best time to list and sell your home. Low inventory = Less competition even with New Builder Homes. Please note: If you bring a Realtor to the Builder with you the first time you visit a show home then a Realtor can help negotiate and assist you with paperwork, terms, conditions and most importantly, the price!

The interest rates advertised are lower than ever with 2.89% for a 5 year fixed mortgage and 2.65% for a 5 year variable mortgage which also makes it an excellent market for any buyer looking in Alberta. 

Wishing you all the best in 2013!

-Nancy

 
 
 5 Apps for Keeping New Year's Resolutions                       
 
 

Many people probably will be welcoming the new year with familiar resolutions: Live healthier, save more and, in general, improve one's life.

But New Year's resolutions tend to fizzle out faster than an old bottle of champagne. Luckily, several great smartphone apps can help keep you on track with your 2013 resolutions. Here are a few that provide guidance and encourage you to persevere.

» Click Here

 
 
 Recap of 2012 Real Estate and Forecast for 2013                       
 
 

Residential real estate sales in the city of Calgary ended the year on a high note, with sales volume up 15 per cent in 2012 compared to 2011, and the average price for a single family home now sits at $438,000.

Ann-Marie Lurie is the chief economist with the Calgary Real Estate Board, she joins us on the line this morning. “It's been a year of really returning to more typical levels of activity and a year of price recovery" 

» Listen to the whole interview

To see current active listings, view my Active Listings page. MLS listings get updated every hour!

 
 
10 questions you must ask before you invest in a rental property
 
 

Due diligence is essential before you invest in a rental property. Make sure you don’t miss a trick with these savvy questions:

» Click Here

My Home Buyer's pages are full of tips and advice to assist you in purchasing a property. You can create your own private, confidential home search or ask Nancy to start a search for potential investment properties for you!

 
 
20 ways to help your home lose 50 lbs.                       
 
 

The new year is the perfect time to shed some excess weight at home.

Celebrate the New Year with a leaner, cleaner and more organized home. Make it your New Year's resolution to lose 50 or more pounds of extra flab ... from the living spaces and storage areas of your home! Here are 20 fast and easy ways to cut the clutter and start the New Year in a "new" home.

» Click Here

Remember, decluttering is very important if you want to show off your home! Read more tips on my Home Staging page http://www.nancyball.ca/home-staging.php 

DATES TO REMEMBER
Jan 1 NEW YEARS DAY
Jan 4 - 6 2013 Motorcycle Show
Jan 6 Home-Style Breakfast Buffet
Jan 11 A Night Out: A Couples Cooking Class
Jan 11 - 13 Calgary Home Expo
Jan 13
Bridal Fantasy Show
Jan 13 - Feb 10 Banff Mountain Film Festival
Jan 16 CREB Forecast Conference & Trade Show
Jan 17 Magical Mystery Tour
Jan 20 The Wedding Fair
an 22
Oprah Winfrey
Jan 24 - 27 R.V. Exposition Show & Sale
Jan 26 Travel Expo 2013
Feb 7 - 10 Boat & Sportsmen's Show
Feb 10 Chinese New Year - Year of the Snake

December 2012 Statistics
Town and Country Listing Statistics

 

 

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