Housing prices trend down in March

Posted by Nancy Ball on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 11:55am.


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 listings even got TWO offers, most of which were under the asking price until I was able to negotiate their timing together and then it sold for 101% of the list price!

My secondary business, First Glance Home Staging, just celebrated its 11th YEAR ANNIVERSARY! So thank you to all of those who continue to support me. Special thanks to Denise Brind, Neel Roberts, Larisa Rebroka & Sergey Salomakhin, Don Rigby, Kari Peperkorn-Marlowe & Keith Marlowe for your recent referrals.  It means so much that you would recommend me to friends and family looking to buy or sell real estate. Every time I get a referral it makes my day so thank you so very much!

Have time this Saturday for a chance to WIN $10,000 while learning about real estate? Come join us at the CIR Realty Off the Record Event this Saturday April 23 and register between 9:30am-11:00am to qualify to win and see the trade show. The presentation is from 11:15am-1:30pm with many opportunities to learn secrets from investors with uncensored advice in buying and selling, free real estate lawyer or mortgage broker advice. Check out all Trade Show participants and register for the event at http://www.cirrealty.ca/OfftheRecord.cir Hope to see you there!

Any questions about real estate or the market, please call or email me. No obligation, just happy to help.


Quick Links to articles in my newsletter:
Housing prices trend down in March
How to Deal with Mortgage Payment Difficulties
Are You Making These 5 Home Staging Mistakes?
Shopping and Waste
5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value
How to Clean Your House FAST
6 ways to survive a home reno with your relationship intact
7 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Condo
51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

March 2016 Statistics

    Active Listings   New Listings
*Last 30 days
*Last 30 days
Benchmark Price
*Last 30 days
  Detached 3077   1821 1005 $502,400
  Attached 1473   724 326 $336,500
  Apartment 1534   682 257 $281,300

Last updated April 1, 2016
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