Housing supply improves in June

Posted by Nancy Ball on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 11:38pm.

Housing supply improves in June

Condominium apartment benchmark price surpasses previous highs

Residential sales and listings in Calgary increased by double-digit rates in June compared to the same time last year. This increase is partly due to the floods impacting housing activity throughout the second half of June 2013.

“Last June was not a normal month, so it’s difficult to compare the two,” said CREB® president Bill Kirk. “The historic floods of 2013 forced residents and business owners from their homes and places of work. It’s not surprising that many Calgarians were not focused on purchasing or listing their home at that time.” Read more »

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Creating your own countertops may seem intimidating — but we've rounded up 10 stylish DIYs that demystify the process. Your kitchen will look brand-new in no time! Read more »

Demystifying common home insurance misconceptions

(NC) – For most Canadians, their most valuable asset is their home. And yet too many have only a vague understanding of the insurance policy that covers their house and contents. Unfortunately, many find out too late — when they have an expensive claim denied — that their understanding of their policy is based more on misconceptions than on fact. The P&C experts from Desjardins Insurance would like to help you by clarifying some of the common misconceptions about property insurance. Read more » 

36 Genius Ways To Hide The Eyesores In Your Home

Take those ugly household fixtures from ugh to ugh-MAZING.

1. Stash your laundry hampers in extra deep drawers.

2. Conceal your router in fancy storage boxes.

3. Or hollow out an old book. Read more »

Airdrie, Okotoks, Cochrane see record sales in Q2

Housing activity in Calgary’s surrounding communities continues at a brisk pace with record-setting quarterly sales in Airdrie, Okotoks and Cochrane. 

Year-to-date, 2,938 units were sold in surrounding towns up to and including June 30, a 31 per cent increase over last year. 

“In addition to lifestyle preferences, tighter supply conditions for Calgary single-family homes in more affordable price ranges are fueling demand in many of the areas surrounding Calgary,” said CREB® president Bill Kirk. Read more »

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Stage Your Home for Maximum Profit


Home Staging Facts:

  • You only have the first 10 seconds of a showing to make a first impression 
  • Over 90% of buyers use the internet to browse homes for sale. Make yours stand out 
  • Sellers who spent $500 on staging recovered over 343% of the cost when they sold their home. (Homegain.com)
  • Houses that are not staged sit on the market twice as long as a home that is staged
  • It is more difficult for buyers to visualize living in your home if it is cluttered

    Visit my website at http://www.nancyball.ca/home-staging.php for more information about staging your home for sale.                      
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