My interview with MoneySense Magazine has arrived! See the article link below. The Calgary Real Estate Board worked with MoneySense Magazine as well as Top Calgary Realtors to compare statistics for the “Top 3 Calgary Neighbourhoods to Invest”. It was an honor to be the only Calgary Realtor chosen to be published in this article.
With the arrival of winter early this year, it is a good time to start thinking about interior renovations, to make our home more energy efficient, fix the concerns that were neglected during the warmer months, or just to spruce things up a bit! I've tried to include some articles that will give you some tips and advice with your next home project.
If you would rather just sell and start fresh with a new home, then this is also a great time! The Calgary real estate market shows very low inventory of single family homes and buyers are not sitting on the fence waiting for their dream home. It's like a 'grab and go' situation out there! If you want to find out how much your home is worth, visit my page at http://www.nancyball.ca/home-evaluation.php and I will send you a free market evaluation with current comparables!
The luxury home market has also picked up in the past year and there are plenty of really nice high-end homes in the best Calgary neighbourhoods. View luxury single family residential listings or luxury condo listings on my website for the most current activity in this market.
If you know of a friend, family member or colleague who is thinking of buying or selling real estate, please feel free to forward my newsletter to them or have them contact me. Your referrals are very much appreciated!
MoneySense Magazine: Where To Buy Now
We tell you exactly which neighbourhoods are set to skyrocket in value. On one side, there are international economists—and their much publicized reports—declaring the market to be overvalued and due for a sudden, corrective crash. Then there are the local analysts who oscillate between doom-and-gloom predictions and the potential for a soft landing. Caught in the middle are prospective homeowners and real estate investors who are just trying to negotiate a good deal. » Click Here
Price gains encourage new listings growth
Fourth consecutive month of year-over-year new listings growth. Residential sales activity totaled 1,953 units in October, an 18 per cent rise over 2012 and pushing year-to-date volume increases to just over 10 per cent. » Click Here
Countertops 101: A Kitchen's Perfect Pairing
Countertops make a huge difference in the look, function, and wear of a kitchen. They can also be a great change artist to spruce up an existing home for resale. Find out how you can guide home owners to make smart kitchen choices. » Click Here
5 issues you'll miss without a home inspection
In hot housing markets, buyers sometimes offer to waive the inspection to help their offer stand out from the crowd, writes Dan Steward, an industry veteran. But most real estate professionals agree this is a bad idea. Here's 5 reasons why. » Click Here
Homes are under the weather in the unwelcome winter
With the weather being labelled as the number one homewrecker, homeowners should take extra precautions during the winter season, warns Western Canada's largest network of insurance brokers. » Click Here
NOVEMBER 2013 EVENTS
Oct 12 - Dec 15 Calgary Weekend Market Calgary Craft Fairs 2013
Nov 1 - 30 Movember
Nov 1 - 2 Greek Annual Bazaar
Nov 2 - 3 Calgary Snow & Skate Show
Nov 1 - 2 Okotoks Christmas Festival
Nov 2 - 3 50 Plus Living Show
Nov 5-6 BUILDEX Calgary Tradeshow & Conference