Summer Sales Stay Strong

Posted by Nancy Ball on Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 6:03pm.

Thank you to all who supported me this year in real estate as I just found out that I am:

# 1 Top Producing Realtor out of my office and # 5 out of the entire company of CIR Realty. Your referrals are appreciated and if you know of anyone who is thinking of buying or selling please let me know. I would love to help!

Some really interesting articles in this e-newsletter that I hope you enjoy. Have a comment or an article I should add? I would love to hear from you and thanks to Neel Roberts with PTC Canada for providing the CTV News link below. Feel free to email me at nball@cirrealty.ca

-Nancy

Summer Sales Stay Strong

Seller’s market conditions persist, pushing up prices

Residential sales within city limits totaled 2,196 units, an 27.5 per cent increase over 2012 and 8.7 per cent on a year-to-date basis.

The level of transactions was well above long-term trends for the month, mostly due to improved activity in the single-family sector. However, on a year-to-date basis, activity is only slightly higher than expectations. » Click Here

Should I Fix Up My Home or Try to Sell As Is?                  

So you've spent a lot of time and money doing the exterior remodelling of your house plus some interior finishes like updating the master bath and kitchen with new paint, floors, and light fixtures around the home. However, the rest of the old home is neglected and in need of major repairs. As a Realtor, I am always getting asked by clients if they should fix up their home or try to sell it in as-is condition? Whether or not to do the repairs or sell in as-is condition depends on variables such as condition of comparable homes, what kind of real estate market it is and the likelihood of a return on the investment. » Click Here

10 Things Home Buyers Dislike About Your Home!

You’re in the market for a new home, whether you need more space or less, you must first sell your present residence. One might think that the slow housing marking would potentially have buyers pounding at your door, but this is not necessarily the case. Prices are steady at the moment and seem not to be plummeting any further. This is good for a buyer and can be good for you, however, home buyers are smarter and leerier these days. They are less apt to make hasty decisions and less apt to buy out of their range, which is partially what contributed to the great housing market collapse. Houses are selling these days, but how quickly they sell is really up to you, the seller, and your agent. The houses that move are those that are priced well. Today’s buyer is savvy and has done his research. Buyers also want a turn-key home that is immediately ready for them to move in and unpack. What they don’t want are… » Click Here

Memorial Drive Brownstones Project to Replace Heritage Homes

A new condominium project located along Memorial Drive, just west of the Louise Bridge could mean the loss of 13 heritage homes between 1134 and 1160 Memorial Drive NW. » Click Here

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New home prices in Calgary drive up the national average

Statistics Canada says the cost of a new home went up again in July and Calgary, Toronto and Oshawa are the top contributors.

The agency says an increase in material and labour costs and a shortage of developed land are driving prices up in Calgary. » Click Here

ASK Nancy a question for her to address in upcoming issues! Curious about where the real estate market is heading or need help to sell your house?
ASK NANCY!!!

Q: Are insurance policies changing due to the recent flooding?

A: Insurance companies are rethinking what coverage they offer, and at what cost, following the heavy rains and flooding that swamped Toronto and parts of Alberta this summer. Insurance companies were rethinking water damage long before this summer’s extreme weather.  Some firms have already scaled back what coverage they offer or are charging more to those who live in areas with a history of flooding. For more information, visit www.cbc.ca

August 2013 Statistics

Calgary August 2013 Statistics
Town and Country 2013 Statistics

September 2013 Events

Sept 9 - 15 YYComedy Fest
Sept 12 - 15 Sustainival at Beakerhead
Sept 14 Generations of Hope Family Fun Day
Sept 15 Terry Fox Run
Sept 15 Bridal Expo
Sept 16 The Really, Really Long Table Dinner
Sept 18 artRISE Fundraiser
Sept 19 - 22 Home + Design Show
Sept 19 - 29 Calgary International Film Festival
Sept 21 - 28 Calgary International Flamenco Festival
Sept 22 4th Annual Food for Thought
Sept 27 - 28 Creative Stitches & Crafting Show - Calgary
Sept 28 Okotoks HarvestFest
Oct 6 - 7 Beauty Show-Calgary
Oct 14 Thanksgiving Day
Oct 18 - 20 The Body Soul & Spirit Expo (Calgary)
Oct 19 Calgary Women's Anti-aging & Wellness Expo
Oct 19 - 20 Calgary Baby & Tot Show
Oct 26 - 27 Calgary Women's Show
Nov 3 Daylight Savings Time (Fall Back 1 Hour)

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