David Pellettier Real Estate Blog

Last month, RE/MAX Canada released their Housing Market Outlook for 2018, which outlines forecasted trends for real estate across the country. 

 

Before we look at what this year might look like, here's a recap on 2017 in our city: 

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The City of Calgary released the results of their latest Citizen Satisfaction Survey today, and it showed that Calgarians are pleased with their quality of life, and optimistic despite the economic conditions. 

 

Major highlights include 83 per...

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In the age of the Internet, you can learn to do almost anything yourself, but that doesn't mean you should. Real estate is definitely one of those areas where using a professional has the biggest benefits. 

 

If you're trying to sell your home,...

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When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home.

 

Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and...

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Have you ever heard the old adage "don't wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait"? This explains real estate quite nicely in Canada, because if history tells us anything, it's that we always come out bigger and better after a slowdown in the...

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With the market in buyer's conditions right now, selling your home takes knowledge and consideration of the marketplace and the housing factors in Calgary. That means listing your home the right way from the start. Pricing your home is not something you...

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As 2015 is drawing to a close, we can all look back and reflect on what made headlines over the past year. Based on my own online networks, these stories had the most traction this past year on social media: 

 

  • Remember that show-stopping election?...
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According to a recent RE/MAX report, Calgary's housing market is expected to continue in buyers' conditions into 2016. While the oil prices and economic downturn are the main driving forces in this shift in the marketplace we've had this year, it's actually...

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For the second consecutive month, the price of resale homes has declined. And while this can be attributed to the weak economy right now, there's actually some positives to be aware of here, primarily for homebuyers. 

 

In looking at the numbers,...

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Today is election day in Canada, and it will likely turn out to be one of the most important elections in years. Buzz has been building for months, and heated debates have been going on online for weeks now. If you haven't cast your ballot yet, here's...

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According to statistics released by CREB today, listing growth is on the rise in Calgary, with inventory higher than we've seen in the marketplace for quite some time. 

 

After the first two months of the year, there have been 6,236 new listings...

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Pricing your home is not something you want to do without experience or knowledge, especially in a marketplace like the one Calgary is in right now. 

 

The do-it-yourself bug can be contagious, and while there are lots of online tools available...

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RE/MAX Canada recently released their 2015 Housing Outlook report, and as 2014 nears a close, it's time to look at what the real estate market might bring in the new year. Here are some of the highlights from the report: 

 

  • The lowering energy...
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If you're looking to sell your home, you're probably wondering what you can sell your home for, or at the very least how you go about determining the list price for your home. So here are some things to keep in mind: 

 

But how do you know what...

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If you're sitting on the fence about whether or not to buy a home right now, there might be a few factors you haven't considered that will sway you in the right direction. While homebuying is a big investment, and a personal decision you'll have to make,...

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By this time you've probably heard that Calgary is in a seller's market right now, and that's very true. What does that mean exactly? Well, the listing inventory is down, which is pushing up prices so those who are selling (or thinking of selling)...

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Last week, RE/MAX released their Housing Market Outlook for 2014, and the momentum of the five-year high we had this year is expected to continue into next year.

 

“Inventory was vital in maintaining market stability in 2013,” says Gurinder...

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Nearly every area of Calgary's housing market is forecast for growth, according to Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC). CMHC's annual Housing Market Conference was last week, and the organization outlined increases for Calgary's real estate...

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In just a little over halfway through August, Calgary's real estate sales are up over 32% from last year. The record number of sales for August was set in 2005, and the marketplace is already on pace to beat that.

 

According to the Calgary Real Estate...

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Moving day can bring with it extra work and a little stress, but if you plan ahead it can be a breeze. Here's some tips to keep in mind, and hopefully make the big day a little easier on you:

 

• Keep medications, important documents, cash, etc....

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