July is here! It’s the month we’ve been yearning for, the month of Stampede, sunny weather and summer break for the kiddos. This month, Calgary comes alive! I love the energy of this city during stampede week; people are excited, kids are energized and the hospitality skyrockets. It’s such a great tourism boost to our amazing province and is a wonderful way for us to be recognized.
Did you know Guy Weadick ran the first Calgary Stampede in 1912? A second Stampede was not held in 1913 in Calgary. Weadick took his show on the road to Winnipeg. But economic downturn hit Western Canada and dimmed the prospects for holding another one in 1914. Then, in August 1914, the First World War broke out. The history of this iconic show highlights Calgary’s perseverance, spirit and energy to celebrate and have fun.
Head on over to the grounds, enjoy some pancake breakfasts and see Calgary at its best!
Here’s to a wonderful month…
Oversupply is slowing, but a buyers’ market remains Jun. 2019 City of Calgary, July 2 2019 – New listings coming onto the market continued to decline in June, which is helping to reduce the oversupply of homes in Calgary. Year-over-year, new listings saw a decrease of nearly 19 per cent. Sales activity slowed this month compared to last year by six per cent, but the pullback in new listings was enough to cause inventories to fall by 15 per cent compared to last year’s elevated levels. “So far, the housing market has generally behaved as expected this year. Sales activity remains just below last year’s levels, prices have eased and supply is starting to adjust to the lower level of sales,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “However, it is mostly product priced under $500,000 that is trending towards more balanced conditions.” While the market still favours the buyer – with 4.2 months of supply – the amount of oversupply has eased and is slowing the decline in prices. As of June, the benchmark price in the city was $425,700, nearly four per cent below last year’s levels and comparable to unadjusted prices recorded last month.
What does this mean for you as a future buyer or seller in Calgary? Drop me a line, I’d love to help.
Unparalleled Luxury in Aspen Estates! South backing with breathtaking MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Over 3,100sf of stunning craftsmanship. Perfectly placed private lot location situated where the sight lines front & back of the home are unobstructed. You’ll love the 10ft ceilings & 8ft doors throughout. Main floor boasts a gorgeous custom kitchen feat: huge granite waterfall island, full length cabinetry, 2nd prep sink, 5 burner gas cooktop, walk through pantry & S/S appliance pack. Equipped with 2 DINING AREAS, a gorgeous living room, & office/den off the entrance. Walk out to the huge private patio & enjoy the views! Upstairs you’ll find 3 beds incl: flex room with window/closet (EASILY CONVERTED 4th BED). Stunning master features a spa like ensuite, huge walk in closet, & its own private patio! Walk down to the WALKOUT lower level where you’ll find a huge family room, wet bar, & Rec Room. Tons of space for a games table & seating for entertaining. Also incl: another bed, bath, & a flex room perfect for fitness/yoga Also Features: Heated flooring in Master ensuite, A/C, Hunter Douglas window coverings, tons of built-in’s everywhere, Wired for speaker system, heated flooring in basement roughed in, vacuum system roughed in, sprinkler system, fully landscaped, fully finished garage with storage/pro slat & much much more!
THE LIVERY SHOP IN INGLEWOOD
This month, we’re featuring The Livery Shop in Inglewood.
This charming shop provides a retail outlet for local makers, Canadian brands, and independent companies that we admire. In addition, they are the flagship store for Calgary based jewelry company CoutuKitsch, and the retail outpost for Calgary apparel company Camp Brand Goods. Browse their assortment of goodies and feel good shopping local!
For more information, click here!
For a thorough list of all the Calgary Stampede breakfast’s being served, click here.
Happy July! I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather and I will touch base in August!