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October Newsletter

Hello October!Every year I welcome Fall with open arms. I love this time of year in Calgary and find the changing of seasons not just beautiful, but thought-provoking. I start to reminisce on the past year and am beginning to think about the new year (can you believe it’s going to be 2020- a new decade)!
It’s never too early to start goal setting, to start implementing new business procedures and fun marketing strategies… OK, I can’t get ahead of myself… we still have 3 months left this year! Also, this month brings a whole lot of gratitude. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and am very thankful for all my clients, my friends and of course, my family.

Enjoy the Fall season everyone and have a fun & safe Halloween!

Cheers,

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September Newsletter

Happy September…And just like that, it was back to school. Although this summer went by in the blink of an eye (doesn’t it always?), there’s something comforting about the changing of seasons. Getting back to the routine and swing of things also means setting new goals. At the turning of the seasons, this comes at a great time, in my opinion.

I love Fall; it means sweater weather and pumpkin spice lattes, cozy fires and my kids playing in the leaves. In the hustle and bustle of your lives, try to enjoy the colours of autumn. It’s my favourite part! Well that, and pumpkin spice everything!

Cheers,

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August Newsletter

August… Is it just me, or is this summer just flying by at lightening speed? Have no fear, we have the month of August left and that’s plenty of time for soaking in the sun, enjoying the heat and experiencing some awesome activities Calgary has to offer. Lots of them focused on the great outdoors.

Let’s face it, we are still in store for some decent weather and in YYC we have to expect the unexpected. Especially weather wise.

The forecast is sunshine for the next several weeks, so grab the kids and enjoy!

Here’s to the remainder of summer, and the best August yet.

Cheers,

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July Newsletter

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…


Cheers,

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Sunshine, summer and outdoor festivities!

Finally we are approaching a glorious Calgary summer. This is my favourite time of the year, the city truly comes alive! The season of outdoor festivals, markets, barbecues and day-trips to the mountains is here and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
With the Calgary Stampede just around the corner, I am in full summer swing, and that includes the continued spurt in sales city-wide. Although inventory levels eased and sales increased in May 2019, it wasn’t quite enough to suppress the levels of supply that the months have accumulated.
I wish you and your families a wonderful June!

Cheers,

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May snow brings boost in sales

Who are we kidding, are we really surprised about that dumping of snow we received last week? And in the blink of an eye, it’s gone and sunshine soars through the forecast. As we’re nearing the middle of spring, the market is showing some slight signs of recovery with boosted sales this past month. There’s a boost in showings and offers and there seems to be significantly more movement in the market. Questions? You know where to reach me!

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TIMING IS EVERYTHING. BUYERS? INVESTORS? THINKING ABOUT BUYING A HOME IN 2019?

The market is presenting some very appealing opportunities for those buyers looking to move up or move into a price range that maybe wasn’t realistic in years past. When opportunity knocks it’s important to be informed and try to be ahead of the curve.

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Spring is here, and with it comes Easter, sunshine and a busy real estate market.

April is one of my favourite months. We’re already seeing an increase in temperatures and sunshine, and the market is heating up as we lead up to the summer months. The market saw an increase in sales in the under $500,000 detached and attached sectors city-wide, so there’s optimism on the horizon.
As Easter approaches, the city is offering a plethora of outdoor and indoor activities suitable for all! A love of chocolate isn’t mandatory, but a love for the rising temperatures is. Here’s hoping April will be the start of patio season.

Cheers,

TIMING IS EVERYTHING. BUYERS? INVESTORS? THINKING ABOUT BUYING A HOME IN 2019?

The market is presenting some very appealing opportunities for those buyers looking to move up or move into a price range that maybe wasn’t realistic in years past. When opportunity knocks it’s important to be informed and try to be ahead of the curve.

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Hello March and hello spring…

This year is flying by, was anyone else surprised to see “First Day of Spring” on their calendars this month? Spring is just around the corner, and with it brings a rush of new sellers entering the market and eager buyers waiting for the perfect deal. To help navigate the competition, you need the guidance of a trusted professional with a strategic marketing plan and savvy negotiating skills. Let me be that agent for you, and lets make your real estate goals come to fruition. You know where to find me!

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City of Calgary, February 1, 2019  As economic challenges linger into 2019, housing markets remain on a sluggish pace.
January sales totalled 804 units, 16 per cent below last year and 21 per cent below long-term averages for the month. “The slow start to the year does not come as a surprise, as concerns about job losses and the state of the energy sector weigh on consumers. We anticipate that the slow market conditions will persist throughout much of the first quarter,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.
The number of new listings entering the market remained comparable to last year, but those levels far surpassed sales activity. This is resulted in further gains in inventory levels. Elevated inventories relative to sales caused months of supply to rise to nearly seven months.
Persistent buyers’ market conditions have continued to impact prices. Citywide residential benchmark prices eased to $414,800 in January. This is nearly one per cent lower than December figures and four per cent below January 2018 levels.
* Stats obtained from CREB
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