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Calgary Housing Forecast: A slow transition for 2017

Thu, 12 Jan by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Calgary Housing Forecast: A slow transition for 2017

After calgary_skyline_bow2_0 updatea long period of economic downturn, Calgary’s housing market is expected to see some price stability in 2017, but not across all market segments and property types. Both detached and attached prices remain unchanged over 2016 levels, while apartment is forecasted to contract by another two per cent.

“The transition in the housing market will be a slow process,” said CREB®chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “We are entering the year with high unemployment rates and the possibility that job growth will not occur until the latter portion of 2017. These conditions will continue to weigh on housing demand, but supply is adjusting to weaker sales activity, which will eventually translate into price stability.”

City-wide sales are forecasted to total 18,335 units in 2017, a three per cent gain over 2016, but 12 per cent below long-term averages. This modest demand change will merge with declining listings and easing inventory in the new home market to support more balanced conditions and prevent further downward pressure on prices.

“This year is about moving away from extremely challenging conditions,” said 2017 CREB® president David P. Brown. “The transition is going to take some time, which means sellers need to stick with the fundamentals of pricing their homes correctly against other comparable product in the market. There’s still lots of choice out there for buyers, but major price declines are unlikely in most segments.”

http://www.creblink.com/News_and_Events/News/2017/January/CREB_forecasts_a_slow_transition_for_housing_in_2017/

Just Sold Another Home in Christie Park!

Sun, 21 Oct by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Matt and Geoff Antrum with CIR Realty just sold 73 Christie Park View, an absolute stunning home in Christie Park Estates.  Only a quick 10 min drive to downtown or hop right on the LRT Train which is right outside your doorstep.  This community offer’s great location with a more mature apeal as it was developed in the early 90’s.  This is a hillside community which offers breath taking city views.  Christie Park is a one of a kind family community with a great catchment for schools.  Visit more homes for sale in Christie Park Estate : http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca/community-profiles/calgary/christie%20park%20estate

 

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Just Sold Family Home in Hawkwood NW Calgary

Fri, 28 Sep by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Just Sold Family Home in Hawkwood NW Calgary.    Matt Antrum & Geoff Antrum with CIR REALTY NW Office  have just sold another home in Hawkwood at 79 Hawkstone Drive. It has been a good year for Hawkwood Real Estate, there have been more sales than last year. Hawkwood is a popular family community that attracts families with children due to good schools. Don’t forget there is a new Senior High School that opens in 2013 called Robert Thirsk Senior High School on Nose Hill Drive. If you are looking to Buy a home in Hawkwood or sell a home in Hawkwood, please call us at 403 608 5682 or try our website at www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca  We have agreat selection of Hawkwood Homes for sale that meet range from $250,000 to $1,000,000.

 

 

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Tuscany Club Features (NW Calgary Community)

Thu, 31 May by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Tuscany Club Features
Gymnasium, Fitness & dance studio, Outdoor basketball courts, Banquet & meeting room, Hockey rink & skating oval, 2 outdoor tennis courts, playground, summer wading pool & fountain, Horseshoe pits & shuffleboard court, outdoor park & greenspace. Check out program guide at: www.tuscany-connect.com

Thinking of Selling Your Tuscany Home? Check out this link: http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca/selling-your-calgary-home
Thinking of Buying a Home in Tuscany check out www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca

Call CIR REALTY at 403 608 5682 and ask for Geoff antrum or Matt Antrum for buying or selling your Tuscany Home in Calgary.

Calgary Average Sale Price Has Jumped – From 2001 to 2012

Tue, 10 Jan by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

The Calgary housing market has had its ups and downs since the boom a couple of years ago. But one thing remains clear.

In the past decade, the average MLS® sale price in the city has grown by a substantial amount.

According to the Calgary Real Estate Board, the average sale price for a single-family home in 2011 was $466,402 while it was $287,172 for a condo.

Rewind to 2001.

The average sale prices were $201,222 for a single-family home and $139,868 for a condo that year. Quite a jump over the past decade.

The average prices peaked in 2007 at $472,041 (single-family) and $316,401 (condo) and dipped in 2009 to $442,329 and $283,356 before starting to climb again in 2010 and 2011.

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CIR REALTY is Ready for 2012

Sun, 01 Jan by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Are you thinking of Selling your Calgary Home in 2012? CIR REALTY is there for you. Check out our website at www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca or call Geoff or Matt ( REALTORS® at CIR REALTY) at 403 608 5682.

Please check out our  Ten Top Tips for Selling Your Calgary Home

CIR REALTY: A Recognized Calgary Real Estate Brand, is the largest independent Real Estate Brokerage in Canada. We currently have 4 Calgary based offices and 10 satellite office in surrounding communities, with over 650 REALTORS® working in the greater Calgary area.

We also have a dedicated team of managers and staff supporting our  REALTORS® behind the scenes, making sure all aspects of your real estate transaction runs smoothly and efficiently. Full time dedicated staff work hard in our Marketing and Conveyancing Departments, and our managers are on call to provide support and expertise.

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CIR REALTY: When is the best time of year to Buy or Sell Your Calgary Home?

Sun, 18 Dec by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

CIR REALTY: When is the best time of year to Buy or Sell Your Calgary Home ?

When you ask someone when the best time of the year is to buy or sell a home is, you will most likely get “spring” as a response. If you were to ask what time of the year is not good for real estate, traditional thought will respond with “the holiday season.”   But what many don’t know, and a few really benefit from, is that depending on your individual circumstance there are a lot of factors that make this upcoming season a great time to buy or sell. Here’s why.

For someone thinking of selling, historically what happens at the end of November and early December is that you see a decrease in the number of listings on the market.  This happens because traditionally people stop putting their homes on the market and many homes currently listed expire around this time. What this means for the seller is that there is less inventory thus less listing competition.  That being said, serious buyers and people that need to move are still looking.

If you have a well priced home that is staged properly and shows well, as a seller, you have an increased chance of getting your home sold in a reasonable amount of time. Don’t forget, by waiting until the spring to list your home, you are agreeing to an increase in listing competition when numerous homes go on the market at the same time.

If you are worried about needing to move out during Christmas or dealing with paperwork and REALTOR®  in and out of your home, you shouldn’t be. The listing could be withdrawn over the actual Christmas week so that you aren’t dealing with disruptions over the actual holiday.

From a buyer’s perspective, it is important to realize that approximately 30% of the listing inventory is vacant. During the cold holiday season, sellers face increased carrying costs due to higher utility costs and some sellers actually do get more motivated to sell before they see their utility and maintenance costs increase.

Traditionally, sellers who keep their homes on the market during this season are more motivated to sell which is a buyer’s best-case scenario.  There may also be less competition from other buyers because some of them stop looking at the end of fall and want to pick it up again in the spring. In addition, with interest rates still being historically low, purchasing a home now will reduce the risk associated with the cost of waiting.

Kirsten Bartlett – Marketing Manager
CIR REALTY
@kfbartlett

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Five Year Mortgage Rate at 3.09% Great News For Buying a Home in Calgary

Tue, 09 Aug by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

 Five Year Mortgage Rate at 3.09% Great News For Buying a Home in Calgary.   Buyers did you know that you can get 3.09% mortgage rate for 5 years? Call Matt or Geoff at 403 608 5682 for mortage details and look at homes at www.SearchCalgaryHomes.ca

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Relocating to Calgary Canada

Tue, 26 Jul by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Relocating to Calgary Canada: For many Canadian families, Relocating is something that cannot be avoided and as we see Alberta merging out of recession as one of Canada’s top economic powers, Calgary Alberta has become a very desirable city of choice. Alberta is expected to lead the country in job creation over 2011-2012 periods. With low interest rates and affordable living it is no wonder why many Canadians all over the country are choosing Calgary as their new home.

As your  REALTORS® we understand moving can be a overwhelming process, but if you stay organized, stick to a schedule, and prepare for the unexpected, you will arrive in your new house more relaxed and ready to set up your new home. CIR REALTY has complied a Relocation Guide that can assist you through the entire beginning to end process. We would be more than happy to share this guide with you. Please click on Contact and request your copy today, or visit www.SearchCalgaryHomes.ca
If you are moving from Oversea’s to Calgary please click for more information: Oversea’s Buyer.

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Just Sold Another Home in Killarney SW Calgary

Tue, 26 Jul by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Matt & Geoff Antrum have just sold #2 1927 30 Street SW Calgary in Killarney, listed at $379,900. Are you planning to buy or sell a home in Killarney call us at 403 608 5682 or visit our website: www.SearchCalgaryHomes.ca

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