5 Tips to Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

Creating a space that is a reflection of your tastes and personalities may take some time, but it’s important to plan early, especially when taking into account getting a return on your investment.

5 Tips to Increase the Resale Value of Your HomeSponsored Content: One of my favourite quotes is “leave it better than you found it”. This saying certainly rings true with a new home purchase and will inspire a multitude of possibilities for renovations, upgrades and minor changes that you can make to your home. Creating a space that is a reflection of your tastes…

Calgary and Edmonton housing most affordable

RBC Economics’ data showed that both Alberta cities had much lower shares of income that a household would need to cover ownership costs

Calgary and Edmonton housing most affordableCalgary and Edmonton continue to be the most affordable housing markets for major Canadian cities. In its first quarter report, Housing Trends and Affordability, RBC Economics’ data showed that both Alberta cities had much lower shares of income that a household would need to cover ownership costs. For Calgary the percentage was 38.1 per cent…

Revenue growth for Calgary-based Mainstreet Equity in Q2

11% revenue growth in the second quarter of the year, a 10% increase in funds from operations and eight per cent growth in net operating income

Revenue growth for Calgary-based Mainstreet Equity in Q2Calgary-based residential rental landlord Mainstreet Equity experienced 11 per cent revenue growth in the second quarter of the year, a 10 per cent increase in funds from operations and eight per cent growth in net operating income. The company reported on Tuesday that its vacancy remained low at 7.4 per cent with 11 per cent…

Investment in building construction plunges in Canada

Investment in building construction plunged 45.9 per cent to $8.4 billion in April compared with the previous month, says StatsCan

Investment in building construction plunges in CanadaInvestment in building construction plunged 45.9 per cent to $8.4 billion in April compared with the previous month, reported Statistics Canada on Monday. Previously, the largest national decline on record for the current series (which dates back to 2010) was a 3.9 per cent decrease in August 2017, said the federal agency. “Both the residential…

Calgary sees year-over-year decrease in new home prices

Delays in housing construction and new phases of development, as well as lower new home sales are forecast to continue in the short term

Calgary sees year-over-year decrease in new home pricesIn May, for the fourth month in a row, new home prices decreased in Regina (-4.0 per cent) and Calgary (-1.5 per cent) year over year, according to Statistics Canada. In a report released Thursday, the federal agency said the New Housing Price Index rose by 0.1 per cent at the national level in May…

Canadians eager to get back to buying and selling homes

Almost half (44 per cent) of Canadians believe that the real estate market will bounce back to the strength it was before COVID-19 by 2021

Canadians eager to get back to buying and selling homesA new survey says 56 per cent of Canadians who are planning to engage in the real estate market expect to do so in less than a year, showing an eagerness to get back to buying and selling, reported RE/MAX Canada on Tuesday. The survey, conducted by Leger, found: Almost half (44 per cent) of…

Canadian MLS sales see record rebound in May from April

But the May 2020 sales figure was still the lowest level for that month since the mid-1990s, says real estate association

Canadian MLS sales see record rebound in May from AprilHome sales recorded over Canadian MLS systems rebounded by a record 56.9 per cent in May although, that is as a percentage of the weakest month of April on record, reported the Canadian Real Estate Association on Monday. "As such, the May gain constituted a return of only a third of the activity lost between…

Calgary average monthly rents on the decline from year ago

COVID-19 pandemic continues to put downward pressure on rental market nationally, with rent down 7.2% from the peak in September at $1,954 per month

Calgary average monthly rents on the decline from year agoThe average monthly asking rent for all property types in Canada was down 1.4 per cent in May over April to $1,814, according to Rentals.ca and Bullpen Research & Consulting which produced the latest National Rent Report.   Calgary finished 26th on a list of 34 cities for average monthly rent in May for a one-bedroom home at $1,138 and for…

Housing starts on a downward decline in Calgary region in May

The number of housing starts in the Calgary region fell by 11 per cent in May from year-ago levels, says the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Housing starts on a downward decline in Calgary region in MayThe number of housing starts in the Calgary region fell by 11 per cent in May from year-ago levels, according to new data released Monday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The federal agency reported that single-detached starts of 262 in the Calgary census metropolitan area for the month was down 11 per cent from…

June MLS sales follow trend of year-over-year decline

As of June 7, the first week of the month has experienced 300 MLS sales which has dropped by 32.89 per cent compared to the same period a year ago

June MLS sales follow trend of year-over-year declineThe pace of activity in Calgary's resale housing market has picked up in June but transactions remain significantly down from a year ago. According to the Calgary Real Estate Board website, as of June 7, the first week of the month has experienced 300 MLS sales which has dropped by 32.89 per cent compared to…
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