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Impending Mortgage Rate Increase There are a few indicators we watch that signal when mortgage interest rates may start going up. You can secure a 4 month rate-hold now so you can shop with confidence as you will know what your payments will be when you move in. If the rates go down then you stil...
04/05/2011
Calgary's NW sector boasted the largest gains in single family homes sales in the first quarter Calgary, April 1, 2011 - According to figures released today by CREB® (Calgary Real Estate Board), Calgary Metro sales remained at levels similar to the first quarter of 2010.  Improved sales in the si...
04/01/2011
Low borrowing costs continue to fuel market recovery Calgary, December 1, 2009 - The Calgary housing market is showing signs of a sustained recovery according to figures released today by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB).   "November sales are clearly demonstrating that the recovery in the Ca...
03/13/2011
Jobs and Migration Confidence in employment prospects and family income will determine the pace of the housing market.   As such, a more robust improvement in Calgary's housing market will require new permanent jobs. Oil and Gas Oil and gas have contributed to some improvement in employment inAlb...
03/12/2011
The City of Calgary uses a few methods of how they calculate their property assessments: Sales comparison approach - sales of similar properties. Income approach - capitalize the income being generated by the property. Cost approach - land value plus the depreciated replacement cost of the proper...
03/11/2011
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It's everywhere in Alberta now... My wife and i sold our place and are now looking at buying 3 more places.  It's 2004 baby!
03/08/2011
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So good to see all the activity again!  The Energy Sector is heating up and housing is already awakening from a 3 year slumber. We just sold our condo and are really pleased with how our busineses are working. 
03/04/2011
For those who are interested: http://www.youtube.com/user/remaxwestcanada?feature=mhum#p/u/8/qLFbO-0UKK4 I'd love to discuss this with anyone... there's lots happeningin Calgary these days.
02/09/2011
Mark Herman's "MARKet Update" Feb, 2011Mark Herman; AMP, B. Comm., CAM, MBA- Finance www.MarkHerman.ca One of the Top-10 Brokers at Canada's Largest Independent Mortgage BrokerageMortgage Alliance Mobile: 403-681-4376 Secure e-Fax: 1-866-823-1279 Now is a great time to buy; with mortgage rates ne...
02/07/2011
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