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By Lynn Meldrum
(Lynn Meldrum with Verico Canada First Mortgage)
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It seems daily that the interest rates are coming down.  I opened up another email from a lender and they are at a 30 day close of 4.69%.  If only I had gotten a variable rate when they were at prime -0.90.  Clients Qualifying for a new mortgage will be having a bit more trouble as the qualifying...

By Lynn Meldrum
(Lynn Meldrum with Verico Canada First Mortgage)
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  well life's certainly getting interesting in the last few days.  Mortgage rates continue to edge lower so that more people can afford a mortgage and House Prices are starting to stablize.  Rates are awesome Best rates are 4.94% for a 5 year fixed.  I am anticipating the Canada Bank meeting on J...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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For the past few months we’ve all seen the headlines … “Financial Meltdown”, “Recession”, and “Hunker Down”. The word of the year for 2008 is ‘bailout’.   Looking ahead at 2009, what will you choose to fill your head with? One of hope, resilience and knowing that, “this too will pass?” or, will y...

By Miranda Moser, Calgary Real Estate Agent
(Century 21 Bamber Realty)
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Well, with the end of 2008, real estate professionals and prognosticators can look back and reflect on how poor 2008 really was. Here are some national numbers to consider: 1. Average house prices are down 9.8 percent in November from a year ago. 2. Total home sales are at their lowest since 200...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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I've added a new feature to my website today, the Hottest 20 Communities in Calgary (in terms of MLS sales turnover). Here's the latest numbers as of December 2008: Top 20 Hot Communitiesas of December 1, 2008 Rank Community Average Absorption Rate(last 6 months) 1 Scarboro 2.14 2 Midnapore 2.20 ...

By Miranda Moser, Calgary Real Estate Agent
(Century 21 Bamber Realty)
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The news for Calgary real estate isn't pretty for some right now. Consider the amount of units sold up to the end of the month of November in 2008 compared with 2007. There were approximately 31000 units sold up to the end of November 2007 and approximately 23000 units sold up to the end of Novem...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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FOOD DRIVE   The South Calgary Community Association has some exciting news regarding the 5th Annual Garrison Woods Calgary Inter-Faith Food Drive and are hoping you will join the team of elves.   Last December over 900 letters and bags were delivered to virtually every home in Garrison Woods.  W...

By Miranda Moser, Calgary Real Estate Agent
(Century 21 Bamber Realty)
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For people who can afford it, 2009 is probably going to be a good time to buy a new home. Interest rates are likely to be low and home prices continue to become more affordable. However, lenders are making it more difficult for first-time home buyers to enter the market. The days of 40 year amor...

By Malcolm Mawer
(Re/Max Realty Professionals)
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December is always the slowest month of the year for home sales in Calgary, followed typically by January. This year is no exception.  However, with the downturn in the economy, the collapse in the price of oil, the tightening of credit and buyers' expectations of lower prices in the coming year,...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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For the past few months we’ve all seen the headlines … “Financial Meltdown”, “Recession”, and “Hunker Down”. The word of the year for 2008 is ‘bailout’.   Looking ahead at 2009, what will you choose to fill your head with? One of hope, resilience and knowing that, “this too will pass?” or, will y...

By Inner Circle Imaging Virtual Tour and Photography
(Inner Circle Imaging Inc. )
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  December 2007 marked both the last month the United States had positive job growth and the first month of recession. Fast forward a year and the headlines indicate the worst is yet to come with 533,000 American jobs lost in November 2008 and unemployment continuing its climb to levels not seen...

By Adam Affleck
(Remax Charlottetown Realty)
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CALGARY - More and more people have been streaming into bankruptcy trustee Bruce Alger's office in recent months, as a slowdown in the all-important energy sector begins to weigh on the livelihoods of everyday Albertans.Not long ago, Alberta was considered Canada's economic juggernaut, as torrid ...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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               Public Consultation to Begin on River Park Plan                     The New Year will ring in with the start of public consultations on the Park Management/Design Development Plan for River Park/Sandy Beach/Britannia Slopes.           The plan will focus on ensuring the long-term v...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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Over the last few years I have formed a good team; however, I’m stilling working on creating a Dream Team.   I’ve recently read Blair Singer’s book, “The ABC’s of Building a Business Team That Wins”. He recommends that a team develop a Code … then use this code as way to retain and recruit people...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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I recently participated in the the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. While training for the big day ... I was able to raise nearly $5,000 for Habitat for Humanity. If you are interested ... you can have a read of the days events! The short version ... 'very fun'. (Please take a moment...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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Currie Barracks, Calgary's most anticipated new community. Canada Lands Company (CLC) is pleased to announce that the Currie Barracks redevelopment site is the first project in Canada and the largest to date worldwide, to earn gold certification for its approved plan from the LEED for Neighbourho...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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Wow ... just returned from two weeks in Hawaii (participating at the Ironman World Championships) and I consciously avoided all news. Scanning the newspaper headlines that were stacked on my door step ... I think the sky has fallen. I think we are at the point of market capitulation. People are t...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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By Andrew Kyle, B.ASc., Realtor A Tale of Two Markets Note: I am late in writing my market report this month (October 13) which is perhaps a good thing, because I am factoring in the latest financial turmoil from the world markets into the below report. The spread between the Single Family (SF) H...

By Lisa Sawchuk
(Alta Moda Home Staging & Interior Redesign)
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I was recently asked to write a column on 'Staging for Condominiums' and was happy to illustrate just how different staging condos is from a single-family detached home.  I hope you find this article of interest and help for those of you who are condo-owners!______________________________________...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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GARDENERS NEEDED THIS WEEKEND The Alternative High School Community Garden is looking to recruit a few good volunteers for upcoming Garden Rebuild workdays. When: Friday October 3rd & Saturday October 4th, 2008 Friday – 9:00am to 12:00 pm  On Friday we will be working with CADO clients and a few ...

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