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Happy Ask a Stupid Question Day!

Have you ever stood in the shower thinking, "I wonder what my dog has named me?" or "Does my stomach think all potatoes are mashed?" If you answered "yes" to these or similar questions, then you have asked yourself a "stupid" question -- as we all do. Today is Ask A Stupid Question Day.


This event was organized to remind people that there really is no such thing as a stupid question.


As licensed real estate professionals, we are firm believers in the value of education and we always try to stay up-to-date with all the new stuff happening in the real estate industry. That's why I think it would be relevant to bring up a Top-5 best questions that you can ask your real estate professional.

What licence do you currently hold?

The first question to ask real estate professional that you may be considering employing should be about their qualifications. This is a golden rule for getting any contractor for any job. ALL real estate professionals in Alberta must at...

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We have sold a property at 134 30 Royal Oak PLAZA NW in Calgary.
Rare corner layout with an abundance of windows on the ground floor, overlooking a green space. This home has the most popular layout in the building including two massive bedrooms with their own walk-through closets to private ensuites flanking the open main living space that features a beautiful, expansive granite countertop and sit-up bar, perfect for entertaining. The ample kitchen is ideal for those who love to cook, with Bosch appliances (built in-oven, stovetop range, dishwasher and fridge), plenty of cabinets and a pantry, as well as in-suite laundry. Other upgrades include custom closets, ceiling fans, a new Delta kitchen faucet, brand new contemporary lighting fixtures, and priority underground parking right in front of the elevator doors. The home was also freshly painted a crisp, modern white throughout. Included is a private storage locker, a separate and secure bike storage area (for the many...
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If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Licensed real estate professionals are highly experienced in how to sell houses safely during the pandemic. Over the last year, agents have adopted new technologies and safety measures designed to keep you safe. And experts say these practices are here to stay. As Bob Goldberg, CEO of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) representing most licensed real estate professionals in the United States, puts it:


“The pandemic has confirmed to all of us in the industry that technology will continue to transform real estate.”


Below is a closer look at some of the new tools real estate professionals are using to better serve sellers.

New and Existing Technology Are Impacting the Process

In the 2021 Realtor Technology Survey, NAR asked real estate professionals their opinions on the most valuable pieces of technology for their business over the past 12 months....

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August 2021: Market continues shift toward more balanced conditions after torrid start to the year

Citywide sales in August reached 2,151 units, 37% higher than last year and 25% higher than long-term trends. Sales have slowed from the record-setting pace seen earlier this year, but on a year-to-date basis, the eight-month total of 19,516 sales is higher than annual sales figures recorded over the past six years.


“Sales have far exceeded expectations throughout most of the pandemic, driven mostly by demand for detached homes. At the same time, supply could not keep pace and conditions shifted to favour the seller, something that has not happened in over six years,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.


Read the full report on the CREB website.




The following data is a comparison between August 2021 and August 2020 numbers, and is current as of September 2021.





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City of Calgary, Sept. 1, 2021 –


Citywide sales in August reached 2,151 units, 37 per cent higher than last year and 25 per cent higher than long-term trends. Sales have slowed from the record-setting pace seen earlier this year, but on a year-to-date basis, the eight-month total of 19,516 sales is higher than annual sales figures recorded over the past six years.


“Sales have far exceeded expectations throughout most of the pandemic, driven mostly by demand for detached homes. At the same time, supply could not keep pace and conditions shifted to favour the seller, something that has not happened in over six years,” said CREB® Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie. 


“With more buyers than sellers, prices rose, providing opportunity for many of the move-up buyers in the market. Over the past several months we have seen some adjustments in supply relative to sales, helping move us toward more balanced conditions.”


The months of supply in August was nearly...

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