Calgary Real Estate Market Reports

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The Federal Government under the CMHC program will be introducing a new incentive for First Time Home Buyers beginning on September 2, 2019 with first possessions on November 1, 2019.  The Incentive is available to buyers who have saved a minimum down payment of 5% to qualify for an Insured mortgage.

The Federal Government is offering to top up your down payment by 5% for resale homes or 10% for new homes.  The house price can be no more than $500,000.00 and household income must be no more than $120,000 per year to qualify. 

The benefit of the program according to the Feds is that the top up will lower your payments monthly because of the larger down payment amount. The loan is reported to be interest free and does not need to be paid back until or

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Are you considering finishing your basement or Developing a Garage on your property? The best advise we can give you as Real Estate Agents is to get all the permits required from the municipality you live in! If I had a megaphone I would blast this message from the roof tops, why?

When you sell your home, it is a very sticky wicket if you do not have permits for your basement renovation.  It is an even messier situation if you built a garage and now cannot show evidence that it was built within your property boundary’s & with development permits.

We hear the statement so many times from Sellers “I didn’t get a permit because I did not want to pay more taxes”.  Guess what – Pay the little bit of extra tax- It will be a lot less expensive than having

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Looking forward into 2019, We in the Real Estate World are hoping for a better year than 2018. Although reports from economists are saying all but our wish. The Calgary Market has continued to slow down, as well as Toronto & Vancouver, which in turn may positively impact our home market. The following is a report from "Better Dwelling" on how All but 3 Canadian Cities should continue to see a slow down for the remainder of the year.

"Canadian real estate buyers are taking a break after driving most of the country’s markets to new highs. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) numbers show the sales to listings ratio declined across most of Canada in January. There were only three exceptions, all located east of Toronto.

The sales to new listings

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Kenney wants mortgage stress test removed for Albertans as house prices sag

A United Conservative Party government would call on Ottawa to eliminate mortgage rules that are making it harder for Albertans to buy homes, UCP Leader Jason Kenney said Wednesday. 

Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of realtors at the Calgary Real Estate Board’s annual forecast event, Kenney said the mortgage stress test introduced at the beginning of 2018, which was meant to ensure homebuyers can still afford their mortgages even if interest rates rise substantially, is an “unfair attack on Alberta home ownership.” He said if he becomes premier, he will introduce a motion in the legislature calling for the federal government to remove the rules from the Alberta market

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Elevated inventory levels compared to sales, are causing prices to ease further in Calgary’s housing market.

Citywide benchmark prices totaled $426,300 in October, trending down for the fifth consecutive month and resulting in a year-over-year decline of 2.9 per cent.

“Job growth in this city remains a concern, as unemployment levels remain well above levels expected for this year. Rising costs of ownership also continue to weigh on housing demand,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“At the same time, housing supply levels are not adjusting fast enough to current conditions, resulting in price adjustments.”

Inventories and sales totaled 7,345 and 1,322 in October. This has resulted in months of supply of 5.6, above levels typical

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Calgary continues to be a buyers’ market as home sales fell 13% in September compared to a year ago.

There were 1, 272 home sales last month, with the detached market leading the widespread decline according to new figures from Calgary Real Estate Board.

Year-to-date sales are 20% below 10-year averages for both detached and apartment properties and 14% below for attached homes.

"Calgary's economy continues to struggle with unemployment, which rose again last month to over 8%. Concerns in the employment market, higher lending rates and shaken confidence are weighing on housing demand," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

Inventory continues to exceed typical levels with 7,941 units available, amounting to 6.25 months of supply. For

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City of Calgary, August 1, 2018 –

Recent struggles in the job market, accompanied by yet another interest rate increase, is piling on to the decisions potential purchasers have to make in the housing market. 

The month of July saw 1,547 units sold in Calgary, nearly five per cent below last year. New listings eased to 2,964 units, causing inventories to total 8,450 units. With more supply than demand, prices continued to edge down, with a citywide average of $435,200. This amounted to a month-over-month price decline of 0.30 per cent and year-over-year decline of 1.89 per cent.

"Despite some positive momentum in some aspects of our economy, our job market has continued to struggle as of late, with some easing in total employment levels over the

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Calgary’s top-tier $1-million+ real estate market had a glimmer of recovery in 2017 but has since slipped in the first half of 2018.

The regression has been attributed to high interest rates and the introduction of stricter federal mortgage rules brought in earlier this year, constraining the ability to borrow money and making it harder for first time home buyers to enter the market. The report claims that these factors helped stall progress in a city still recovering from an economic downturn in previous years.

Downward price adjustments have been seen across high-end condos, attached, single-family homes and acreages.

$1-million+ real estate sales have decreased 11% year-over-year to only 350 units sold in the first half of 2018.

The

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Living on water isn’t relegated to oceanfront properties, in Calgary, thousands of people live in lake communities, and it’s not hard to see why. Here are seven reasons Calgarians love the local lake living lifestyle.

 

year round active living:

With everything from skating to swimming, lakes bring people together. Calgary’s bestselling community for four years running, Mahogany, is one such community.

"Mahogany has Calgary’s largest freshwater lake and 8.5 hectares (21 acres) of beach,” says Nicole McLaws, marketing manager at Hopewell Residential, Mahogany’s developer.

Mahogany residents enjoy swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and pedal-boating throughout the summer, and miles of winter ice for skating and old-time shinny in winter.

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THE HOUSING MARKET IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING TOWARDS RECOVERY IN 2018, BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN

Housing market conditions are expected to remain relatively unchanged in 2018, as the impact of higher lending rates and stricter lending criteria are offset by modest improvements in the economic climate. Recent changes may have prolonged the recovery period in our market, but it is not expected to completely derail the transition.

The path to recovery is expected to be bumpy, as the market adjusts to a new normal. We are entering 2018 with elevated supply levels and an environment of rising rates paired with stricter lending criteria. However, the improving economy generated modest job growth and net migration last year, with expectations of further

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