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Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd.
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The Itssold.ca Team #1 at Century 21 Bamber

The Itssold.ca Team was the top team at Century 21 Bamber for April, August, September and October 2013. A big thank you to our past clients, referral partners and family for making this a banner year for the Itssold.ca Team Calgary!

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - CMHC Could Be Pulled Out Of Mortgage Insurance Business, Flaherty Says

  Garry Marr | Apr 27, 2012 6:33 PM ET | Last Updated: Apr 27, 2012 7:33 PM ETMore from Garry Marr | @DustyWallet Finance Minister Jim Flaherty would consider taking Canada Mortgage Housing Corp. out of the mortgage default insurance business he told the National Post?s editorial board. ?I don?t think it?s essential that a government financial institution provide mortgage insurance in Canada??Over time, I don?t think it?s essential that a government financial institution provide mortgage ...

posted in General at Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:50:01 -0600



Sunday, August 26, 2012 - Resale Growth Expected To Slow

The city's resale housing market is expected to grow at a slower pace for the rest of the year, says the Calgary Real Estate Board. The first seven months of this year saw strong sales activity, outperforming expectations, says the board?s 2012 Calgary Housing Market Update report. But recent mortgage rule changes, combined with tight supplies of homes in the single-family housing market, will likely push sales down slightly in terms of the entire year, it says. The tighter market is behind a ... Full Article...

posted in General at Sun, 26 Aug 2012 20:26:20 -0600



Thursday, August 23, 2012 - How Much Home Can You Afford?

Excerpted from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.'s Homebuying Step by Step The first step in determining the price you can afford to pay for a home is to get a clear picture of your current financial situation. Be aware of your monthly payments on any loans or credit cards, and of your total gross (before taxes) monthly household income. Lending institutions follow two simple affordability rules to determine how much you can pay. The first affordability rule is that your monthly housing costs ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:10:27 -0600



Sunday, August 19, 2012 - Pace Within Alberta Set To Top Prairies

Construction starts of homes of all kinds in Alberta are expected to rise 23 per cent this year compared to 2011, says a federal agency. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. expects shovels in the ground on 31,800 homes by the end of this year ? the highest total of the prairie provinces. By the end of the year, construction starts of detached single-family homes are expected to climb 15 per cent to 17,600 new units, while starts of multi-family homes are expected to increase by 35 per cent to ... Full Article...

posted in General at Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:17:13 -0600



Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - Resale Market Conitnuees To Rebound

Calgary?s condo resale market has been on the rise since the start of 2012 and continued its torrid pace in July. Resale totals for condo apartments and townhouses in the city last month is up 17.5 per cent from July 2011. There were 550 condo units sold last month compared to only 454 in July last year, says the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB). ?While the economic risks continue to weigh on the market, many consumers continue to see employment opportunities in the city,? says CREB chief ...

posted in General at Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:25:18 -0600



Monday, August 13, 2012 - Housing Starts Spike

Housing starts in Calgary have been on the rise since the start of 2012 and continued in July. Last month, 734 units broke ground in Calgary, up 40 per cent on the 526 starts in July 2011, reports the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. ?Calgary has seen increased demand for housing due to our strong provincial economy including better job opportunities and higher wages,? says Charron Ungar, president of the Canadian Home Builders? Association ? Calgary Region. Many areas across the province also ... Full Article...

posted in General at Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:18:32 -0600



Saturday, August 11, 2012 - Hot Market Watch Shifts To Alberta

CALGARY, AB - The bright lights of the ?Canadian real estate market? are dimming in Toronto and Vancouver and focusing on Alberta?s two largest cities, says an economic research paper from Laurentian Bank Securities. The markets in Canada?s two largest cities have been red hot in the last several years; so hot, new mortgage regulations introduced last month were designed specifically to cool them down for fear of a housing bubble bursting. Since the onslaught of the recession, Calgary and ...

posted in General at Sat, 11 Aug 2012 09:25:29 -0600



Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Financial Advisors Unconvinced That New Mortgage Rules Are Better...

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty recently introduced changes to the mortgage rules, ostensibly as a means of reining in runaway consumer debt. But just how effective do financial advisors feel the changes will be at achieving this goal? And how will the new rules affect those who often need large-size mortgages the most: first-time buyers, especially those with young families? Most of the changes focus on government-insured mortgages, those backed by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. - a legal ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:46:02 -0600



Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Just Sold - C3531364

Just sold this listing:"Beautifully Upgraded Beattie Home With Mountain Views! Enter this amazing family home & notice the slate foyer & rustic hardwood throughout the main floor. The gourmet kitchen has concrete counter tops, brick back splash, eating bar, gas stove & stainless appliances. The great room has an 18 ft vault with floor to ceiling west windows to enjoy the spectacular mountain view. There is also a main floor office/flex room and laundry. Upstairs you will find 3 generous sized ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Thu, 09 Aug 2012 06:00:00 -0600



Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - Calgary Resale Market on The Upswing

Single-family home resale sales rose about 21 per cent in July over the same period last year.Photograph by: Calgary Herald , ArchiveThe upswing on resale activity of single-family homes in Calgary continued in July. Last month, 1,386 single-family homes changed hands in Calgary, a 21.37 per cent increase on the 1,142 units sold in July of last year, says the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB). Changes to Canada?s mortgage rules earlier this year fuelled talks of a national housing correction, ... Full Article...

posted in General at Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:12:46 -0600



Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - Top 2 Team in Century 21 Bamber For July

The itsSOLD.ca Team Calgary is the top 2 team at Century 21 Bamber for July 2012.

posted in General at Tue, 07 Aug 2012 12:12:11 -0600



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