Calgary Real Estate News –

Monday, April 15, 2019 2:45:05 PM UTC
Federal budget addresses housing affordability with first-time buyer incentive
Housing affordability was centre stage when the federal government announced the new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive program as part of their 2019 budget, and it promises to be a big campaign issue this fall. The program represents a major step towards bridging the affordability gap facing many first-time homebuyers. The introduction in recent years of […]
Builders cater to demand for multi-generational housing
Just what is a “single-family” home these days? The distinction is getting blurrier, as many families opt for multi-generational homes. A variety of factors are at play, including basic economics. Even in Calgary’s current buyers’ market, housing prices are still a barrier for many would-be homebuyers. Consequently, many young people are staying at home longer, […]
Oversupply persists despite improved sales activity for affordable product
March saw a modest decline in city wide sales activity compared to last year. However, sales have been rising for more affordable product in the detached and attached sectors. Shifts in the lower end of the market have not outweighed easing across the higher priced product. First-quarter sales dropped to 3,108 units. This is nine […]
How to succeed in Calgary’s spring housing market
Winter is more about skis and snowballs than buyers and sellers. But as the warm weather emerges, so does a renewed interest in real estate. Now that hope springs eternal, a little knowledge of the market will prevent you getting snowed under. While navigating their spring housing prospects, consumers must consider the economy, the local […]
Calgary REALTORS® prepare to embark on a desert journey for a great cause
Four local REALTORS® will be journeying more than 100 kilometres across a stretch of the Sahara Desert in Morocco this November to raise money for abused women. Royal LePage professionals Chris Pitman, Dave Shulz, Marta Raczkowska and Wayne Nelson will be joining more than 100 of their colleagues, including company president and CEO Phil Soper, […]
City’s sales slump extends to luxury market, putting buyers in the driver’s seat
When Mark Evernden goes to list his own west-end home next month, it will be priced at less than what he bought it for a decade ago. “I paid $1.3 million, and I know the replacement value if I was building today would be $1.8 million,” said the private office advisor and licensed partner with […]
Net-zero homes continue to gain traction in the Canadian housing market
One of the most interesting trends these days in the homebuilding industry is the growing popularity of net-zero homes. “Net-zero homes produce as much clean energy as they consume. They are up to 80 per cent more energy efficient than typical new homes and use renewable energy systems to produce the remaining energy they need,” […]
Jayman Built makes solar panels a standard feature for all new homes
More than 750 new single-family homes in Alberta will be powered by solar this year, as Jayman Built makes the green technology a standard feature in a first-of-its-kind offering by any Canadian builder. Jayman, one of Alberta’s largest builders, will include six solar panels in all its 2019 homes, says Dave Desormeaux, president and COO […]
Enterprise4Good: charity begins at homeowners
If it’s true that one person’s “trash” is another one’s treasure, a Calgary-based organization has made an art of turning the former into the latter. In the process, Enterprise4Good is changing lives – one household item at a time. “We are a charity that operates under the European model of social enterprise,” said Adrian Bohach, […]
Northwest Calgary eco-community showcases the best of green home technologies
When Brian Taylor looks out the window of his home in EchoHaven, the view is a street lined with houses of varying architectural styles. However, beneath the surface, many of those homes have similar characteristics designed to make them eco-friendly and highly energy efficient in a development purposefully built with no natural gas service. Instead […]
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