Market Updates

Market Updates

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At the beginning of each month, the Calgary Real Estate Board releases a summary of what went on in the Calgary Real Estate market the previous month. These summaries are a fantastic way to stay up to date on what is going on in real estate. They are particularly valuable to those of you in the process of buying, selling or investing. Even if you are just beginning to consider a making a move, you should be checking out the Calgary Real Estate Board for information that will ensure you make informed decisions. 

Click this link to see all the summaries available and other important real estate news!

In today's market it is more important than ever to make educated, strategic decisions. One way you can do this is to keep up to date on market going

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The January Calgary Housing Statistics have been released, giving us a glimpse at what happened in the Calgary Real Estate Market in this first month of 2020. Here are some of the highlights as they pertain to all of our valued clients, whether you be a buyer, seller or investor. After all, knowledge is your best asset when it comes to making the most out of any market. As always remember that my experience is your advantage, which is why you need to partner with Team Ken Richter. 

The Calgary Real Estate Board reports the following:

  • "January sales activity was 863 units, nearly eight per cent higher than last year’s levels."
  • "While sales remained well below January activity recorded before 2014, they remain consistent with activity
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The Calgary Real Estate Board just held its annual Market Forecast summit where they looked back on 2019 and looked forward into 2020. One of their missions is to help you--buyers, sellers, renters, and investors--be informed on what is happening in the real estate market so that you can make educated decisions that will give you the best possible outcome when it comes to your housing needs. Ken Richter, your trusted real estate professional, is also a wealth of knowledge and happy to help you strategize. 

Looking back at 2019, the Calgary Real Estate Board didn't shy away from recognizing what a difficult year it was for the real estate market. They explain, "since the oil price crash, Calgary has faced job losses, wage reductions and tightening

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The forecast is in! The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) reports, “increased sales and easing new listings reduced housing inventories in August. Sales were primarily driven by homes priced below $500,000.” The sale of homes priced under $500,000 kept the market from suffering, even though higher price range homes didn’t experience as much activity.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie reports on the economy, “employment numbers have been improving, but mostly in industries that are traditionally lower paid. This is contributing to the shift that we are seeing in the housing market, with growth being limited to product priced below $500,000.” The jobs available are not ones that afford people the luxury of buying a home, but typically once these

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Team Ken Richter is here to get your home sold! 

We know that this recent Calgary real estate market has been challenging. Homes have been sitting on the market for longer than usual, leaving sellers frustrated as buyers continue to withhold offers and inventory levels remain high. While these are not ideal conditions to step into as a seller, you can still come out on top by doing two things:

First, stay informed! Each month we summarize the Calgary Real Estate Board's latest statistics report. You can find those summaries here and visit CREB yourself here.

Second, partner with us and experience the Team Ken Richter Advantage. When you are one of Ken's valued clients, you get to experience the power of an incredible professional real estate

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Good news, everyone! We are starting to see a trend emerge: inventory levels are declining, edging off a buyers’ market into more balanced conditions.

The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) reports, "for the fourth consecutive month, inventories in the market declined compared to last year. This is due to the combination of improving sales and a decline in new listings." While the market still leans towards benefiting buyers, if supply continues to reduce and sales balance out, we should see really strong conditions.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie notes, "we are starting to see reductions in supply across the resale, rental and new-home markets. This adjustment in supply to the lower levels of demand will support more balanced

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The Calgary Real Estate Board's big headline this month? "APRIL BRINGS A SLIGHT INVENTORY DECLINE." Why so dramatic? Because for months now Calgary's real estate market has been struggling with massive oversupply in the market, leading to a buyer's market at a time when few people were able to buy. This news is an exciting turn of events (one which was forecasted at the start of the year) that will hopefully bring increased stability to the real estate market here in Calgary, Alberta. 

In their media report, CREB notes, "There have been no significant changes occurring in sales activity, but the number of new listings coming onto the market continues to ease relative to 2018 levels. The decline in new listings was enough to start chipping away at

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The economy deeply effects the housing market. This may seem obvious; after all, you hear it time and time again. However, it is important to know exactly how and why the economy effects the housing market. This is important because these two things impact the lives of Calgarians and people everywhere deeply; two of our most common basic needs are shelter and financial resources. Let's learn how they interact.

Each month the Calgary Real Estate Board releases the previous month's real estate market statistics. Each report begins with a summary of the major trends that emerged, such as the months of supply and benchmark prices. For those of you who read these, or our summaries of them (which you can find here), you may be familiar with CREB's chief

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It's that time of the year again... the Calgary Real Estate Board has released their latest market statistics summary. This one goes over everything that happened in the Calgary real estate market during this last month of March. Did St. Patrick's day bring the Calgary real estate market some good ol' Irish Luck? Read on to find out.

If this is your first time reading these stats, here is what you need to know: ever since the last oil crash that hit Alberta's economy hard, the Calgary real estate market has been struggling to recover. As people lost their jobs, couldn't find jobs, were forced to go further in debt and drained their savings, owning a home became a distant memory or a dream, but not a reality.

This had a severe impact on the

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The Calgary Real Estate Board has released it's statistics summary for the month of February. You may have noticed that each month we summarize their report for you. Here is the reason:

When it comes to buying or selling a home, you need to be informed. The real estate market can be fickle, so having a good understanding of current market trends, long-term forecasts and more is crucial in helping you make the best decision possible. Stay informed, but also don't feel like you need to figure it out all on your own! Your real estate professional is your absolute best resource when it comes to understanding the housing market.

Ready to make a move? Contact me directly at 403-630-6363. I would be happy to offer you a complimentary home evaluation

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