Market Update! A bit of good news!!
For the first time in many months there appears to be a turnaround in the Calgary Housing Market! The Calgary Real Estate Board just released the stats for September and while the changes are modest, it is the first uptick in the Calgary market since April.
In short, the number of houses available for sale in the Calgary market has fallen, but the number of sales of homes has increased for the first time in six months. Along with the increase in the number of homes sold a significant indicator of possible change is that the average median price of homes sold from August to September increased by almost $15,000.00. If you would like to see the actual stats feel free to send me an email requesting a copy of the CREB Stats and I’ll forward the information to you in an email attachment.
In the homes I have had listed, I have noted and increased number of showings over the last few weeks as well. While all these indicators are modest, it is certainly a refreshing change from the six months of steady downturn we have been experiencing, and appears to show that the real estate market is beginning to come to life again.
iPhone/Android App Update
I appreciate everyone who has downloaded my iPhone App to search the Calgary MLS system. It has become quite a popular application. Don’t be afraid to explore everything it has to offer, and if you have any questions or requests about a property, you can click on the links provided in the listings on the app to notify me and I will be happy to get back to you right away. Keep in mind that if you sign into the VOW on HouseHuntingAdventures.com it opens up a special account for you where you can save all your home searches for comparables and once set up, you can do the same from your iPhone or Android as well. If you have any questions, just call!
New to Canada?
I have many clients who are new to Canada who I have guided in their real estate adventures and I understand much of what it is like when coming into a new country. I experienced coming to Canada, not knowing the languages here, first moving to Quebec and learning the French language, then to Calgary and learning English (Czech is my home language). The challenges were difficult, but also a great character builder for me, especially while raising three children on my own. I truly understand all the frustration with moving and setting down roots. My desire is to help anyone who is a client of mine to make their transition as easy and cost manageable as possible.
I can really empathize with anyone when it comes to moving and all the related stresses and headaches. I’ve been there and done that on my own with my children, many times. Every move made me a little wiser and I became an organizational wizard! I understand all about moving a family, and the financial stresses and strains that can ensue.
Through my personal experiences as well as my experience as a REALTOR©, I have compiled a wonderful list of resources; from excellent mortgage brokers who are very talented at locating great mortgage rates and helping you to qualify, to home inspectors capable ensuring nothing is missed when you are looking to purchase a new home.
Please let me know if I can be of service to you. Even if you are just at the research stage in locating a new home, or you simply would like to have a current market evaluation done on your home to determine what your next step should be, I’m here for you. Please don’t hesitate to call me at any time.
My personal cell phone number is 403-399-0809, or if you prefer, my personal Email of Natasha@HouseHuntingAdventures.com.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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