October 2015

There are 5 blog entries for October 2015.



 Attic Insulation

12-15 inches minimum of even insulation is needed to keep heat in the house and money in your pocket. Have your R-value checked by a professional if needed.

 Change Air Filter

For healthy, indoor air, change your air filter once a month in the winter months. Your furnace has to work twice as hard with an air-borne allergen clogged filter. 

 Vacuum Vents

Take off the covers and hoses to your dryer, bathroom and stove vents and suction out lint and debris. This will increase efficiency and decrease fire hazards. 

 Furnace Cleaning

Have furnace inspected and cleaned once a year – before winter. A dirty furnace is less efficient. Call ATCO Gas to inspect your appliances. Free of charge. 

Clean Gutters and

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As our local housing market is diverse and constantly evolving. These figures in 2015, so far, give you a sense of the wide range of possibilities in the city. 

- Apartment Condos -
Least expensive - $88,000 - Size: 282 sq. ft. in Applewood
Most Expensive - $3,769,500 - Size: 2,960 sq. ft. in Mission

- Townhouses -
Least expensive - $135,000 - Size: 1,238 sq. ft. in Penbrooke
Most Expensive - $1,850,000 - Size: 3,200 sq. ft. in Lower Mount Royal

- Single Family Homes -
Least expensive - $177,500 - Size: 340 sq. ft. in Ogden Millican
Most Expensive - $5,895,000 - Size: 4,086 sq. ft. in Britannia

Data above are based on MLS Sales in Year 2015.

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having fun

Any plans for the weekend? 

  • Illuminasia, Lantern & Garden Festival – Thursday, September 17 to Sunday, November 1
  • Screamfest – October 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, and 31st
  • YYComedy Festival – Monday, October 1 
  • Royal West – Thursday, OCTOBER 22 to Saturday, October 31 
  • Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix – Friday, October 23 to Sunday October 25 
  • Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival – Saturday, October 31 to Sunday, November 8
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Email Version YYC Sept 2015-for posting-01 
Inventories rise as sales activity softens further
Calgary, Oct. 1, 2015 – Following four months of relative stability, unadjusted benchmark prices eased as expected in September to $456,300, a 0.26 per cent decline compared with last year.
Most of this aggregate moderation was due to price declines in the apartment sector brought on by higher-than-average inventory levels.
“Overall sales activity relative to new listings caused a softening in absorption rates, which resulted in inventory gains and ultimately placed moderate downward pressure on pricing,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.
Residential sales in the city totaled 1,448 units in September, well below typical activity levels for this time of year. Year-to-date Calgary sales remained…
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buy or sell


As a current homeowner, you might be planning you next move to a new home. You are now stuck with the dilemma of whether to buy or sell your existing home first.  You could try to buy a home with a condition that says the purchase is subject to the sale of your existing home but in most markets that will give you a huge disadvantage when competing with other buyers. 

Truth be told, there are rewards and drawbacks with either choice. It is in your best interest to keep the following in mind to explore what might be the best move for you. 

  1.        Consult your Realtor about your options

 An experienced, trusted, and knowledgeable Realtor can provide a realistic value expectation of your present home and give an overview of options such

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