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October - Calgary Market Update

(October 20, 2017, posted in Calgary Market Updates)



THINGS TO DO IN CALGARY THIS MONTH

(October 11, 2017)

Food tour of one of Calgary’s yummiest neighbourhoods, stretching across eight blocks with stands and entry to cafes. Every Friday. 

The complete opposite of a relaxing train journey, this two-and-half hour ride is the equivalent of a moving haunted house. Adults only.

Fundraising meal... read more.

The Real Deal: School Rankings and House Prices

(September 26, 2017, posted in Home owner tips)


The relationship between the quality of a school district and real estate prices in the neighbourhood is a bit of a “chicken-and-the-egg” question. 

The highest-ranking school districts tend to have higher house prices than less sought-after districts. At the same time, more affluent homeowners often live in more popular school districts. It’s not always clear which is the motivating factor: do scho... read more.

Bank of Canada's interest rate spike: What does it mean for homeowners with mortgages?

(September 25, 2017)

The Bank of Canada hiked interest rates twice this summer and the increases come at a time when many Canadians are struggling to pay off debt.


First, in July, the bank announced a raise from 0.5 to 0.75 per cent and then, at the beginning of September, hiked rates again to a full one percentage point. A report by TransUnion last year estimated that if interest rates were raised by one percentage po... read more.

September- Calgary Market Update

(September 13, 2017, posted in Calgary Market Updates)