Stories Tagged - Bob Jablonski
Nov. 19, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil
Bob Jablonski doesn't have to look back too far to remember the last time Calgary's economy was booming.
During his year as CREB® president in 2012, the city was running at a full sprint due to good fortunes in the oil patch. Completion of the new West LRT, The Bow and Peace Bridge were just three of the many major initiatives that came to fruition in Calgary that year, noted Jablonski, who remembered, "the city was getting big and busy."
For many, particularly those in the real estate sector, the good news was overdue. Calgary's housing market had slumped since the 2008 financial crisis, not recovering at the same pace as other Canadian cities.
Jan. 10, 2013 | CREBNow
Average sale prices were the highest ever in Calgary at $428,655 for combined single family and condominium, but this figure was skewed by a surge in $1-million plus homes sold in 2012. The benchmark price of $381,408 is lower than the average because tracking is based on comparable properties.
Dec. 19, 2012 | CREBNow
A condominium generally refers to the privately owned unit you'll call home and the common areas, which can include hallways, the exterior of the building, green space and other areas for which owners share responsibility.
Dec. 13, 2012 | CREBNow
"Overall, we expect sales growth to ease to two per cent next year," said CREB® economist Ann-Marie Lurie at a forecast sneak-a-peek Dec. 11.
Dec. 06, 2012 | CREBNow
Sales increased by 15 per cent on a year-to-date basis in 2012, and were up eight per cent this November compared to last. With nearly eight consecutive months of double-digit, year-over-year sales growth, the city's inventory levels are decreasing, as new listings haven't been able to keep up. However according to CREB®'s monthly stats, the ratio between sales and inventory shows the market remains in balanced territory.
Nov. 07, 2012 | CREBNow
"Alberta and the rest of the country are clearly on different train tracks when it comes to the housing market," said ATB senior economist Todd Hirsch. "Back when Alberta's home prices were booming, the explanation was pretty straightforward: very high in-migration combined with strong wage growth and the introduction of 40-year mortgages."
Nov. 05, 2012 | CREBNow
Everyone would agree that growops are not a good thing for any neighbourhood. But from a REALTOR® perspective, it's even more of a conundrum. As a REALTOR®, we represent the buyer or the seller to the best of our ability using all of the resources to sell or buy that home. When it comes to grow-ops, we want to work with the seller to ensure the property is safe, but how do we really know?
Nov. 01, 2012 | Cody Stuart
Although city council agreed in April to allow the suites in all new neighbourhoods, it's unlikely such a move will make much of a dent in Calgary's hot rental market.