May 07, 2014 | CREBNow
New listings up; Calgarians making the choice to buy in tight rental market
Not even a snowy spring kept sales and listings this April from increasing over last years' numbers.
CREB®'s monthly stats reported new residential listings for April at 3,754 units, an eight per cent increase compared to the same time last year.
"[Buying] made the most sense," said Sarah Hammond, a previous homeowner who purchased a home in the
southeast with her boyfriend, a firsttime buyer. "I already owned a condo so was not interested in trying to fight
the rental market to pay. Basically mortgage payments are the same or less than rental fees right now."