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June 22, 2021 | Mario Toneguzzi

Latest stress test changes reduce buying power, impact first-time and move-up home purchasers in Calgary

Recent changes to the mortgage stress test designed to cool down hot housing markets across the country may make it more difficult for some Albertans to purchase a home.

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April 28, 2021 | Natalie Noble

Year one of COVID-19 pandemic brought sweeping changes to Calgary real estate and the way business is done

Whatever "new normal" is coming, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped many aspects of the real estate industry in Calgary and across Canada. From changes to the way homes are built, bought and sold, to shifts in buyer priorities and the economic forces at play, it's been a wild ride for REALTORS®, builders, homebuyers and everyone in between.

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March 16, 2021 | Josh Skapin

Detached-home sellers are in the driver's seat, as low mortgage rates fuel demand across Calgary

Enticing discount mortgage rates have helped put Calgary's detached home market in rare form.

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Feb. 22, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Tips for buyers and sellers in what promises to be an active spring housing market

With spring on the horizon – bringing warmer days, blooming flowers, plenty of sunshine and increased optimism – Calgary's real estate market is poised for a flurry of activity.

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Feb. 01, 2021 | Mario Toneguzzi

Rock-bottom interest rates throughout 2021 could nudge even more Calgarians into the housing market

Historically low interest rates are helping boost the residential real estate market in Calgary and across the country, with the trend expected to continue throughout 2021.

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July 15, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Bank of Canada stands pat on interest rates, forecasts GDP decline in 2020

The Bank of Canada has maintained its overnight rate target at 0.25 per cent, the effective lower bound, and released its updated outlook for the economy and inflation.

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June 03, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Bank of Canada holds steady on interest rates as market conditions start to improve

The Bank of Canada maintained its overnight rate target at 0.25 per cent and announced it would be scaling back some of its interventions in the market now that economic conditions are beginning to improve.

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April 17, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Bank of Canada maintains 0.25 per cent interest rate despite bleak economic forecast

The Bank of Canada announced on April 15 that it would keep its overnight rate target at 0.25 per cent and that no additional rate cuts should be expected.

This decision to hold rates steady came on the heels of three rate cuts in over a month, as the COVID-19 pandemic and plummeting oil prices exact a heavy toll on the Canadian economy.

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April 07, 2020 | Tyler Difley

COVID-19 and the Calgary housing market: forecasting potential short- and long-term impacts

As governments and individuals around the world work to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it has become clear the epidemic will have far-reaching impacts for Calgary's residents, businesses and economy.

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March 20, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Bank of Canada makes emergency rate cut amid COVID-19 pandemic

In an unscheduled move, the Bank of Canada (BoC) recently announced it was cutting its overnight lending rate to 0.75 per cent, effective March 16. The move was made to counter the negative economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and plummeting oil prices.

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