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September 2021: Sales remain strong

Oct. 01, 2021 | CREBNow


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Dec. 01, 2020 | CREBNow

November 2020: sales activity remains strong in November

For the sixth month in a row, sales in the Calgary market recorded a year-over-year gain.

Sales growth over the past several months has been the strongest seen in the past five years, but the activity has not been strong enough to offset the pullbacks from the spring. Year-to-date sales remain over three per cent lower than last year's levels.

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Nov. 03, 2020 | CREBNow

October 2020: detached homes drive Calgary sales growth

With strong gains in the detached sector, October sales in the city reached 1,764 units. This is a 23 per cent increase over last year and well above longer-term averages.

The gain in citywide residential sales outpaced the growth in new listings, supporting tighter market conditions and improving prices.

Oct. 01, 2020 | CREBNow

September 2020: home sales rise along with supply

September sales activity jumped to 1,702 units, the strongest September total since 2014.

New listings in September improved over last month, but levels remained comparable to the previous year. The increase in sales relative to new listings did prevent any monthly gains in inventory levels, but supply in the market is still down 12 per cent compared to last year.

Courtesy of the Murray family

Sept. 25, 2020 | George Johnson

My First Home: Jim "Bearcat" Murray, longtime Calgary Flames athletic trainer

Now 88 years young, the ol' potlicker himself, Jim "Bearcat" Murray, long ago passed into the realm of legend hereabouts.

Nearly a quarter-century since retiring from the Calgary Flames as the only NHL athletic trainer with his own fan club (boasting Boston and Montreal chapters), Murray – recognizable by his bald head, generous moustache and ready grin – continues to be an icon.

Aug. 05, 2020 | CREBNow

June 2020: sales decline by two per cent from last year amidst COVID-19 pandemic

With higher sales for both detached and semi-detached product, July sales totals rose above last year's levels. Despite the improvements in July, year-to-date sales remain 15 per cent lower than last year's levels.

June 01, 2020 | CREBNow

May 2020: COVID-19's impact on Calgary housing market continues

Housing market activity in May remained slow, but sales exceeded the lows from April, which saw less than 600 sales in Calgary.

May sales totalled 1,080 units, a 44 per cent decline from last year's figures.

May 01, 2020 | CREBNow

April 2020: Calgary real estate market feeling impact of COVID-19

After the first full month with social distancing measures in place, the housing market is adjusting to the effects of COVID-19.

April 03, 2020 | CREBNow

March 2020: COVID-19 weighing on housing market

After a strong start to 2020, economic conditions have dramatically changed, as COVID-19 is impacting all aspects of society.

The economic impact is starting to be felt across many industries. This includes the housing market.

A showhome parade in Anthem United's new Wedderburn community in Okotoks.
Courtesy Anthem United

March 13, 2020 | Jim Zang

Okotoks growth: Alberta's largest small town continues to buck downward housing trend

Ten minutes south of Calgary in the town of Okotoks, homebuyers and builders continue to buck the regional trend of declining housing starts.

In fact, the growing town of just over 29,000 people (based on the 2018 civic census) saw an increase in housing starts in 2019 that is expected to continue into 2020, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

March 06, 2020 | CREBNow

February 2020: Home sales see a bump

This month saw a double-digit gain in sales, but last February was one of the slowest levels of activity since the late '90s.

With the extra day this February, monthly sales totaled 1,197 units.  A combination of these two factors resulted in a 23 per cent improvement over last year, but sales remain well below longer-term trends and consistent with the lower levels reported over the past five years.

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