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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.

Aug. 18, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Pillar 9 gives Alberta REALTORS® new tools and in-depth data to better serve their clients

As real estate technology continues to rapidly evolve, Pillar 9 was created to maximize the value of housing data for REALTORS® and real estate consumers.

An example of a home that has been virtually staged. 
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July 27, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Virtual staging provides right mix of price and results for some home sellers

Real estate experts have long touted the importance of properly staging a property to look its best when selling, and now a high-tech option has joined the ranks of traditional home stagers.

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June 09, 2020 | Josh Skapin

Business as usual? How buyers, sellers and REALTORS® have adapted to COVID-19

What a difference three months makes.

Restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 have altered almost all standard practices, including real estate transactions. So, if you're buying or selling a home, things look a little bit different.

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May 14, 2020 | Cody Stuart

Garage makeover: unique properties call for unique staging

When it comes to staging a home, the best advice is usually to make it look like you'd want to live there. But what do you do when you're staging a space that will be home to vehicles rather than people?

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April 30, 2020 | Jim Zang

Five tips for successful home staging

In a competitive housing market, if you want to sell your home faster and get your asking price, a degree of home staging is a must.

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April 09, 2020 | Josh Skapin

REALTORS® lean on digital tools to market homes amid COVID-19 outbreak

Typically, REALTORS® hold open houses to attract a crowd. However, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and a new emphasis on social distancing, this home-selling staple just won't do.

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March 20, 2020 | Josh Skapin

Cashing out: "cash for homes" companies appeal to the quick-sale crowd, but the REALTOR® role remains key for majority of sellers

For a variety of reasons, some people need to sell their home quickly. This motivation might lead some homeowners to explore options beyond the traditional resale market.

In these situations, "cash for homes" offers can be an enticing option for sellers who are on the clock.

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May 29, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Five home maintenance red flags to look for before you buy

Many homeowners look after their property with great care, staying up to date on maintenance and completing any repairs needed to keep their home in tip-top shape.

However, not everyone is so thorough, so when buying a home, it pays to keep your eyes open for any maintenance red flags that could indicate potentially expensive problems.

The Calgary industrial market continues to see a negative impact from the downturn in oil prices as a large amount of space has become available for sublease over the past year. Photo: Getty Images.

Aug. 22, 2016 | Mario Toneguzzi

New normal

Calgary's industrial sector showing signs of strain

Calgary's industrial market continues to hiccup along in a weakened economy as vacancy rates have risen over each of the last four quarters and are likely heading toward the bottom of the cycle, said a second-quarter market report by Cushman & Wakefield.

"One positive is that the amount of space under construction has been cut substantially; helping to prevent future jumps in the vacancy rate," read the report.

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