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Calgary Home Boys Real Estate Blog

As we begin the final month of 2018, here’s a look back at how the Calgary real estate market fared in November. 

According to CREB’s monthly stats, property listings in Calgary are sitting on the market for an average of 63 days, which is up by over 21 percent compared to a year ago. 

Despite the struggling housing market, however, there is some good news for buyers as the average price dropped 4.2 percent while the number of active listings is up 14.4 percent from this time last year. 

Overall sales have dipped, though, both from last month and year-over-year. Compared to last month, sales fell by 11.4 percent, while year-over-year, overall sales in Calgary have fallen by 17 percent. 

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It's hard to believe but the holiday season is in full swing here in Calgary, with several weeks of events on tap. Below is a closer look at just a few we at the Calgary Home Boys are excited about most...

Christmas in Kensington- Now-December 22

For family-friendly fun, make time to head to the Kensington neighbourhood. Christmas in Kensington celebrates with wagon rides, a petting zoo, and even Santa himself.

Once Upon a Christmas- Weekends-December 23

Get into the holiday spirit with a horse-drawn wagon ride through Heritage Park. Once Upon a Christmas presents live music, crafts, carolling and more.

Polar Express Train Ride- Now-December 24

Just outside of the city, journey to the North Pole onboard the Polar Express. The train ride

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Calgary Riverfront Condos For SaleLooking for a new Calgary condo close to the riverfront? We have several buildings in mind that are a prefect place to begin your search.

FIRST

The FIRST condos sit high above the riverfront, with 18-stories of elegant residences and amenities. The newer construction building includes nearly 200 private homes, plus the opportunity to live just minutes from everything.

Evolution

In comparison, Evolution supplies the luxury of a rooftop garden and breathtaking views. The massive project houses both condos and town homes, along with two fitness rooms and plenty of shared outdoor space.

500 Eau Claire

Located at 500 Eau Claire, the Eau Claire Estates rise high above the rest. A series of towers surrounding a central courtyard, the property

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Bridgeland Crossings II is a fabulous new condo development located at 46 9 Street Northeast. Although completed back in 2016, the building still very much feels brand new, and you’ll even find a number of developer units still listed as well. So with this in mind, here are just a few reasons why any and all condo buyers in Calgary need to consider the one-and-only Bridgeland Crossings II building…

The Location 

Bridgeland is one of Calgary’s fastest growing communities and provides all kinds of upside. Along with being close to downtown, Bridgeland Crossing II condos for sale are also just steps from the riverfront and McDougall Park, making it a great place to call home for anyone who loves to get outside and stay active. 

The Finishes 

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Calgary Home SalesThe Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) recently reported that overall home sales across Calgary dropped by nearly 10% in October, and detached home sales specifically have fallen to a level we haven’t seen since the late 1990s. 

According to CREB, the downward tend is a direct result of stricter mortgage rules, the rising cost of home ownership, and of course job growth that also continues to struggle. 

Despite being labeled a buyer’s market, fewer home buyers are in the market due to the current economic challenges. 

As the market and the economy as a whole continues to recover, many still feel Alberta’s housing market  will eventually make a comeback and start trending in a positive direction within the next 12 to 18 months. 

But until more

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South Calgary Homes For SaleLooking to buy a South Calgary home on a budget? Take a closer look at some of the area's top neighbourhoods for searching homes under $400,000.

Bridlewood

Options in the Bridlewood neighbourhood include homes with three-bedrooms and 2.5-baths, priced under $400,000. The price point also affords some fully fenced-in backyards and the possibility of a large deck for extra living and entertaining space.

Walden

Accented by plentiful surrounding parks and green space, it’s possible to find new construction in Walden. Current options in the neighbourhood include a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath home, priced under $400K.

Silverado

A newer construction townhouse or a cozy detached home can be found for around the same price point in Silverado. The

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Calgary New Construction HomesCalgary home prices are continuing to drop, according to recently released data from he Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Detailed in its quarterly Housing Market Assessment, the CMHC suggests the local housing market is still moderately vulnerable due to overbuilding throughout the area. 

Right now, Calgary is still a strong buyer’s market, and inventory of unsold, newly-built homes continues to outpace demand. As of September of this year, Calgary had 2,087 finished new construction homes that remained unsold, of which half were apartments and condos.  

Despite taking more time than projected, however, the recovery is still moving in the right direction and economic growth continues to trend upward. 

Another problem negatively impacting the

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South Calgary Luxury Homes For SaleLooking to buy a luxury home in South Calgary? As one of the city's fastest-growing districts, South Calgary features a wide-range of luxury homes that have offer a whole lot of appeal and desirability to today's active home buyers. We explore a few options below.

Eagle Ridge

With plenty of curb appeal, the homes of Eagle Ridge also enjoy an excess of private amenities. Typically ranging from $1 million to $2 million, homes in this area generally offer a large amount of square footage, situated close to sailing, boating, bike paths and other outdoor recreational opportunities at nearby Glenmore Reservoir.

Bayview

Additional luxury options are found in Bayview. This affluent community offers several homes topping $1 million, some with the added

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Calgary Lofts For SaleLoft-style condos and apartments feature some of the more unique living spaces in all of Calgary. Wide open floor plans, incredibly high ceilings, and all sorts of industrial-inspired finishes like exposed beams and duct work help give many lofts an urban-chic atmosphere that’s hard to pass up if you’re a city dweller looking for the right new place to call home. And if you’re someone who’s currently in that category, here’s a closer look at where you might just find the right place heading into 2019. 

Lewis Lofts

The Lewis Lofts building may just be Calgary’s most iconic loft conversion. Built back in 2010, the former warehouse now boasts some of the city’s coolest loft-style condos with common interior finishes including exposed brick, hardwood

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Family Friendly Events in Calgary This FallLooking for something to do this fall in Calgary? From pumpkins and costume parties to games and more, there are plenty of upcoming family-friendly events and festivals planned all over town this year. Here's a look at just a few of them...

Autumn Pumpkin Festival Calgary- Starting Sept 29

Calgary Corn Maze

The Autumn Pumpkin Festival Calgary kicks off starting the last weekend of September, with plenty of fall-inspired fun. From face painting and pony rides to crafts, pig races, a petting farm and a corn maze, it’s all happening at the Calgary Corn Maze.

Halloweekends- Now-Oct 8

Calaway Park

Calaway Park is the place to be this fall, with Halloweekends running through October 8. From Hallo-Street to a costume party, expect plenty of

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