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There are currently 125 blog entries published by John Mayberry.

John Mayberry was featured on Global National news today talking about the overnight interest rate cut and how that might affect mortgage rates and the real estate market. The unexpected cut is expected to bolster consumer confidence in the wake of the drop in oil prices.

 Click the Photo Above to See John's Take on the Interest Rate Cuts

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What effect will the Bank of Canada's announcement have on the real estate market? 

That is the question that everyone is asking. It seems that it would help the economy and the housing market as well.

The Bank of Canada just surprised the markets a little bit today by announcing they were reducing the interest rate by a quarter of a point in response to the decline in oil prices which weighs on the economy. Here is more information.

While we don't know the full impact, the move was designed to reduce the uncertainty level in consumers regarding the economic outlook for Canada. Along with this move the central bank also reduced its forecast of economic growth 3/10 of one percent down to 2.1%

Stephen Poloz - Bank of Canada annoucementIn the real estate industry this move is widely

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The Himalayan Nepali Cuisine - CalgaryLocated at 3218 17th Avenue, SW, in Calgary, The Himalayan offers dine-in and carry-out Nepali cuisine. The restaurant even offers a lunch buffet. If you are looking for something unique, The Himalayan is a must visit. Starters on the dine-in menu include Vegetable Mo:Mon which are Nepali-style dumplings; Cottage Cheese Choyla with fresh ginger and garlic; Vegetarian Chatamari which is a traditional Newari rice crepe with cheese, vegetables and mango sauce; Chicken or Pork Mo Mo; Fish Tareko cutlets; and Lamb Choyla. 
Traditional Nepali plates include a Cottage Cheese plate with creamy tomato and cashew sauce and a Lamb or Chicken plate. The plates are served with lentil soup, saffron rice, Saag spinach in creamy sauce, buttered flat bread and a…
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Alora is a family of eclectic artists in Calgary who design and create unique items including jewelry, baskets and cosmetics. Alora - Jewelry, baskets & cosmetics in CalgaryThe creations features at Alora fuse Ghanian heritage with Canadian heritage to offer one-of-a-kind creations. The Alora family believes in creating colorful, long-lasting items that add bold, fun, eccentric and even laid-back touches to your life. Alora also believes in repurposing, upcycling and recycling along with using environmentally responsible materials and practices. The mission of Alora is that they want you to stand out from the crowd each time you use one of their products. For more information about Alora and their products, visit 
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The Calgary Real Estate Board just released their 2015 Calgary Real Estate Market Forecast.

Here are some of the initial interesting points of data from their forecast:

  • Prices are forecasted to rise by 1.58 percent in 2015. While less than previous years, this is positive news for home buyers and investors.
  • More new listings are forecast to be on the market with 37,370 homes projected to be listed. This means that home buyers will have more selection to choose from.
  • Actual sales of homes in the Calgary Market are projected to fall just short of 2014 figures, but still well ahead of 2013 and previous years' numbers

We will be going over more of what this means to the real estate market in Calgary in the coming weeks on this blog.

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Melanie Long No Trick Pony Tiny Gallery art show Epcor Center CalgaryVisit Melanie Long "No Trick Pony" Tiny Gallery art show at the Epcor Center located at 205 8 Avenue SE in Calgary. Melanie Long is a Calgary native who works as a school teacher, art assistant and practising artist. The works as an artist assistant for Brian Kelk, Julia Riemer and Tyler Rock, three internationally known glass artists. Long says that she will not be able to fully master glass work in her lifetime, and that she cannot make a truly realistic representation out of glass. However, she says she uses her intuition to fill in the detail and continues on. Long has a Bachelor of Art from the Alberta College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. She has studied glass at the Penland School of Crafts in North…
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Start of the new year with this year's first MEC Race! This is the first of seven in the 2015 MEC Calgary Race Series. Racers can sign up to participate in the 5 KM or the 10 KM race. The MEC Calgary Race ONE begins in front of Eau Claire YMCA. The race will then take participants over the Bow River and west toward the mountains. Then, the route loops around and back toward Eau Claire. There are medals for the top three places along with prizes for kids and snacks at the finish line. This race is a chip-timed race, and online registration closes at 9 a.m. on January 15. The 10 km race will begin at 10 a.m. sharp and the 5 km will begin at 10:10 a.m. For more information about future race events in the MEC Race Series 2015, visit
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A-Plus Courier CalgaryA-Plus Courier has a reputation in Calgary for offering reliable courier services. A-Plus has offered delivery services in Calgary for over 22 years and continues to grow as an inner-city courier company. Currently, A-Plus Courier services the city of Calgary and surrounding areas for over 250 clients. Your Calgary courier connection is located at #202, 2216 - 27 Avenue NE in Calgary. A-Plus Courier offers Online Dispatch services, Bicycle Couriers and Vehicle Couriers. A-Plus T2P Service can save you money on bulk mail service as well. Other services available include Out of Town "Hot Shot" deliveries and Cash Deliveries for those who prefer to not set up an account. A-Plus Courier is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is closed Saturday and Sunday. 
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On Sunday, January 11, Luminous Voices will present their 'Rapturous Renaissance' program devoted to the music of the 15th and 16th centuries. This event will be held at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer at 604-1 Street SE in Calgary from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. One signature work attendees will be able to enjoy is a spellbinding 36-part canon which was written by Johannes Ockeghem. This canon, "Deo Gratias" will be performed in surround sound.      The program will also include selections from Peter Togni's "Responsio," known for its haunting and reflective tones. "Responsio" will showcase 4 Luminous solo voices and bass clarinetist Jeff Reilly of Halifax. For more information on how to purchase tickets for this event, visit the Luminous…
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