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December 2014

Found 4 blog entries for December 2014.

Take advantage of this meaningful Christmas volunteer opportunity available for groups and individuals! You can help get into the spirit of the holiday while volunteering as a gift wrapper in stores located at Bankers Hall or Sunridge Mall. Your volunteer service will help spread holiday cheer, and all proceeds from gift wrapping will go to the Nurture Yourself Program.    The Nurture Yourself Program helps empower individuals by teaching them techniques to develop their self esteem. This program makes a difference in the lives of men, women and youth.    To register yourself, a group or your family to volunteer, visit www.nurtureyourself.org. There are shifts available each day, December 1-December 24. Shifts are 4-5 hours long and there are…
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Get a kick-start to your holiday baking at the Christmas Cookie Exchange held at Sait Culinary Campus on December 6, from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. There is a $100 fee per person. Those who participate in the cookie exchange will learn how to make different holiday desserts and Christmas cookies. Then, they will be able to take home a dozen of three different favorites that they can use to gift, eat or freeze. Christmas Cookie Exchange in Calgary   The Sait Culinary Campus teaches baking basics to the community. World-class baking instructors help teach participants to transform home kitchens into bakeries. The culinary campus offers a range of baking and pastry classes where you can learn everything from preparing pies, breads and complex pasties. For more information on this class and…
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Selling in the Winter has Big Advantages!

According to an article published by the Redfin Research Centre, listing your home during the winter months can have some major perks!

Redfin analyzed homes listed from March 22, 2011 through March 21, 2013, and found that those listed in winter have a nine percentage point greater likelihood of selling, sell a week faster, and sell for 1.2 percentage points more relative to list price than homes listed in any other season!

The data contradicts the popular sentiment that selling a home during winter is more difficult because there are fewer people looking to buy. Further, the advantage of selling a home in winter holds true in temperate climates as well as those

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Compliments of CREB® Communications

Improving inventories help ease price growth pressure

Calgary’s residential resale housing market posted relatively strong November activity reaching 1,782 units, a three per cent increase over the previous year, and nearly 13 per cent above long term averages.

“Relative to other major centres, economic growth in Calgary remains one of the strongest in the country,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “Employment opportunities and relatively higher wages have encouraged people to move here, supporting the demand growth in our housing sector.”

Meanwhile, new listings growth continues to outpace the gains in sales, supporting a 22 per cent year-over-year rise in November inventories to 3,849

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