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Question your Realtor on who they use for Referrals

April 30th, 2009

Great discussion last night on with host How do Realtors find the person they refer you to and why are old school Realtors so scared of providing information for free?

Sink Hole forms in Downtown Calgary

April 29th, 2009

I have blogged about this issue in the past, abandonded construction sites in the downtown core. The City of Calgary is concerned about building sites that developers are no longer building on. A sink hole has formed next to a Condo project left by a developer forcing the city to close 4th Street SW Between 10th and 11th Ave.

Where is the Bottom of the Market?

April 28th, 2009

I have blogged about this in the past - finding the bottom is impossible really. Greg Williamson agrees and has posted this terrific blog about market timing. Check it out.

Greg Williamson Market Timing Blog

C of Red - Flames Fans

April 28th, 2009

Good Day, the sun did come up today...... The Flames suffer another first round exit, but not due to lack of fan support. The C of Red was in fine form again last night. Hockey season is done early again. Go Stamps!!!

Please Clean up your home for the new Buyers

April 24th, 2009

Just wanted to say thanks to Lonnie Rodgers from CIR for helping out after his Seller left a real mess in a listing I recently sold in Calgary.


Calgary gets Curb Side Recycling

April 23rd, 2009

It's finally here! Calgary now has curb side recycling. The Blue Box program has kicked off in the SW. Great news for Calgary homeowners, but yet there are still those who don't want the program. Why?


How's the Market doing now?

April 22nd, 2009

We are seeing some increased sales activity in the Real Estate market, even reports of multiple offers! But let's not forget the big picture, it's still a Buyer's market and price is crucial to sales success!

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Bank Rate down again!

April 21st, 2009

The Bank of Canada has pushed it's Lending Rate down to .25% and says it's going to stay there for at least a year... Good news right?


Bank Rate down again!

April 21st, 2009

Wow, these are truly unprecedented times.

Consumer Confidence Survey

April 20th, 2009

Great story in the Herald today about Consumer Confidence. Good news article...

Full story in PDF  - Link to Story on Herald Web Site

Buyer's market boosts outlook


Consumer survey finds confidence in home-buying


Bargains galore on big-ticket items for the home, plus sweet deals on a house to put them ...

Kingsmith Homes and new Building Codes

April 17th, 2009

Recent Changes in Alberta's Building Codes mean some changes for Builers. Jay Hilliand the Sales Manager for Kingsmith Homes in Cochrane expains what their Buyers will notice.

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Regina not feeling the effects of downturn

April 16th, 2009

It's a sign of the times, professional sports teams need facilities that are year round so they can make more money in the off season. But in the case of Regina, it's a sign of the current economic boom.


Realtors calling Terminated Listings

April 15th, 2009

Had an interesting experience in Regina this week. A Realtor called my relatives on their home line just a few days after they took their home off the market. Is that allowed? Not in the Calgary Real Estate Board.


Regina New Development

April 14th, 2009

I visited a brand new area in Regina called Harbour Landing. It's the first development of it's kind in many years in the Queen City. Construction is still booming.

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Market Perspective

April 13th, 2009

Please make sure you read Greg Williamsons Blog. Great info and perspective on the market.

Regina Real Estate Market

April 13th, 2009

I'm in Regina Saskatchewan and checking in on the local Real Estate Market. Things are still hot and the slow down in the economy has had little effect here so far.


Kingsmith Homes New Sales Manager

April 10th, 2009

Kingsmith Homes in Cochrane has announced a new Sales Manager. Jay Hilliand is now the guy to contact if you are thinking of Building a new home.


Positive Vibe on Real Estate Market

April 10th, 2009

I had a very good round table discussion with other Agents from my office - Royal LePage Foothills. Some very positive thoughts around the table today.

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Cochrane Eagle Does a Story on my TOC Website beef

April 9th, 2009

The Cochrane Eagle wrote a piece about my concerns with the Town of Cochane allowing paid advertising on their web site. Just a couple of points to hit on. Thanks to Rachel Maclean for the fair quotes after our interview. You can follow her on Twitter if you like!

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Other Vlogs on the Town of Cochrane Website issue

April 9th, 2009

Here are the links to my other posts on the Website Ad issue.


Advertising Blog makes the paper

April 8th, 2009

I had Blogged a while back about the shifty deal signed by the Town of Cochrane and a CGI Communications to put promotional videos on the web site, the local media has picked up on the issue and posted an article today.

Visit the Cochrane Ealge to read the story.

Mortgage Broker Bullish on Market

April 6th, 2009

I was very impressed with the positive outlook that Daryl Marsden from Canada Mortgage Direct had at our meeting this morning. Great rates, prices and product to choose from. Heck the Government is actually helping out!



What about Realtor Feedback on showings anyway?

April 4th, 2009

One of the most common questions from Sellers, what is the feedback on our showing? Should Realtors provide feedback and if so what should they say?

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More Great news about the market

April 2nd, 2009

Some more terrific analysis of the current market as always from

It's a great read. Take Specific note of the Affordablity Graph that Greg has linked to.

March 2009 - Stats are looking good

April 2nd, 2009

Here are the latest market stats for Calgary and Cochrane. There are some terrific signs that the market is Balancing. Really positive news as we head into spring.

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