Blog by Ken Morris

Saying Thanks to Rodney Bartlett

May 30th, 2009

Following up on a recent video blog from Vancouver Realtor Ian Watt Massive Web Guru Rodney Bartlett and his family are relocating. I wish them all the best Rodney and Reachd have changed the way I do business forever. He asks nothing and give a bunch. Thanks Rodney.

Town of Cochrane Web Nightmare

May 29th, 2009

I will video about this soon, but in the mean time... After botching a deal to add video to its website, the Town of Cochrane has now decided to spend nearly $60,000 on a redevelopment of the site. Is that number correct? $59,950! for a new website, even with staff that is unreal. Only Government could justify that!! Read Rachel Maclean's article on the issue.

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May Sales Update

May 26th, 2009

There are big sales numbers coming from the entry level price points in the Calgary Real Estate Board. With first time buyers out in droves, what does that mean for the next couple of months? Comments to

Mortgage Payout Penalty Questions?

May 22nd, 2009

With house prices and mortgage rates coming down, it is a prime move up opportunity right? Hold on... Huge mortgage payout penalties may be scaring some people off. Before you do anything talk to your Mortgage Professional.... or mine.... Daryl Marsden from Canada Mortgage Direct. For a second opinion on your payout click here to contact Daryl. Comments to

Real Estate Sales & the Economy

May 21st, 2009

A new Study from CREA - Canadian Real Estate Association - indicates there are huge spin off benifits behind each sale of Real Estate in the country. House sales are great for the economy. Comments -

Your Mortgage is more than Rate.

May 19th, 2009

Price shopping works if you are buying a new TV perhaps or an used car, but I don't recommend picking your mortgage just becuase it has the lowest rate... would agree.. Comments to

Realtors - Know your Buyer's lender!

May 15th, 2009

I am always amazed at how many Realtors I deal with that have no idea who their Buyer's are using for financing. Why would you leave that up to chance? - Comments to

Thoughts on the market

May 10th, 2009

I recently blogged about April's market stats and how there are many signs of improvment. Please check out Greg Williamson's Blog. (Canada Mortgage Direct) He has a great take on some other indicators that clearly show we are balancing and now may be the time to get into the market. Don't compete with other buyers for the deals as the market corrects. Comments -


May Stats Report - Calgary

May 7th, 2009

Here is a run down of the latest stats package from the Calgary Real Estate Board for April 2009.

Download the slides here. May Stats Report - Calgary Real Estate Board  Comments


May Stats Report

May 6th, 2009

Here is the May Stats Report for Cochrane. You can also download the slides. Comments to

May Stats Report


Realtors need to earn Public trust

May 4th, 2009

I recently did 2 days at the Cochrane Trade Fair, and I realize again just how leary the public is of Realtors. They don't want to approach Realtors for the most part becuase they don't want to be sold to... Realtors have no one to blame buy themselves....


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