Weekly Real Estate Update: Mon Feb 22 – Mon Feb 29

Calgary
5943 homes for sale in metro Calgary
1134 homes sold in the last 30 days
5.24 months worth of inventory
19.08% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $485,766
Average Sale Price : $469,854
Average days on market : 43
Average list to sale price ratio : 96.72%

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Airdrie
404 homes for sale in metro Airdrie
787 homes sold in the last 30 days
4.64 months worth of inventory
21.53% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $399,353
Average Sale Price : $389,565
Average days on market : 39
Average list to sale price ratio: 97.55%

Weekly Real Estate Update: Mon Feb 15 – Mon Feb 22

Calgary
5868 homes for sale in metro Calgary
1038 homes sold in the last 30 days
5.65 months worth of inventory
17.69% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $482,166
Average Sale Price : $466,377
Average days on market : 43
Average list to sale price ratio : 96.73%

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Airdrie
389 homes for sale in metro Airdrie
74 homes sold in the last 30 days
5.26 months worth of inventory
19.02% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $398,070
Average Sale Price : $388,889
Average days on market : 41
Average list to sale price ratio: 97.69%

Weekly Real Estate Update: Wed Feb 10 – Wed Feb 17

Calgary
5686 homes for sale in metro Calgary
1040 homes sold in the last 30 days
5.46 months worth of inventory
18.29% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $490,711
Average Sale Price : $472,274
Average days on market : 45
Average list to sale price ratio : 96.24%

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Airdrie
379 homes for sale in metro Airdrie
80 homes sold in the last 30 days
4.73 months worth of inventory
21.11% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $399,053
Average Sale Price : $390,647
Average days on market : 47
Average list to sale price ratio: 97.89%

Money-Saving Maintenance

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What better incentive to stop putting chores off than a financial one? By regularly taking care of these home-maintenance tasks, you can start saving money right away!

  1. Identify and seal leaks in your house’s envelope. By making sure air sin’t entering or escaping around windows, doors, and plumbing and electrical fixtures that pass through your house’s exterior, you can keep a more comfortable, consistent temperature inside without having to set your thermostat quite as high or low.
  2. Change your HVAC system’s filter. A dirty filter restricts airflow, forcing your system to work harder, making it more expensive to use. Change the filter according to manufacturer recommendation (typically every 30-90 days) and your system will be more energy efficient and, as a result, cheaper to run.
  3. Clean your appliances. Remove the lint build-up from your clothes dryer’s exhaust duct; clean the dust off your fridges condenser coils; clear away any obstructions around your dishwasher’s drain and clean its filter, if it has one. Clean appliances do their jobs more efficiently.
  4. Check for and fix water leaks. Faucets and shower heads that drop, pipes that leak, toilets that run – these seemingly small issues can cause your water bill to grow surprisingly big. Stop the unnecessary flow of water throughout your house and you’ll stop your money from going down the drain.

Turn on the Charm

Is there a room in your home that feels a bit cold and uninviting? A room lacking a certain something that gives a space warmth and personality? Want to avoid creating such a room? Then keep reading! Below are some sure-fire ways to imbue a room with that cozy, lived-in feeling that truly says home.

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More Mixing, Less Matching

Avoid matching furniture sets. A room with pieces too similar to one another can feel sterile and impersonal, like a catalogue spread or showroom. So mix things up a little! Already have a matching set? Try breaking it up into different rooms. In the market for new furniture? Focus more on buying pieces you like, rather than making sure they match. Eclectic is in! It’s how you combine pieces of seemingly disparate styles that give your room personality that is uniquely you.

Just-Right Light

A room that;s too dark or too bright is hardly one that feels cozy and welcoming. Your light bulbs can make a difference: those rated 3,500K or higher cast a cool, bluish light; for a warmer, softer glow, opt for 2,700K-3,000K. Take the edge off harsh overhead lighting by installing dimmer switches. Be sure to balance your light sources by having floor or table lamps in opposing sides of the room, rather than just a single overhead light fixture.

Colour Your World

If painting walls in neutral hues is, as home sellers are advised, a way to de-personalized interiors before entering the market, then it stands to reason that vibrant, bold colours are an effective way to add personality to a room. Want that large or open-concept space to feel more intimate and cozy? Paint it a dark colour, which has the effect of bringing the walls in. Warm, energetic colours – red, yellow & oranges – will make a room feel just that.

Get in Touch

If your décor falls flat, the problem may be texture – or rather lack of it. A design element that’s every bit as important as colour, texture gives spaces a sense of dimension. There’s no shortage of ways to make a room more inviting to the touch, for example: seating upholstered in brushed corduroy; weathered wood tables,; plush wood area rugs, velvet drapes, suede accent pillows, chenille throws,and even textured wallpaper. Just don’t overdo it! Too many textured touches in a room can be overwhelming on the eyes.

It’s the Little Things

There’s a reason plants are considered an ideal house-warming gift – they add life to a room, as do the photos you frame, the artwork you hang and that collection of books (or records, or tea pots) you display. Nothing expresses your unique style and personality quite like all those little accessories that are the last things put in a room, thus completing it. Finishing touches like these tend to be the things in our home that guests find most inviting.

 

Weekly Real Estate Update: Mon Feb 01 – Mon Feb 08

Calgary
5426 homes for sale in metro Calgary
880 homes sold in the last 30 days
6.17 months worth of inventory
16.22% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $477,554
Average Sale Price : $460,983
Average days on market : 46
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Airdrie
361 homes for sale in metro Airdrie
72 homes sold in the last 30 days
5.01 months worth of inventory
19.94% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $377,096
Average Sale Price : $368,689
Average days on market : 52
Average list to sale price ratio : 97.77%

 

January 2016 Absorption Rate Graphs

Please contact us at 403-818-3907/403-975-0287 or robyn@robynmoser.com / lindsay@robynmoser.com if you have questions regarding the following graphs – we’d love to help you understand them and/or answer any questions you may have!

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Weekly Real Estate Update: Mon Jan 25 – Mon Feb 01

Calgary
5096 homes for sale in metro Calgary
758 homes sold in the last 30 days
6.72 months worth of inventory
15.87% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $469,908
Average Sale Price : $458,879
Average days on market : 50
Average list to sale price ratio : 97.65%

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Airdrie
3332 homes for sale in metro Airdrie
65 homes sold in the last 30 days
5.10 months worth of inventory
19.58% of the homes statistically to sell in the next 30 days
Market Conditions: Buyers
Average List Price : $375,918
Average Sale Price : $367,525
Average days on market : 59
Average list to sale price ratio : 97.77%