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Welcome to the Calgary Real Estate News Archives

Calgary & Canadian real estate news compiled from a variety of sources, in one easy to find place.
I update these manually, so if you see a relevant news article that I missed, please email me.

 

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 December 2011
 

December 23, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Canadian economy vulnerable to overheated housing market: IMF read more...

 

December 22, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
TD: Calgary not immune, but set to outperform read more...

 

December 16, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Mortgage rules should be stricter read more...


December 6, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary housing market demand strong for 2012: REMAX read more...

 

December 1, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
November 2011 Month-End statistics read more...

 

 


 November 2011
 

November 21, 2011 - Huffington Post
How a growing earnings gap is raising home prices for all of us read more...

 

November 20, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary listed as 3rd most attractive real estate market in Canada read more...

 

November 8, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Small rate move would spell mortgage trouble for some read more...

 

November 6, 2011 - Calgary Sun
Local sales hit impressive note read more...
City can be proud of its stable level read more...

 

November 4, 2011 - Calgary Herald
CMHC: Expanding economy to drive demand for housing
read more...
Resale prices soar within Calgary read more...
(Read my take on the above news article here)

 

 

  October 2011

 

October 28, 2011 - Calgary Sun
The great rate debate endures read more...
Alberta bucks trends of shaky economies read more...

 

October 27, 2011 - Globe & Mail
I didn't understand the Home Buyer's Plan.  Now what? read more...

 

October 23, 2011 - Calgary Sun
Canada finds firm balance amid growth read more...

 

October 21, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
Mortgages in arrears at 2 year low read more..

 

October 17, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Home-owning baby boomers should consider 'for sale' signs read more...


October 17, 2011 - CBC
Average home prices rise in September read more...

 

October 12, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Alberta booms most likely to expect mortgage-free retirement: TD read more...

 

October 11, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Now is the time for a fixed-rate mortgage read more...

 

October 5, 2011 - Edmonton Journal
What's the real story of the Canada's housing market? read more...

 

October 4, 2011 - National Post
The hidden Canadian housing bubble read more...

 

October 4, 2011 - Canadian Real Estate Magazine
Calgary real estate to fare better than other Canadian cities: CREB read more...

 

October 1, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Getting ahead in real estate requires long-term view read more...

  September 2011


September 28, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
Calgary prices up 2.3% in July: Teranet House Price Index read more...
Canadian market outperforming international markets read more...

 

September 20, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Another Calgary condo boom coming
read more...

 

September 14, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Brentwood condos (University City) gets green light read more...

 

September 13, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary aldermen nix basement suite proposal read more...

 

September 2, 2011 - Canadian Real Estate Magazine
Calgary prices dip for 4th consecutive month read more...

 

September 1, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
August 2011 Calgary Real Estate statistics read more...


 

  August 2011


August 30, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
A look Conference Board of Canada's real estate forecasts read more...

 

August 25, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Is CMHC financing a house of cards? read more...

 

August 24, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary region prices forecast to rise 2.2% in 2011, 2012 read more...

 

August 18, 2011 - Calgary Herald
CREB ratchets down sales forecast read more...

 

August 17, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
Condo projects currently in pre-construction read more...

 

August 16, 2011 - Globe & Mail
CREA raises 2011 home sales forecast read more...

 

August 15, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary MLS sale prices up in August read more...

 

August 13, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
Interest hike delayed, fixed rate drops  read more...

 

August 12, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary's new home price drop steepest in Canada read more...

 

August 3, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary housing sales up 5% over last year read more...

 

  July 2011

 

July 29, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary to buck national trend read more...

 

July 28, 2011 - Canadian Real Estate Magazine
Calgary to escape price correction read more...

 

July 28, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
RBC: Alberta to post strongest sales and price growth in 2012 read more...
view more posts at CalgaryRealEstateReview.com

 

July 17, 2011 - National Post
High buys in the sky (Toronto Condo market) read more...
Condo buyers: research builder read more...

 

July 14, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Condos to rise again as confidence builds
read more...
Demographics may help Canada condo boom avoid crash read more...

 

July 13, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
TD: Calgary to outperform a correcting Canadian market read more...

 

July 4, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary MLS sales soar in June read more...

  June 2011


June 28, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
June market stronger read more...
Bella Vista condo owners face huge repair bills
read more...

 

June 21, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary house price to grow year-over-year read more...  (pdf archive )

 

June 15, 2011 - Bank of Canada
Mark Carney speech
read more...

 

June 15, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
June 1-14 real estate market update
read more...

 

June 14, 2011  - Mortgage Broker News
Alberta broker raises alarm about conservative appraisals
read more...

 

June 9, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Alberta economy gaining steam
read more...
Alberta job growth rate tops in Canada read more...

 

June 7, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Province moves to mandatory home warranties, hikes violation fines
read more...

 

June 2, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary SFH price and sales increase in May read more...


June 2, 2011 - ATB Financial
Calgary housing market still in the doldrums read more...

 

June 1, 2011 - Mortgage Broker News
Habitual refinancers facing forced listings read more...

 

June 1, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Alberta to lead country's economic growth in 2012 read more...

 

  May 2011


May 30, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Renting Vs. Buying your home read more
...

 

May 30, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
CMHC: Calgary prices and sales to increase read more...
Condo market coming out of recession read more...

 

May 29, 2011 - Financial Post
Royal Bank, TD lower mortgage rates read more...

 

May 21, 2011 - Globe & Mail
The hidden dangers of low condo fees read more...

 

May 19, 2011 - Canadian Business
The Calgary in the coal mine read more...

 

May 18, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary luxury home sales balloon read more...

 

May 16, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Alberta moves to regulate home inspectors read more
...

 

May 15, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Province promises mandatory warranties for all new homes in Alberta
read more...

 

May 14, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary condo owners await solutions to soggy saga
read more...
Seller's market possible by year-end read more...   (pdf archive  )

 

May 9, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
Calgary market update for May 1-7, 2011 read more...

 

May 5, 2011 - Globe & Mail 
Alberta's delinquent homeowners lead the pack
read more...

 

May 4, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Employment growth to help Alberta housing demand
read more...
Alberta warns condo buyers about early planning contracts read more...

 

May 1, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
April 2011 Calgary real estate statistics read more...

 

 

  April 2011

 

April 27, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary home prices decline read more...
 (pdf archive )

 

April 27, 2011- Globe & Mail
Tips of spring home buying
read more...

 

April 20, 2011 - CTV
City reaches deal with developers
read more...

 

April 14, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Don't forget insurance when planning on reno
read more...

 

April 5, 2011 - Calgary Herald
First-time Calgary home buyers back in Calgary market
read more...
Real estate analyst says Alberta on verge of boom read more... 
read Don Campbells original blogpost here

 

April 1, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
Calgary real estate statistics for March 2011 read more...

 

  March 2011

 

March 29, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Rosenberg: Canadian housing is Ok read more...
From dream home to nightmare debt read more...

 

March 24, 2010 - Macleans
CMHC - Canada's mortgage monster
read more...


March 18, 2010 - Calgary Real Estate Review
Mortgage rule changes impacting market?
read more...

 

March 9, 2011 - Calgary Herald
RBC Homeownership survey
read more...

 

March 4, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
BMO: Alberta Prices Could Rise in 2011
read more...

 

March 3, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary home sellers need to adjust list price
 read more...

 

March 3, 2011 - The Economist
Bricks and slaughte
r read more...

 

March 1, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
February month-end statistics for Calgary
read more...

 

  February 2011

 

February 24, 2011 - Calgary Herald
$300M East Village Project Plan to be unveiled today
read more...

 

February 24, 2011 - Financial Post
Alberta now home to cheap housing
read more...
Homes more affordable but not for long read more...

 

February 19, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary new condo market showing signs of life
read more...
CMHC: Calgary region house sales and prices to rise read more...
Housing market heats up before rule change read more...

 

February 15, 2011 - Globe & Mail
CREA cautions Ottawa on mortgage rules
read more...
CMHC fires back at critics read more...

 

February 8, 2011 - Globe & Mail
CREA upgrades forecast
read more...
House prices see annual gains of 6.8% over past 10 years read more...

 

February 3, 2011 - Toronto Star
Housing prices to drop 25%, forecaster predicts
read more... 
Read the actual report here

 

February 1, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
January 2011 Month-end Statistics
read more...

 


 January 2011
 

January 28, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Potential buyers sit on sidelines as Calgary sales start 2011 on sluggish note
read more...

 

January 27, 2011 - Financial Post
Migration at 20-year high
read more...

 

January 25, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Penthouse sale sets Calgary condo record at $4.1M
read more...     (pdf archive )
Cell phone towers spark anger of lack of consultation read more...

 

January 22, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary resale house price set to climb read more...       (pdf archive )
Mortgage rule impact minimal on buyers read more...       (pdf archive )

 

January 21, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Debt worries trump home sales
read more...
Mortgage rules will sideline some buyers read more...

 

January 18, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Feds miss opportunity to factor in full cost of condo fees
read more...
Condo fees should be fully factored into mortgage read more...

 

January 17, 2011 - Globe & Mail
Ripple effect of mortgage changes may slow economy
read more...
Will mortgage rules add a chill to cooling market? read more...
New mortgage rules will bite read more...

 

January 17, 2011 - Calgary Real Estate Review
New mortgage rules announced
read more...

 

January 16, 2011 - Financial Post
Buying a home about to get tougher - new mortgage rules
read more...

 

January 14, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Q&A with Calgary's new real estate president read
more...

 

January 11, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Council hesitant to back Mayor on secondary suites read more...

 

January 7, 2011 - Globe & Mail
What are the housing trends for 2011
read more...

 

January 5, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Calgary building permits decline 20% in 2010
read more...
Membership grows in Calgary's $1M home club read more...
Calgary MLS home sales drop to lowest level in years read more...  (pdf archive  )
Calgary home values rise 8%, a far cry from past property booms read more...
Steady demand for Calgary industrial real estate read more...

 

January 1, 2011 - Calgary Herald
Housing market had two faces in 2010:
read article  
(If link no longer active, download PDF of article: here  )

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