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MARKET UPDATE: OCTOBER 2018

(November 15, 2018)

There are a number of economic indicators that suggest the Alberta economy is gradually recovering from the downturn that started in January 2015 when oil prices began to free fall. Alberta Treasury Branch economic updates over past weeks have highlighted a return to population growth, increased employment, strong vehicle sales, growing restaurant receipts and higher wages as proof that we are mak... read more.

MARKET UPDATE: SEPTEMBER

(October 11, 2018)

Consumer confidence is one of the most important ingredients in a healthy real estate market and it’s been mostly missing since oil prices collapsed in January 2015. There has been some good news in the last year… oil prices back up to +$70US along with government assurances that the economy is on the mend, but every piece of good news has been negated by ongoing delays in pipeline development (th... read more.

MARKET UPDATE: AUGUST 2018

(September 11, 2018)

In spite of the heat and smoke, August turned out quite nicely in Red Deer, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake and Blackfalds with stronger than expected sales.At the same time the number of active listings continued their downward trend, pushing supply and demand slightly closer to balance.Ponoka, Rocky Mountain House and Penhold didn’t experience the same sales activity, but the number of active listings did... read more.

how do dower rights affect property title or mortgage?

(September 10, 2018)

GUEST BLOG BY BRANDI PIERIK


Dower rights are enforced through the Dower Act to protect the spouse of a registered property owner by requiring the spouse who’s not on title to consent to any disposition of land.
 
It’s important to note that the Dower Act only applies if a person is legally married. Common-law relationships are not granted the same protection. You do, however, have Dower rights if you... read more.

Renter's Beware - don't be SCAMMED! 

(September 06, 2018)

The other day my colleague received a phone call from a young women inquiring about a rental property. She had paid a $700 deposit to “save” her spot, and now was unable to get in touch with the landlord to view the property. Thinking she may have the contact information wrong, she googled the address to try and find a property manager’s phone number but instead, found a FOR SALE listing for the c... read more.