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First Place Realty
3916 - 1 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta
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  December 2010


December 20, 2010 - Yahoo! Finance
Could a US-style collapse happen here?
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December 20, 2010 - CBC
Key indicators indicate a slightly stronger 2010
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December 15, 2010 - BNN
Housing market on solid ground Watch clip
Canadian housing Watch clip
The year in housing Watch clip
Real estate outlook Watch clip

 

December 9, 2010 - Reuters
Canadian resale housing lands safely, prices up
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December 9, 2010 - CBC News
Apartment vacancy rates down in Canada
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December 7, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Housing market to see 'greater stability'
read more...
CREA developing new measure of real estate health
read more
...
 

December 4, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary targets house fire, sprinkler debate
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December 2, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary area MLS sales fall from last year
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Insolvencies in Alberta down 24% from last year
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Alberta best province into invest in: Fraser Institute
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...

 

  November 2010
  

November 29, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Housing becoming more affordable: RBC read more...

 

November 26, 2010 - Financial Post
TD CEO recommends 25 year amortization maximums read more...

 

November 26, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary resale housing market expecting price growth read more...

 

November 21, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Splitting your lot - mortgage provider may demand new appraisal read more...

 

November 16, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Hometown bias can lead investors astray read more...

 

November 15, 2010 - CTV News
Why housing may be having a 'Goldilocks' moment read more...

 

November 12, 2010 - Fortune Magazine
Canada's coming housing bust read more...

 

November 11, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Boomers not opting for condos when they downsize read more...

 

Nov 1- 5, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary building permit level falls from a year ago read more...
CREA: Alberta house prices, sales to drop next year read more...
October MLS sales tumble read more...
University City: Buyers line up for Condo project read more...
 

  October 2010
  

October 28, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Majority of Alberta boomers mortgage free read more...
Calgary house prices stabilize read more...
Calgary housing price increases forecast by Conference Board read more...
 

October 28, 2010 - MSN Money
How to protect yourself if house prices fall read more...

 

October 14-19, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Bank of Canada holds key rate at 1% read more...
Calgary house prices stabilize read more...
MLS sales lowest in a decade read more...

Canadian housing sales rise in September read more...
Resale market affecting new home prices in Calgary read more...

 

October 11, 2010 - Globe & Mail
TD overhauls mortgage program as housing market slows read more...

 

October 11, 2010 - Market Watch
BMO decreases mortgage rates read more...

 

October 11, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary's low-cost downtown housing project carried huge price tag read more...

 

October 6, 2010 - Calgary Herald
$300M deal for Calgary's East Village read more...
Luxury sales a bright spot for Calgary real estate read more...
MLS sales plunge in towns, acreages around Calgary read more...


 

October 6, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Housing prospects 'dismal': IMF read more...


 

October 2, 2010 - Calgary Herald
MLS sales in Calgary rebound in September read more...

Lakeview rally opposes SW Ring road read more...
 

  September 2010

 

September 30, 2010 - CREA
CREA and Competition Bureau reach agreement read more...

 

September 30, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Alberta reclaims title as Canada`s fastest growing province read more...
Housing activity sparks GDP read more...
Report says Alberta house prices overvalued by 12.5% read more...

 

September 28, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary homes become more affordable read more...

 

September 28, 2010 - Financial Post
Commission-free real estate network launches in Canada read more...

 

September 25, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Builders boost condo incentives read more...

 

September 23, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Bubble or not, Canadian markets in for rude awakening read more...

 

September 23, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Alberta to lead Canadian economy through 2011: TD read more...
Businesses see Calgary climbing out of recession read more...

Leaky homes anger buyers read more...
Judgement against builder in article above (Court of Appeal of Alberta) read...
 

September 22, 2010 - Financial Post
Canadians like moving house, survey reveals read more...

 

September 18, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary condo sales slowing, resale market challenging read more...

 

September 17, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Renovating without a permit a costly mistake read more...

 

September 17, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Flaherty not worried about slumping markets, tougher mortgage rules read more...

 

September 15, 2010 - BNN
A bright light for Canadian housing?  Watch clip

 

September 13, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Housing market remains vulnerable, not at risk of US-style meltdown read more...

 

September 12, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Centuria on the Park developer must fill Beltline condo pit read more...
Massive electrical surge in apartment forces 300 residents out read more...

 

September 9, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Centennial Place towers officially open read more...
New home prices in Calgary flat, but higher than last year read more...


September 8, 2010 - Conference Board of Canada
Is this the beginning of a free fall for the housing market? read more...

 

September 8, 2010 - Bank of Canada
Increases overnight rate target to 1% read more...

 

September 4, 2010 - Macleans
Avoiding the crash read more...

 

September 1, 2010 - Financial Post 
BMO cuts mortgage rate to spur home buyer read more...

 

September 1, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary MLS sales plunge in August read more...

 

  August 2010


August 31, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Report raises concern of Calgary housing bubble read more...

 

August 30, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Big-name brokerages developing rival to MLS read more...

 

August 25, 2010 - Calgary Herald
High inventory, cooling sales put pressure on Calgary house prices read more...

 

August 19, 2010 - Calgary Herald
House-sized exaggeration about Alberta building standards read more...

 

August 17, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Housing sales slowdown hits Calgary hard read more...
Taking longer to sell a home in Calgary: website read more...

 

August 17, 2010 - CBC News
Is a Canadian housing bubble poised to burst? read more...

 

August 16, 2010 - National Post
Home sales tumble read more...

 

August 16, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Post-slump housing boom may have run its course read more...

 

August 16, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Economist predicts housing market rebound read more...
Calgary MLS sales took 41% hit in July read more...
Good deal for homebuyers says expert read more...

 

August 15, 2010 - CBC News
Housing data expected to show sales drop read more...

 

August 12, 2010 - BNN
Rules for investing in US or tropical real estate read more...


 

August 12, 2010 - Calgary Herald
RBC economist predicts steadily rising Alberta home prices read more...


 

August 10, 2010 - Financial Post
Canada sees 'dramatic' housing slowdown, global report says read more...
Calgary #1 for real estate investment read more...
Housing starts fall in July read more...

 

August 7, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Unusual market to affect sales pace read more...

 

August 6, 2010 - Financial Post
Bull run coming to an end for Canada's housing read more...

 

August 5, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Building permits rise more than expected in June read more...
Charges laid in $12M mortgage fraud scheme in Calgary read more...

 

August 4, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Housing market cooling as more Canadians reluctant to buy read more...

 

August 3, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary's housing market continues to cool read more...

 


  July 2010


July 31, 2010 - Calgary Herald
MLS sales post sharp decline read more...
Bus service to link Calgary & Airdrie read more...

 

July 30, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Signs of continuing softening in Calgary real estate market read more...
CREA revises forecast read more...

 

July 29, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Little change seen in demand for downtown office space read more...

 

July 28, 2010 - Calgary Real Estate Review
Calgary prices up in May 2010 House Price Index read more...

 

July 24, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Market slows into summer doldrums read more...
'Traffic jam' slows new home activity read more...
Worker exodus from city sees vacancy rise read more...

 

July 20, 2010 - BNN
Mortgage rates rising watch news clip

 

July 20, 2010 - Financial Post
Bank of Canada raises key interest rate to 0.75% read more...
Home sales continue to drop read more...

 

July 20, 2010 - Money
Rate hikes not seen triggering house price collapse read more...

 

July 19, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary plans to make developers pay more for impact of new projects read more...

 

July 17, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Resale market set to pick up steam read more...

 

July 16, 2010 - Globe & Mail
What's next for Canada's housing market read more...

 

July 13, 2010 - BNN
Mortgage rates reverse watch news clip

 

July 11, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Central Park Manor tenants forced out by giant sinkhole next door (Centuria on the Park) read more...

 

July 8, 2010 - The Economist
Global house prices read more...

 

July 8, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary new home prices increased 3.1% in May: StatsCan read more...
Construction of new home soared in June in Calgary read more...

 

July 7, 2010 - BNN
Canadian housing market cools watch news clip 

 

July 7, 2010 - CBC 
Home sales predicted to fall read more...
Suggestive Calgary condo ad (Montana at 803 15th Ave. S.W) under fire read more...
Related News Article:  Pointe of View sexist ad removed read more...

 

July 6, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Tuscany leads local home sales read more...
Calgary building permits plunged in May read more...

 

July 5, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Most Albertans expect to pay less than asking price for home read more...

 

July 3, 2010 - Calgary Herald
"Crummy" June sees home sales slide read more...

 


  June 2010


June 29, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Business condo sales surge, lease rates fall read more...

 

June 29, 2010 - Lawyer's Weekly
Lawyers benefit from battle over MLS read more...

 

June 26, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary home prices firming up read more...

 

June 25, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Reading the mortgage fine print read more...

 

June 25, 2010 - Calgary Herald
House prices likely to rise 5-7% in Calgary: Conference Board of Canada read more...

 

June 19, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Economy to help housing pace read more...

 

June 18, 2010 - Yahoo News/Money Sense
Best deals in real estate read more...

 

June 18, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Homeowners sell, start renting instead read more...

 

June 17, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary home sales take May hit read more...

 

June 15, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Apartment rental rates dropping, vacancies increasing: CMHC read more...

 

June 9, 2010 - Calgary Herald
CMHC: 2.1 Million households had renovations in 2009 read more...
City taking fresh look at secondary suites read more...

 

June 8, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary housing starts leap 80% in May compared to year ago read more...

 

June 8, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Canadian housing starts unexpectedly fall read more...

 

June 4, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Investment report ranks Calgary #1 in Canadian real estate markets read more...
Calgary's building permit values plunge in May read more...

 

June 3, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Shine comes off housing boom read more...

 

June 1, 2010 - Calgary Herald
As home prices rise, Calgary home sales in May slow read more...
Alberta MLS sales forecast marked down for 2010 read more...

 


  May 2010

May 29, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Home price hike at odds with jump in listings read more...
Condo builder Medican files for creditor protection after Millrise fire read more...

 

May 28, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Foreclosure wave deemed unlikely read more...

 

May 27, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary home prices stuck below pre-recession highs read more...
Calgary's sliding retail vacancy rate hints at renewed boom read more...
BC developers taking aim at Alberta buyers ahead of HST read more...

 

May 25, 2010 - Canadian Press/Yahoo News
Home ownership gets more expensive, but not to pre-recession levels read more...

 

May 25, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Overvalued homes, higher interest rates drop hot resale market read more...

 

May 22, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Construction pace triples read more...
New home sales sees slowdown read more...
Calgary a buyers market as 5-7% growth forecast read more...

 

May 21, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Multi-generational homes a very strong trend read more...

Recreational property sales jump this year compared to last read more...
CMHC long term outlook sees Calgary home prices bouncing back read more...
Boardwalk moving away from rental incentives read more...

 

May 20, 2010 - Financial Post
Is Canada's housing bubble about to burst? read more...

 

May 17, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Resale housing markets in Calgary, Alberta lag in April read more...

 

May 11, 2010 - Globe & Mail
EU crisis a boon to Canadian homeowners read more...

 

May 10, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary housing starts almost triple in April read more...
Housing affordability threatened read more...
Prudence will pay off as interest rates rise: Report read more...

 

May 5, 2010 - TD Economics
Canada real estate forecast 2010 read more...

 

May 5, 2010 - Calgary Herald
BMO sues hundreds over alleged mortgage fraud read more...
Calgary building permits rise with increased residential applications read more...
Calgary ranks 49th among worlds most expensive office markets read more...

 

May 5, 2010 - Yahoo Finance
Calgarians see condos as a source of long-term income: TD Poll read more...


May 4, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary home sales to simmer, not sizzle this year read more...

 

May 3, 2010 - CTV  News
Housing affordability: the great quandary read more...

 

  April 2010
 

April 30, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Housebound:   Why owning a home can be bad for Canada read more...

 

April 29, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary left out of housing recovery read more...
Canada warned of housing bubble read more...

 

April 26, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Okotoks turns off tap on new housing development read more...

 

April 26, 2010 - Globe & Mail
RE/MAX reports record breaking sales of luxury homes read more...
Appreciate your house but don't expect it to appreciate a lot read more...

 

April 23, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary house prices to rise 5-7%: Conference Board read more...

 

April 22, 2010 - Edward Jones
Is Canada nearing a housing bubble? read more...

 

April 21, 2010 - Financial Post
Fix in for mortgages? read more...

 

April 21, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary downtown vacany rate rising slower than expected read more...

 

April 19, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Impact of new mortgage rules limited read more...

 

April 18, 2010 - Calgary Real Estate Review
2009 SAM Award Winners read more...

 

April 17, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Canada's brewing debt storm read more...

 

April 16, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary's home listings surge read more...

 

April 15, 2010 - Financial Post
Canada's housing bubble: It's not different this time read more...

Last gasp for housing read more...
 

April 15, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Home listings reach all time high read more...

 

April 13, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Shawnessy residents feel cheated by Shaw-nee Slopes Golf course plan read more...

New home prices stay steady in Calgary: StatsCan read more...
 

April 12, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary housing starts surge in March read more...

 

April 11, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Economic optimism spurs Alberta homebuyers: poll read more...

Authors forecast just so much hooey read more...
 

April 8, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Housing market overheating: Royal Lepage read more...

 

April 6, 2010 - Globe & Mail
The great sucking sound of Ottawa's housing focus read more...

This springs fever?  House lust read more...
 

April 3, 2010 - Canadian Press/Yahoo News
New rules for rental properties could squeeze new home buyers read more...

 

April 2, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Housing gets early case of spring fever read more...

 

April 1, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Home energy retrofit program suddenly ends read more...

 


  March 2010
 

March 31, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Unaffordable Calgary homes set to backslide: Author read more...

 

March 30, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Fear of rate hike sparks Calgary housing sales read more...

Albertans ready to pay more for green friendly home read more...
Discipline rewards Calgary's industrial real estate sector read more...
Calgary downtown development slowing read more...
 

March 30, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Many struggle to afford their homes read more...

 

March 27, 2010 - Calgary Herald
How Torode was bucked off Calgary's real estate bull (Arriva Towers) read more...

Resale home pace expected to grow read more...
Avoid becoming a vicitim of fraud read more...
Competition charges 'false' say realtors read more...
 

March 25, 2010 - CTV News
Market changes hurt London at Heritage Station Presale Buyers read more...


March 25, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Work stops on partly finished Highbury tower  (James McKevitt Road and Shawnee Gate S.W) read more...


March 24, 2010 - Financial Post
Canadians worried about home prices, mortgage rates: Surveys read more...


March 23, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Weak natural gas prices continue its grip on Alberta commercial real estate read more...
Residential construction profits to rebound in '10; non-residential to hit low read more...
Housing market momentum to carry strong sales volume into 2010: Scotia read more...


March 22, 2010 - Globe & Mail
No Sale: Realtors'  plan gets bad review (Competition Bureau) read more...


March 19, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary resale home prices expecting 5%-7% annual growth in short term read more...


March 16, 2010 - Calgary Herald
With housing in bloom, owners in mood to sell read more...


March 15, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Influx of listings set to cool housing resale market read more...


March 15, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Housing affordability in Alberta improves read more...
February home sales in Calgary up 37% over year ago read more...


March 8, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Monthly housing starts make big jump in Calgary read more...


March 1, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Home sales, and prices, rise in Calgary read more...

 


  February 2010
 

February 24, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary to face 'very active' spring market read more...

Report finds plunging office rental rates in Calgary read more...

 

February 18, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Canada not immune to downward pressure on housing prices read more...

 

February 17, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary homebuyers take changes to mortgage rules in stride read more...
Canadian resale housing market up 58% from year ago read more...

 

February 13, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Sales on upswing for million dollar homes read more...
First-time buyers boost resale pace read more...

 

February 10, 2010 - Financial Post
Dodge warns on Canadian housing market read more...

 

February 10, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary condo market hampered by unsold inventory read more...
Calgary residential permits triple in January read more...
Calgary real estate making comeback read more...

 

February 8, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Ottawa says housing bubble not a concern  read more...
Canadian housing starts hit 15-month high read more...

 

February 6, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Big Six banks urge Ottawa to tighten mortgage rules  read more...

 

February 3, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Prized Calgary Currie Barracks lots go on sale  read more...

 

February 1, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary housing market extends gradual recovery read more...

 


  January 2010
 

January 27, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Home prices make strides in November (HPI)  read more...

 

January 25, 2010 - Demographia
International housing affordability survey read more...

 

January 21, 2010 -  Calgary Herald
Calgary resale home prices to simmer in 2010 read more...

 

January 14, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Canadians playing it safe with mortgages report finds read more...

January 13, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary office vacancies reach towering levels read more...
New home prices rise for fifth straight month read more...


January 11, 2010 - Globe & Mail
Bank of Canada won’t raise interest rates to cool housing read more...

January 11, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Home construction on the rise in Calgary read more...

January 8, 2010 - CBC Marketplace
Grow Op Cover Up read & watch clip...

January 8, 2010 - Financial Post
Real estate market too hot: analysts read more...

January 7, 2010 -  Royal Lepage
Real estate market expected to continue strong gains into first half of 2010 read more...

January 7, 2010 - Financial Post
Canadian real estate to remain "Unusually strong": RL  read more...

January 6, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary’s real estate prices rebound in 2009 read more...
Calgary’s number of million dollar properties plummets read more...

January 4, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary housing values drop 13% read more...

January 1, 2010 - Calgary Herald
Calgary housing market climbs back read more...

 

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