January 2013

Found 3 blog entries for January 2013.

So much has been happening with Calgary Luxury Real Estate lately, I haven't had a chance to write about my vacation.  I took some time over the holidays for a family vacation to the Caribbean. On arrival in the Turks and Caicos it looked a bit more polished than most Caribbean islands, and the British influence was apparent right from the start. They drive on the "wrong" side of the road and love their roundabouts.

We stayed on one of the eight main islands, Providenciales.  This is where the main airport is and most of the resorts, including ours, Seven Stars.  (To be honest, this wasn't our first choice for accommodations. We wanted to stay over on Parrot Cay Island, where rumour had it, the Pitt-Jolie family was staying at the same time.  But, it

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I know what you’re thinking. What does a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) have to do with Luxury Real Estate? Well, more than you may think!

Like yourself, most luxury homebuyers these days will actually have their initial home showing online. Unlike the golden days of slugging it out in endless viewings every weekend for months, you can be sitting at your dining room table in your bunny slippers and view 20 properties in 20 minutes. What you may not realize, however, is that how you receive that information is very critical to whether you actually book a showing to go see one of those properties in person.

As an experienced luxury real estate agent, I am highly aware of how important these first impressions are for my clients. I am also highly focused

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The 2012 statistics are in for Calgary’s Real Estate market, and the biggest winner? Luxury real estate.

According to the Calgary Real Estate Board, "The city experienced a record for MLS sales over $1 million in 2012, with 544 transactions – eclipsing the previous record of 458 in the housing boom of 2007. In 2011, there were 446 luxury home sales."

CREB also stated, "In 2012, the luxury home market had 508 single-family home sales and 36 condo sales compared with 420 and 26 respectively in 2011."

But what does this all mean? For starters, a 20% increase in sales over $1 million dollars in one year is definitely something to be proud of.  While other Canadian cities are experiencing a decline in their real estate market – particularly the luxury

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