Buying a home is a process full of nuance. Our Buyer Advice series features pointers on buying a home, national market updates, and general advice for finding and purchasing your next home in Fort McMurray.
Oct 22, 2018
The gradual month-to-month real estate sales rise that started earlier this spring has been reversed. As reported last week, August to September showed a decrease in sales, and a decrease in housing starts. This contrasted with many analysts' projections of...
Oct 15, 2018
September is behind us, and this week housing statistics from the month released. The results aren't the best: September saw the first monthly decline in six months. Until now, there were hopes the market was recovering from a change in...
Oct 08, 2018
The state of Canada's housing market in 2018 has been stagnant overall. The first half of the year saw a slowdown caused by revised mortgage rules, and while the market has mostly adapted to that shakeup, multiple other issues, like
Oct 02, 2018
What Did September Mean for Fort McMurray Real Estate? Fort McMurray's real estate market is constantly changing, and the constantly updated MLS® does a good job of recording these statistics every month. Buyer agent (and A-Team leader) Tom Albrecht...
Sep 24, 2018
The Canadian Real Estate Association released sales figures for August 2018 this week, and in a bit of good news, numbers were up from July, rising a slight 0.9%. However, with year-over-year sales decreasing by 3.8%, there's a lot more...
Sep 17, 2018
The fallout of the new nationwide stress test rules for mortgages, which came into effect this year, has slowed down. The housing market has mostly adjusted to those changes, even though the increasing possibility of more interest...
Sep 11, 2018
Amidst a slow recovery in Canada's housing market, one key constant over the last year has been the slow rise in interest rates. With a variety of factors playing into the Bank of Canada's decisions, the rate hikes...
Sep 03, 2018
Following the slump of activity in the first half of 2018, the Canadian real estate market is predicted to slowly heat up in the fall. It's not certain, but if growth is going to happen, there are a few likely...
Aug 27, 2018
How Stressful is the New Stress Test? Over the last two years, the Bank of Canada enacted new rules for home buyers looking to get approved for mortgages. The changes are designed to ensure that buyers can pay off their...
Aug 22, 2018
How's the Market Doing This Summer? The real estate market is a good indicator of economic health in Fort McMurray, so keeping tabs on its performance is always a good idea. Buyer's specialist and market veteran Tom Albrecht recently...
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Disclaimer: The A-Team is a team of associates at Walsh Real Estate (2010) Ltd o/a RE/MAX® Fort McMurray, 9919 Biggs Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H 1S2. Each office is independently owned and operated. The licensed associates are Tom Albrecht, Breanna Albrecht, Denise Hildebrand, Aaron Chalmers, Heather McCandless, and Rita Sobkowich. Eric Dunham, mortgage specialist with RBC®, is not affiliated. We also recommend Amanda Stuart at TD Bank® and Mariam Fawaz at Mortgages for Less®.
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