Tuesday, February 27, 2007

There Is Something New And Cool For You Real Estate Geeks Out There

There is something new and cool for you real estate geeks out there. Its called HouseBlogs.net. It is a collection of blogs dedicated to pictures of peoples homes. Sites range from rebuilds and redecorating, to complete bottom to top build-ups. Look in on what others do to get great ideas. The Globe and Mail also has a great article on this site.

With Calgary real estate still soaring, places like Airdrie, which are now just a part of northern Calgary, are also feeling the rise in prices.

According to statistics released by the Calgary Real Estate Board, predictions for a slow start in 2007 for the local real estate market were blown right out of the water. There were 125 MLS® sales last month, well up from 69 in December and way up from the 59 sales posted in January 2006."Despite predictions the market would cool down after record sales in 2006, we set a record not only for number of sales in the month of January, but a new all-time high for one month," Re/Max sales associate Alan Tennant said.

In Calgary the average residential sale price in January climbed to $375,646 and in Airdrie the average sale price moved up to around $312,000. There were 56 new home construction permits issued last month, up from 45 in December, but down from 72 a year ago, the record number of single family home starts for the month of January.Currently there are 145 MLS® listings on the market in Airdrie, down significantly from 230 in December, but up nicely from 34 at this point a year ago. "Realtors® are bringing new listings on the MLS® at a strong pace," Tennant said, "which is helping to meet the record demand in what is traditionally a slower part of the year."

From the Airdrie Echo

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