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“Sales actually popped up from September to October, and the decline in prices on a month-to-month basis got smaller for the fourth month in a row,” says CREA’s Senior Economist, Shaun Cathcart.

Wondering how this impacts your home buying or selling decision? Are you interested in moving out of the province? Connect with me to discuss your options and for a trusted referral.⁠

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca

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#MidweekMotivation

Following your heart and what you're passionate about is important since you'll be more resilient and enthusiastic when overcoming obstacles. Following your passion helps you to have a more positive outlook and can overcome difficulties through problem-solving. If you've been waiting... what for? Start immediately!

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠

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Ways to Get OUT of Your Comfort Zone⁠ ⁠

1. Do something you've always wanted to do⁠
2. Change the routine of things⁠
3. Learn a new skill set⁠
4. Face a fear⁠
5. Travel somewhere new⁠ ⁠

Feeling safe, secure, and at ease is important. Challenging yourself is just as important. How are you stepping out of your comfort zone?⁠

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠
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Your tone of voice and the words that you use can sometimes be the difference in whether a conversation is positive or not. Here are some great books to check out that offer tips on ways you can ensure that your conversations have the best outcomes. What will you start with first?⁠

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠

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Wondering what's happening in the city this weekend? Here's a list of a few activities and events that might be of interest to you.

1. Cineplex Community Day – Free Movies⁠

When: November 19th, 2022⁠
Where: Cineplex Theatres⁠
Cost: FREE⁠

Enjoy a morning of free movies on November 19th.⁠ Movie-lovers are invited to kick off the holiday season and visit their local Cineplex theatre to celebrate Community Day by enjoying a FREE movie and helping raise money for BGC Canada.⁠ $1 from every concession order and XSCAPE arcade playcard sale throughout the entire day will go towards supporting youth empowerment programs through partners at BGC Canada.⁠

2. Kick Off to the Holidays

When: November 19th, 2022
Where: The Riff, 600 7 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: FREE

Kick off the winter holiday season with an evening of festive drinks, music, live auction, and photo taking stations! Start your gift giving with the artisan merchants in the lively, European-inspired outdoor market.

3. GRINCHMAS at Granary Road!

When: November 19th-20th, 2022
Where: Granary Road, 226066 112 St W, De Winton, Foothills County, AB
Cost: FREE for Market Entrance

Don’t be fooled, this was the idea of our GRINCHMAS GOATS who get jealous of the Alpacas’ fame at the Christmas Market. They had a wonderfully awful idea to team up with the GRINCH and put on an BAA HUMBUG festival. Come visit Granary Road on November 19th and 20th for some pre-Christmas fun like riding the BUH HUM BUG WAGON (driven by our beloved Max), and watching the Grinch read his very own story until you are green in the face!

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Wondering what's happening in the city this weekend? Here's a list of a few activities and events that might be of interest to you.⁠

1. Free Public Skate Remembrance Day⁠

When: November 11th, 2022⁠
Where: Murray Copot Arena, 6727 Centre Street NW, Calgary, AB | Rose Kohn / Jimmie Condon Arenas, 502 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: FREE⁠

Free Public Skating from 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Bring your own skates & helmets to participate.⁠

2. Remembrance Day Service⁠

When: November 11th, 2022⁠
Where: Fort Calgary , 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: FREE⁠

Join in at the Burnswest Theatre at Fort Calgary for a free Remembrance Day service offered in partnership with the RCMP Veterans’ Association, Calgary Division.⁠

3. A Mighty Shrek Christmas⁠

When: NOW until January 14th, 2023⁠
Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 1002 37 Street SW, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: $41.95-44.95⁠

The Mighty Shrek is feeling mighty strange when a magical force erases his memory and starts messing with Donkey and the rest of his friends as well! Can he figure out who is behind this dastardly magic? And… can he do it in time for Christmas?⁠

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October sales eased compared to last year’s levels, mostly to slower activity in the detached sector. However, with 1,857 sales this month, levels are still stronger than long-term trends and activity reported prior to the pandemic. Year-to-date sales have reached 26,823 and with only 2 months to go, 2022 will likely post a record year in terms of sales.

New listings also trended down this month causing the sales-to-new-listings ratio to rise to 85% and inventories to trend down. Much of the inventory decline has been driven by product priced below $500,000. While conditions are not a tight as what was seen earlier in the year, with only 2 months of supply, conditions remain tighter than historical levels.

We are also seeing divergent trends in the market with conditions continuing to favour the seller in the lower-price ranges and shifting to more balanced conditions in the upper-price ranges. As of October, prices have eased by 4% relative to the highs reached in May. This is considered a relatively small adjustment when considering price movements in other large cities.

It is also important to note that the October benchmark price is still nearly 10% higher than levels reported last year>

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Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠ 

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Consult your DREAMS. Think about the POTENTIAL. Concern yourself with the POSSIBLE. Those real estate dreams... can be reality!⁠

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠

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Test your magic & wizarding putt putt skills on the crazy golf course inspired by famous fantasy and fiction Wizards. ⁠

Embark on 9 wand-erful holes of magic and encounter smoking cauldrons, tasty beverages, and magical portals along the way. You may even be required to cast a few spells in order to excel and complete the mystical challenge.⁠

When: Nov 3rd-Jan 22nd, 2023⁠
Where: Springbank Links Golf Club, 25 Hackamore Trail, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: $15 (9 holes)⁠

Who is it for?⁠
All ages. Family-friendly with under 18s allowed until 5 pm.⁠

Grab your fellow wizarding fans and hop on your broomsticks to see who will be crowned the putt-putt winner. Enjoy plenty of tasty refreshments will also be available to purchase at the mystical and magical venue.⁠

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When the overnight rate is increased, it becomes more expensive to borrow money. The increased costs of borrowing money are shifted from the bank onto the consumer by increasing the Prime Rate.

Pre-Approvals are likely to decrease.

Fixed-Rate Mortgages remain the same.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages will increase according to the new Prime Rate minus your discount. (Expect information in the mail).

Static Variable Mortgages payments remain the same but a portion of interest paid to the lender will change.

Reach out with your questions anytime. I can introduce you to a mortgage broker who would be happy to go over your options with you and help you find a mortgage that you're most comfortable with.

Jason Streich⁠

Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠ 

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Wondering what's happening in the city this weekend? Here's a list of a few activities and events that might be of interest to you.⁠

1. Homestead Market Fall Fair & Pumpkin Hunt⁠

When: October 29th, 2022⁠
Where: Homestead Market, 10135 TWP 264, Rocky View County, AB⁠
Cost: FREE & Ticketed⁠

There's an incredible vendor market with over 30 local artisans, costume contest and a free Trunk or Treat for the kids + the Pumpkin Hunt event available for just $29.99 per family!⁠

2. Southcentre Mall Sensory Halloween Initiative⁠

When: October 30th, 2022⁠
Where: Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road Southeast, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: FREE⁠

Activities include using a treasure map to find the special trick-or-treating stations, and finding the Halloween-themed displays that are perfect for memorable photo ops. All ages are welcome, as are neurotypical family members who’d like to join in the fun!⁠

3. Create Kids Fest 2022⁠

When: October 30th, 2022⁠
Where: Engineered Air Theatre, 205 - 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: $6.25⁠

Create Kids Fest is an interactive, multidisciplinary festival for kids and their families that provides audiences chances to experience fine arts, explore the process of creation and participate in special moments that will be cherished for years to come.⁠

Imagine Action: Join a young boy as he travels into the world of his imagination in Imagine Action! Shows are always “relaxed” in nature to allow for accessibility to all who wish to attend, and children are invited to sing, dance, and play along.⁠

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Wondering what's happening in the city this weekend? Here's a list of a few activities and events that might be of interest to you.

1. Opening a New Window on the Universe – Space Night

When: October 22nd, 2022
Where: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, 200 198070 Hwy 22, Priddis, AB
Cost: $10

The latest images released from the James Webb Telescope provide incredible new perspectives of Orion, Saturn and the Cosmic Cliffs in the Carina. Space Night features access to an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre. You will have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.

2. Lantern-Fest

When: October 22nd, 2022
Where: Unity Park, 3111 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: FREE

Inspired by the German Lantern Festival & the many other lantern festivals around the world, at Lantern-Fest you will enjoy FREE family friendly activities!

3. Hello Friend… A FREE Play for Children

When: October 22nd, 2022
Where: Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB\
Cost: FREE

A 15-minute whimsical, hunt for friendship, Hello Friend… brings wonder and delight to all! Presented in masks using movement and music, Hello Friend… illustrates the joy of divergent thinking and celebrates the creative play of one undeterred young kid

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During this time of year, our thoughts are filled with gratitude for those who have supported us in our personal lives and careers. Here are some ideas on how to host an event that extends that gratitude to helping others in need.⁠

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠

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The strong sales for both condominium apartment and row properties was not enough to offset the declines reported for other property types. City sales eased by nearly 12% compared to last year. ⁠With 1,901 sales in September, activity is still far stronger than levels prior to the pandemic and is well above long-term trends for September. ⁠With recent pullbacks in sales and thanks to strong levels earlier in the year, year-to-date sales remain 15% higher than last year’s levels. ⁠

In September, new listings declined by 10%. With a sales-to-new-listings ratio of 72% it was enough to prevent any gain in inventory levels, which declined over last month and were nearly 21% lower than last year’s levels. ⁠The adjustments in both sales and supply levels have caused the months of supply to remain relatively low at less than three months and the shift to more balanced conditions is causing some adjustments to home prices. ⁠

While prices have slid from the highs seen in May, as of September, benchmark prices remain 11% higher than last year and 6% higher than levels reported at the beginning of the year.⁠

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Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠
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I hope you and your family had an amazingThanksgiving. Here's to the best in the coming year. Thank you to those of you who stopped by our Thanksgiving Pie Pick Up event on Saturday. It was a success and great to see all of your smiling faces + want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!

I'm appreciative of all of your trust when it comes to buying or selling real estate and I can never thank you enough. If questions arise regarding buying or selling, just remember I'm just a phone call away.⁠

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠
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Wondering what's happening in the city this weekend? Here's a list of a few activities and events that might be of interest to you.⁠

1. Hello Friend... A FREE Play for Children⁠

When: October 15th, 2022⁠
Where: St. Patrick’s Island Playground, 1300 12 Street NE, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: FREE⁠

A 15-minute whimsical, hunt for friendship, Hello Friend… brings wonder and delight to all!⁠ Perfect for kids aged 3-12 years old. Presented in masks using movement and music, Hello Friend… illustrates the joy of divergent thinking and celebrates the creative play of one undeterred young kid. Our hero meets three interesting characters but will any of them match our youngster’s capacity for imagination?⁠

2. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical⁠

When: October 14th-November 5th, 2022⁠
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, 375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: $27-$35⁠

Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure “worthy of the gods” (Time Out New York).⁠

3. The Spooky Reading Tree⁠

When: October 11th-31st, 2022⁠
Where: Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary⁠
Cost: FREE⁠

⁠The larger-than-life Spooky Reading Tree will take centre stage in Southcentre’s Centre Court, featuring a reading nook and a variety of vignettes inspired by popular fairytales, including Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and Snow White. You will have the opportunity to explore the reading tree and use the various tableaus as the backdrop for self-directed family photo ops.⁠

Click here for more information. ⁠

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Wondering what's happening in the city this weekend? Here's a list of a few activities and events that might be of interest to you.⁠

1. Pumpkin Palooza⁠

When: October 1st-30th, 2022⁠
Where: Cobb's Corn Maze , 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: $20⁠

Walk through our pumpkin patch, take beautiful photos and pick your favourite pumpkins to buy for Halloween carving!⁠

2. Harvest Pumpkin Fest⁠

When: October 1st-30th, 2022⁠
Where: Butterfield Acres Farm, 254077 Rocky Ridge Road, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: $14.49 & up⁠

Stroll through the farmyard and find your perfect PUMPKINS at Butterfield Acres this year! Add in some great animal visits, fabulous fall photo-ops, pony rides, a ride thru Scarecrow Alley in the back woodlands (spectacular at this time of year) and you’ve got the MUST-DO fall family fun day that is great for the entire family!⁠

3. Orange Crush⁠

When: October 1st-31st, 2022⁠
Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre, 220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, AB⁠
Cost: Regular Admission⁠

Spark transforms into a Halloween extravaganza to scare, surprise and delight! Ever held a real eyeball, watched a pumpkin decompose or dip into a tub of fake blood? Explore the gross side of science this October at Spark with Orange Crush!⁠

Expect a few science tricks and a whole lot of tasty treats. And of course, no Halloween at the science centre is complete without an epic PUMPKIN SMASH – check out the outdoor pumpkin catapult for all the gourds, guts and goodies you can handle.⁠

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The moment you walk into this fully-renovated Point McKay townhouse, you’ll know that you’re somewhere special.

302 Point Mckay Gardens NW, Calgary, AB
MLS#: A2003699

1,435 sq/ft
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
BUILT-IN: 1978
CONDO FEE: $503.18

Natural light floods an open living room through large windows and a sliding glass door, giving it an ambiance that is as warm as it is inviting. With a gas fireplace as its focal point, the living area is the perfect spot to host guests or curl up with a good book. Or, with doors that lead straight to the immaculately kept fenced-in backyard, head straight outside to soak up the sunshine in your own mini-oasis. A few steps up takes you to the formal dining area, which would make a great spot for hosting Sunday brunch - or could easily become a home gym or office space.

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Prepare your meals in the large open concept kitchen that features refinished cabinetry and a new fridge, stunning vinyl plank floors, and tons of windows. The breakfast nook is the perfect place to settle in with your first cup of coffee. Down the hall, you will find closet storage and a half bathroom.

Upstairs, a large primary suite is what dreams are made of, complete with dual sliding closets and modern ensuite bathroom. Two additional bedrooms are ready for kids, guests, your home-office – whatever best suits your lifestyle. Another beautifully updated full bathroom keeps with the modern theme of the home and offers plenty of counter space and storage.

The lower level has a laundry room complete with a new washer and dryer, as well as a huge utility area, where you will find plenty of additional storage – or easily finish this room for even more living space. Completing the picture is an attached single-car garage that is spacious enough for extra shelving and storage.

Set in one of the most beautiful and mature areas of Calgary, steps away from the Bow River, and backing onto pristine pathways and green-space, the quiet and private location is still close to all the amenities. A short walk takes you to the outdoor fitness park as well as local hidden gems like LICS Ice-cream and the Lazy Loaf and Kettle. Or, drive or bike to the nearby University of Calgary and Foothills Hospital, downtown, or into trendy Kensington for amazing shopping and restaurants.

Contact me with your questions and book a private showing.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca

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Online shopping can be easy and fun. But unfortunately, there are many scammers who want to steal your identity and your money. The information here provides tips on ways you can protect your personal information and your finances when shopping online.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠
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