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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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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.⁠

Click here for more information. ⁠

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Aprils real estate market slowed however, there were 3,401 sales with a gain of 6% over last year and a record high for the month of April.

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New listings trended down relative to last month and levels recorded last year. With the sales-to-new listings ratio remaining above 745, there was not much of a shift in overall inventory levels. With 4,850 units in inventory, we are no where near record low inventory levels, however, levels are far lower than what was recorded in April since 2014.

Overall, the Calgary market has seen the months of supply remain below two months since November of last year, placing significant upward pressure on prices. The benchmark price in April reached $526,700, which is nearly 2% higher than last month and 17% higher than last year.

Contact me to discuss how this impacts your buying or selling decision!

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠
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Again, just like in February, sales activity reached a monthly high and also hit new all-time record high for any given month. Gains happened across all property types and they all hit new all-time record highs. 

An increase in new listings this month helped the growth in sales activity but inventory has remained low, ensuring the continuation of the sellers market.


With an unadjusted benchmark price of $518,600 this month, the monthly gain increased by another four per cent. After three consecutive gains, prices have risen by nearly $55,000 since December and currently sit nearly 18 per cent higher than last year’s levels. 

Despite the strong start to the year, price gains and rising lending rates are expected to weigh on demand in the second half of this year. Nonetheless, persistently tight conditions will likely continue to impact the market over the next several months.

Contact me to discuss how this impacts your buying or selling decision! 

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Tax season can be a stressful time! To help make it easy and error-free, check out this information for some common tax-filing mistakes to avoid. You’ll feel confident and ready when it’s time to file!⁠
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FOR SALE: #506-111 14 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
 
MLS#: A1154279
CONDO FEE: $631.31
 
Sparkling clean totally refreshed and move in ready, this Beltline condo boasts the quietest corner in the building.
As you walk in the door, you will immediately appreciate how well taken care of this unit is, as well as the sheer amount of storage it has to offer, starting with a large front closet.
 
**VIEW FULL LISTING**
https://jasonstreich.com/mylistings.html/listing.a1154279-506-111-14-avenue-se-calgary-t2g-4z8.95853479

A timeless monochromatic palette and a cool inside corner layout set the tone in this bright and open home.
The corner kitchen offers plenty of cabinet space, and a separate pantry and storage area is an added bonus.
The dining room leads to a huge living area, ready for even the biggest, comfiest couch.
 
A fully enclosed, solarium is a unique feature, and there is a balcony as well; both of which look over a peaceful courtyard with views to the south and west.Both bedrooms are large with generous closets, and the one with French doors could make this a great home office or gym as well.The bathroom is well-appointed and includes a vanity with storage as well as a large medicine cabinet and a linen closet in the hall.
 
The Richmond building itself is tasteful, clean, and central. A comfortable lobby, an updated on-site main floor laundry facility, and underground parking, with your spot near the elevator., as well as a massive resident-only south facing courtyard that is enjoyable year-round, with seating areas and garden beds.
 
Contact me with your questions & to book a private showing!
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Have you been sitting on the fence about selling your home for a while? Are you spending a lot of time contemplating whether or not it's the right thing to do?
 
In order to help you become more motivated to make that decision to list your home, take a moment to consider the following 6 questions.
 
If you are needing answers to the questions you have, please reach out to me! I'd love to spend some time with you going over the local housing market and outlining the different options available to you.
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FOR SALE: 104 Walden Path SE, Calgary, AB
 
MLS#: A1159806
CONDO FEE: $303.00
 
Everything you’re looking for is here, in this bright, well-appointed Walden end-unit, townhome. Featuring plenty of space, a huuuge tandem garage with room for 2 mid size vehicles.
 
**VIEW FULL LISTING**
https://jasonstreich.com/mylistings.html/listing.a1159806-104-walden-path-se-calgary-t2x-4c4.95976347

A no yard maintenance, and a prime location; you absolutely need to see it! A spacious entry with high ceilings leads up to a bright living area with balcony access and an office nook. Gorgeous driftwood-toned hardwood and white walls are timeless, and give your decorative style center stage.
 
A large dining area is perfect for family meals, and the kitchen is beautifully laid out, with an eat-up island and upgraded appliances including a gas stove and a French door fridge.
 
Upstairs, thick carpet looks new, and a private owner’s suite enjoys a walk-in closet and a stunning en suite with a glassed-in shower and eye-catching tile work. The main bath also features attractive finishes, two more bedrooms and upstairs laundry finish this level. This home also offers tons of closet space, and the garage has a tandem spot that adds even more space!
 
This block of Walden is wrapped around a lovely plaza, with landscaped lawns and pathways, and seating areas with a creek and a central pergola. Across the street, the shops at Legacy offer everything you need, and there are several schools nearby as well. Stoney Trail and McLeod Trail make the rest of the city easily accessible.
This fantastic property is a must-see. And an ahhhhhmazing visitor parking spot RIGHT beside your front door.
 
Contact me with your questions & to book a private tour!
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Total residential sales was 2,162 in September, nearing the record high for the month recorded in 2005. Inventory levels eased to 5,607 units, keeping the months of supply below three months.⁠

The total residential benchmark price in Calgary was $457,900, over 8%higher than levels recorded last year.⁠

Contact me with your questions about how this impacts your buying or selling decision. ⁠

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Do you know how to tell if cybercriminals have gone “phishing” for your personal information?

Learn to spot the red flags of a suspicious email so the identity thieves never get their big catch!

Here are some tips for identifying fake emails so you can click with confidence and keep your personal information protected. Remember these best practices whenever you run through your inbox!
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How did Calgary go from a weak demand for resale housing to stronger than expected gains?


Click to find out in the CREB Q1 Housing Report!


https://www.creb.com/-/media/Public/CREBcom/Housing_Statistics/Quarterly_Reports/Q12021Report.pdf?la=en


If you're looking to buy or sell, now may just be the right time! Call me with ANY questions ANYTIME!


Jason Streich

Greater Calgary Real Estate

403 807 2204

jstreich@shaw.ca

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For the sixth month in a row, sales in the Calgary market recorded a year-over-year gain.

Sales growth over the past several months has been the strongest seen in the past five years, but the activity has not been strong enough to offset the pullbacks from the spring.

Year-to-date sales remain over three per cent lower than last year’s levels.

New listings continue to slow, reducing inventory in the market. On a year-to-date basis, new listings have eased by nearly ten per cent and are at the lowest level recorded since 2001. This has reduced the oversupply that has been impacting the market for nearly five years.

Tighter conditions in the housing market have contributed to some of the recent gains in benchmark prices. As of November, the benchmark price was $423,600. This is nearly two per cent higher than last year’s levels.

However, conditions vary depending on price range. There is not a lot of supply for affordable homes in each product type because of high demand. This is likely causing differing price trends in the lower end of the market versus the higher end.

HOUSING MARKET FACTS

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November sales activity improved across every district, contributing to a year-over-year citywide increase of 26 per cent. Improving sales over the past six months have helped offset some of the pullbacks from earlier in the year, as year-to-date sales were only two per cent lower than last year’s levels.

Like other sectors, inventory in the detached market has also eased due to the sharp decline in new listings. This has kept the months of supply below three months for the past three months. The tighter market conditions are supporting price gains. As of November, the detached benchmark price improved by nearly three per cent compared to last year for a total of $492,000. However, prices did not improve across all districts, as the City Centre continues to record prices that are one per cent lower than last year’s levels.

Activity for this product type does vary significantly depending on location and price range. The pullback in new listings relative to sales has caused significant reductions in inventory for homes priced below $500,000. Higher price ranges have also seen some declining inventory, but the degree of decline has not been as significant. In fact, the market is exhibiting sellers’ market conditions for homes priced below $500,000, while still favouring the buyer for homes priced above $700,000.

Click HERE to read CREB's full report!

Click HERE to download CREB's Monthly Stats Package!

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The Alberta government has mandated that professional services businesses, such as lawyers and accountants, be able to work by appointment only. Therefore, the AREA are reinstituting a ban on all in-person open houses for REALTORS® as professional service providers. Showings can continue with appointment only and limited to two family-unit members at a time.


Please continue to adhere to all the best practice safety protocols. 



Be mindful of any and all provincial guidelines and local ordinances.


There has been no known COVID-19 transmission from open houses, but an abundance of caution is in the best interest of everyone at this time. 

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