New property listed in Nolan Hill, Calgary

I have listed a new property at 329 Nolancrest HEIGHTS NW in Calgary. See details here

3 BEDROOMS | 2.5 BATHROOMS | DOUBLE WIDE GARAGE | BASEMENT FINISHED - Welcome home to Nolancrest Heights and this wonderfully finished 3-bedroom townhome. With exposure to the quiet residential road, your new home will have ample sunlight and plenty of street parking for your guests to enjoy. Entering the home, you are welcomed to a completely open concept main floor with a half bathroom. Finished with luxury vinyl flooring, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, and upgraded cabinetry, this kitchen is perfect for the chef in the family. With areas for a full dining room and living area, this main floor will work however you design it. Upstairs includes 2 bedrooms, the main bathroom (upgraded), laundry, plenty of storage and a primary suite with ample bedroom size, walkthrough closet and full ensuite. Downstairs offers a den/living room perfect for your home office. Book your viewing today to take a tour before this gem hits the market.


Things to Help You Along The Way

Moving can be challenging. You are unsure of where to start, and how to tackle the move, not to mention you don't want to forget any major steps. 

I totally appreciate this mindset and it is the main reason I wanted to put this blog together for you to refer to. In it, I will have a few items that will make your move so much easier as well as a few service providers that you can utilize to help you along the way. 


So when you are starting to tackle the package of your clothes and other items, the best approach I've seen is to tackle the rooms individually, this will help you to organize how things will be placed into the moving truck and how they will be offloaded in your new home. 

For packing items like suits, dresses, and any other hung garments, I recommend getting your hands on wardrobe boxes to make your move the easiest. You can find some great deals on Amazon (link to a selection below). These were lifesavers and allowed us to not only pack our clothes but the associated hangers as well.

For packing regular items like shoes, accessories, etc I would recommend you try and save some money and go to Walmart or Superstore. These stores receive all of their items in box form and these boxes are usually disregarded when the items are placed on the shelves. Items like shoes come in a reinforced box, which would be ideal for bigger items like books. 
If you aren't in luck with these stores, I've got a link below as well that you can use to purchase moving boxes. 
Some other miscellaneous items that you will need are below.

Finally, to save your dishes and glasses, I recommend starting to save all the different newspapers, flyers, etc you receive in your home to ensure you are stuffing the boxes with these items so that they can be preserved during transport. But if you are worried about the issues with ink rubbing off on your fine china, I'd recommend some bubble wrap.

Bubble Wrap


We all have a love-hate relationship with our furniture. We love how they look, and how they make us feel but we absolutely hate moving them around the house, let alone to a completely new space. 
But not to worry, I have some things that can ensure your furniture is moved easily to your next home. 
One of the first things you will need is plastic wrap. The wrap can be used with moving blankets for all your bigger items like sofas, beds, TVs, etc. When we were moving this was the best way to dismantle the beds, stick all the nuts and bolts to the plastic wrap with tape, and keep everything in one place for the move. You can find the wrap and the blankets below.
Now that you have most of your private belongings all ready to go, you might also have some items on the walls that you need to transport. I know for us, in our home, we have many photos of the kids, memories, and certain items we cherish that we needed to move. The moving blankets and stretch wrap above will work well. However, when you do remove these items, you may have holes and scuffs to repair. You can use drywall putty and some paint to replace the holes if they are significant. If they are tiny, I wouldn't worry about it unless they are in the contract for you to repair. You can find the putty at your local store and online, which I have a link for below. 
And of course, if you are going to be putting up these pieces again in your new home you will want to look at getting some no-damage hanging stickers to utilize in the new home. I have a link for them as well below.
Now that everything is ready to go, how do you get it there? There are a number of different ways from asking friends and family for access to their vehicles on the day of the move to organizing containers to come a few days before to be filled and transported to full-out moving companies you can hire. 
There are companies like The Big Steel Box ( that will provide a container for you to place your items in. They will then pick up the box, and drop it at your new home for you to offload.
There are other companies like Tippet-Richardson ( that are completely full service and will fill their trucks with your items, take them to the new home and offload them for you. 
Finally, if the home is now vacant and you want to have it cleaned, there are professional cleaners that will do a complete move-out clean for you. One such company is Zen Cleaning Services (
After the cleaning, you are good to go and you will be proud to give your home to the next owner. 
There is a lot of support for you to help you along the way. As you are probably well aware, if you are my client, I'm here throughout the process and then some. Please feel free to reach out to me for anything you need or I might have missed. I'm here to help wherever I can. 
If you'd like to get more tips or need some questions answered about your move, feel free to email me at
Take care & happy moving! 

Rebounding Pricing With ⬆️ Rates To Come!

The Calgary real estate market is a very resilient market, to say the least. 

In the almost 7 years I have had the opportunity to work in this industry we have seen pricing drop with the decline of oil prices, the surge of pricing due to foreign and out-of-province purchases, and now with higher interest rates, we haven't seen the massive spike or decline that most would have expected. 

In fact, the last two months have shown pricing to start to return to levels earlier this year. 

What that is, is what we will be looking at today in this breakdown. 

But first, let's have a quick look at the stats that we have for November. 

Calgary Aggregated Absorption Rates

In the month of November, we saw the absorption rate for all housing segments in Calgary surge back up to 50%, which is a 5% increase month-over-month and brings us back in line with rates we were seeing in May and June of this year. 

However, even though 1 in every 2 homes for sale currently is sold, the number of transactions has significantly reduced. 

In April of this year, we had seen the number of listings hover around 5,000 while the number of sales was around 3,400. Today, these numbers have declined to 3,316 active listings and 1,651 sales. 

This decline in activity has definitely been attributed to the higher interest rates. Someone back in May or April of this year could very well be priced out of homes now due to the higher interest rates (and higher qualifying rates) they would be exposed to today. 

Month-over-month, we have seen the number of listings decline by 19% while the number of homes sold decline by 11%. This outpacing of declines in listings compared to sales is driving our market to continue to maintain relatively strong pricing. 

Compared to last year, the number of listings has declined by 27% while the number of sales declined by 28%, leaving us at virtually the same absorption rate we had at the same time last year. 

Calgary Median Pricing Per Segment

This month we saw the single-family segment decline in pricing with a 4% drop month-over-month to $560,500. This is the lowest median price for single-family homes this year, after a rally of pricing the previous month. 

The attached (semi-detached) segment saw pricing increase by 5% to $493,000 from the previous months. The last time pricing for this segment was that high was back in April and May of this year. 

The townhome segment also saw strong gains in pricing, higher by 5% month over month to $352,500.

Apartments saw no change month-over-month and remain at a median price of $250,000. 

The Breakdown - Why Pricing is Maintain?

When you read about higher interest rates, what is your first thought about who it impacts?

You could be thinking that it is impacting new buyers that want to enter the market since rents have increased significantly. 

And if this is your first thought, you wouldn't be wrong. But it doesn't explain the big picture. 

When a higher interest rate is announced, sellers and homeowners are the ones that are impacted the most. They don't have the luxury of deciding to not enter the real estate market and continue to rent when a new rate hike is announced. 

They are the ones that need to adjust their budgets to accommodate higher rates. Or need to decide if they cannot continue to afford their home, should they consider a sale. 

Thankfully the homeowners of today that would have recently bought their homes in the last 4 years were qualified at rates much higher than what they received. And can weather the storm at higher rates. 

But in doing this, they are also not putting their homes up for sale as most buyers would like. 

The pricing we have in Calgary is not solely driven by interest rates. People tend to forget that homes, unlike stocks and bonds, are not readily traded all the time. There aren't corporations and stakeholders in most home sales. 

So when a seller is spooked about higher interest rates, they get spooked out of the market. They will decide that selling my home now, although being a hot commodity to the market, need to worry about potentially higher rates and a bigger mortgage than what I have now. 

And this sentiment is what is driving our active number of listings to continue to decline each month since our peak in June. Sellers are worried about the uncertainty of the market and for the most part are worried that if they sell, there is nothing for them to buy. 

When the number of listings drops, buyers have less selection, leading them to bid on homes that are available, which in turn increases pricing. 

With more uncertainty from higher rates, legislation, and not knowing where they can go, sellers are not entering the market as fast as the demand would like, leading to buyers paying higher prices and higher interest rates. 

Now you might point out and say that the single-family segment has seen a drop in pricing, as we mentioned above. That is 100% correct. But if you ask any Calgarian, if they feel a single-family home median price should be $560,500, you would get a unanimous response of it still being very high for our city. 

As long as our inventory levels are this low, we will continue to see pricing remain strong. And so far this year we have followed the same seasonal trend of 2021, which means the market will continue to see higher prices as absorption rates increase and the level of listings decline into the holidays. 

Thank You!

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to review this breakdown. I hope it was useful and provided you with some insight into where things are heading as we enter 2023. 

if you'd like to connect, feel free to send me an email at or send me a message with the number below. 

Have a wonderful holiday and I hope 2023 brings with it plenty of joy and happiness to you and your loved ones! 


I have sold a property at 312 11 Evanscrest MEWS NW in Calgary

I have sold a property at 312 11 Evanscrest MEWS NW in Calgary. See details here

Discover a new way of life in Evanston! This stunning 3 BED, 2.5 Bath, END UNIT townhome features 9ft ceilings, vinyl plank flooring with large windows to keep the home sunny and an open concept main floor to maximize living space. The kitchen boasts beautiful cabinetry, quartz counter-tops, and upgraded SS appliance package with direct access to a private balcony with gas line. The large living dining room combo round out the main floor. Upstairs you will find 3 Bedrooms, including a primary bedroom with a 3pc ensuite and walk-in closet, along with a full bath and laundry. This home comes complete with an attached tandem (two car) garage and easy access to all the amazing amenities Evanston has to offer! *Check out 3D Virtual Tour*

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