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Apr, 19 2014  |  9:39 am  |  Sagewood Community Centre

Calgary market shows no signs of slowing down

Migration to Calgary is continuing at a rapid pace, as the most recent figures from Statistics Canada show. Between July 2012 and July 2013, the increase was 45,168 people. The influx has had a predictable effect on the home market, and the Calgary Real Estate Board announced that supply of homes had dropped dangerously low, to only a 1.3-month supply, in March.

With the home-buying market in turmoil, house-hunters have been eyeing rental opportunities, only to discover a vacancy rate hovering at a measly 1%. This has pushed some towards purchasing instead of renting, even with an average home price hitting $484,918 at the end of March. That 5% increase over 2013 is clearly making the decision a difficult one.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/04/18/remax-expects-calgary-to-stay-a-sellers-market

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