Patrick's Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Sales Representative - Century 21 Advantage
Real Estate information specific to Central Alberta, Red Deer area, and resources for buyers and sellers.
We finished 2009, the end of the first decade of the "New Millennium".  This month we've been busy returning to work focusing on new goals for the new Year.  At Century 21 Advantage we have also been preparing for our kick off meeting.  This is the meeting where we present tips, tools and informa...
The Men of MOvember here at Century 21 Advantage are doing their part to change the face of men's health. If you haven't heard of "MOvember", it is a global initiate to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer.  You can learn more at However rather than just go to the Movem...
October in Red Deer is a weather roller coaster and a busy time for many.  We get snow, rain, and sometimes both.  We have family gatherings surrounding Thanksgiving, and parties at the end of the month surrounding Halloween.  October is a fun month and diverse month. In Red Deer real estate, Oct...
Normal Market may be an applicable descriptor for the month of February. February 2009 recorded the 4th highest sales volume for single family homes when comparing to previous February sales volumes. Recent years February Sales Volume: Single Family Sales February 2009 87 2008 115 2007 96 2006 12...
February is over and March is coming in like a Lion today allowing time to catch up on stats and planning. Sales increased as did the volume of listings from the previous week as indicated above. Sales activity increased by 28% from the week before. Expectations are that March will have more posi...
Real Estate Activity is on the rise! Talk to a few Realtors and you and the response will be that there is in fact more action in the market place. The numbers also reflect that as noted above. There was an increase in listings as well as sales. The weather on the weekend was fantastic. That may ...
Here are the weekly numbers: The blue shaded areas represent homes that did not sell and are still available. We like to see that gap closer if you are selling. The bigger the gap the stronger the "buyers" market. You can see that sales were sluggish to start January 2009. Not to surprising given...
It's easy for me to say you should buy now, and that the market conditions are positioned in favour of buying. I'd like your input on the real estate market. What do you thinik, should I buy a house today? What advice would you give a young couple starting out today? What about you, have you thou...
AREA predicts decrease in prices and sales for real estate 2009. I'm in Banff today, at the Banff Western Connection Conference. A conference geared towards Realtors and Real Estate Associations from Western Canada. It is also open to Realtors from all over not just the western provinces. While i...
I’ll tell you, it’s a good thing. A rate drop means that borrowing money to buy a house or that line of credit is cheaper. Those home equity lines of credit with variable rates are looking pretty darn good these days. Now this budget delivered today would have us getting credits and reductions. P...

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