POSTS BY AUTHOR: SHAWNA
Posted on Jun 13th, 2012 by Shawna
June is a busy month for families. All kinds of school activities, sports, exams and planning for the even busier summer months ahead.....so we decided to give our families a short break. June 9th we greeted nearly 200 guests at the Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Common for a private screening of MADAGASCAR 3 - Euorpe's Most Wanted!
The movie was a hit for young and old (er) alike. Congratulations to Ray Agterbos for winning the gift certificate for Dinner for Two at the RED OX IN... read more...
Posted on Aug 3rd, 2011 by Shawna
Local Housing Market continues upward trend
According to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, the average price of housing increased through July as compared to the previous month. The all-residential average price increased 1.1% to $334,054; up from $330,298 in June. Single family home prices increased 1.3% while condo prices rose 4.3% during the month.
Residential sales in July were 1,441, up 3.6% compared to the same time last year. Residential listing activity droppe... read more...
Posted on Jul 18th, 2011 by Shawna
Economic and other external indicators point to a strengthening of the local real estate
market according to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.
- Statistics Canada reported that Alberta boasted the highest spike in population in the first
quarter with a 0.4% increase.
- The Conference Board of Canada predicts that housing prices in Edmonton will increase
from five to s... read more...
Posted on Apr 12th, 2011 by Shawna
There were 3479 residential sales in the first quarter, which is down from 3890 during the first quarter of last year. 2960 residential properties came to market in March and a total of 1503 properties sold. Current residential inventory is 6885, up 7.8% from one month ago.
691 Single-family units sold during March, up 41.9% compared to February results. The median sale price of $348,900 was 2.6% higher than the month before and 3.08% below last March. Averag... read more...
Posted on Mar 9th, 2011 by Shawna
Congratulations to the Paul Blais Realty Group for achieving the Top 5% of all Realtors in the Greater Edmonton Area for 2010. Recently awarded the Medallian Award by the Edmonton Real Estate Board the team finished the year in the Top 5%. This is quite an achievement but not one that wouldn't be accomplished without the help of our clients, friends and family. Thank you for your support over the past year. We look forward to serving you in 2011.read more...
Posted on Jun 3rd, 2010 by Shawna
Realtors face relaxed housing market with stable pricing.
Edmonton, June 2, 2010: The housing market was relaxed in May with slightly lower sales than last year and prices generally stable. Despite the sales drop, the current sales figures compare favourably with levels set in 2008.
"Financial incentives, changes to mortgage qualifying rules and the threat of increasing mortgage rates caused the local market to peak a little earlier this year," said Larr... read more...
Posted on Jun 3rd, 2010 by Shawna | 1 Comment
April is the start of the busy second quarter for real estate, and resale housing sales were down over the same month last year according to a report issued by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.
Mortgage changes do not dramatically effect housing prices.
Average* prices of single family houses moved down compared to a month ago but were up by 8.2% from last year. Condominium average prices moved up from last month and were up 7.0% from April 2009.... read more...
Posted on Apr 16th, 2010 by Shawna
Edmonton's housing starts maintain vigorous pace in March
Edmonton's new home builders continued to ramp up production in March. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), housing starts in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) totalled 813 units in March compared with 135 units in March 2009. This represented the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year improvements in housing starts.
Single-detached home builders started work on ... read more...
Posted on Apr 7th, 2010 by Shawna
Stability Continues Through February
February sales activity for residential property sold through the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service was up dramatically when compared to both January 2010 and February 2009.
February housing sales (1184) were up 33.9% compared to January. Total residential sales were also up 7.6% from last February. 2505 Residential new listings were added during the month resulting in a month-end inventory of 5449 homes. The... read more...
Posted on Feb 9th, 2010 by Shawna | 1 Comment
David Schmitz joins the Paul Blais Realty Group.
David recently obtained his Realtor license and joined the Paul Blais Realty Group at the beginning of February. Eager to follow in his uncle and grandfather's footsteps David is passionate about real estate. Having been born and raised in Edmonton, David is also bilingual and has lived in the francophone community for over 20 years.
A few of David's characteristics include patience and integri... read more...
Posted on Feb 9th, 2010 by Shawna
Housing prices remain stable in January: listing activity doubles
Single family homes sold through the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® System sold on average for the same amount in January as at year-end while condominium prices dipped 2%.
Month-to-month sales slowed by 6.8% as compared to December but the number of new listings in January doubled the December numbers.
The average residential price was $314,783 for January, down 1.4% from last month and down just 0... read more...