Get ready to embrace the warmth and excitement of summer! As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, we are thrilled to share valuable insights and tips to make the most of this vibrant season.

In this edition, we have curated a collection of articles that will enhance your summer experience while keeping your real estate goals in mind. From exploring the rental market to discovering the coolest outdoor pools and water parks, we have you covered.

We strive to provide you with not only exceptional service but also valuable resources to enhance your real estate journey.  If you're ready to find your dream home or investment property, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Wishing you a sun-kissed and joyful summer!

Steve Williamson, Associate                   
Ph: (403) 397-7757


"Just because you talk to a REALTOR® doesn't mean you have to move"


May sales reach a record high

Thanks to a significant gain in apartment condominium sales, May sales rose to 3,120, a new record high for the month. While the monthly gains have not outweighed earlier declines, this does reflect a shift from the declines reported at the start of the year. At the same time, we continue to see fewer new listings on the market than last year, causing inventory levels to fall. With a sales-to-new-listings ratio of 85 per cent and months of supply of one month, conditions continue to favour the seller placing further upward pressure on home prices. “Calgary’s housing market continues to exceed expectations with the recent gain in sales activity this month,” said CREB® Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie...READ MORE

Homeownership attitudes reflect recent strength of housing... – Calgary Herald
Tight supply pushes communities’ prices to near-record highs – Calgary Herald
Calgary sets new April record as benchmark price hits $550,800... – CTV News
Demand is rebounding modestly in Canada's real estate market – Calgary Herald

The Market on Stephen Avenue (Jun 13, 20, 27)
The Stephen Avenue Market returns this summer. Visit every Tuesday, starting from June 13th, to discover new local favorites and support small businesses.
ART SPOT: 15 Year Anniversary Art Show (Jun 17)
Celebrate 15 years of arts and culture at ART SPOT! Enjoy 70+ local artists, live music, performances, interactive art, activities, BBQ, and more. Free admission, suitable for families.
Carnival Show and Shine (Jun 17)
Visit the Edgemont retirement residence for a unique show and shine event with a carnival theme. Enjoy a dazzling display of classic cars, along with fun-filled activities like face painting, balloon artistry, circus games, and more. Entrance is free, and you can grab a delicious lunch for just $10.
Father’s Day Brunch at Gasoline Alley Museum (Jun 18)
Celebrate your amazing dad's hard work and love by treating him to a special Father's Day Brunch at Gasoline Alley Museum.
World Picnic Day (Jun 18)
Celebrate World Picnic Day by enjoying a peaceful day by the river. Float along the Bow River with loved ones, bring your favorite snacks and drinks, and find a secluded spot to spread out a blanket. Plan your ideal river picnic today by booking a raft with Lazy Day Raft Rentals and get a chance to win a float in our draw.
Crescent Heights Night Market Fest (Jun 21)
Introducing an exciting new market in Crescent Heights! Discover local favorites and support small businesses. The evening market is from 4:30 – 9:30 PM.
Game Con Canada Powered by Telus (Jun 24 – 25)
Join the biggest gaming expo in western Canada, uniting enthusiasts of various gaming genres for gameplay, camaraderie, and novel discoveries. The event showcases a wide array of games including video games, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile games, tabletop games, card games, Esports, and much more.
Kensington Night Market (Jun 29)
The Kensington Night Market is back on its 3rd year. Explore, connect, and discover your new local favorites while supporting small businesses in Calgary!

Finding a rental home in the Calgary area, including Airdrie, Okotoks, and Cochrane, can be an exciting yet challenging venture. Each locale offers distinct neighbourhoods and unique characteristics. This inclusive guide is here to assist you in the rental process across these vibrant areas.

Begin by immersing yourself in the local rental market. The rental landscape in the Calgary area varies significantly, encompassing areas like downtown Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, and Cochrane. 

The rental market can be highly competitive, underlining the importance of thorough research. Get to know the standard rents and property types across different areas. Websites like Facebook MarketplaceKijiji CalgaryRentFaster, and offer a multitude of listings to aid your research.

In a bustling market like the Calgary area, assertiveness and prompt decision-making are key. Prime properties are often taken quickly, so be ready to make informed decisions promptly. Ensure to maintain a professional demeanour with prospective landlords and be prepared to sign a lease when you find the right fit.

Being well-versed with the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) of Alberta is essential. This law details the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, covering topics like security deposits, rent increases, and eviction rules. Understanding these regulations helps protect your rights.

Before you sign the lease, ensure to conduct a meticulous inspection of the property. Record any damages or maintenance needs, and see to it that they are well-documented in the lease agreement to prevent future conflicts.

Take your time to explore the diverse neighbourhoods in the Calgary area. From the lively Beltline in Calgary, the serene green spaces in Okotoks, the family-friendly environment of Airdrie, to the captivating beauty of Cochrane, there's a neighbourhood for every preference.

Renting a home in the Calgary area can be a fulfilling journey. With these tips, you're well-equipped to traverse the rental market and find a home that caters to your needs. Remember, preparedness and a solid understanding of the local market are your greatest tools. Happy house hunting in this dynamic region of Alberta!

Calgary offers a selection of delightful outdoor pools for residents and visitors to enjoy. Explore the refreshing experiences at Forest Lawn, Millican Ogden, Mount Pleasant, and Riley Park.

Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool - Escape the summer heat at this community oasis in Calgary. Dive into the inviting waters and enjoy a refreshing swim in this welcoming outdoor pool.

Millican Ogden Outdoor Pool - This outdoor pool offers family-friendly fun in Calgary. With its inviting waters and lively atmosphere, it's the perfect spot for cooling off and creating lasting memories.

Mount Pleasant Outdoor Pool - Nestled in a peaceful setting, this outdoor pool provides a calm escape from the city's hustle and bustle.

Riley Park Outdoor Wading Pool - Visit this wading pool for a playful aquatic adventure in Calgary. It offers a fun-filled experience for children, with splash features and a welcoming atmosphere.

Find more information HERE.

Sundance is a serene residential neighbourhood in southeastern Calgary, known for its strong sense of community and proximity to natural beauty. 

With a variety of housing options, including single-family homes and apartments, residents enjoy exclusive access to Lake Sundance, a private man-made lake offering recreational amenities. 

The neighbourhood's location near Fish Creek Provincial Park provides opportunities for outdoor activities, while nearby shopping centers cater to daily needs. Sundance is well-connected to the rest of the city, fostering a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle for its residents.