Real Estate Report

Welcome back to you all!It’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of March and it is the first day too.Now a lot has happened during the last two months I have been gone from this site.This one house in my neighborhood is just about finished and I will see if I am able to get some pictures of it. If not then that is alright too.I will just write about it in the next two months.Anyway, I have been driving around the neighborhood and more houses have been put up for sale since I am thinking that people are either selling their homes to move into smaller homes or they’re just walking away from their properties due to the fact that the economy is so bad to the point that they’re not able to make their mortgage payments.

Anyway, I did manage to do  watch some news reports on the whole real estate market in Canada.In fact, it has been a couple of days ago during my day off from the gas bar.It was on CBC News and maybe some other stations.But mainly on CBC News.They talked about comparisons in which cities have the cheapest houses and they named Edmonton, Halifax and some other cities in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba. Other provinces they named too which are too numerous to name.Another words cities that are cheaper than Toronto and Vancouver which are very expensive.Victoria I suspect is expensive as well since the city is close to Vancouver and is in the same province of BC.Even though some cities in Canada are cheaper than others I would have to say that the prices I saw are still expensive because they’re in the six digits.While houses in the U.S. costs less than here since the price range in the U.S is sitting in the five digit range.

Well,that’s pretty much all I have for this period since this blog continues to be written on a bimonthly basis.So I will be back in May!!

Happy New Year/Housing Sales During The Carbon Tax Policy/Bathroom Renovations

Happy New Year to you guys and gals out there who are following my blog.It has been a while since I had written in here.In fact it has been two months ago that I have written anything in here.Now that the Christmas season is gone I am going to be focusing more on writing about real estates and properties since I think that the real estate season has arrived to us this winter.It seems to me that the more I drive through my neighborhood the more properties I am seeing being put up for sale in Calgary.

Of course along with residential and commercial properties going up for sale,tax season has hit us once again and it is going to be interesting to see if any properties sell during this policy that the government has passed. The Carbon Tax policy has been passed and made law and I am curious to find out in this new year whether or not the policy will affect the housing market because from what I have read from some sources the cost of living will go up regarding goods and services.And if the cost of living goes up then I think in a way the price of housing will rise too.

But that remains to be seen.Moving forward here,I want to talk about what went down the last two months I was gone from this site.My house went through some home renovations since the two months I had written in here.I just had my bathtub replaced and I will show you the pics from the old bathtub to the process of work being done in it and the finished product.So there isn’t much for me to say other than the fact that the work went a lot smoother than I had anticipated with the exception of having to use the gym to take my showers which was a bit of a hassle.But I managed to do it while the work was done and now things are better.I guess it pays to maintain an old house because like our bodies homes age too.

Anyway I will end this off by saying that I was thinking about posting in here on a monthly basis just to keep this blog up to date but for now I will keep this bimonthly since there are times when I am not able to find time to write in here everyday.Bye the way,here are the pics.Take care and I will once again see you next or two months from now.

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More News Regarding Currie Barracks

Back again for this first day of November and I have to say that I have been urging to get back onto this blog because two months seems a long time to be absent from a blog as practical as this.I was thinking of writing in this blog everyday but with other blogs that I am eyeing it is a hard task for me to do.So I will keep this as a bimonthly blog and see where it leads me. Then I will see if I am able to write in here everyday because it seems to be getting some views and followers.Most views from here in Canada since it’s where I live. But I am getting views from India,Japan,the United States and amazingly Venezuela. So to all the readers out there I appreciate the recognition and views.Thank you!!

Now for some news.I managed to get some pictures of the site in the new area of Currie Barracks and I will post them here. Anyway,talking about this.I did manage to get pics of the construction site in which they are going to put new homes and other building.Although it looks good they still haven’t torn the other buildings down yet. I wonder what’s taking them so long because I am eager to see what it will look like with the new homes being planted there.It’s not just the homes that are going to be built there. There will be new buildings there that people can work and entertain in.The type of buildings that are going to be there I will never know.I have to wait and find out.But I looked at the website they have and the layout as to where everything is going to be and I have to say that it will look nice and a bit urban.Another words,it will look like another downtown but in the suburbs.None the less it is in Calgary and people working as professional will not have to commute to downtown as much as they use to.They can work in these offices close to their homes.

So,that’s pretty much all I have to say for the last entry of 2016.Take care and have a very happy holiday season and see you in 2017.

Here are the pics I talked about today.

Home Construction/Renovation News

Good morning. Back again after the holiday rhetoric celebrating both Canada Day and Independence Day with today’s report that I am going to write about. Anyway, I have to say that this house that has been built way back in the 1950’s has been bought. I don’t think that I talked about this before and I am sorry for that but I was busy and didn’t get a chance to take a picture of it to put it in this blog. Anyway, the house is an old bungalow in Rutland Park built I think in 1954 with an old kitchen and a triple detached garage. That property has been sitting there for weeks and weeks.Then finally someone found the money to buy it and is now renovating it. I think that the owners are going to renovate and either live in it or sell the property to someone else and make the money for themselves. I say this because the owners have already started work on it because the garage doors on the garage have been replace with new doors and the outside of the house has been done. It will be interesting to see what the new owners do on the inside of the house because I think that the kitchen the last time I saw it had some old style oven and some old cabinets which needed to be replaced. So I am curious to see what the house looks likes when it’s finished.

Anyway, more houses are on the market here in Calgary and I have to say that as I write this housing costs I think are going down a bit and sales are probably dropping since the oil prices have really lowered making it impossible for anyone to buy and sell their properties. So people are staying put and spending some extra money they have to renovate their homes and I am still seeing a whole lot of homes being renovated near where I live while at the same time seeing some homes being built in the inner communities in Calgary. There is this house which is being built in a quiet section of some neighborhood I used to live in is being built from scratch since the old house has either been torn down or have just been bought by some customer and taken somewhere else. And home building in other areas are occurring too. So the building industry is alive and well along with real estate as well.

Anyway, that’s all for this month and hopefully things go well for you readers out there.

Take care and see you in September.

Almost Forgot About This Blog

Alright, I almost forgot about this blog since I have been busy writing in other blogs and doing other things. This life online can be quite hectic if you really think about it because it is the constant work of keeping your brand updated as possible because there are people who will constantly get bored if you don’t post anything new and this blog that I have had for a while is no exception. But so far this year I haven’t had any new visitors and that’s pretty bad because it would have been nice to get some viewers on here but so far this year no audience. Regardless though I am still going to write in here as much as I can and with the time I have even if it takes me three months to come back here since this blog is only bimonthly and I don’t really write in here everyday. Although it would be nice to do that.

But anyway, switching to homes and real estate, I just haven’t been able to get any pictures of any new homes being build in Calgary because of some privacy issues these realtors have with regards to homes and the tenants moving into them. But I will say this though that I have been driving around the city and I have been looking into most neighborhoods and I must say that they are still building and renovating as usual.In fact one area is really building a lot of new homes and have torn down a lot of old building to pave the way for new homes. So one part of the economy isn’t doing very bad despite the low old prices which has really cancelled a lot of projects in the oil field. Of course I know one town that will need constant rebuilding and that’s Fort Mac Murray. A couple of days ago you may have heard that the town had a real wildfire causing most buildings to burn to a crisp and businesses to close their doors due to the evacuation of people.It will take a whole lot of rebuilding to make Fort Mac Murray normal again and of course a lot of money too. Hopefully, they can get their economy up and running again.

Well, that’s all for real estate and construction news for now, I will see you in July and this time I will remind myself to write at the beginning of the month.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year guys and gals!! Another year has come to us right now and so far the news out in the construction industry and real estate market hasn’t been very good in Calgary. We are not only dealing with the low oil prices but we are also dealing with the drop in real estate with regards to housing prices. Housing prices have been taking a beating which means the houses for sale are selling at very low prices and the owners aren’t getting much money for them. With unemployment rising and businesses not hiring residential real estate has been taking a beating along with commercial since most businesses are shutting their doors and deciding to leave the city. So construction and real estate has been somewhat slow. Although I have to say that there are some people still buying houses and finding jobs in construction since there are still projects going on but this year I have to say that it is going to be very slow and it will not get any better.

But I do have some great news for this blog and readers out there. I managed to get a brand new phone which has a built in High Definition camera which takes great pictures since the images are sharper than the one I had. Another words I got an Iphone for Christmas which I will be using to take some pictures of home building going on in my area and I will likely post them in this blog if I can get it working. I would like to get into the habit of posting videos in  here too if I am able to do it but posting videos here in WordPress seems difficult.But I will post them on my Tumblr blog. So you guys will definitely see more pics and videos in both blogs if I am able to get to it.But I will be able to take some great pics on this phone since it is a lot clearer than the Blackberry.

But anyway, it is great to be blogging again here with this announcement since I have been taking some time off with regards to the Christmas season and I hope you guys have had a very good Christmas. All the best this 2016 and the slowdown in real estate. Oh did I mention tax season too?

Take care and see you in March.

 

Real Estate Report

Good morning I am back  here once again and I want to tell you that a lot has happened with the last two months I have been gone.There are couple of houses under construction which I was going to take pics of buy never had the chance to do it.Like there was this house near me which I thought I snapped a pic of but to my amazement I never took it since I wasn’t able to locate it in any of my files on my removable drives.But I wanted to say that there has been some progress made with the construction of the house.

But anyways speaking of houses,real estate has been down a bit with regards to sales since the economy is in a big recession and people have been losing their jobs and have had to put their houses up for sale.In fact oil prices have been down and I have to tell you that things are about to get worse in Calgary and maybe around the world because I have just heard word that China and Brazil have been suffering too and I have also been hearing that the USA is experiencing a real slow down due to oil prices as they are.So as I have seen in the last few months I have been gone from here the real estate market has been at a standstill but construction of residential and commercial properties have been at a all time high. Even real estate is suffering in the USA but not as frequent as I have seen here in Canada.But here in Calgary things have gotten worse in the housing market.

So it looks like even though construction has been going on here with regards to housing construction,the buyer ship hasn’t been high and with the low oil prices as they are this trend is going to increase.In fact I have been looking in this website which has houses,the houses I saw were still there on the site.So that has to tell you what the real estate market is like right now.It’s not good.

Well,that was my report for now and I will write another one two months from now just before I go out of town for Christmas. See you then.