Life is returning to some semblance of normal in our everyday lives and things have also started to return to ‘normal’ in the real estate industry as the May community sales statistics are finally headed in the right direction, albeit very slowly.


We saw 4 completed transactions in Lakeview last month which is up just slightly from 3 in April but still well below the 10 sales registered in May of 2019.  The range of sales was certainly all over the map with 2 sales in the Lakeview Green I complex that were over $100K apart and 2 detached single family home sales, one in the high $400K’s and the other just over $2M.


The days on market numbers increased just slightly to 102.8 days overall but they were again skewed higher by the $2M Lakeview Village sale that not only took almost 300 days to sell this time but has been on and off the market for the past 3 years.


The current level of available inventory inched slightly lower with 23 currently active listings and the months of available inventory nudged just higher increasing from 4.4 in April to 4.6 months in May.


Looking at the market as a whole many buyers have come back to the table after the drastic slowdown triggered by the onset of COVID-19 as the showing activity numbers surpassed the 2019 levels last week for the first time since mid-March…this is most definitely welcome news.


Sales activity is however still well below normal levels and low oil prices and a slow economic recovery are lingering but there is hope that the pent up demand for those buyers and sellers who put the brakes on their plans during the height of the pandemic will continue to re-enter the fray and help bolster the market.


As always, we will continue to monitor the market and the phased re-opening of the Alberta economy and keep you updated going forward.


We are here for you and all our clients and contacts and are more than happy to answer all of your real estate questions and concerns so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.


We look forward to hearing from you soon.


www.mylakeview.net

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Life is returning to some semblance of normal in our everyday lives and things have also started to return to ‘normal’ in the real estate industry and the May community sales statistics are further evidence of this.


We saw 11 completed transactions in Lake Bonavista last month which is up slightly from 9 in April but still well below the 18 sales registered in May of 2019.  This month was interesting as all of the transactions were detached single family homes and marks the first time we have had a month with no condominium sales in the past year and a half.


The days on market numbers increased as well with almost half of the listings taking more than 100 days to sell coming in at 86.9 days for the month while the current active inventory and months of available inventory both dropped slightly to 50 and 5.9 respectively.


Looking at the market as a whole many buyers have come back to the table after the drastic slowdown triggered by the onset of COVID-19 as the showing activity numbers surpassed the 2019 levels last week for the first time since mid-March…this is most definitely welcome news.


Sales activity is however still well below normal levels and low oil prices and a slow economic recovery are lingering but there is hope that the pent up demand for those buyers and sellers who put the brakes on their plans during the height of the pandemic will continue to re-enter the fray and help bolster the market.


As always, we will continue to monitor the market and the phased re-opening of the Alberta economy and keep you updated going forward.


We are here for you and all our clients and contacts and are more than happy to answer all of your real estate questions and concerns so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.


We look forward to hearing from you soon.


www.mylakebonavista.net

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Life is returning to some semblance of normal in our everyday lives and things have also started to return to ‘normal’ in the real estate industry as the May community sales statistics are finally headed in the right direction.


We saw 7 completed transactions in Dalhousie last month which is up from just 3 in April but still below the 9 sales registered in May of 2019.  The majority of the sales were detached single family homes accounting for 5 transactions with one row house condominium sale in the Dalton Square complex and one apartment condominium sales in the Vista View building rounding out the group.


The average days on market numbers dropped to a respectable 51.9 days, falling dramatically from 143.7 the previous month, however as you recall the April numbers were skewed higher by a small sample group with one property that languished on the MLS for 300 days.


The current number of active listings saw the biggest jump increasing 42% to 37 properties while the months of available inventory came in at 7.9 based on the rolling sales average from the past half year.


Looking at the market as a whole many buyers have come back to the table after the drastic slowdown triggered by the onset of COVID-19 as the showing activity numbers surpassed the 2019 levels last week for the first time since mid-March…this is most definitely welcome news.


Sales activity is however still well below normal levels and low oil prices and a slow economic recovery are lingering but there is hope that the pent up demand for those buyers and sellers who put the brakes on their plans during the height of the pandemic will continue to re-enter the fray and help bolster the market.


As always, we will continue to monitor the market and the phased re-opening of the Alberta economy and keep you updated going forward.


We are here for you and all our clients and contacts and are more than happy to answer all of your real estate questions and concerns so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.


We look forward to hearing from you soon.


www.mydalhousie.ca

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As you can likely imagine, real estate continued to limp along last month mired in the economic slowdown and slump that is COVID-19. The sales numbers for April are in, which was the first ‘full month’ that physical distancing measures were in place, and across Calgary we saw a 63% drop from the same period last year with only 573 completed transactions.


Looking at Lake Bonavista specifically sales fared much better than average and were down just under 36% compared to April of last year as there were 9 completed transactions, 7 detached single-family homes and 2 apartment condominiums. The actual days on market numbers were higher however as they settled out at 76.1 for the month compared to just 38.5 last April.


Despite all the low sales numbers and gloomy details there is one very important statistic that has shown substantial improvement recently and that is the number of showings being booked by prospective buyers.



Looking at the chart you can see that this weekend marked the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that the showing activity has risen past the benchmark ‘first week of the year’ activity level.  We feel this is a very important achievement that will hopefully mark the beginning of the real estate activity recovery and an upward trend that will continue moving into the phased re-opening of the Alberta economy, of course barring any major setback.


We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and keep you updated, there are parallels to other slowdowns and recessions in recent history but nothing close to the scale and effect that COVID-19 has had so we are taking things as they come.


We are always here for you and all our clients and contacts as we navigate through this pandemic together, whether it’s real estate related information or otherwise so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.


Stay healthy, stay informed and stay grounded.


www.mylakebonavista.net

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As you can likely imagine, real estate continued to limp along last month mired in the economic slowdown and slump that is COVID-19. The sales numbers for April are in, which was the first ‘full month’ that physical distancing measures were in place, and across Calgary we saw a 63% drop from the same period last year with only 573 completed transactions.


Looking at Dalhousie specifically sales were down 50% compared to April of last year as there were 3 completed transactions, 2 detached single family homes and 1 apartment condominium in the Phoenician complex.  The actual days on market numbers were once again skewed by the small group and came in at a bloated 143.7 days as the properties spent 15, 116 and 300 days on the market respectively.


Despite all the low sales numbers and gloomy details there is one very important statistic that has shown substantial improvement recently and that is the number of showings being booked by prospective buyers.



Looking at the chart you can see that this weekend marked the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that the showing activity has risen past the benchmark ‘first week of the year’ activity level.  We feel this is a very important achievement that will hopefully mark the beginning of the real estate activity recovery and an upward trend that will continue moving into the phased re-opening of the Alberta economy, of course barring any major setback.


We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and keep you updated, there are parallels to other slowdowns and recessions in recent history but nothing close to the scale and effect that COVID-19 has had so we are taking things as they come.


We are always here for you and all our clients and contacts as we navigate through this pandemic together, whether it’s real estate related information or otherwise so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.


Stay healthy, stay informed and stay grounded.


www.mydalhousie.ca

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As you can likely imagine, real estate continued to limp along last month mired in the economic slowdown and slump that is COVID-19. The sales numbers for April are in, which was the first ‘full month’ that physical distancing measures were in place, and across Calgary we saw a 63% drop from the same period last year with only 573 completed transactions.


Looking at Lakeview specifically sales took an even steeper hit with an 80% decrease from April of last year as there were just 3 completed transactions; 1 detached single-family home and 2 row house condominiums.  The actual days on market numbers were skewed by the small sample group and came in at a bloated 104 days as the properties spent 14, 60 and 238 days on the market respectively.


Despite all the low sales numbers and gloomy details there is one very important statistic that has shown substantial improvement recently and that is the number of showings being booked by prospective buyers.


Looking at the chart you can see that this weekend marked the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that the showing activity has risen past the benchmark ‘first week of the year’ activity level.  We feel this is a very important achievement that will hopefully mark the beginning of the real estate activity recovery and an upward trend that will continue moving into the phased re-opening of the Alberta economy, of course barring any major setback.


We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and keep you updated, there are parallels to other slowdowns and recessions in recent history but nothing close to the scale and effect that COVID-19 has had so we are taking things as they come.


We are always here for you and all our clients and contacts as we navigate through this pandemic together, whether it’s real estate related information or otherwise so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.


Stay healthy, stay informed and stay grounded.


www.mylakeview.net

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April was almost a carbon copy of March as we had 6 completed sales in the community once again, the days on market numbers improved dramatically as 4 of the 6 sales finalized in 22 days or less with the longest days on market coming in at a respectable 52 days.  4 of the sales were detached single family homes once again to go along with 1 row house sale (5400 Dalhousie) and 1 apartment sale (Vista View); we had no semi-detached/duplex sales during the month.


The active inventory level also increased slightly from 42 to 51 properties as we continue to see the spring market build…hopefully to be accompanied by some healthier sales numbers in the months to come.  Based on the rolling average from the past 6 months, which now sees the high October sales numbers drop out of the range, there is currently 9.86 months of inventory on the market which is still very much slanted in the buyers’ favour.


When looking at Calgary as a whole we continue to see positive signs with higher year over year sales numbers accompanied by lower new listing numbers, a trend that we hope continues as we work towards more balanced market conditions.


While we are on the road to stabilization, sellers must continue to be extremely competitive and very realistic with both list prices and expected final sale prices and on the buyer side of the ledger excellent value opportunities still exist.


Let us know if you are thinking of making a move or if you would simply like to know the current market value of your home and we would be happy to complete a complimentary professional property evaluation.


For a closer look at all of the active inventory in Dalhousie please click on the link below.


www.mydalhousie.ca

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We have seen some improvement in the Dalhousie real estate market compared to February with 6 completed sales this past month, the uptick was expected and with the arrival of warm weather we expect to see the trend continue.


The days on market numbers are again quite interesting as we had 3 very quick sales that were completed in less than 21 days while the other 3 sales averaged 164 days on the market so both ends of the spectrum were represented in March.  4 of the sales were detached single family homes and the other 2 were duplex properties; we had no row house or apartment sales during the month.


The inventory also rose and is currently sitting at 42 properties right now…again this is to be expected as the spring market officially begins which generally marks the beginning of our highest inventory period of the calendar year.  Based on the rolling sales average from the past 6 months this works out to 6.15 months of available inventory which is still high.


On a positive note, the market has shown some signs of stabilization across Calgary as the year over year new listing numbers have dropped across the board and over the past few weeks we have also seen stronger sales numbers in some categories as well, again hopefully a scenario that continues and puts things back on the road to a balanced market.


As was the case in our last update, Dalhousie sellers still need to be extremely competitive and bluntly realistic with both list prices and expected final sale prices and on the buyer side of the scale, opportunities continue to present themselves while we are at a low point in the market.


Let us know if you are thinking of making a move or if you would simply like to know the current market value of your home and we would be happy to complete a complimentary professional property evaluation.


For a closer look at all of the active inventory in Dalhousie please click on the link below.


www.mydalhousie.ca

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The fairly strong start to the 2019 real estate market in Lake Bonavista continued in March with some fairly solid numbers once again…nothing off the charts but holding their own as we wade through this market.


The overall Days on Market (DOM) numbers were rather interesting once again as we saw 7 of the 9 completed sales come in under the 30 day mark with 3 actually selling in less than 14 days and on the other end of the spectrum we saw the DOM numbers skewed higher by the 2 remaining sales that took 120 and 174 days respectively.


The inventory in the community has increased since last month with 57 current listings, which is to be expected as we are now into the spring market and that generally marks the beginning of our highest inventory period of the calendar year.  Based on the rolling sales average there is currently 6 months of available inventory which is still high.


On a positive note, the market has shown some signs of stabilization across Calgary as the year over year new listing numbers have dropped across the board and over the past few weeks we have also seen stronger sales numbers in some categories as well, again hopefully a scenario that continues and puts things back on the road to a balanced market.


As was the case in our last update, Lake Bonavista sellers still need to be extremely competitive and bluntly realistic with both list prices and expected final sale prices and on the buyer side of the scale, opportunities continue to present themselves while we are at a low point in the market.


Let us know if you are thinking of making a move or if you would simply like to know the current market value of your home and we would be happy to complete a complimentary professional property evaluation.


For a closer look at all of the active inventory in Lake Bonavista please click on the link below.


www.mylakebonavista.ca

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The slow start to the year here in Dalhousie continues as we had just 3 completed sales in the month of February…and the properties that did sell had been listed on the market for a very loooong time.


As a result the Days on Market (DOM) number is rather skewed this month, coming in at a bloated 360 days with the 3 sales having been listed for 293, 177 & 610 (yes, not a typo…610!) days respectively.


The good news is the overall inventory has remained steady with 31 active properties which is good news at this point. Depending on what date range you take into account, the months of available inventory number varies dramatically.  When you look at the past 6 months there was an average of 8.17 properties sold per month which would work out to 3.79 months of available inventory which isn’t to shabby but when you look at the slow sales over the past 3 chilly months there were just 4.67 sales per month which would then work out to 6.64 months of available inventory which would point to a firm buyer’s market.


We by no means have a crystal ball to rely on however our feeling is that there is likely a happy medium between the 2 and we should start to see some additional activity with the arrival of warmer weather (finally) and the emergence of previously hibernating buyers.


So what does these numbers all mean to you?  They mean that sellers in Dalhousie still need to be extremely competitive and starkly realistic with their list prices and expected final sale prices and on the other end of the spectrum options continue to abound for buyers looking to call our community home.


Let us know if you are thinking of making a move or if you would simply like to know the current market value of your home and we would be happy to complete a complimentary professional property evaluation.


For a closer look at all of the active inventory in Dalhousie please click on the link below.


www.mydalhousie.ca

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Welcome to my Lake Bonavista!


So why a community and real estate website?  Good question.


The answer is simple...because there wasn't one!  The goal of My Lake Bonavista is to be the primary source for all community and real estate news and information for the neighbourhood.


This online community hub is brought to you by the Gordon Group at CIR Realty, we feel the best way to serve our clients and prospective clients is to provide value and relevant content and resources so this is just another step in that direction.


if you have a community event to promote, a great neighbourhood photo to pass along or if you have any questions about the Lake Bonavista real estate market, whether you are looking to buy or sell in the community just let us know!  We are easy to reach using the contact tab on the right of the page, the Message Us form at the bottom of the page or through our myLakeBonavista Facebook Page...we'd love to hear from you!

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