Hi Everyone,

Thanks to you... 2017 was a fantastic year!
One of our 2017 goals was to increase our market share lead over the #2 brokerage. As you can see, we accomplished this goal in a BIG way! But right from the start we knew the cards were stacked in our favor. We have the very best Realtor Group in the industry, the best Support Staff, the best Management Team and the best Partners and Preferred Suppliers. We have the TEAM that is genuinely hard to beat.   
So as you can probably guess, one of our 2018 goals is to increase our market share lead even further.
During 2017 CIR grew by 52 Realtors, and one of our goals this year is to grow by 52 Realtors once again. Can I ask for your help on this? Your industry connections and your strong reputation can make all the difference in helping us attract the high caliber people we want to see on Team Blue.  
And don't forget, many of you already know that we want to establish a 5th Calgary Office. This new office will be in the far south part of Calgary - south of Fish Creek Park and close to Macleod Trail. And just like your current 4 Calgary offices, this 5th office will be available to you 24/7/365.... another big advantage to you and your clients. But one vitally important condition before we can open this new office: Team Blue must become 750 Realtors strong. If we grow by 52 Realtors we WILL reach this goal!  
And let me finish by saying..... if there is anything that we can do to help you achieve your 2018 goals, just let us know. We are always here for you. Your success is our success. All the best!
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We, at CIR REALTY on Centre Street in SUNDRE, want to wish all our REAL ESTATE BUYERS AND SELLERS, both past and present, and future, a spectacular year in 2018!

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The votes have been tallied and YOU were selected as a favourite in the Calgary Herald Reader's Choice Awards

As a winner in the "favourite real estate company" category, CIR REALTY was given the opportunity to have an article written about us, and an ad published in a special edition of the paper which will be printed and distributed this Sunday.

Our ad and story also appear in The Calgary Herald online. We encourage you to read it and share it using the link on our CIR Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/cirrealty/ 

Should you wish to share images of our winning ad, we have included them for you in this email (see attached).

THANK YOU to everyone who voted & encouraged friends, family and clients to vote as well.

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The REALTORS at the SUNDREHOMETEAM on Centre Street N in SUNDRE would like to send out a huge shout out to DEBRA KING for finishing #4 for the CIR REALTY NW Office in November!

Congratulations DEBRA KING for your effort and for acheiving TOP PRODUCER status once again!

SUNDRE and area REAL ESTATE is always better off with REALTORS like you DEBRA, and ALL the REALTORS at THE SUNDRE HOME TEAM!

Check out our web site a www.sundrehometeam.com for more info on REAL ESTATE in SUNDRE and the surrounding area.

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It' a Monday in SUNDRE and REAL ESTATE is what we at the SUNDRE HOME TEAM do best so we invite anyone who's in the market, both BUYERS and SELLERS, to stop in to our CIR REALTY office on CENTRE STREET N in Sundre and have a coffee and discuss your REAL ESTATE needs with one of the Professional REALTORS here at the SUNDRE HOME TEAM.

Check out our web site @ www.sundrehometeam.com!

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Christmas is coming but there's still time, if you hurry, to get that new HOME bought before the mortgage rules change in the new year.

we, at the SUNDRE HOME TEAM can make that new HOME a reality for you.

Stop in and see how the REAL ESTATE team at CIR REALTY in SUNDRE can make things happen for your new HOME in time for Christmas!

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Well, November's half gone and Sundre looks like winter. Bring on the Chinooks! The REAL ESTATE market has cooled somewhat and some prices on HOMES and ACREAGES have leveleled off or even decreased slightly in the SUNDRE and area REAL ESTATE world.

The old REAL ESTATE MARKETING slogan "IF IT'S PRICED RIGHT, IT WIL SELL' still rings true in the SUNDRE REAL ESTATE market as we are seeing HOMES and ACREAGES moving depending on how they're priced. We at THE SUNDRE HOME TEAM have even seen 1 ACREAGE recently sell for $25,000 over list price!

This is an exception to what the rest of the real estate MARKET in SUNDRE and area is doing at the moment but, hey, who knows, it CAN still happen!

The REALTORS at the SUNDRE HOME TEAM are optimistic when it comes to SUNDRE REAL ESTATE activity for the balance of 2017 and the furure of REAL ESTATE in SUNDRE and area in the coming 2018 REAL ESTATE season!

Stop in for coffee @ our CENTRE STREET N location and have a chat with one of the professional REALTORS from the SUNDRE HOME TEAM.

We at CIR REALTY in SUNDRE strive to be the best at what we do! That's helping you market your HOME, or, WE can  help you find that 'PERFECT' new HOME, ACREAGE or FARM. We at the SUNDRE HOME TEAM can also facilitate you COMMERCIAL transactions.

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CIR REALTY Real Estate Review for Calgary and Surrounding Area - November, 2017

Market Summary

As Albertans we tend to have higher expectations as to what a good market looks like compared to a bad one. We are so used to full steam ahead, that when we see a slow down, it feels like a snails pace. Our market in October continues to slow coming into the Winter months which feels like the brakes have been hit hard. With a climbing inventory due to more listings coming onto the market, and sales declining, the average days on market has climbed to 50 days. Even with the market slowing, prices remain stable in most sectors and the market is just slightly weighted towards a buyers market.

Our CREB Chief Economist Anne-Marie Lurie was quoted,  “While economic activity has improved in 2017, it will take some time for this to translate into housing market growth. There have been employment gains, but most of this has occurred in areas with traditionally lower income. We also continue to face weak migration, higher lending rates and changes to lending policy. The combination of these factors is impacting housing demand, which is prolonging the pace of recovery."

What is interesting about Ann-Maries comments, and Octobers market, is that the inventory between $600,000 and $1,250,000 continues to see an uptick in sales compared to October of 2016. The slow down month over month continues to be in the lower price points. This could be due to existing homes owners taking advantage of a great market to upgrade, and first time buyers being more reluctant.

With everything going on in our economy, and the world today, consumer confidence continues to be what is fuelling our markets. There is no such thing as the perfect market to make a move in, timing is all about when it makes sense for an individual or family and their situation. All we can ever do is make an educated decision relevant to personal circumstances. It is important to evaluate every micro market with in our macro market across the Calgary Real Estate Board to determine if the timing is right for personal circumstances.
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IMPORTANT and TIMELY For your upcoming SELLERS 

Starting November 1st, the new price point for a residential listing to qualify for Luxury Portfolio has decreased in our market and now will be $935,000 CAD (compared to $989,000 the previous year). If a listing is under this price point, it will NOT appear on luxuryportfolio.com and will not qualify to receive the black CIR Luxury Portfolio sign.  

Please also keep in mind that for any of your truly exceptional properties that are priced just under your threshold, Luxury Portfolio is happy to review and potentially make an exception for such listings.

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Here are the latest rates from Trish McKean Folks!

From the desk of Patricia McKean

Rates as of Oct 12, 2017


Posted Rates

Best Rates*

1 Year



2 Year



3 Year



4 Year



5 Year



Prime Rate 3.20 - Variable Rate 2.35


*OAC. Rates subject to change without notice.

Benchmark qualifying rate for High Ratio Mortgages is 4.84%


Patricia McKean
Broker Lic. No.
Mortgage Lead Planner

P (403) 637-0140
C 403-875-2969
F (866) 465-2870

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Taken from the CIR REAL ESTATE REVIEW fo Calgary and are (SUNDRE) Oct 2017


The market did not respond to the interest rate increases,and the end of summer as expected in September. The expectation for September was that there would be an uptick in sales after the holiday months were over. This was not the case as sales dropped across CREB by just over 7%. The sales to new listings ratio across CREB are 45.74% which is resulting in rising inventory. The pricing has continued to remain stable in most sectors but pricing is expected to soften with rising inventory.


What does this mean for sellers? For the sellers that NEED to sell, it would be wise to get ahead of the market and price aggressively to sell. It will be competitive getting the attention of the buyers that are in the market. For the sellers that have the flexibility to sell, it may make the most sense to wait till spring when the market typically picks up. The tire kickers testing the market will only help drive values down by contributing to the high inventory levels. As always, it is important to determine what is happening in the community prior to creating a price strategy .


What does this mean for buyers? The potential for a "better deal" is just around the corner with softening markets. The challenge is, that should interest rates continue to rise, the affordability may become less. The higher cost of lending could off set any drops in pricing that we see over the winter months. As always, REAL ESTATE is a long term investment and all we can do is time our move so that it works with our current lifestyles and requirements. With lots of options available on the market, it's a great time to buy.


With recovering oil prices and the economy further stablizing, there is great confidence building which should transfer to the REAL ESTATE market.


Jennifer McInnis

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Well, we've had our first taste of winter here in SUNDRE and, I for one, don't care for it!!

A common question at this time of year from potential REAL ESTATE clients is, "Is this a good time to sell or is this a good time to buy?" and of course the question they ask is depending on whether they're buying or selling a piece of REAL ESTATE.

Any REALTOR will tell you that that all depends on several factors, your choice of REALTOR being one of the most significant, and these are factors that are often dependant on things that are totally out of the REALTOR'S control or sphere of influence.

Autumn, in my experience, is usully a good time to either market your REAL ESTATE or purchase that HOME or other type of REAL ESTATE, be it bare LAND or maybe even that COMMERCIAL piece you've had your eye on.

Whatever it may be, the knowledgeable and professional band of REALTORS at the CIR REALTY office on CENTRE STREET in SUNDRE will be able, and more than willing, to help you out with any and all  your REAL ESTATE needs!

Stop in at the CIR REALTY CENTRE STREET office and begin your POSITIVE REAL ESTATE experience!

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It's another beautiful day in Sundre today and the REAL ESTATE market in town is prime for ALL levels of HOME BUYER'S from the 1st time REAL ESTATE explorers right up to the experienced HOME BUYER and REAL ESTATE investor.

If you are any one of the above, we, at CIR SUNDRE HOME TEAM, would love to sit down and have a coffee and chat about any and all your REAL ESTATE needs!!

C'mon in to our SUNDRE HOME TEAM, CIR office today!

We'd love to see you!

We're on the corner of CENTRE STREET and HWY 27 in the heart of SUNDRE.

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Congratulations Debra King for being # 4 at CIR REALTY'S NW office for sales in REAL ESTATE for the month of August 2017!!!

You've done the SUNDRE HOME TEAM proud!!!

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September's almost half done, kids are back in school, Centre Street North is all torn up, looks like the roundabouts are being planned and life in Sundre's but a dream!

Better still......real estate in Sundre's pickin' up!

C'mon by and see what's out there for land, acreages and homes for sale in town.

Our REAL ESTATE AGENTS can help you out with ALL your REAL ESTATE needs!!

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Well, it was ineviitable. Interest rates took another 1/4 point increase yesterday. Is it time to lock in?

Might not be a bad idea as we may be seeing another hike in a month or so.

Don't be like me and miss the boat!

Tom King

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Here's something that only CIR offers for clients who list with them.

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If You're looking for REAL ESTATE in SUNDRE ALBERTA, look to the right at the lights as you head west and you can't miss us! We're right on the corner of HWY 22 and Centre St North.

We have 8 really great REALTORS and if we can't help you with ALL your REAL ESTATE needs, nobody can!

Stop in and have a coffee!

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