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 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.




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


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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