Blog by Gary Coles

How Is Calgary Real Estate To Date Doing (July 2015)

August 10th, 2015

Significant Cost Increases Coming in July by the Alberta Government

April 17th, 2015


Condominium Project Cut Backs reported this week

March 30th, 2015

Gary B. Coles, Associate                                               ph: 403-680-0011

Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd.                                                                                                        email:

Condominium developers are cutting back on approved projects this year !


Condominium developers are complaining t ...

2015 Forecast Update

February 10th, 2015


                                                                                    Calgary Residential Market Update

February, 2015

I have never given an update to my yearly forecast in previous years but feel I should this year. My forecast (January 2015) and market analysis (December 2014) had some comments in both documents and the expectations are becoming more concrete now. ...

2015 Calgary Forecast

January 19th, 2015

2015 Calgary Real Estate Forecast

January 16, 2015

CREB released their forecast for this year a few days ago. They beat me to it this year. Their forecast is a 1.58% increase in the average residential selling price with a 4% decrease in production (number of properties sold). When you look at the fundamentals and economic indicators their forecast is probably fairly close. Unfortuna ...

The Calgary Housing Market is Doing Just Fine and Will Weather the Storm!

December 18th, 2014

Post Tension Buildings

May 31st, 2014
Post Tension Buildings

What's the buzz with these?

I was out recently with a friend who is also a client. He asked me, "what is it with post tensioned buildings?"  I must admit this surprised me, but after considering it I realized that conversations with friends or clients when the topic comes up are usually disjointed and incomplete as several topics are usually under discussion.  Laying it ...

Due Diligence What is it? What does it mean? Why should you care?

April 15th, 2014
Due Diligence 
What is it? What does it mean? Why should you care?
The Alberta "Offer To Purchase" residential contract is one of the most balanced I have seen. It has evolved 
through decades of development to create one of the best contracts for protecting the seller, buyer and agent on 
every residential transaction. I strongly endorse it. 
I have a senior business background an ...

Inner City Condominium Pre-sales

March 27th, 2014

----------Inner City Condominiums and Pre-Sales----------

(selling the rights to a Condominium prior to the project completion)


Gary B. Coles                               Real Estate Associate                                            March 27, 2014


Recently I have been checking i ...

2013 Community Statistics

February 15th, 2014

Here are the community stats that I used to do when I was in real estate previously.  Every community is unique compared to the general information provided by creb.  I will be delivering these every January from now on.  This year it is late simply because I had to reconstitute the template.  The information here is limited to the communities where I have clients and/or friends in.  Please c ...