Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Alberta market balanced and poised for growth

"The real estate market in Alberta appears to be on the rebound, experts in the field say.

House sales will increase as by as much as 10 per cent in many communities this year, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says, with prices in Alberta predicted to rise between four and five per cent.

That means buyers and sellers will be on a more equal footing, some realtors say.

"It was a buyer's market going into the year — in sort of the fall area it had slipped into almost a seller's market," said Gary MacLean of Remax.

However, he said, current conditions suggest the market has settled considerably. "Nobody has an advantage either way, buyer or seller."

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