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Mario Toneguzzi

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Based in Calgary, Mario Toneguzzi has 37 years of experience as a daily newspaper writer, columnist and editor. He worked for 35 years at the Calgary Herald covering sports, crime, politics, health, city and breaking news, and business. For 12 years as a business writer, his main beats were commercial and residential real estate, retail, small business and general economic news. He nows works on his own as a freelance writer and consultant in communications and media relations/training. Email: mdtoneguzzi@gmail.com.

The rental market in Calgary is reaping the benefits these days of a number of economic factors combining to create heavy demand by people who are wanting to rent a place to call home. Read more

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It’s hard to imagine, but in 1977 Airdrie had a population of only 2,265 people. In 2017, the city’s population had ballooned to 64,922. Read more

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Looking back at 2018, it hasn’t been an easy year in Calgary from an economic point of view. The economy is indeed growing but the recovery and rebound from the recession years of 2015 and 2016 continues to be slow and cautious. Read more

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Earlier this fall, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its annual Mortgage Consumer Survey — something it has done since 1999. Read more

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When you’re looking at the current reality of any real estate market, and trying to forecast what’s going to happen in the future, you really need to pay attention to what the economists are saying. Read more

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The impact of the stress test — tighter mortgage regulations — was felt in housing markets across the country in the first half of the year. There is a sense now that Canada has moved beyond that hurdle which posed a problem for some homebuyers. Read more

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When the Town of Cochrane was looking at how it would respond to federal cannabis legislation opening the doors for its legal sale in retail outlets this October, Mayor Jeff Genung thought it would be prudent of him to do some personal research. Read more

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When it comes to housing affordability Calgary is doing relatively well compared with the rest of the country. Read more

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As the second half of 2018 approached, there were some very promising signs in Calgary’s new home construction industry for the rest of the year. Read more

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Homeownership is a key economic driver in this country. Read more

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In a recent report, called Canadian Housing Check, the RBC Economic Research team accumulated all the current data and knowledge about the local housing market into one comprehensive and informative survey to help you make informed decisions. Read more

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The future of pipelines has become perhaps the most controversial political and economic issue Canada has faced in the past year or so. And what it means for Alberta. Read more

News & Events

No matter what you’re selling, it really pays to understand who your customer is and what they want. That applies from selling sausages to new homes — and everything in between. Read more

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Besides its regular data on new home construction and the resale and rental markets, CMHC also has some very interesting reports that come out on a regular basis that delve into the housing market at a much deeper level than anyone else. Read more

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“The housing market in Calgary has been recovering from the economic slowdown. Consumer confidence and labour market conditions have improved while the population continued to increase. This has helped support demand for new housing." Read more

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One of the most controversial issues facing the Canadian real estate market in recent years has been the perception of growing foreign ownership in certain major urban centres, particularly when it comes to the condominium market. Read more

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Calgary’s new home construction industry is set to slowly rebound in 2018 following two years grappling with a vicious recession in the province. Read more

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Homeownership in the Calgary region remains a popular choice among people. In fact, a recent Housing in Canada report by Statistics Canada found some key information from the 2016 census. Read more

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Taking a look at housing prices over a long period of time can be a very interesting endeavour. It really can tell you how a market has performed while also showcasing its ups and downs. Read more

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From housing stats to economic indicators, potential homebuyers or sellers need to stay informed to make informed decisions. Here we’ll take a close look at recent data to give people a snapshot of what’s happening in the housing market. Read more

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