2014: Off to a Good Start

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Happy New Year everyone! How did your holidays go? I’m very happy to have spent time with my family, but I can’t wait to get back to business. And that’s not just because another year is upon us, but because from all angles, it’s likely to be another exceptional year.

Strong Economic Growth

Looking at the Calgary market right now, I can see that it’s still on a roll and there seems to be no sign of it stopping any time soon. I believe it is strong enough to hold its own despite the economy in North and Central America. Although its growth may come at a slower pace, the market is healthy and may remain so for the remainder of 2014. Unemployment rates are also at an all-time low. According to Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014, a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Calgary is the unanimous “top market” choice for prospects in the investment, development, and homebuilding categories. And the Conference Board of Canada thinks Calgary will be one of the country’s economic leaders in the next four years.

Personal Milestones

I’m also looking forward to a major step for us as a family, with both my kids going to university this year. It won’t be the same without them at home, but I’m glad that they’re on their way to fulfilling their goals and dreams. I wish them all the best, and they know they have our unwavering support. Coincidentally, I’m also turning 60 this month. People say life starts at 40, but I feel like it is starting all over again for me!

Have you had time to reflect on what to expect in your life in this brand new year? You may find good things and bad, but just remember that life is what we make it to be!

Would you like a stress-free real estate experience? If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell in the next few months, call me today at 403-605-6440 or email me at bradwillson@remax.net and I’ll put you and your needs first.

About Brad Willson

has been making home buying, selling and investing in the Calgary area smooth and stress-free for nearly a decade. He is an awardee in the Calgary Real Estate Board Million Dollar Club, a member of the RE/MAX 100% Club and a recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, and is one of the few Certified Condominium Specialists in the Calgary area. Brad is as devoted to his clients as he is to his wife and two children who are now young adults.


About bradwillson

For nearly a decade, Brad has been a hardworking Calgary real estate agent with RE/MAX and specializes in residential real estate and working with investors. He prides himself on making transactions smooth for both buyers and sellers and continually expands his knowledge of the industry. Brad is one of the few Certified Condominium Specialists in the Calgary area. Brad’s level of professionalism has also brought him recognition as an awardee in the Calgary Real Estate Board Million Dollar Club and as a member of the Re/Max 100% Club. Brad originally hails from Penticton, British Columbia and moved to Calgary with his wife Bette and their two children in 2002. Prior to his becoming a realtor, he was the General Manager for a printing company that employed nearly 200 people. When Brad isn’t busy selling Calgary real estate, he is usually making plans for his annual vacation trek to Central America.
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