Warm Winter a Boon to Calgary Home Sales?

Although western Canada was told to brace itself for a cold winter this year, so far we've been left wondering if we're really going to have much of a winter at all...

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Warm Winter a Boon to Calgary Home Sales?

Posted by Krista Kehoe on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 12:27pm.

Although western Canada was told to brace itself for a cold winter this year, so far we've been left wondering if we're really going to have much of a winter at all.

As we were moving into the colder months this fall, the forecast for this winter was to expect a drier year than normal, but one with some very cold temperatures. With over a month left of winter, it remains to be seen if this mythical chilly weather is going to transpire or not.

While some Calgarians are getting into the swing of things out of the golf course, some of which have opened this week to take advantage of the warm weather, other residents are spending their time out jogging, hiking, and generally enjoying the outdoors.

The mild weather that we're currently enjoying can also be good news for anyone looking to buy or sell their home in Calgary currently. While frigid temperatures and poor weather conditions can make it hard for buyers to be motivated to spend time in the evenings or on the weekend to drive around and view homes, an unusually moderate winter can encourage people to get out and about more.

The only weather downfall that we might see in the coming weeks for home sellers, may just well be wind storms. The current ocean temperatures are apparently ripe to produce a particularly blustery late winter/early spring. With windy weather, comes the possibility of additional yard clean up for owners looking to best showcase their Calgary home for sale.

Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®

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