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Canada’s Booming Senior Real Estate Market

Canada’s Booming Senior Real Estate Market

Canada’s growing demographic of retirees and senior citizens is already having a strong impact on real estate market trends. This group of senior buyers and sellers will undoubtedly continue to play a key role in Canada’s real estate market in the years to come.

The numbers are indeed quite staggering.  The older population is booming and according to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), in 2011 there were approximately 5 million people, aged 65 or older, living in Canada.  By 2036, that number is expected to approach 10.4 million, meaning roughly 1 in 4 Canadians will be a senior citizen.  Clearly, the real estate industry needs to pay attention to this growing population.

One of the many fine qualities of this demographic is that they usually know exactly what they want when it comes to buying a new home.  Interestingly, many are following the same path as younger buyers who seek an urban lifestyle that provides easy access to amenities – restaurants, recreational facilities, cultural centers, etc.   They enter the market with higher income and educational levels than previous generations.  Many of them are also experienced in having lived through numerous real estate transactions during their lives.  They understand the responsibilities of home ownership.  In every respect, they are savvy buyers and sellers.

When representing senior buyers and sellers, I work closely with my clients to help them achieve their own unique goals as they transition into a new phase of their life.   For some, that might mean downsizing to an upscale downtown condo, purchasing at an assisted living facility that caters to their immediate needs or even buying a quaint farmhouse outside of the city.  Since every client and set of circumstances is unique, the possibilities are endless.  As a Realtor, my senior clients pull me in new directions every day and that is a large part of what makes my job fun and exciting.  In every instance, it’s all about embracing the positive aspects of life’s passages and celebrating change with a house that fits.

Do you need to move to celebrate the changes that are happening in your life? Let me serve you in helping you make the move to the place or home that reflects where you are in life’s journey! I will listen to your needs and use my knowledge and expertise to make this a smooth transition to the right place for you to call home in Calgary. Contact me at 403-708-5873,, or and let’s get on with your journey!

About Allison James

Allison James has been a realtor® since 1999 with Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd. in the changing Calgary real estate market. A Century 21 Centurion Award 2007 recipient and a member of CREA and AREA, she specializes in residential real estate and has her designations as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and a Certified Condominium Specialist. These designations testify that she has the expertise and resources to help her clients make a smooth transition to the next step in their life journey. She enjoys helping her clients as they move through many of the same stages of life that she, too, has experienced. The fact that the majority of her business comes from past clients and/or referrals from satisfied clients speaks volumes about her dedication to the high quality of service that she offers her clients to meet their Calgary and surrounding area real estate needs. She is a mother of four who are all on their own now, and a grandmother of eight. Besides helping people buy or sell real estate, she loves spending time with her family, being active outdoors, traveling and meeting new people, photography, playing the drums, reading, scuba diving, listening to music, learning new things, and nurturing her spiritual growth.

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Allison James, Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd.
1612 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0E3
Tel: 403-245-0773 Toll Free: 403-708-5873 Cell: 403-708-5873 Fax: 403-592-9187
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