Media Advisory - The Real Estate Market and Implications for Calgary:
Exclusive Inside Look from Industry Experts

CALGARY, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - The Calgary real estate market has gone through a dramatic shift in the past year, leaving buyers and sellers with questions.

Media are invited to hear from a panel of real estate and economics experts and to participate in a question and answer session on the real estate environment in Calgary. Discussion points include:

    -  Is the market literally opening doors for first-time homebuyers?
    -  Is now the right time to buy - where are prices going?
    -  What trends are appearing in the market?
    -  What about interest rates and affordability?
    -  What about housing starts?

    What:  BMO Real Estate Media Panel discusses housing trends and prospects

    Who:   Laura Parsons, Area Manager, Mortgage Specialists, Calgary,
           BMO Bank of Montreal

           Doug Porter, Deputy Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets

           Don Dessario, President, Canadian Home Builders' Association,
           Calgary Region and Director, Architectural Technology, NORR
           Architects & Engineers

           Bonnie Wegerich, President, Calgary Real Estate Board and
           Broker/Owner, Century 21 Castlewood Agencies

    When:  Tuesday October 6, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Where: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Banff Room - 8220 Bowridge Cres NW,


For further information: For further information: Media please confirm your attendance and call for more information: Laurie Grant, (604) 665-7596,

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