Best Performing Calgary Communities (September 2013)

City of Calgary single family home prices increased 6.75% y/y in September but were down -0.31% from the previous month, according to the MLS® Home Price Index.

Below are the best and worst performing communities for single family homes in the month of September.

Top 5 Communities For Single Family Home Price Growth
(Year-over-Year HPI Change, September 

  1. North Haven Upper (+20.00%)
  2. Rosemont (+18.81%)
  3. Diamond Cove (+17.35%)
  4. Applewood (+17.32%)
  5. Monterey Park (+16.36%)

The number of communities that recorded negative price growth year-over-year increased to seven from six the previous month.

  • Lakeview Village (-2.00%)
  • Erlton (-1.20%)
  • Prominence/Patterson (-0.87%)
  • Coach Hill (-0.76%)
  • Scarboro (-0.69%)
  • Richmond Hill (-0.49%)
  • Christie Park Estates (-0.37%)

To view all the communities along with different property categories such as Apartment and Townhomes, along with time periods dating 1-6 months and 1-10 years back, download September’s  HPI Summary Report  pdf

Remember, the HPI is for general price trends in each housing category while the Benchmark Price is just for the ‘typical’ home in that community as outlined in the Attribute Report.

How does it work?

The MLS® HPI is calculated using a sophisticated statistical model that estimates home prices based on their quantitative and qualitative features, including:

  • Number of rooms above the basement level
  • Number of bathrooms and half-bathrooms
  • Square footage for main living and basement areas
  • Whether it has a fireplace and/or finished basement
  • Lot size
  • The age of the property
  • Parking
  • How the home is heated
  • Foundation, flooring, siding and roofing types
  • Whether the property has a waterfront or panoramic view
  • Whether the property has been sold previously
  • Proximity to shopping, schools, hospitals, police stations, churches, sports centres, golf courses, parks, and transportation (including train stations, airports etc.)

Upon valuating these features or attributes, the index and the benchmark price are formulated.

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