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June 2012

Found 11 blog entries for June 2012.

Cranston Calgary SoutheastAre you looking for the ideal location to purchase your home in Calgary but you think that you should have to settle for either living close to the city center with all its convenient amenities or heading to the suburbs where you can enjoy the family living and the serenity of nature!  Look no more, as those who live in Cranston will tell you that this is the place where you can find the best of both worlds!

Cranston, surrounded by nature, is located on top of the ridge overlooking the Bow River and Fish Creek Park with stunning views of Rockey Mountains and downtown! The development plan provides an excellent pathway system that encourages walking and cycling, and ensures public access to the river and Fish Creek park. Cranston road network extends to

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207 lake placid green open house calgaryOpen House, Saturday June 30th, 2012. From 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

EXTRAORDINARY LAKEFRONT LOCATION on a quiet cul-de-sac with South facing back yard situated on the coveted, private, Lake Bonaventure! Over 3000 sq ft in this exceptionally renovated home. The kitchen provides everything a chef could want;sub zero fridge, Dacor wall oven,Thermador gas countertop stove, pantry, huge granite island with loads of counter space, tonnes of pot drawers & cabinets & a sunny breakfast nook with bay window; all looking out onto the custom deck & shimmering lake! There also 2 good sized great rooms on the main,both with gas fireplaces, custom built-ins & one with a wet bar, both overlooking the lake as well. You will also enjoy the grand dining room. A spiral staircase

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Killarney Home Video in Calgary

Killarney home video in CalgaryView this video of a STYLISH & UPGRADED HOME in KILLARNEY!! Great location with easy access to downtown,  restaurants & entertainment!
This stunning home features:  

  • All KitchenAid appliances,
  • Shaker style custom cabinets (loads of space),
  • Styling glass backsplash, granite countertops,
  • Under cabinet lighting & a wet bar in the butler's pantry!
  • Soaring 9 foot ceilings,
  • Large, bright windows, gas fireplace with tile & mantle surround.
  • Classy maple hardwood floors! 

Three bedrooms up, the master is huge and has a walk-in closet, enormous windows & vaulted ceilings. The ensuite is large & luxurious, complete with a modern, fully tiled shower, corner soaker tub double sinks & a water closet. Double detached

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Calgary Summer EventsSummer time is officially here, kids are out of school, and Calgary is ready with some great events for everybody! Music, dance, sports... whatever your tastes are you will find them here! So get up, get out and enjoy these fun, cultural and lively events in the city:

  • It is a yummy weekend at Heritage Park Historical Village with the Rhubarb Patch days!  Visit the Livingston House, the Rectory and the Burnside Ranch House and learn some original Rhubarb recipes on June 23 & 24 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • June 21 is the National Aboriginal Day in Canada, Glenbow museum is dedicating a weekend full of dances, traditional art making, and stories to celebrate this special day.  The kids will enjoy learning about Canada's history and culture while making
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Building Permit CalgaryBefore starting a renovation job in your home that deals with any structural or system changes, you should be aware that a permit is required to make sure that what you are planning to do is safe and meet the Land Use Bylaw rules.

In Calgary most residential renovations will  require at least one of these permits, depending on the type of the work to be done: Development Permit, Building Permit, Electrical and Plumbing Permits,

A Development Permit is required for any new construction or change of use such as:

  • Retaining walls over 1m in height
  • Fences, if they exceed the restricted height in your district
  • Secondary suite additions
  • Any development to homes located near a river.

A Building Permit is required for any structural changes of

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McKenzie Towne High Street Shopping Guide!

McKenzie Towne High Street Shops Calgary Southeast
High Street is located at the center of the three residential districts of McKenzie Towne (Elgin, Inverness and Prestwick), within a walking distance to another two adjacent communities: New Brighton and Copperfield. It is the largest community commercial district in Southeast Calgary with all kinds of services: restaurants, clinics, financial institutes, coffee shops and entertainment! Small shops  complemented with larger one create a vibrant, urban gathering space for all the residents of McKenzie Towne and nearby communities!
McKenzie Towne is a great community to live in, it is considered as one of the world's exceptionally planned communities by the Urban Land Institute. A unique living that offers its

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Alberta Economic GrowthAlberta is leading the country in most of the economic performance indicators in 2012, according to the latest Provincial Outlook released by RBC Economics.  4% of anticipated Real GDP Growth will place Alberta at the top of the list this year, confirming" that the impressive pickup in economic activity last year—when real GDP growth exceeded 5% for the first time since 2006—was no fluke." says the report.   Alberta will tie up with Saskatchewan in 2013, both with a 3.9% GDP Growth.

Sustained global growth and demand for commodities, especially natural resources and related capital investment will continue to give the western provinces a big boost in the coming years. In Alberta, the good news is that this growth is not based only on the oil sector,

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Lake Bonavista Calgary SoutheastTo live in Lake Bonavista means you are in a community that has it all!  Plazas, mall, transportation, schools, recreation, parks and lakes, all at your doorstep in this well established community located in the heart of Calgary's Southeast district.   

Lake Bonavista was developed in 1967 as the first community with a man-made lake in Calgary! The developer Keith Construction, a pioneer company that introduced many new and innovative ideas to residential construction, started digging the hole in the ground for the lake even before getting the development permit approval from the city, according to an article in the Calgary Herald!  They were eager to introduce something unexpected  like a "community built around a lake", an idea that proved to be a

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Calgary Home Team Videos - 82 Chapala Close SE

82 chapala close seYou will love this elegant, stylish home with so many upgrades in Chaparral. The open main floor will delight you with its impeccable hard wood floors, curved staircase & 18 ft soaring ceilings with expansive windows in the great room that has fireplace with custom curved mantle & built-in bookshelves! The custom kitchen has granite countertops and island with breakfast bar. A large dining room & separate office with French doors complete the main floor. Upstairs the master bedroom has a retreat overlooking the great room and an ensuite with jetted tub, bidet & with closet. 4 piece bath & 2 more enormous bedrooms on upper level. front & back yards are fully landscaped with fire pit & underground sprinkler

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Increasing Demand and Low Supply

Calgary Residential Market Report May 2012Total Calgary residential sales for the month of May 2012 reached 2389; a 29% increase over the same period last year; making it the highest sales activity for the month of May since 2007!! The increase was driven by many factors, according to Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB®’s chief economist,  such as the low interest rates, full time job growth, and the promising long term economic prospects in Calgary.

The supply of single family homes in Calgary is still low for this month, despite the 6.7% year over year increase in new listings. This makes the market incline toward  the sellers territory as it still doesn't satisfy the higher demand that mounted up to 1923 sales in May 2012, a 31% increase over May last year.  


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