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May 2012

Found 11 blog entries for May 2012.


Condo/Townhouse Sales CalgaryCondo/townhouse sales in Calgary reached 1971 in the first 4 months of 2012, an increase of 4.7% over the same period last year.
February, March and April sales for 2012 are consistent with last year's levels. with 2%  increase in March 2012 over March last year, and 6.3% increase in April 2012 over April last year. 
May sales, however, hit the headlines lately with a significant sales growth of 30.5% (form May 1st to May 29) compared to the same period last year. This "jump" in sales has actually resulted from a relatively lower level of sales recorded in May 2011, that quickly regained its strength in June 2011 with 573 sales, or 15% increase over May 2011. 

Condo Townhouse sales CalgarySo, it looks like the condo market in Calgary is steadily moving forward this year, 1971 sales

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Calgary residential housing market is making the headlines again this month, this time it is all about luxury homes!!. After CREA's report that indicated the sales growth in the city is the highest nationwide for March and April 2012, a new report by RE/MAX released Wednesday is showing that the demand for upper end properties in Calgary for the first quarter of 2012 is the highest since 2007.

Fueled by low interest rates, affordable values, as well as a strong movement back to the city noted by an article in the Calgary Herald, the confidence in Calgary's real estate is growing significantly among the locals to include the luxury properties over $1 million price point. A look at the following numbers will show that the high end residential sales

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Mahogany, chosen as "New community of the year" for 2009 in Southeast Calgary

Developed by Hopewell Residential Communities Mahogany boasts the largest lake in Calgary (84 acre of combined lake and beaches, 63 acre lake). Eight builders are offering different home types and rich architectural styles within four distinctive collections:

Mahogany Community CalgaryBoulevard Collection:

Two storey paired homes with rear attached garage.

  • Sabal Attached Homes: From $330s. Range between 1287 sq ft and 1575 sq.ft.
  • Showhome address: 20 Mahogany Heights SE.

Lakeland Collection:

Laned Homes, and Front Garage Homes, are offered by four builders. This collection features four architectural styles to choose from: Coastal, French Country, Arts & Crafts and Shingles.

  • Sabal
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Calgary Home Team Video -  Lake Bonavista Estates, Calgary SE

Lake Bonavista Estates Listing by Calgary Home Team Calgary Home Team just listed this EXTRAORDINARY LAKEFRONT home in Lake Bonavista Estates. The main floor features a grand dining room, two good sized great rooms, both with gas fireplaces and amazing lake views, as well as a gourmet kitchen that includes:
-Sub zero fridge
-Dacor wall oven
-Thermador gas countertop stove.
-Huge granite island with loads of counter Space.
-Tonnes of drawers and cabinets.
In addition to a sunny breakfast nook with bay window; all looking out onto the custom deck & shimmering lake.
The spiral stairs leads you up to the 4 bedrooms, ALL with stunning LAKE VIEWS!! The master bedroom boasts a wall of windows so you can enjoy all the views have to offer & a lovely 3 piece

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Radon free home March 2012, Health Canada National Radon Program released the final results of a two year Cross-Canada Survey of Radon Concentrations in Homes. The study aimed to gather long term indoor radon test results from across Canada in order to get an estimate of the percentage of Canadian population living in Homes with radon levels above the guideline of 200 bq/m3.

The results showed that Nunavut and Prince Edward Island ranked at the top of the list with the lowest radon indoor levels: 100% of homes in Nunavut are below 200 bq/m3 and 96.5% in Prince Edward Island. New Brunswick, Yukon and Manitoba registered the highest population -weighted percentage of homes above the recommended guideline of 200bq/m3. Alberta ranked 7th on the list with 94.3% of homes

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Calgary is back as one of the hottest real estate markets in Canada!!
The big news came from a report published by CREA this Tuesday, showing the city on top of the list nationwide with the highest year-over-year increase in real estate sales activity!                                                                                                                     

Calgary Home Sales, January-April 2008-2012

April residential MLS® sales reached 2208, a stunning 26% increase over the 1751sales recorded in April last year. To put this into perspective, we need to compare it to the national 11.5% growth in sales over April last year, that reflected "a slowdown in sales following changes in mortgage rules which came into effect on March 18, 201", according to CREA's report. 

April wasn't the

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Calgary Canada Culture Capital 2012Calgary is getting very busy in 2012! With important events taking place this year, it is  anticipated that the city will stay under the lights for months to come!

April 4th marked the day when Calgary officially kicked off the year as Canada's Culture Capital, this is significant in a city well known for it's oil and agriculture and very often underestimated for it's arts and culture!!
This year Calgary is taking advantage of this designation to celebrate the pride the Calgarians have for their heritage and way of life,  through festivals, concerts, and legacy programs! 

The celebrations started with the Sweet City Opening earlier this month, and will continue with more fun programs like the Sweet City Woman Lip Dub where the entire city is invited

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New Brighton Homes New Brighton is a family oriented community in Southeast Calgary, It is located to the east of Deerfoot and 130th avenue with an easy access to downtown.
Shops, restaurants and grocery stores are close by in McKenzie Towne High Street, in addition to a major shopping area and a new hospital in nearby Seton. 

New Brighton is one of the newest communities in Calgary, it  was Carma's first "wired" community through Carma-Connect that includes just few other neighbourhoods like Tuscany, McKenzie Towne, Cranston, and Auburn Bay.  If you are wondering what is Carma connect? Well, it is a new concept in community living,  the idea is to connect the residents to their community through Intranets where they can keep up-to-date with local events, chat with

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Auburn Way Home Video

Calgary Home Team Video: 19 Auburn Glen Way, Calgary, AB

You'll be amazed at the incredible value in this stunningly upgraded former Jayman show home in Auburn Bay! Some of the upgraded features in the kitchen include:

  • gourmet Norland kitchen (approx $30,000 upgrade) w/ top of the line Jen-Air appliances, warming drawer & 36" gas cook top
  • wine cellar
  • wall mounted 19" TV
  • upper cabinets w/ glass doors & shelves & puck lighting,
  • mosaic tile backsplash
  • granite countertops & 2 islands; w/ a raised eating bar
  • built in wine rack & wine fridge!
  • view all the great features in this home

Watch the video for this beautiful Auburn Bay home, or contact us (403) 519-9102 to arrange a showing for this amazing Calgary property at 19 Auburn Glen

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