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December 2012

Found 9 blog entries for December 2012.

Happy New Year Calgary Home Team

      From all of us here at Calgary Home Team,
      we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

When you're ready to buy or sell a home in Calgary, we are your real estate agents of choice. Be sure to use our quick and easy search feature. We're the experts, and we're here to help you! For more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals please contact Calgary Home Team via email or directly @ 403-519-9102.

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Calgary West LRT Calgary TransitCalgary's newest LRT line was officially opened last Saturday December 8, 2012 in a celebration that was attended by Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Transportation Minister Ric McIver and Premier Alison Redford. The West C Train route that runs on 8.2 km of track with 9,000 concrete rail ties, took three years of construction to complete with an estimated cost of $1.4 billion. It consists of six stations: two with Park & Ride facilities and four walk-on, one of which will be the first underground station in Calgary C Train network system, extending over 800 meter of tunnel!

The line, opened for public use on Monday December 10 at 5 a.m. MT, is estimated to carry 25,000 passengers that will spend only 12 minutes to get to downtown from 69 Street, the last West LRT

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Calgary Investments November 16, 2012Every day we see exceptional deals in the Calgary real estate market, but many go unnoticed by the average home buyer - until it's too late. In the following investor alert, you'll find a summary of Calgary's listing opportunities that may be worth a second look, and why we chose them. It could be anything from starter homes to investment properties to luxury estates - you never know what we'll find.

Here are our Calgary investor alerts for week ending December 14, 2012:

1. Executive Cranston Condo: $349,900

REDUCED: $10,000

Why we love this deal:

Executive Cranston Condo in CalgaryLooking for an executive style condo apartment in a great location? Here is your chance to own one in the increasingly popular community of Cranston, close to the urban district of Seton, and

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Cranston Homes for Sale Calgary Southeast

Higher sold prices & fewer days on the market!!!

 

Total Cranston residential sales in November 2012 were 22, compared to 28 sold units in November last year.

Cranston Single Family Homes: Both the average and median sold prices have increased this November by 7% and 5% respectively, while the average days on the market dropped to 51 from 63 in November 2011.

Cranston Condos/Townhouses: Again there was an increase in both the average and median sold prices by 10% and 13% respectively. The average days on the market is only 37 days, compared to 63 in November last year! 

              Single Family Home                                                        Condominium

Total Sales: 19                                          Total Sales: 3
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Calgary Homes for Sale

This stunning estate home located at: 85 Oakmount Court SW, with more than 4,000 sq ft of fully developed, fine living space has  JUST SOLD to:

The Calgary Home Team's Buyers for $795,000!!!

Situated on a quiet street in the desirable Oakridge Estates, just few steps from South Glenmore Park and the Elbow River, this home offers a spacious main floor with a gourmet kitchen that features granite countertops, high end appliances, and a bright breakfast nook with large windows overlooking the garden!! The great room will welcome you with its elegant stone facing fireplace and warm atmosphere! A formal dining room, and an office/studio complete the main floor that also has an upgraded bathroom and an enclosed solarium with hot tub and grill where you

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Calgary Investments November 16, 2012Every day we see exceptional deals in the Calgary real estate market, but many go unnoticed by the average home buyer - until it's too late. In the following investor alert, you'll find a summary of Calgary's listing opportunities that may be worth a second look, and why we chose them. It could be anything from starter homes to investment properties to luxury estates - you never know what we'll find.

Here are our Calgary investor alerts for week ending December 7, 2012:

1. 3-Bedroom Acadia Condo: $189,900

REDUCED: $10,000

Why we love this deal:

3-Bedroom Acadia Condo CalgaryFor under 200K, you can now own this three bedroom condo with an assigned parking spot in the great location of Heritage Drive, close to LRT and all shopping!! The upgrades in this unit include new

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Auburn Bay Homes for Sale

Total sales increased to 18 in November 2012 in Auburn Bay compared to15 in the previous month of October. Here is a snapshot of the market, complete with average and median sold prices, number of new listings and days on market:

Single Family Home                                                        Condominium

Total Sales: 15                                          Total Sales: 3
Number of New Listings:18                                                                   Number of New Listings: 2
Average Sold Price: $431,556                                          Average Sold Price: $313,834
Median Sold Price: $379,999                                          Median Sold Price: $317,752
Average Days on
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Calgary Luxury Homes for Sale Low mortgage rates, coupled with strong consumer's confidence in the local real estate market have fueled housing sales in Calgary in 2012, up 16% from last year with more expected to come in 2013.

The latest market report from CREB showed that this confidence has extended to the luxury market where sales surged last month to the highest level ever seen in November as 48 properties over $1million changed hands, exceeding the November 2009 previous record of 40 sales.

This year, another record was set for the month of October upper end home sales with 51 sold units priced over $1million, while the 80 luxury properties that were sold in May marked the "all-time record for luxury home sales" in 2012 according to CREB Now Article.

 

Calgary Luxury Homes for SaleBetween

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Calgary Homes for sale Calgary housing market remained balanced as November sales reached 1,457 total sold units, 8% higher than the same month last year, according to the CREB'S latest market report! Between January and the end of November, total housing sales rose by 15% with 20,126 residential sold units, that was accompanied by  6% decline in new listings. With the supply still not catching up with the the demand for housing in Calgary, buyers are becoming more inclined to act quickly and buy if they see a value in a property listed on the market, as Bob Jablonski, CREB® President says; especially that "the market is not demonstrating the same frenzy that we saw during the overheated period." The average year-to-date 5%  moderate growth in benchmark price has stabilized the

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