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February 2014

Found 6 blog entries for February 2014.

MacDonald Family Loves Lake CommunityAuburn Bay homes for sale, Auburn Bay real estate

Ryan MacDonald doesn't just talk the talk. He also walks the walk. The Calgary real estate expert focuses on Calgary's lake communities when he's working, and he just happens to live in one of those neighbourhoods as well!

In a recent Calgary Herald Homes article, Ryan talked about settling his family (including wife Sheri and their two young children) in Auburn Bay after a long wait. “We missed the first go-round for lakefront property in Auburn Bay, so we waited and waited to get on the opposite side of the lake so we would have a southwest backyard with lots of sun,” Ryan told the Herald. He and Sheri are both realtors. Sheri grew up in one of Calgary’s established lake communities and Ryan says he and Sheri

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Business in Calgary - February Real Estate UpdateBusiness in Calgary - February Real Estate Update

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Business in Calgary magazine to comment on an upcoming article. You've seen the stats, Alberta has been breaking records for home sales for months now, and it is expected that this positive growth will continue throughout 2014.

Becky Walters, President of the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) talks about how Calgary's affordability, job opportunities and low interest rates have encouraged migration, which in turn, has spurred on the housing market and increased home prices.

Personally speaking, over the last five years, 2013 was a winning year for home sales. We're seeing a real influx of new buyers, increased interest in condos, family homes and the lifestyles

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If I had a Million Dollars . . .Calgary luxury homes and real estate

Remember the Barenaked Ladies hit "If I had a Million Dollars"? Maybe you're looking to spend $1 million on a home in Calgary or maybe you're wondering just what you can get if you spend that much in today's Calgary real estate market, which is going up, up, up. We'll let's have some fun and pretend we have $1 million to buy a single-family home right now in the Southeast.

For starters, you will get a minimum of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Most homes selling for $1 million offer heated floors in the basement - a very nice feature for Calgary's long winters. The radiant heat warms the walls and makes a room feel very cozy. Some homes will include in-floor heating in the garage as well. You can expect a

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Calgary Real Estate News

Read all about it! Don’t miss the most important events in Calgary real estate news from Feb.5-16. Compliments of the Calgary Home Team.

Calgary Resale Housing Market Scorching Hot, Calgary Herald

Calgary’s sizzling resale housing market is showing no signs of cooling as the city recorded the highest year-over-year hike in prices across the country in January - and early indications show February is experiencing a continued escalation in what it costs to buy a home.

The Canadian Real Estate Association released its monthly MLS data on Friday and listed Calgary as the top centre in the country for annual growth in the MLS Home Price Index at 8.98%. Nationally, prices, in the 11 centres surveyed rose by 4.83%.

The Calgary market is seeing several

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Alberta Government Unveils details on new ConstructionCalgary new schools

The Alberta government announced on Feb. 10, 2014 it would be building six new public schools in Calgary, along with one new francophone and three new Catholic schools. One of those Catholic schools will be a southeast high school, but the community hasn't been announced yet. These new facilities will be in some of Calgary's faster growing communities like Cranston, Auburn Bay, and McKenzie Towne.

The new construction will see seven new schools built in the south, with northwest Calgary getting three new schools. An estimated 7,600 kids will now be able to attend a school that is much closer to home. In addition, the province will announce eight more new schools later this month as part of its

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Calgary Real Estate News

Read all about it! Don’t miss the most important events in Calgary real estate news from January 27-Feb 4. Compliments of the Calgary Home Team.

Calgary's Rental Market Now on MLS®, CBC

The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) is now listing rentals on the MLS® System at realtor.ca. The new service was introduced on Tuesday. Property owners will have to go through a real estate agent to get their listing put on MLS®, and the agent will be able to promote and show the listings as well as handle the application process for their clients. Real estate agents will help landlords promote rental listings and help renters with tenant applications and the necessary documents. And only real estate agents, will be able to create listings.

Downtown Calgary

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