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Calgary Real Estate News

Read all about it! Don’t miss the most important events in Calgary real estate news for the week of October 6 - 12, 2013. Compliments of the Calgary Home Team.

Calgary house price growth tops national average, Calgary Herald

Calgary's housing market continues to top the national average with an increase in repeat home sales, up 5.6% this past September compared to last year. Repeat home sales include all properties that have been sold at least two times.

A scarcity of inventory, paired with low interest rates are forcing buyers in the $700,000 and under range to think quickly, or risk losing out on a prospective home. In addition, the increased cost of renting in Calgary has converted many into home buyers.

As a result, houses are spending less

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Auburn Bay, CalgaryPeaceful natural surroundings, crisp fresh air, ample recreational activities, and plenty of elbow room, these are only a few reasons why Calgary lakefront communities boast some of the most sought after real estate in the city. Residents enjoy small-town lifestyles with big city amenities, and some truly spectacular views.

Lake Bonavista & Lake Bonaventure

If attractive amenities are high up on your list, Calgary lake communities in the northeast quadrant offer plenty of creature comforts. Lake Bonavista ranks high in terms of recreation, with outdoor opportunities at Lake Bonavista, Lake Bonaventure, and Fish Creek Provincial Park. Residents here are also close to Southcentre Mall, Willow Park Village, gourmet coffee shops, and quality schools.

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calgary-carpoolFrom Car2Go Calgary and car sharing, to the C-Train and Calgary carpool, Cowtown offers its residents plenty of ways to live downtown without a car. If you find yourself in need of transportation in metro Calgary, but do not want to operate a vehicle, going carless is easier than you think. Here are a few of the popular ways Calgarians are finding alternate ways to get around the city.

Drive Smart With Car2Go Calgary

When you enroll in Car2Go, you're literally driving smart. After a quick and easy sign up online, users use a card to access the over 300 Smart cars parked in locations all over the city. After a one time sign up fee, drivers are only charged for the time they spend driving. No monthly subscription fees, reservations, parking fees, fuel

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September 13-14, 2013 at Prince's Island Park

At some time or another, our lives have been touched by the gift of a charity, or non-profit organization. Perhaps more recently with those affected by the flooding in Calgary. Most of the time, we probably don't even realize that a particular service we received is funded by one of those groups that sends us those pesky mailings every year.

All Charity Festival - Calgary

This September 13 (from noon to 7:00 pm) & September 14 (from 10:00 am to 6: 00 pm), at Prince's Island Park (by the Peace Bridge), the city will be hosting an All Charity Festival to help raise awareness. Learn what charities are out there and about the types of services that are available during a time of need. Whether you support Cancer, Autism, HIV/AIDS, Animal

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Calgary Home Team Market Report InfographicCalgary residential sales continue to improve in all housing categories in June with a total of 2,317 sold units, representing a 6% increase over June 2012 figures.

 Sellers are still benefiting from a tight market conditions, characterised by higher demand coupled with a decline in listings. The tight market conditions are expected to continue in the next few months as owners of flooded properties "who were planning on selling their homes, will have some big decisions to make," said Becky Walters, CREB® President, "will they take a discounted price? Or will they stay and fully remediate the property?"

Generally speaking, msot gains were in the condominium market that outpaced the sales in the single family sector still suffering from shortage in

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Calgary flood 2013Read all about it! Don’t miss the most important events in Calgary real estate news for the week of  June 24 - 30, 2013.  Compliments of the Calgary Home Team.

Flood Legal Real Estate Advise - CREB

Buyers and sellers of houses affected by flood are strongly advised to seek legal assistance as Lou Pesta, the senior associate at Walsh LLP says. All parties should refrain from exchanging house keys until the emergency state is completely lifted, and after they have consulted with their lawyers to resolve any legal issues!  While all concerns are addressed on case-by-case basis, Pesta reminds agents and sellers of section 5.1 of the purchase contract that says " Risk of loss or damage to the property shall lie with the seller..." he further

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calgary real estate news Read all about it! Don’t miss the most important events in Calgary real estate news for the week of  June 17 - 23, 2013.  Compliments of the Calgary Home Team.

Legacy Community: one of the best selling southeast communities in the next 10 years!! Calgary Herald

The unveiling of the 29 showhomes in Legacy, the newest southeast community on 210th Avenue S.E., off Macleod Trail has helped attract  buyers interest to its diverse selection of housing designs, and the great location that is nestled in natural beauty with amazing mountain views! When completed,  Legacy will host a total of 7,000 homes, of which the first phase has lots for 302 homes selling very quickly.  This impressive growth in sales is set to increase over the next decade, putting Legacy

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As I mentioned in Part 1, the Legacy community is a new and exciting development that is taking shape in the furthest reaches of Southeast Calgary. To eventually cover some 1,000 acres, this multi level project will feature a broad assortment of different home styles, houses created to match the needs of homebuyers at any stage of their lives - from just starting out to retirement. One of the most innovative and exciting parts of the Legacy concept is the fact the project will features homes constructed by eight of Calgary's finest builders.

Homes at Legacy will be built by Albi Homes, Creations by Shane Homes, Exel Homes, Lifestyle Homes, Morrison Homes, Stepper Custom Homes, Sterling Homes and Trico Homes. In my earlier blog about the community I

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Calgary Homes for Sale Read all about it! Don’t miss the most important events in Calgary real estate news for the week of  June 3 - 9, 2013.  Compliments of the Calgary Home Team.

Bank of Canada Keeps Interest Rate At The Same 1%! CTV NEWS

Last week,  Bank of Canada has announced that it is keeping the prime interest rate at the current 1%. The announcement that came in the wake of stronger than expected 2013 first-quarter economic growth, has showed an increasing confidence in the rest of the year growth, expecting it to remain in alignment with the bank's forecast.  

Calgary Residential Resale Prices Break Records In May! Calgary Herald

May turned out to be a very strong month for real estate market in Calgary as the total residential sales of 2,543 (up 6.80 per cent

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Taking shape deep in Calgary's Southeast quadrant is the unique and exciting community of Legacy. There are many things that make this very special development extraordinary: from its design philosophy that sees the community blending harmoniously with its environment, to its extensive walking trails and other natural elements, to the sheer range of home styles and options available to its residents. One feature that makes Legacy so special is the fact the project is the joint vision of eight of Calgary's finest builders.

Having eight of the city's most innovative, experienced and talented builders participating in the same development is the construction equivalent of creating a hockey Dream Team. Legacy is being jointly constructed by Albi Homes,

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