Calgary, AB Real Estate News

By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Net Zero Home in Cranston, Calgary SE The first Net Zero home in Cranston Calgary SE is now availabe for sale! Last Saturday, Landmark Homes opened it's first Net Zero show home located at 233 Cranarch Common. The 2,372 sq.ft. two storey Net Zero home in Cranston, named Solex,  is designed to produce the same amount of annual energy as it consumes, leading to a significant reduction in power bills.   Some of the features in the Net Zero Home in Cranston, Calgary SE will include: 56 solar panels, to provide as much energy as it draws during the year. Air and water heat recovery units with an electricity-operated water heater and furnace. Extra thermal insulation in the basement foundation, with a  concrete floor poured over an insulating layer. Spray-foam insulation in the outside walls...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
South Calgary Hospital - Seton Earlier this month, phase one of the new  South Calgary Hospital in Seton has opened its doors for the new patients. This stage includes Diagnostic Imaging and Family Medicine clinics, that will be followed later next year with the operating rooms and in-patients clinics. South Calgary Hospital in Seton will be the largest health facility in Alberta, with an estimated cost of $1.3 billion dollars. It was scheduled to open last spring, but delayed to this fall to ensure that the appropriate staffing was hired to run the facility. When finished, South Calgary Hospital in Seton will include 11 operating rooms, 268 beds, outpatients clinics, intensive and acute care beds, in addition to maternity and neonatal intensive care departments.  The estimated operati...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Calgary Home Team has just found their buyers this gorgeous fully developed 2 storey home, located at: 221 Evanstone Landing NW Congratulations to our buyers, we are glad we could help you find your dream home in the amazing Evanston, one of Calgary's Northwest communities located just few steps from Nose Hills Park,  one of the largest municipal parks in North America, where you can find an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, in addition to fantastic hiking trails and a variety of recreational areas. Calgary Home Team, with more than 25 years of combined experience, has helped buyers find their dream homes in Calgary, one of the best and ever expanding cities in Canada. Our team of skilled agents will work with you throughout the whole home buying process, offering high quali...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
The latest report released by Statistics Canada said that the New Housing Price Index in Calgary Metropolitan Area is up by 0.1 % in July 2012 compared to previous month. The Price Index rose by 2.3% in July on a year-over-year basis. Canada's New Housing Price Index increase recorded the same 2.3% in July compared to last year, the highest was in Regina with 4.7%. Toronto and Oshawa were next on top of the list with 4.6% for both of them.  Calgary Metropolitan Area (CMA) was "the top contributor to the advance," , the Calgary Herald said, adding that the higher costs of materials and labour were the main factors behind the increase in prices. Housing starts in the Calgary Metropolitan Area increased 38 % July 2012 compared to July last year, while total housing starts between January a...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Condo buyers are advised to take extra precautions before buying a condo in Calgary. With the light being shed lately on the leaky condos problem in the city, many experts have provided useful insights on the issue, how to solve it and most importantly what buyers should consider before taking the plunge. The problem is caused when water,  penetrated through the exterior layer of the wall system,  got trapped inside between the cladding and the sheathing,  allowing mold to grow and causing wall components to disintegrate. The problem is fixable but very expensive, "you'll find that a building envelope technician as part of the building process will go a long way," says Greg Christenson, past president of the Canadian Homebuilders Association to the CBC News, " and increasingly you're se...
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By Bernice Dubon, Calgary Alberta Realtor
(RE/MAX First 403-607-9117)
Growing Families need just a little more room… Room to explore… Room to play… Room to learn… And sometimes the big ones, and the little ones, need a room to call their own ;) The lake communities in Calgary Alberta offer families plenty of room to explore, grow and to have fun together as a family.      Calgary Lake communities in the South include: Auburn Bay, Chaparral, Lake Bonavista, Mahogany, McKenzie Lake, Midnapore, and Sundance Looking for a Calgary Lake Home with 4 Bedrooms, or perhaps even 5 Bedrooms for your growing family?  Here's a link to get you started… I’d be happy to help, if you’re looking for something more specific. Calgary Lake Homes with Extra Bedrooms  
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Congratulations to our buyers on the purchase of this lovely, upgraded apartment located at: 321, 2425 90 Avenue SW in Palliser, Calgary SW. When you're ready to buy or sell a condo in Calgary, we are your real estate agents of choice. As Certified Condominium Specialists, Calgary Home Team agents are fully trained and experienced to provide both condo buyers and sellers with the best available service, to take care of the large amount of work invloved in this kind of transaction, and help clients understand and verify the condo documents needed to close the deal. Be sure to use our quick and easy search feature. We're the experts, and we're here to help you! Contact Calgary Home Team today for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at 403-519-9102 or vi...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Congratulations to our buyers on the purchase of: 4242 43 Street SE located in Forest Lawn - Calgary SE No matter what your needs are,  Calgary Home Team is here to help you! Our extensive real estate experience has made us the agents of choice for both home buyers and sellers in Calgary and surrounding areas. Our team of skilled agents will work with you throughout the whole home buying or selling process, offering high quality services that will save you time and energy while making your experience more enjoyable and less stressful. When you're ready to buy or sell a home in Calgary, we are the experts, and we are your real estate agents of choice. Be sure to use our quick and easy search feature, or Contact us today for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Copperfield community is one of Calgary's SE communities. Established in 2002, it is located between New Brighton to the North and Marquis de Lorne Blvd to the South. 52 Street is on the West, while a new ring road is under construction on the Eastern border that will run between Copperfield and Hotchkiss, the newest addition to the Southeast communities by Hopewell Residential Communities. Copperfiled offers it's residents a wide range of housing styles and excellent amenities. The stylish, contemporary condos include two and three bedrooms apartments that start with $140,000 and feature open space floor plans by two builders, Copperfiled Park and Stonecroft. The townhomes, close to the community amenities, are built by Chalet and Aura, they start with $240,000 and focus on providing i...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Congratulations to our buyers on the purchase of 739 ABOYNE WY NE in Abbeydale, Calgary!! Calgary Home Team, with more than 25 years of combined experience, has helped buyers find their dream homes in Calgary, one of the best and ever expanding cities in Canada. Our team of skilled agents will work with you throughout the whole home buying process, offering high quality services that will save you time and energy while making your experience more enjoyable and less stressful. When you're ready to buy or sell a home in Calgary, we are the experts, and we are your real estate agents of choice. Be sure to use our quick and easy search feature, or  Contact us  today for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at 403-519-9102 or via email.            
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
It is official!! VIP Cinemas are coming to Calgary!! Cineplex Entertainment has announced that the sixth VIP Cinemas in Canada is planned to open in Southeast Calgary in 2014. The new Cineplex Odeon Seton and VIP Cinemas will be located at Seton Boulevard and Deerfoot Trail, occupying more than 43,000 sq.ft and offering seats to more than 1,900 movie-lovers.  The complex will include 11 theaters: three VIP Cinemas, one Ultra AXV auditorium, and seven traditional auditoriums.   Calgary will be the second city in Alberta to offer such a premium movie-going experience after Edmonton,  the VIP Cinemas with their luxurious seating, in-seat food and beverage service, a menu with wider choices of food and appetizers, not to forget the private lounge and dedicated box office. In addition to Edm...
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By Cody Battershill, ABR. CCS. Calgary REALTOR
(RE/MAX House of Real Estate)
Are you in the market for a new condo in Calgary? Finding the right condo that suits your lifestyle is important for your own comfort, as well as resale purposes. Find out about what questions you should ask about condo plans at our New Calgary Condo - Getting the Right New Condo Floor Plan!
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By Bernice Dubon, Calgary Alberta Realtor
(RE/MAX First 403-607-9117)
  Wouldn’t you love to get away any day of the week? This is the view I enjoyed this morning... as I took an hour to get out and get some exercise while kayaking on the lake, and to take in the beautiful September weather we’re having in Calgary.  This is the kind of break that allows you to recharge during a busy work week, without even leaving the neighbourhood.    Thinking of buying a house in a Calgary lake community? Visit www.lakesundancehomes.com to find property values and all homes for sale in Sundance Calgary, Alberta.  
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Check out our favorite events in Calgary and surrounding area for this month. Plan your visit to an art show, a charity BBQ, or an apple festival with this list: Charity BBQ and Show & Shine: September 15, At the Calgary Swap Meet Farmer's Market. It is an antique car show and Charity BBQ with proceeds going to the Mustard seeds. The market is located at 5600 – 11 Street SE.  Enjoy the food, fresh vegetables, and fun activities in this family friendly market open every Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:pm and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00pm. Visit http://calgaryswapmarket.ca for more information. Mountain View Arts Festival: Celebrate Central Alberta arts, culture & heritage in Rosebud River Valley in Didsbury. Arts, crafts, food vendors and great performances will be over the place on September...
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By Cody Battershill, ABR. CCS. Calgary REALTOR
(RE/MAX House of Real Estate)
Altadore is a highly sought after inner city community in Calgary's southwest. You might ask what are some of the reasons why Altadore has become a very popular living destination in Calgary? Find out what we think at Buying a Home in Altadore Calgary - 3 Reasons today!
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Calgary Home Team just found their buyers this amazing bi-level home in Harvest Hills with spacious kitchen, fully developed basement, central AC, huge deck and a total of 5 bedrooms! Congratulations to our buyers, we are alwayes looking to your team of choice in all your future real estate needs!   When you're ready to buy or sell a home in Calgary, we are your real estate agents of choice. We have over 25 years of combined and extensive experience helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals in this popular area of the city! Be sure to use our quick and easy search feature. We're the experts, and we're here to help you! Contact Calgary Home Team today for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at 403-519-9102 or via email.          
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Calgary Home Team Proudly representing both THE SELLERS & THE BUYERS of 368 Prestwick Heights SE has just sold this custom designed Bravo model by Jayman in McKenzie Towne after only: The main floor has a very open floor plan with oversized windows, and gorgeous kitchen with maple cabinets, black appliances, island and a separate dining area is an added bonus. Three bedrooms upstairs, the master has a walk-in closet and huge 4-piece ensuite bathroom with separate shower and over-sized soaker tub. Large deck & patio area, close to schools and the water park!   When you're ready to buy or sell a home in McKenzie Towne or any of the SE Calgary communities, we are your real estate agents of choice. We have over 25 years of combined and extensive experience helping buyers and sellers achiev...
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By Cody Battershill, ABR. CCS. Calgary REALTOR
(RE/MAX House of Real Estate)
Looking for some of the most exclusive Calgary luxury homes in the most exclusive affluent Calgary communities? Rideau Park is a great place to start your search! With three borders on the Elbow River, this inner city community is one of the most highly sought after areas in Calgary! Find out more about this exclusive neighbourhood at Rideau Park Calgary Luxury Real Estate
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Calgary Home Team has just sold this magnificent, completely renovated bungalow with a dream kitchen and gorgeous Lake Midnapore views right from the front door!! The improvements are really unbelievable and each and every detail was thought of!! The Living room features expansive windows overlooking the lake and a master bedroom that has been completely re-created and includes a jaw-dropping ensuite complete with marble counters & floors. Fully finished basement with great room, two more bedrooms and hockey game space!! COMPLETELY REDONE INSIDE and OUT and is like owning a new home in an outstanding, established setting!    Looking to buy a lakefront home in Calgary? Call the experts, call Calgary Home Team!  We pride ourselves on providing the best and the highest level of profession...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Calgary Total Residential Sales in August 2012 reached 1,730, a 9% higher than August last year. Calgary Single Family Home Sales reached 1,172 units in August 2012, compared to 1,104 units sold in August 2011. Single Family Home Average Sold Price was $474,917 for August 2012, compared to $454,141 in August 2011. Single Family Home Median Sold Price was $420,000 in August this year, compared to $402,000 in August 2011.   Click here to read the full report and print a detailed version   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! Contact Calgary Home Team today for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at 403-...
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