Calgary, AB Real Estate News

By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Calgary Home Team would like to congratulate their buyers on the purchase of this nice home in Canyon Meadows! Canyon Meadows is located in SW Calgary, established in 1963 with a mix of single family and condominiums in quiet cul-de-sacs. The Pathway system leads to The Fish Creek Park and Canyon Meadows golf course to the south of the community that has also an easy access to the C-Train LRT station.  Shopping, dining and other conveniences are just minutes away, in addition to Canyon Meadows Pool and Fitness Center with its two skating rinks, basketball nets, skateboard ramp, and sports fields.   When you're ready to buy or sell a home in any of the  Calgary South communities, we are your real estate agents of choice. We have over 25 years of combined and extensive experience helping ...
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By Bernice Dubon, Calgary Alberta Realtor
(RE/MAX First 403-607-9117)
About 2 or 3 weeks ago, I was at a garage sale in Sundance when I noticed an item, that at the time, caught my eye, but not enough to make the purchase.  It was a set of exercise weights.   They were hexagon style dumbbells ranging from 8 to about 35 pounds -- just right for my work-outs.  Well I walked away never having bought the silly things, and now they’re all I can think of. Anyway, this morning, in lieu of a weight-lifting workout… what with no weights to lift and everything, I decided to head out to do some kayaking on Lake Sundance.  I still had those weights weighing on my mind though, so I decide to take a detour past the house that had hosted the garage sale a few weeks ago… just in case. So I drove by, and alas, no garage sale, so I headed toward the lake.    That’s when th...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
With the Stampede Parade Day around the corner, and more people are anticipated to attend the celebrations of the 100 anniversary of the greatest outdoor show on earth, the City of Calgary has just released the locations of the reserved viewing zones to accommodate people with mobility challenges! These are areas that are sectioned off with barricades and located on 6 Avenue and 9 Avenue, in the following eight areas: On 6 Avenue at: 1 street S.E., 2 Street S.W., 6 Street S.W. and 9 Street S.W. On 9 Avenue at: Center Street, 2 Street S.W., 6 Street S.W. and 9 Street S.W. The City said that the general public will have access to these areas if they are not fully filled by 8:00 am, on the first come first served basis! The parade day is July 6th. Here are some photos from the Stampede Par...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Canada Day is celebrated in Calgary with a wide variety of events, parties and picnics taking places all over the city!  if you haven't decided yet where to go, here is a comprehensive list of what is happening in Calgary on this day: Canada Day means a FREE day at Spruce Meadows!! With all activities, parking and admissions being complimentary on this day, you can enjoy a fun adventure for the whole family that include Championship Show Jumping, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides, Face Painting and a lot more!! Located at 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW.  A shuttle bus will be running from the Somerset/Bridlewood LRT Station from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Calaway Park is having something extra on July 1st! In addition to it's popular rides, the park is featuring special  events and activities on this day!...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
City of Calgary has just released it's 2012 Civic Census Summary showing that the city gained 19,658 additional residents who have moved to Calgary between January and April 2012, this is a net immigration level similar to that recorded in 2007, adds the report. Population increase is the fastest in the country with 2%, as another report by RBC Economics says! Not a surprise, since the province is leading the country in most of the economic performance indicators in 2012!  4% of anticipated Real GDP Growth will place Alberta at the top of the list this year, and will tie it up with Saskatchewan in 2013, both with a 3.9% GDP Growth. In Calgary this was reflected as a decrease in the vacant housing units that reached  2.82% in April 2012. 12,616 units are vacant in 2012 compared to 16,180...
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By Bernice Dubon, Calgary Alberta Realtor
(RE/MAX First 403-607-9117)
We’re Pleased to Invite you to an Open House in the conveniently located Calgary community of Acadia.  Here are the details: OPEN HOUSE in ACADIA SATURDAY JUNE 30, 2012 2:00pm – 4:30pm #106, 8403 Fairmount Drive SE. The Driving Directions are sooo simple…  Take Heritage Drive to Fairmount Drive.  Turn on Fairmount Drive heading South for 1 block.  Just after the pharmacy and shopping area, you’ll see the building “Heritage Manor” nestled in the greenery and… You’re there.  Buzz #106 at the Entrance to be allowed access. This is a stylish 2 Bedroom Apartment Condo, with comfort built in, and room to spare.  Click here for a Brochure.  If you can’t make it to the Open House, click here to take a Virtual Tour.   If you have any questions at all, please Call Bernice Dubon, Royal LePage Solu...
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By Bernice Dubon, Calgary Alberta Realtor
(RE/MAX First 403-607-9117)
As I drove down Heritage Drive and turned the corner onto Fairmount Drive to meet my client to list his condo for sale, I was struck by just how conveniently located it was.  Heritage Drive is a well-used conduit in Calgary that effectively links McLeod Trail, a main North to South artery in Calgary to shopping and restaurants in Deerfoot Meadows, and provides access to Deerfoot Trail.  Exiting the City of Calgary to the North and South of town, Deerfoot Trail becomes Highway #2 or the Queen E II as it’s also known. For many, this major roadway is the key to making a living in Calgary as commuters use it on a daily basis to get to work down town, across town, or out of town. “Turn right after the Shoppers’” he had said, when giving me directions.  And he was right, the building was loca...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Cranston is a community in Southeast Calgary located on a ridge overlooking the Bow River with stunning views of the Rocky mountains and downtown. It is in the middle between Fish Creek Park to the west and the new urban, downtown-like district of Seton to the east that offers over two-and-a-half-million square feet of business development, the highlight being the new Calgary South Hospital. An excellent road and pathway network makes access to these two locations easy and quick in a community that combines the best of two worlds, nature environment and downtown amenities! Click on the link below to read more about Cranston and it's unique location in Calgary!     When you're ready to buy or sell a home in Cranston or any of the SE Calgary communities, we are your real estate agents of ...
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By Cody Battershill, ABR. CCS. Calgary REALTOR
(RE/MAX House of Real Estate)
Buying a new home in Calgary can be an intimidating task! Its hard to know what to buy, when to buy and where to buy that home you've always wanted. On a further note, how do you know the home you are looking at has good resale potential and is worth it? Find out more at New Home Buying Tips at Best Calgary Homes!  
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Open House this Saturday June 30th, 2012. From 1:00 to 4:00 pm. EXTRAORDINARY LAKEFRONT LOCATION on a quiet cul-de-sac with South facing back yard situated on the coveted, private, Lake Bonaventure! Over 3000 sq ft in this exceptionally renovated home. The kitchen provides everything a chef could want;sub zero fridge, Dacor wall oven,Thermador gas countertop stove, pantry, huge granite island with loads of counter space, tonnes of pot drawers & cabinets & a sunny breakfast nook with bay window; all looking out onto the custom deck & shimmering lake! There also 2 good sized great rooms on the main,both with gas fireplaces, custom built-ins & one with a wet bar, both overlooking the lake as well. You will also enjoy the grand dining room. A spiral staircase leads you up to the 4 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 home in Cranston!! Cranston is community in SE Calgary, built on a ridge, overlooking Bow River Valley with stunning mountain views! It offers a diverse selections of homes ranging from entry level, to move up and estate properties. Cranston has a Market that occupies a central location and offers a variety of stores and services for residents. Other amenities include Century Hall, a community facility that features multiple meeting and banquet rooms, a gated park, and a gymnasium. The seven-acre gated park is home to basketball courts, playgrounds, a hockey rink, tennis courts, and a water park.   When you're ready to buy or sell a home in Cranston or any of the SE Calgary communities, we are your real estate agents of choice...
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By Bernice Dubon, Calgary Alberta Realtor
(RE/MAX First 403-607-9117)
Wouldn’t you like to plan your next BBQ in your own back yard in one of Calgary’s great Lake Communities?  Well mark your calendar, and invite some friends, because Opportunity is knocking at your door… Join us Saturday afternoon at an Open ouse in Lake Chaparral.  You’ll have the chance to tour a lovely 2 storey open concept home complete with a Bonus Room, Finished Basement, and Air Conditioning.          The main floor features a  living room, dining room kitchen, breakfast nook and main floor family room. Custom wood blinds and new flooring throughout including carpet, new tile and new gleaming hardwood.    The large master bedroom is complete with a 4pc ensuite and jetted tub. Also on the upper level are 2 good sized bedrooms and a large bonus room perfect for entertaining, and rel...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Summer time is officially here, kids are out of school, and Calgary is ready with some great events for everyone! Music, dance, sports... whatever your tastes are you will find them here! So get up, get out and enjoy these fun, cultural and lively events in the city: It is a yummy weekend at Heritage Park Historical Village with the Rhubarb Patch days! Visit the Livingston House, the Rectory and the Burnside Ranch House and learn some original Rhubarb recipes on June 23 & 24 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. June 21 is the National Aboriginal Day in Canada, Glenbow Museum is dedicating a weekend full of dances, traditional art making.... Read More...... 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. ...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
when planning for a home renovation for your home in Calgary that requires any structural or system changes, you should be aware that you need to obtain a permit from the City of Calgary first. Generally speaking, most residential renovations will require at least one of the following permits: Development Permit, Building Permit, Electrical and Plumbing Permit. The Development Permit is needed for any new construction or change of use such as: Continue reading.....   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 403-519-9102 or via emai...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Celebrating the newest outdoor recreation addition to Calgary's green spaces, Parks Foundation invites all Calgarians and their families to The Calgary Greenway Walk With Us event this Friday June 2nd. Come and enjoy free food and entertainment, then take a walk in this innovative project of 118 km of pathway that will encircle the city once it is done. Calgary Greenway is a vehicle-free loop that will be accessible year-round. It will include off-leash dog parks, playgrounds, rest stops, lookout points and spectacular wetlands. Connecting more than 40 communities it is "the first project of its kind anywhere in North America. Once complete, the Calgary Greenway will be an iconic project for the city.” says Jenna Findlater, major projects manager for Parks Foundation Calgary, in an arti...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Brookfield Residential released new lots in Cranston. The development called Riverstone, and it is surrounded by the provincial Willow Creek and Fish Creek parks. The first home shows are anticipated to open in September. There are four builders for the following series: Landing series : Prices start in $600,000s, the builder are Albi Homes and Cedarglen Homes. Preserve Series : Prices start in $800,000, the builders are Baywest Homes, Albi Homes and Landmark Homes. Portage Series: Prices start in $1 Million, the exclusive builder is Albi Homes. These luxury homes are close to all Cranston amenities, like schools, City Hall and Cranston Market. When you're ready to buy or sell a home in Southeast Calgary, we are your real estate agents of choice. We have more than 25 years of combined e...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
High Street is a vibrant, pedestrian friendly commercial district in McKenzie Towne. A wide variety of clinics, financial institutions, restaurants, coffee shops, and entertainment makes it a very popular destination for residents of McKenzie Towne and adjacent communities of New Brighton and Copperfield. McKenzie Towne, considered one of the world's exceptionally planned communities according to the Urban Land Institute, is a great community to live in. It is very well serviced with great amenities and offers it's residents a unique way of living where there is no shortage of mixed use urban spaces, pedestrian friendly streets and lovely European housing types.     When you're ready to buy or sell a home in McKenzie Towne, we are your real estate agents of choice, we have an extensive ...
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By North Valley Team Arizona, Full Service Scottsdale Real Estate Brokerage
(West USA Realty)
We have just received the new home price list for Quailwood Meadows located in Prescott Valley Arizona. These newly constructed homes for sale offer home buyers the convenience of city services as well as community clubhouse, pool and spa amenities while enjoying the meadow and mountain views for which Prescott Valley is best known. The community of Quailwood Meadows prides itself on providing ample opportunities to its parent, teen and child residents, offering tennis, basketball and volleyball facilities as well as being closely situated to Quailwood Greens Golf Course which is an 18 hole public course.                   Buyers interested in this property have homes, townhomes, and golf property from which they may choose to purchase. Floor plans range in size beginning from 1,314 sq ...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Calagry Stampede is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary this July with hundreds of events, making it the favorite destination for the majority of the 63% Canadians planning to spend their vacations within Canada this year, according to BMO’s 2012 Summer Travel Survey. The first Stampede opened its doors in 1912. It was founded by a famous cowboy and entertainer named Guy Weadick, who wanted to create a show to celebrate the old western culture. This year the Stampede's poster called " Vision and Dream" features a portrait of Weadick with a young boy (Weadick himself ) at the forefront! It was created by Harley Brown and meant to capture the spirit of Calgary's authentic culture and western values! The original artwork was sold for $65,000 in an auction last summer! Don't miss this g...
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By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
Between June and August Calgary will host a number of mobile skateparks in different communities across the city. They are free and equipped with every thing a skater would need for a good practice: ramps, grind box, Roll-ins, fun boxes, pyramids, pipes and wall ride! While Shaw Millinium Park, the largest North America's free outdoor skatepark will open 24 hour daily, mobile skateparks will open only from 1:00 to 8:00 pm daily (Liesure centres locations close at 6:00) at these locations:   SE Calgary: McKenzie Lake Community Centre, Ogden Community Association, South Fish Creek Recreation Association, Queensland Community AssociationSW Calgary: Southland Leisure Centre NE Calgary: Village Square Leisure Centre,  Cardel Place,  Vista Heights School, Marlborough Park Community Associatio...
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