News and Updates

News and Topics pertaining to the Calgary Real Estate Market

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The Best Locations to RV Camp in AlbertaAlberta is a kind of "IMAX" experience; it intrudes on all the senses, capturing one's imagination and fueling dreams of adventure amidst spectacular scenery. The western province is a land of contrasts, with topography that ranges from prairie to forest to towering, snow-covered peaks, sometimes all within just a few miles. Meandering creeks give way to stunning glacial lakes; waving wheat fields morph into Canada's version of "Badlands" with little warning, and Calgary, despite its modern skyscrapers, seems still steeped in the traditions of surrounding farm and ranch land.

Beautiful Regions Around Alberta

The northern Rocky Mountains lie along the western border where Alberta meets British Columbia. In the northeast, the province gives way

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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in CalgaryWe've always loved going for brunch on the weekend but the clock has moved up a few hours and now breakfast is the new cool thing to do. And not just weekends. Calgarians are meeting people after the early morning jog or before work and the city restaurant scene is responding with as many new eateries as there are ways to crack an egg. Here are just a few of note:

Red's Diner

Go for the original Red's on Fourth Street in Beltline or visit their new location in Ramsay right on 8 Street S.E. You can even have your eggs any-side-up any time you want because breakfast is served all day. They have lunch offerings as well with burgers and gluten-free options plus boozy coffee and a selection of beer. Red's deal is about farm fresh and local with a

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How to Save Money With Different Florists in CalgaryWhen it's time to bring your sweetheart flowers, Calgary offers a number of great florists to choose from. Whether you want to send your mom something special, or you just want to show your spouse you love them, visit one of these local florists and pick out a special bouquet.

Recently Calgary's Avenue Magazine checked out a few local florists that offer special savings and customer perks to keep those new blossoms coming.

Amborella Floral Studio

Some of their best customers live in the communities of Bayview, Pump Hill and Oakridge which are near Glenmore Landing where this lovely flower shop is located. Even since the store opened in this location four years ago, they've been offering flowers left from the week at half price between 3:00

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Volunteering in CalgaryThe settling of today’s Calgary in Alberta, Canada relied upon the ability of early homesteaders to support each other and create tight communities. Activities such as donating food or helping build a house are only some of the activities that were done in the past and continue to be volunteer opportunities today. Volunteerism is important to many of those who reside in or visit the city of Calgary.

Many non-profit organizations in Calgary depend on volunteers for events and on a regular basis. Whether you want to volunteer weekly or just once a year, there are plenty of places you can volunteer in Calgary. Here are some of the top choices for this year.

All are welcome to support their neighbors and the community of Calgary. However, those

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Following the tremendous success of Justin Havre’s widely publicized endorsement by Barbara Corcoran of ABC’s Shark Tank comes another distinction – exclusive recommendation from Rascal Flatts’ lead singer Gary LeVox. 

The message provided by LeVox as part of the endorsement encompasses the music and lyrics of the Rascal Flatt’s hit “I’m Moving On”, 2002 Song of the Year at the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. 

As the only professional real estate agent in Calgary to be awarded this distinction, Justin Havre said he couldn’t believe it when the opportunity presented itself. 

“To be given the chance to have the backing of an individual like Gary LeVox and to be connected with this song written and composed by one of this

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In shuffling through 2016 real estate statistics in Calgary, it’s fascinating to uncover the real story of what happened in our individual communities.  Which communities had the highest sales?  Which communities had the fewest?  Where are Calgary’s most expensive communities or where are the most affordable homes?   Here’s a look at some of the highlights from last year’s sales stats as compiled by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB).

Single-Family Homes – Resale

The neighbourhood with the highest number of detached home sales last year was Tuscany in Calgary’s North West.  This picturesque neighbourhood, built on the north slope of the Bow River Valley, saw 316 single-family homes change hands last year. Next to Tuscany, there were seven

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Plans for land in Calgary’s deep south west include a new community called Yorkville.  Yes, that’s correct.  Yorkville.  If you think it has a distinctly Eastern Canadian flavour you would be correct.  Yorkville is also the name of a luxury Toronto suburb where many of our country’s finest musical and literary stars have their origins.  The Calgary brand of Yorkville promises to be much different.  Situated next to Spruce Meadows, homes in Yorkville will have western views of the Foothills and beyond, the Rockies, the same views enjoyed by residents of nearby Silverado and across the highway, Heritage Pointe.

The land will lie dormant over the winter but as soon as the spring thaw hits, Mattamy Homes as the developer of Yorkville will bring out the

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The definition of a first-time home buyer is self-explanatory.  The definition of a starter home in Calgary – well, that has changed in the last 30 years.

A starter home is that first toe into the marketplace – a home with the good, affordable price and excellent value for somebody or some family to enjoy when they are just getting into home ownership.

In the 1950s, starter homes had one or two-bedrooms.  A starter home was detached and was either a very old home or perhaps a brand new tract home in one of Calgary’s new suburban neighbourhoods and most new home buyers were in their early 20s.  The average home price was $22,000 when an average income was just under $5,000 a year.  As you can see, prices these days are not quite in sync.

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People are still buying homes in Calgary and at less than $200,000 for a brand new condo, it’s still possible to get out of renting and into your own home.

In February, the benchmark price for condo units in our city fell to $283,600 so prices are getting within reach of many.  Some of the city’s newest multi-family projects in Calgary can be found well under the city’s average.

Legacy Park

If you love the south side of Calgary then check out the up and coming community of Legacy and Legacy Park, currently under construction by Brad Remington Homes.  This company’s hallmark is quality and affordability. Brad Remington also built Copperfield Park.

One of the floor plans offered at $189,900 is the G Plan.  It’s 691 sq. ft. but for just a

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It’s been a decade since a new public high school was constructed on the south side of Calgary.  That will all change with the opening of a new high school in Seton.

The as-yet unnamed school is expected to open in September of 2018.  Plans will be presented at a New Schools Open House from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Wed. Dec 2 hosted by the Calgary Board of Education at their building at 1221 – 8 St SW.

New projects showcased during the open house include other public schools, such as elementary schools for the community of Martindale in the North East, Silverado in the South West, and an elementary/middle school for Springbank Hill and Discovery Ridge.  These communities have designated space for new schools.  Martindale has been waiting for 25

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