January 2011

There are 10 blog entries for January 2011.

Calgary Real Estate Board News - January 21 2010

This week, the Calgary Real Estate Board debuted a new logo and will now be known as CREB®. To unify their brand, CREN® also has a new logo BUT thats not it! Going forward, CREN® will be published by and distrbuted weekly with the Calgary Herald! It will still be available for pick-up in over 1250 locations through Calgary and the surrounding communities - at Co-op, Safeway and Sobey's grocery stores, financial institutes, LRT stations, restaurants, hotels, real estate offices, and many other locations.

We've updated the Calgary Real Estate Marketing section of our website to include a copy of our advertisement from the December 31, 2010 issue of Calgary Real Estate News. 

Looking for the newest MLS® listings that Calgary REALTORS® have listed for

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We have just listed 528 Woodbend Road SE for sale in the popular Calgary community of Willow Park!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3456883

Upgraded Willow Park Bungalow
Calgary Willow Park MLS® REALTOR® listings for saleUpgraded, lovely bungalow in super location across the street from park and beautiful neighborhood. Lots of beautifully refinished hardwood in this bright, meticulously kept home. Three bedrooms up and one down. 4-piece ensuite in the master which has bay window, electric fireplace and walk-in closet. Total of three fireplaces with wood burning in the big living room with bay window and gas fireplace in large family room/media room down. Kitchen with nook has lots of cabinetry and is open to nook. Dining room with bay window is

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RE/MAX HOME TEAM CONTEST

REMAX WHL Calgary Hitmen ContestRE/MAX and the Western Hockey League have teamed up to bring fans an opportunity to win tickets to future WHL home games. Winning is easy – just follow these steps:

Step 1: Follow the WHL on Twitter @TheWHL and answer the weekly question. The answer must include the WHL team closest to your home town and #RE/MAXWIN. http://twitter.com/theWHL

Question Sample: "RE/MAX Home Team Contest: Which company is the Official Realtor of the WHL?" Reply answer to @TheWHL #RE/MAXWIN and your hometeam"

Reply Sample: "@TheWHL #RE/MAXWIN RE/MAX, Calgary"

Step 2: Follow the WHL on Facebook and enter to win under the RE/MAX Contest Tab. Once you enter you will be eligible to win tickets on a weekly basis. http://www.facebook.com/WHLHockey

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We have just listed #4 740 Bracewood Drive SW for sale in the popular Calgary community of Braeside!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3456776

Two Storey Townhouse with Developed Basement!
Calgary Braeside MLS® REALTOR® listings for sale Beautifully maintained two bedroom two storey with fully finished basement. This condo is ready to move into. Improvements include new window coverings, ceiling fan in master bedroom, closet doors, light fixtures, electrical outlets/covers, carpet/underlay in main and upstairs plus brand new carpet/underlay and baseboards in rec room (2011), new front door, fresh paint and more. Furnace serviced January 2011.You will love the big bedrooms! Huge Rec Room/Media Room downstairs! Main has large living & spacious

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CREA MLS Sales December 2010OTTAWA – January 14th, 2011 – National resale housing activity in December 2010 was slightly above average for the month of December, according to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

Actual (not seasonally adjusted) national sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards was down 14.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in December 2010, which reflects record level sales for the month of December in 2009. Activity in December 2010 ran slightly ahead of the ten year average for the month (Exhibit 1).

The national trend for monthly sales remained stable in December, with seasonally adjusted sales activity having edged down by less than a percentage point from the

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Calgary Real Estate News - December 2010We've updated the Calgary Real Estate Marketing section of our website to include a copy of our advertisement from the December 31, 2010 issue of Calgary Real Estate News. 

With our recently updated website you can easily search MLS® listings in Calgary, Cochrane, Airdrie and surrounding area! Our site allows you to save your searches and be automatically notified of new listings that match your criteria!

Looking for the newest MLS® listings that Calgary REALTORS® have listed for sale on the Calgary Real Estate Board MLS® System? Here are easy links to view 7 days of "Just Listed" Single Family Homes, 7 days of "Just Listed" Condominiums and All New MLS® Listings (Houses & Condos) from the past 24 hours.

Buying a home may be the largest and most

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Employment and migration needed to shake off winter chill

Low Interest Rates and Affordability to Support Housing Recovery in 2011

Calgary, January 4, 2011 – Home and condo sales in Calgary and area remained relatively unchanged in December 2010, indicating that a full-fledged recovery in the housing market has yet to take hold, according to figures released today by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®).  

The number of single family home sales in the month of December 2010 were 734, compared with November 2010, when sales were 891—a decline of about 18 per cent.   The number of condominium sales for the month of December 2010 was 320. This was up from the 310 condominium transactions recorded in November 2010.

Year-over-year, the number of

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If you are looking to find the assesed value of your house or condominium you can use the City of Calgary's Assessment Search Tool located at https://assessmentsearch.calgary.ca/ to search by address, map or community.   2011 Property Assessment Roll
  • Based on the market value of property as of July 01, 2010.
  • Total number of accounts on the 2011 Property Assessment Roll is 447,000.
  • Total value of the 2011 Property Assessment Roll is $231 billion.
  • As a result of the 2011 Assessment, the typical residential property assessment change is 8% between 2010 and 2011.
  • This year, approximately 93% of residential properties’ revenue neutral taxes will be within plus or minus 10% of last year’s taxes.
    • 45% or just under ½ of residential
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Today, The City of Calgary mailed approximately 472,500 Property and Business 2011 Assessment Notices and commenced the Assessment 2011 Customer Review Period, which runs from January 4 to March 7, 2011.
 
The 2011 Property Assessment values are based on a July 1, 2010 market valuation date and December 31, 2010 physical condition date as legislated by the Province of Alberta through the Municipal Government Act (MGA). The 2011 Business Assessment values are based on the July 1, 2010 typical net annual rental value of business premises.
 
The assessed values, which are used as the basis for determining property and business taxes, are prepared annually by The City of Calgary. “Preparing assessments on an annual basis ensures property and business owners’

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cmn_newMonday, January 03, 2011 — Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (www.CMNHospitals.org), formerly Children’s Miracle Network, announced today a new name and brand for its efforts in the United States. As a charitable entity that donates funds to children’s hospitals, refreshing its brand and adding the word “hospitals” to the name solidifies its purpose with partners and the public.

“The new name and image better represent our mission to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals,” said Craig Sorensen, chief marketing officer of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We initiated this rebranding to show the close affiliation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has with its partnering children’s hospitals and our mission of improving the lives

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