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The City of Calgary's Development and Building Approvals has released this infographic as part of their 2013 overview showing a breakdown of land use & subdivsion applications, building & development permits and other interesting numbers. Its a busy department with over 500,000 customer interactions a year - 264,700+ building inspections in 2013!

Did you know there are 2.8 new Calgarians every hour and over 124,000 people are expected to move to the City of Calgary in the next 5 years? 

City of Calgary Development & Building Approvals 2013 Year in Review

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We have just listed 136 Country Village Mr NE for sale in the popular Calgary community of Country Hills Village!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3599866

Country Hills Townhouse with Attached Garage
Calgary Country Hills Village MLS® REALTOR® listings for saleFantastic three bedroom townhouse in Lighthouse Landing of Country Hills Village. This bright unit has dark hardwood through the main floor - the open kitchen has granite counters, raised eating bar & stainless appliances - lots of room for a big dining table! Relax in front of the living room fireplace or enjoy the south-facing yard with huge deck and BBQ gas hookup. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a 4 piece ensuite and custom up/down blackout blinds. 2 additional bedrooms and full bath with tile

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(Updated for 2017!)

Buyers of a new home and even existing Calgary home owners are sure to occasionally ask themselves "When is my garbage pick-up day?". Perhaps you've lived in a home for years but forgotten after having such a great time on vacation? 

The easiest way to check which day your garbage, recycling or green cart is being picked up by the City of Calgary is to visit From here, you can input your address to see a calendar of pickup days as well as instructions & tips for your garbage, recycling and food & yard waste.

To make life easier, you're able to download an Android or iOS app to remind you of pickup days - or set up a Google / iCal calendar that will sync to your phone to keep you automatically

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Calgary MLS Sales activity by REALTORS® and prices improve over 2013

February press release from the Calgary Real Estate Board, as follows.

On the heels of a strong year of sales growth, January sales in the city of Calgary totaled 1,440 units, a 17 per cent increase over the previous year.

"Sales growth continues at the double digit pace seen over the later portion of 2013, mostly due to the gains in the condominium sector," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. "While these are the highest January sales levels since 2008, total sales transactions are in line with long-term trends." Condominium apartment and townhouse sales totaled 466 units in January, a 33 per cent increase over the same period in 2013. This is relative to the 974

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We have just listed 82 Willow Park Green SE for sale in the popular Calgary community of Willow Park Estates!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3597266

Willow Park Estates - Willow Park Green
Calgary Willow Park Estates MLS® REALTOR® listings for saleA rare find on one of Calgary's most sought after streets. Fabulous two-storey split on Willow Park Green, backing on Willow Park Golf & Country Club. An exclusive home with private south back yard, magnificent view of the Golf Course and has a triple attached, heated garage. Main floor boasts open living with gas fireplace, dining area with vaulted ceiling, spectacular kitchen and eating area designed by Empire Kitchens, family room with wood burning fireplace, library, office, powder and laundry rooms.

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We have just listed 410 355 Taralake Wy NE for sale in the popular Calgary community of Taradale!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3596998

Taradale Condo
Calgary Taradale MLS® REALTOR® listings for saleCome check out this Immaculate 2 bedroom, top floor condo in Taradale! Inviting entry way as you walk into your new Home! Kitchen has gorgeous dark cabinets, stainless steel appliances and Granite countertops! 2 bedrooms with a shared 4pc bathroom. Relax on your west facing Balcony, enjoying the sunshine & mountain views. This unit comes with 1 underground, heated parking stall. Pets are allowed with board approval. Close walk to elementary school, transportation & amenities. This building isn't even a year old yet; don't miss out on owning

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We have just listed 316 20 Sierra Morena Mews SW for sale in the popular Calgary community of Richmond Hill!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3595391

2 Bedroom Richmond Hill Condo
Calgary Richmond Hill MLS® REALTOR® listings for sale"The Pavillions" This 2 bedroom condo in Richmond Hill is located within a close walk to the Westhills Shopping Centre and public transportation. Private balcony faces a quiet, treed area with few neighbours. Master bedroom has large closets and a spacious 3 piece bathroom. The second bedroom is a great size - potential roommates will appreciate the 4 piece bathroom located right beside. Kitchen countertops have been updated and the stainless appliances & slate floor give a modern feel! There is insuite laundry

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City of Calgary Assessment SearchThe City of Calgary mailed 2014 Property and Business Assessment Notices today - January 3 - but if can't wait to see what your home is now worth, you can get the info now at

If you don't already have a City of Calgary myID account, you can create one at You do need to link your myID account with your property assessment, which is displayed on both your 2013 and 2014 Notice (assuming you were the owner last year as well).

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CREB Calgary Real Estate Board December 2013 MLS PricesTight market conditions support price growth
Sales enjoy second consecutive year of double-digit growth

Calgary, Jan. 2, 2014 – December's eight per cent year-over-year increase in sales volume in the city of Calgary capped a year that saw an 11 per cent growth in sales volume for the entire 12 months.

City residential sales totaled 1,172 units in December, bringing total sold units for 2013 to 23,489. Prices for the year were up by 8.6 per cent over 2012.

"Sales growth exceeded expectations in 2013, pushing above long-term trends," said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB®'s chief economist. "Two consecutive years of elevated levels of net migration, combined with an improving job outlook and confidence surrounding long-term economic prospects, supported the

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We have just listed 648 Lake Bonavista Dr SE for sale in the popular Calgary community of Lake Bonavista!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3595039

Lake Bonavista Two Storey Split
Calgary Lake Bonavista MLS® REALTOR® listings for saleTwo storey split in Lake Bonavista with Double Attached Garage! Close to shopping, transportation and amenities. Enjoy this lovely lake community and the accessibility to downtown. Three bedrooms upstairs, master having a three piece en-suite bathroom and there is a four piece bath up as well. Main floor enjoys a den, two piece bath, spacious living, dining, kitchen with nook and family room with sliders (security steel door) to private patio and big, treed back yard. Double Front doors have steel security outer door.

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