Calgary Real Estate Blog

Improving inventories help ease price growth pressure

Calgary’s residential resale housing market posted relatively strong November activity reaching 1,782 units, a three per cent increase over the previous year, and nearly 13 per cent above long term averages.

“Relative to other major centres, economic growth in Calgary remains one of the strongest in the country,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “Employment opportunities and relatively higher wages have encouraged people to move here, supporting the demand growth in our housing sector.”

Meanwhile, new listings growth continues to outpace the gains in sales, supporting a 22 per cent year-over-year rise in November inventories to 3,849 units. While inventories have recorded

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We have just listed 207 Wascana Cr SE for sale in the popular Calgary community of Willow Park!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3632957

Willow Park - Beautifully Renovated Two Storey
Calgary Willow Park MLS® REALTOR® listings for saleAmazingly rebuilt & substantially renovated with attention to high quality detail. List of improvements too extensive to show here. Exterior professionally landscaped, cedar and treated fencing. Cedar Pergola. Exterior walls built out to R20. Smart board detailing, new siding, 30 yr. architectural roof shingles. Custom wooden windows are (low e, Argon filled)& metal capped on exterior. Custom kitchen has high quality appliances, dining/living with gleaming hardwood floors & 3-way gas fireplace, family room with

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We have just listed 8908 Ancourt Rd SE for sale in the popular Calgary community of Acadia!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3632765

Acadia Bungalow - Awesome Location!
Calgary Acadia MLS® REALTOR® listings for saleBright, updated family home on beautiful tree-lined street! This 3 bedroom bungalow features an all new kitchen with custom English Sycamore cabinets, new Lux windows and gleaming refinished hardwood floors! The oversized 24'x24' garage is heated and will fit 2 large vehicles with room for a work area! Acadia is a popular, established SE Calgary community - close to downtown, public transportation, major roads and ALL amenities - shopping, schools and recreation.

Looking for the newest listings that Calgary REALTORS® have

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Starting September 1, 2014 Calgary Police will begin enforcement of new changes to the City's 1150 playground and 180 school zones.

While in effect, speed limits will be reduced to 30km/h. Playground zone times are now 7:30am to 9pm, every day, all year. School zones will be in effect from 7:30am to 9pm, during school days only. 

City of Calgary School Zone and Playground Zone FAQ

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From the Calgary Real Estate Board:

Growth in new listings outpace sales growth in July, supporting double-digit inventory gains

Residential sales this month totaled 2,336 units, a record level for July activity. However, year-over-year sales growth slowed to 3.18 per cent.

"While July's sales growth seems like a dramatic departure from the double-digit gains recorded in the first half of this year, it is in comparison to exceptionally strong sales during the same period last year," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie, noting July sales this year are nearly 19 per cent above long-term averages for the month.

New listings in July totaled 3,219 units, an 18 per cent increase over the previous year. The rise outpaced sales growth during

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We have just listed 58 Warwick Dr SW for sale in the popular Calgary community of Westgate!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3626185

Westgate Bungalow - Awesome Location!
Calgary Westgate MLS® REALTOR® listings for saleBright, 3 bedroom bungalow on a beautifully tree-lined street in Westgate - close to downtown, shopping and LRT. Kitchen has been renovated with new cabinets, stainless appliances, backsplash and granite countertops. Gleaming hardwood throughout the main floor. Up and down, bathrooms have been fully updated with new vanities, toilets, tub and shower enclosures. Fully developed basement with huge family room, bedroom and den (could be another bedroom!) You will enjoy relaxing in the private back yard under the mature trees!

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Albertans will soon be asked if they wish to register to be an organ and tissue donor when renewing their driver's licence - part of ongoing work to establish a single provincial agency to co-ordinate organ and tissue donations in Alberta.

Organ and tissue donor rates have dropped by nearly 40 percent over the past decade in Alberta .

“Becoming an organ and tissue donor is one of the greatest gifts you can give. Every individual who consents to donate may save up to eight lives and improve the quality of life for up to 75 more, and that’s why we’ve worked with registry agents to ensure Albertans will have the opportunity to register as a donor at registry agents across the province.”

- Fred Horne, Minister of Health

RE/MAX of Western

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The City of Calgary has announced a big party and celebration for Canada Day 2014! 

Canada Dayyc 2014 will feature a "Living Flag" event, First Nations Powwow, Food Truck Roundp & BassBuss and a concert featuring Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Mother Mother! The whole evening will be topped by a fireworks presentation at the Centre Street Bridge at 10:45pm.

Events take place throughout the day at Riverfront Avenue around Macleod Trail, Prince's Island Park, Eau Claire Market with the main Canada Dayyc official ceremonies starting 6pm at the Harry Hays building.

More information on Calgary's family-friendly Canada Day party! 

RSVP on Facebook for Canada Day Celebrations #OCanadaYYC

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Sales improve as consumers have more choice
City-wide price gains and better weather support year-over-year gains in new listings

Calgary, June 2, 2014 – Residential sales in the city of Calgary totaled 2,948 units in May, a 16 per cent increase over the previous year. Sales last month were well above long-term trends and are the highest May activity on record.

"Strong sales activity is a reflection of improving fundamental conditions such as a growing population, favourable lending rates and rising wages," says CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. "Leading up to May, resale market sales were somewhat restricted by lack of choice. However, recent price gains have encouraged growth in new listings, helping meet some of the housing demand."

In

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We have just listed 191 Lake Adams Cr SE for sale in the popular Calgary community of Lake Bonavista!

View the full listing details including pictures, Google Map information and more! MLS® C3614693

Lake Bonavista Renovated Bungalow
Calgary Lake Bonavista MLS® REALTOR® listings for saleLovely big bungalow with two bedrooms on the main floor. Master has been enhanced with large armoire room and the en-suite bathroom is beautiful with two sinks, soaker tub, fabulous shower with two shower heads & toilet. Enjoy the flow of the living, dining with sun tunnel skylight for natural light, large stylish kitchen with granite countertops and high quality appliances including new gas stove. Adjacent family room has gas fireplace with majestic, tall ceramic tiled feature wall, wired surround sound and garden doors

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