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Sunday, April 26, 2020 - Calgary's Midfield Mobile Home Park redevelopment

As Calgary?s population expands, redevelopment of City-owned land in established areas holds potential for supporting growth. However, it takes planning and community engagement to get it right. Since deteriorating services closed the Midfield Mobile Home Park, the City of Calgary has been working to redevelop the area into Winston Heights Village. Plans for the new medium-density, mixed-use community on the northeast corner of 16th Avenue N.E. in the Winston Heights-Mountview community show ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sun, 26 Apr 2020 21:54:01 +0000

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - New communities in Calgary NE

Home to a broad selection of communities focused on nature and quality of life, the ?new northeast? offers an accessible location, convenient amenities and plenty of green space. Here are a few new communities that are capturing attention in northeast Calgary. Cityscape Launched in 2013, Cityscape?s location south of Country Hills Boulevard N.E. and east of Métis Trail gives residents easy access to the airport, as well as several major routes in and out of the city. The community features a ... Full Article...
posted in Calgary housing statistics at Sat, 25 Apr 2020 22:46:43 +0000

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Hemp houses?

An Airdrie-based company is building homes out of compressed hemp chip blocks, a sustainable building material that holds huge potential for reducing carbon footprint and emissions. The idea first came to Just BioFiber Structural Solutions founder Mac Radford a few years back when he was asked to help build a ?hemp house? in Nelson, B.C. It turned out to be a very time-consuming and labour-intensive process, but the building material ? shredded industrial hemp stalks ? had obvious ...
posted in home tips at Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:11:08 +0000

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Avoiding clogged pipes

Join the I don't flush campaign and learn about how you  can keep your pipes clear and trouble-free so that you spend your time relaxing instead of dealing with a blockage. At any time of the year, many Canadians are guilty of using their sinks and toilets like garbage cans, resulting in costly damage to their homes due to pipe clogs and backups. Two of the biggest offenders are personal hygiene products (baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, floss) and fats, oils and grease (which we call ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:15:55 +0000

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - Radon in your homes?

Radon is an odourless, tasteless, colourless radioactive gas that is the byproduct of radium decay. Radium occurs naturally in soil and rock formations. Places with higher than normal radium deposits, such as Alberta and Saskatchewan, have higher radon levels. Health Canada indicates concentrations of radon gas at or in excess of 200 becquerels per cubic metre are unhealthy, unsafe, and are considered . Radon is typically drawn up from the earth and into basements, where it can become trapped ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:35:01 +0000

Monday, April 20, 2020 - Valley Ridge and Crestmont in Calgary

Situated among some of Calgary?s most picturesque landscapes, the adjacent communities of Valley Ridge and Crestmont ? both originally developed in the 1990s ? offer homeowners access to plenty of nature and established amenities, along with some compelling views. ?Valley Ridge is a charming community that is over 50 per cent green space that includes amazing wildlife, hiking trails, bike paths, the Bow River and the Valley Ridge Golf and Country Club,? said  a longtime community resident. ?My ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:50:45 +0000

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - Greenwich in Calgary NW

Calgary?s western edge along the Trans-Canada Highway is taking on an ultra-urban vibe as the development of Greenwich, inspired by its Manhattan namesake, revitalizes the area. A master-planned community from Melcor Developments, the urban village is a nostalgic mix of residential brownstones, recreation, retail and office space. It also has one major attraction that its New York counterpart lacks ? easy access to the mountains. ?We?re only 18 minutes from downtown Calgary and less than a ...
posted in Community info at Sun, 19 Apr 2020 17:47:13 +0000

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - Top considerations for a home gym

With self isolation in full swing it?s as good a time as any to start making positive lifestyle changes and more health-conscious choices. It?s a time when well-intentioned people flood the nearest gym, fully intending to commit to a healthier routine year-round, only to abandon their fitness goals by Easter. What better way to kick your fitness regime into high gear than from the comfort of your home? With an at-home gym, you never have to pack a bag, there?s no need to account for travel time ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Sat, 18 Apr 2020 21:40:41 +0000

Friday, April 17, 2020 - Buying an Older House? Here's What Unexpected Repairs Might Cost You

You found your dream century home and your conditional offer has been accepted. But after receiving your home inspector?s report, it turns out your charming Victorian cottage needs more than a fresh coat of paint. While this doesn?t mean you need to back out of the deal, it?s important to know you can always head back to the negotiating table. Your REALTOR® is a great resource for knowing the repairs you might be in for?and what they could cost you?before buying an older property. ?Disposable? ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 17 Apr 2020 15:38:26 +0000

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10 most expensive Calgary SW Communities

These are the 10 most expensive Calgary communities in the southwest quadrant, based on year-to-date (YTD) residential average sale price. 1. Bel Aire Established: 1960 Population: 390 Dwellings: 159 Median pre-tax household income: $401,839 New listings (YTD): 20 Number of residential sales (YTD): 4 Residential average sale price (YTD): $2,000,000 Residential benchmark price (YTD): N/A 2. Britannia Established: 1956 Population: 690 Dwellings: 313 Median pre-tax household income: $268,603 New ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 16 Apr 2020 18:34:58 +0000

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - Residents rejoice as SW BRT is completed

It has been quite a ride for some of those affected by the construction of the Southwest Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), so the project?s completion comes as good news for more than just riders. The project ? one of four additions to Calgary?s transit system ? includes new BRT stations throughout the route and the addition of bus-only travel lanes on 14 Street S.W. between Southland Drive and 75 Avenue S.W. ?The impetus for the entire MAX BRT initiative was to create a network of rapid transit buses ... Full Article...
posted in Calgary housing statistics at Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:45:19 +0000

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - Winter vacation properties to fit your budget

If you thought owning a winter recreation property was out of reach, think again. While a RE/MAX survey last winter of western Canadians found that 67 per cent believed they couldn?t afford to purchase a ski resort property, that doesn?t align with the actual situation. ?In reality, the story is very different, with multiple ski resorts in Western Canada boasting affordable prices, making them attractive investments for both local and foreign buyers,? said the executive vice-president of RE/MAX ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Tue, 14 Apr 2020 16:28:49 +0000

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5 things to consider when buying a ski vacation condo

A ski-vacation condo can be a great place for holidays with family and friends, with the added benefit of generating rental income when you?re away. Luckily, ski resorts and mountain towns in B.C. are not subject to vacancy or speculation taxes that have started to emerge in that province, and even buying at a U.S. ski resort is possible with financing through your Canadian bank. Here are five questions to consider when buying a ski-vacation condo: Where should you buy? ?There?s a magic ...
posted in Community info at Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:17:23 +0000

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - Alberta's recreational property attractive for buyers

Alberta?s recreational property market will likely be soft this winter, creating opportunities for prospective buyers. Elton Ash, regional vice-president for RE/MAX Western Canada, says older buyers have been the recreational market?s strength for years, but millennials are growing in purchase numbers. RE/MAX?s 2019 national recreational property survey shows 40 per cent of all Canadians, and 56 per cent of millennials, are in the market for a recreational property ? whether it?s for family ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:10 +0000

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Currie: A new community in the inner City

Public art installations, plenty of green space, beautiful architecture and thoughtful urban planning that retains the site?s heritage all come together to form a heady mix in Currie. The recently rebranded community, formerly known as Currie Barracks, is the third and final Canadian Forces Base Calgary site under redevelopment by Canada Lands Company. It follows in the footsteps of its successful sister communities, Garrison Woods and Garrison Green. ?There are several key attributes that make ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Wed, 08 Apr 2020 23:15:17 +0000

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - Value in Mountain view

Proximity to Calgary, affordable home prices and a variety of nearby amenities are making two towns in Mountain View County enticing options for house hunters willing to commute. At about 40 minutes and 30 minutes from Calgary, respectively, Didsbury and Carstairs have helped some homebuyers balance a job in the city with the benefits of rural life. ?There are a lot of commuters (in Didsbury),?  ?At 6 a.m., if you park by the main drag out of town, you?ll see car after car heading out, going to ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:12:03 +0000

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - March statistics

  Media release: COVID-19 weighing on housing market City of Calgary, April 1, 2020 ? After a strong start to 2020, economic conditions have dramatically changed, as COVID-19 is impacting all aspects of society. The economic impact is starting to be felt across many industries. This includes the housing market. March sales activity started the month strong, but quickly changed, as concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 brought about social distancing measures. This had a heavy impact on ...
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