Calgary Real Estate Blog

20, 103 Fairways DR NW   

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If you’re looking for a quiet place to call home and enjoy big city life without the actual big city then  may be just what you’re looking for. Not that Airdrie isn’t a city, it is, incorporated as such back in 1985, but it is a city that prides itself on its small town feel and welcoming people. Fairways itself is a little community that is close to the downtown and boasts not only single family homes but also apartments, condos and townhomes as well. The best feature of the community however may be that Fairways is built close to and sometimes adjoining the Woodside Golf

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Spring is just around the corner and it's that time again when homeowners start thinking about renovations. While it is easy to find contractors via the internet, newspaper advertisements and community flyers you need to ensure that you are picking the right one!

Don't become another horror story where owners are duped into big lump sump deposits prior to the job taking place or not having the right contract in place. The City of Calgary can help you verify if the contractor you are considering hiring holds a valid City business licence. All you need to do is call the 311 hotline and provide them with the business name, owner's name and business address and phone number.

Those that are unable to be verified are investigated by Business Licence

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Coyotes in Calgary Parks 

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“If you build it they will come” may have worked for Kevin Costner’s character in the movie Field of Dreams. He built a baseball diamond and all the greats of the game came to play. If you build it, however on the natural habitat of animals, with “it” being houses, condominiums, high rises, shopping centers, roads and sidewalks where do the animals go? Well, in increasing numbers, they are co-existing in our cities.

Calgary wasn’t always the size it is now. Urban sprawl, new communities and the constant pushing of the city’s boundaries have made the city a massive one. It’s great for those looking for a new property in a trendy new area, but not so much for the animals that once made

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What happens when the labour market improves? When there are more people working, improving job growth and people who feel more financially stable it has positive effects for the real estate markets, so it is no surprise that the April stats from the Calgary Real Estate Board bring good news to buyers and sellers alike. Spring is historically a great time to buy and sell a property, and it seems that this year, the spring market is in good shape and experts are thanking a more balanced detached home sector.

Overall in April sales were up and inventory levels went down which means that the months of supply of properties on hand has calmed somewhat from the elevated levels that we saw not that long ago. The one place where inventory continues to

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Colorado has done it and now Canada has plans to make marijuana legal across the country. While it won’t all be figured out until next year, people are already wondering what this will mean in terms of their jobs, their health and the economy, and that includes the real estate market.

Marijuana has been shown to either cure or drastically decrease the symptoms of things like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, multiple Sclerosis and ADHD. It helps to control nausea from chemotherapy, helps with nerve pain, seizure disorders, the effects of Crohn’s Disease and many other ailments. It works by enhancing a body’s natural chemical makeup and in turn making that body work more efficiently in fighting the disease and/or pain.

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If you didn’t make it to the Calgary Home Show back in March or if you did but are still looking for more inspiration, you’re in luck as next weekend it’s the Airdrie Home and Lifestyle Show’s time to shine. The show is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and will have over 200 exhibitors making it the largest lifestyle consumer event in the city of Airdrie and Rocky View County.

The event is held at Genesis Place on Saturday April 29th from 9-5pm, and Sunday April 30th from 10-4pm. There is ample free parking both at Genesis Place and the adjoining arena and admission is only $5 per person (those under 12 are free). Your admission gets you qualified for the door prize draw with prizes including a $1000 worth of gift cards

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Ever wonder what months account for the most activity on the Calgary Real Estate Market? Be it the nicer weather or any of a number of other reasons, the middle half of the year—April through September--are the prime months to move and for a typical year, that means 60% of housing sales. This is good news if you are looking to get into the market, or have a home currently on the market as March, well, marched us into Spring and gave the city a balanced detached market for the first time in a long time.

With the first quarter of the year already in the books it seems the market is headed in the right direction. Sales were 10% lower than this time in 2016, but when compared to the average inventory of last year, something that went down in March 2017, we

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Location, location, location is the first thing many buyers think of when looking for a new home. It’s also a catchphrase that has become synonymous with real estate agents as they strive to find the perfect location for each of those buyers.

Synergy is defined as the increased effectiveness that you get when two or more elements work together. When you put location, location, location together with synergy then, you get Synergy of Sky Pointe, a new condo development in northeast of the city of Calgary and located in the community of Skyview Ranch. It has location down as it’s located at Skyview Ranch Street and Skyview Ranch Drive in the NE and to go one step further, it also has

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February may be a short month, but that didn’t stop people from buying and selling homes. In fact, the month ended with some optimism as the market continues to show signs of recovery. There were 1,342 properties sold in Calgary last month which is a 19% increase from February of 2016. While the experts are hopeful that the upward trend continues they caution that last year’s market was one of the weakest on record so while it is improving, it still has a way to go.

Both the apartment and the attached part of the market showed better sales numbers in February, with the apartment sector still seeing elevated inventory levels as well. The downward price pressure also stayed with the apartment sector through February. The attached home sector saw

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Britannia, Mount Royal, Bel Aire & Mayfair, Eagle Ridge, Roxboro. These are just some of Calgary’s richest communities; places where you can find multi-million dollar homes, estates and some of the most beautiful properties in the city. Well, that was what used to be the case, as more and more luxury homes-- those priced over One Million Dollars--are popping up in other communities around the city as well.

Luxury homes can take any shape and style. There are the ones with the old world charm with lots of wood and warm touches throughout, the ones with the ultra-modern architecture and the crisp clean minimalist lines and the ones that have let the owner’s imagination go wild because if you have the money, the sky really is the limit to what you can

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