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June marks the beginning of summer, the end of another school year and the half way point in the year. While it may be a bit of a shock to the system to realize that 2017 is already half over, those that crunch the numbers for the Calgary real estate markets take this opportunity to compare the first half of the year with that of last year and make predictions as to the state of the markets going forward.

In Airdrie for example, the total sales for the first half of the year were 703, and that is similar to last year. Total inventory of properties averaged 340 for January-June of 2017 which is

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Established as a community back in 1973 Queensland isn’t what you’d define as a ‘new’ place to call home and isn’t filled with all the bells and whistles that new communities tend to come with nowadays. Instead, it is nestled in the southeast of the city of Calgary and is bordered on the east by the Bow River and Fish Creek Provincial Park. The natural beauty of the area coupled with the proximity to the park and river itself make it a wonderful area to enjoy nature in the city.

Fish Creek Provincial Park is the second largest urban park in the country and one of the largest in all of North America.

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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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