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By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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  In November or December Marda Loop, South Calgary, Altadore, and Garrison Woods will be enjoying the installation of a New Gateway Feature! Calgary Transit has finally agreed to fund the installation of this (first) structure – which will be on the east side of 33 Avenue and Crowchild Trail SW....

By Spencer Caldwell
(Gentry Real Estate Group)
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I'm Spencer Caldwell of Gentry Realty, a real estate brokerage based in Arizona. You may already be familiar with a few of my partners who blog here. Last June I made another trip to Calgary, Canada and made an appearance on City TV. I was able to share a few Arizona real estate investment oppor...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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On Aug 24, I had the race of my dreams ... taking 28 minutes of my best time, qualifying for the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, and finishing 3rd in my age group. About 10 months ago ... I booked my Kona accommodations from Oct 2-17 ... for WHEN I qualify for the World Championships on ...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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Strong Buyer's Market Continues The Calgary real estate market remains in territory that I think is best described as a "very much a buyer's market" according to the July 2008 MLS stats. Total Calgary Metro listings at the end of July was 9217, and properties sold was 1848, yielding an overall Ab...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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Below is my weekly market stats update. I call your attention to a growing gap between the condo and house markets (see the second chart and the red arrrow). If this trend continues I'll write in detail about it in next month's Monthly Market Report (in about 2 weeks). In the meantime... my advic...

By Justin Havre
(CIR Realty)
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A new Calgary real estate website has been launched for Calgary and Surrounding communities. I am excited to announce that Calgary Home Owners can now instantly price their home online in a matter of minutes, 24 hrs a day. www.CalgaryPropertyValues.ca has special software that allows users to com...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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Thinking of doing some renovations on your Calgary area home, but concerned about the horror stories you have seen and heard, such as on "Holmes on Homes", the popular HGTV show? The Calgary Region Home Builders Association (CRHBA) , part of the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) may have ...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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For the "live" version of this report with interactive graphs click here. July 12, 2008 Current Listings Sold in Last 30 Days Absorption Rate (?) Single family (SF) Houses 6505 1476 4.41 Condos 3075 567 5.42 Combined (SF and Condos) 9580 2043 4.69 What is Absorption Rate? Click here for an explan...

By Yvonne Laanstra
(My Spectrum Interiors)
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As a professional stager I spent a lot of time networking and advertising my business, talking to home sellers and Realtors. I am always curious to hear their stories as to why they decide to stage their vacant listing or not. It makes me understand my target market better and focus my activities...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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The Calgary real estate market has moved toward a more balanced state after 4 months of sliding farther into a buyers market, according to the MLS stats for June 2008. The overall Absorption Rate stands at 5.11 at the end of June, with Condos lagging behind at 5.89 and Single Family Houses (SF) l...

By Patrick (Pat) Dardis
(RE/MAX Fort McMurray)
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2008 First Quarter Average Canadian Home Prices Region  Detached Bungalows Standard Two Storey Standard Condominium  Q1 2008 Average Q1 2007 Average Bungalow % Change Q1 2008 Average Q1 2007 Average 2 Storey % Change Q1 2008 Average Q1 2007 Average Condo % Change Halifax $207,333 $190,000 9.1%  ...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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The June 2008 edition of CMHC’s “Housing Now” report for Calgary and area was issued on Sunday. June 2008 Housing Now - http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/odpub/esub/64167/64167_2008_M06.pdf We have reached a new record of multi-family (apartment condos, townhouses and semi-attached homes) homes under co...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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Here is the weekly market update for Calgary. The deviation between condos and houses continues. If you look at Houses-only things are looking somewhat rosey with the Absorption Rate moving rapidly in the direction of a balanced market. But condos, which are one third of the market in the city of...

By Justin Havre
(CIR Realty)
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5 Ways to Make Your House Sellable. Since it is a buyer's real estate market in Calgary and with over 15,000 active listings, sellers need to make the 1st impression count and here are 5 simple ways to make your house sellable. Remember when you found your current home? You walked in and got the ...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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It looks like the trend to a more balanced market continues. Solds are up and inventories are coming down. You can say you heard it here first - 2 weeks before you will read about it in the Herald. June 21, 2008 Current Listings Sold in Last 30 Days Absorption Rate (?) Single family (SF) Houses 7...

By Bryon Howard
(Remax House of Real Estate)
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Amazing days in Calgary ... I love the light in the sky this time of year.    Schools out ... or nearly out ... and Stampede is coming. Oh yea! I'm having a SUMMER SOLSTICE SALE! Effective this evening, the following properties have been drastically reduced in Price ... and are amoung the best va...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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I love this website: http://calgaryrealestatemarketblog.wordpress.com/ He has some really cool examinations and opinions on real estate trends in Alberta. If you have an interest in the finer points of real estate market trends then I think you will find it very interesting. I think it is the bes...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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  It's been announced that Jaume Plensa, arguably the world's most renowned living public sculpture artist has been chosen to create a work for the Encana Bow Tower currently under construction on 6 Ave downtown. The tower will be the tallest building in western Canada when it is complete.  The f...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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An interesting little article in the Herald today. The Stampede is proposing an extnsion of 17 Ave across the LRT tracks into the road system of the Stampede grounds. Full article: http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=f35bea4f-df2c-4a64-a498-50a5c567ea25 I could see that eventua...

By Andrew Kyle, Calgary Condo Realtor
(Royal LePage Foothills)
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CMHC published their Spring 2008 Rental Market Report on June 5. The overall vacancy rate in Calgary in April 2008 is 2.0%, compared to 0.5% in April 2007.  The breakdown: Bachelor: 2.6% 1-Bedroom: 1.8% 2-bedroom: 2.2%   Average rents April 2007: bachelor:$608  1-bedroom:$848  2-bedroom:$1008  3+...

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