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Thursday, July 14, 2011 - The 10 Most Expensive Houses for Sale in Calgary

For all you out-of-town Stampede visitors looking for new digs, here's a survey of the 10 priciest houses for sale in Calgary, according to MLS. Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Gallery+most+expensive+houses+sale+Calgary/5097516/story.html#ixzz1S65l7n1d

posted in AROUND CALGARY at Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:22:20 -0600



Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - Stampede Ticket Buyers are to Dream

Stampede ticket buyers are to DreamHomes by Avi unveils latest Stampede Rotary Dream Home Read Article

posted in FUN at Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:08:36 -0600



Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - Calgary June building permits increase

Calgary June Building Permits Increase Previously-stalled project re-started Photograph by: Gavin Young, Calgary Herald CALGARY ? The estimated construction value of building permit applications in the city for June hit $420 million, up 21 per cent compared with June 2010?s $346 million. But according to the City of Calgary that was down one per cent compared with the five-year average of $426 million. Compared with the 10-year average of $358 million, it was up 17 per cent....... Read more: ... Full Article...

posted in IN THE NEWS at Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:02:10 -0600



Thursday, July 7, 2011 - YYC's Best Eats

Looking for Calgary's Greatest Foodie Review? One of Calgary's top Food Blogs is a must to check out! Check out YYC's Best Eats Let me know what you think.... Enjoy!

posted in FUN at Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:04:41 -0600



Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - Summer Festivals in Calgary

With this great weather we've been having, I took a few minutes to see what festivals we can look forward to this summer. Such a great way to experience different cultures and fun in the city!Check out this great website I found Calgary Culture. Sun and Salsa Festival in Kensington is always on my list to attend!! Enjoy!

posted in FUN at Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:08:57 -0600



Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - Stampede Just Around the Corner

With the Stampede just around the corner the city is getting ready party for 10 fun filled days!  Here is the link for the Calgary Stampede Website, it will come in handy helping you plan your events.   Have fun this year!!!

posted in AROUND CALGARY at Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:29:13 -0600



Monday, July 4, 2011 - CONDO AND HOME SALES FIND THEIR FOOTING

CONDO AND HOME SALES FIND THEIR FOOTING First year-over-year increase in monthly condominium sales since April 2010 Calgary, July 4, 2011 ? According to figures released today by CREB® (Calgary Real Estate Board), residential sales surged in the month of June 2011 to 1,979 units. While this indicates a third more sales than June 2010, the year-to date increase proved a moderate 2 per cent. Strong monthly increases does not imply a housing boom, as it is important to put into perspective that ... Full Article...

posted in CALGARY HOUSING MARKET STATISTICS at Mon, 04 Jul 2011 12:50:35 -0600



Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - Calgary's Downtown Office Vacancy Rate Set to Balloon

Calgary?s Downtown Office Vacancy Rate Set to BalloonReport says Bow tower completion will open new spaceBy Mario Toneguzzi June 29, 2011 11:13 AM Photograph by: Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald CALGARY ? Calgary?s downtown office vacancy rate is forecast to balloon by the end of the year when the Bow tower, and its 1.8 million square feet, is added to the inventory, says a report released Wednesday by Base10 Capital Advisors. The ABCs of Commercial Real Estate ? a Bearish Outlook for Downtown ...

posted in IN THE NEWS at Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:54:05 -0600



Monday, June 27, 2011 - Calgary Celebrates Canada Day July 1st 2011

Wondering what is going on around Calgary this year for Canada Day? Take a look at what the City of Calgary has planned this year. You can always celebrate Canada's 144th birthday the old fashioned way at Heritage Park!  Whatever your plans are this year, hope these links will give you some ideas, be safe, and have fun!!   If you like what you find on this site, click the icons on right hand side of this screen and follow us on facebook and twitter.

posted in FUN at Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:47:36 -0600



Monday, June 27, 2011 - Three-building condo project planned for southeast Calgary

Three-building Condo Project Planned for Southeast CalgaryThe Gala in Applewood to comprise 386 units Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/real-estate/Three+building+condo+project+planned+southeast+Calgary/4992759/story.html

posted in AROUND CALGARY at Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:35:18 -0600



Friday, June 24, 2011 - S'mores Bars - Recipe

S'mores Bars Couldn't resist posting this one.....Let me know what you think! Preparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 12 minutesYield: 16 Ingredientswhole graham crackers (about 14)3/4 cup unsalted butter2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed1/2 cup 2% milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks3 cups mini marshmallows Directions1.Preheat oven to 350 °F and grease a 9-inch square pan. Line pan with parchment paper so that paper hangs over ... Full Article...

posted in FUN at Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:37:20 -0600



Friday, June 24, 2011 - Cigarette Smoke Can Eliminate Buyers

Cigarette Smoke Can Eliminate Buyers My job is to help sellers get the most money for their home, I hope this article will help a future seller. Every Realtor has come across this situation. A wonderful home that your about to list, you walk in the front door and into a wall of cigarette smoke. For the sensitive ones, your eyes start to water and your nose starts to sting, and it continues until you leave and breath in the fresh air.  All the feedback you get from other Realtors about the home ... Full Article...

posted in General at Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:01:17 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5 Key Trends Likely to Shape the World of Work in Coming Years

Interesting article I found, what the work force might look like in a few years from now.  Take a look! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/time-to-lead-archives/five-key-trends-likely-to-shape-the-world-of-work-in-coming-years/article2067108/?from=2070773

posted in General at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:09:15 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - Job Seekers Heading Back to Alberta

Job Seekers Heading Back to Alberta June 22, 2011 - Janet McFarland Job seekers are flooding back to Alberta after a two-year lull, lured by a resurgence in the oil patch and growing hiring demands. Alberta saw a net inflow of 5,300 people from other provinces in the first quarter of 2011 -- its highest rate of interprovincial migration since the first quarter of 2006, according to Statistics Canada preliminary population data reported Wednesday. The province saw steady inflows of workers from ... Full Article...

posted in IN THE NEWS at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:32:40 -0600



Thursday, June 9, 2011 - Alberta's Average Rent Highest in Canada

CALGARY ? Alberta has the highest average monthly rental rate in the country and the Calgary region is among the highest in Canada of major centres, according to a survey released Thursday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. The agency in its Rental Market Survey said provincially the highest average monthly rent for a two-bedroom unit in new and existing structures in April was Alberta?s $1,029 followed by British Columbia ($1,015) and Ontario ($980). Alberta?s average was up slightly from ... Full Article...

posted in IN THE NEWS at Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:41:28 -0600



Monday, June 6, 2011 - INNER CITY HOUSING MARKET LEADS IN SALES

INNER CITY HOUSING MARKET LEADS IN SALESBuyers find value in inner city communities Calgary, June 1, 2011 ? According to figures released today by CREB® (Calgary Real Estate Board), year-to-date residential sales in the inner city grew nearly 4 per cent, outperforming the city wide average. City of Calgary residential sales totaled 1,816 in May 2011, a 2 per cent increase in volume over May 2010. However, slower early spring sales resulted in the overall year-to-date sales being 3 per cent ...

posted in CALGARY HOUSING MARKET STATISTICS at Mon, 06 Jun 2011 11:37:31 -0600



Thursday, May 19, 2011 - Calgary Luxury Home Sales Balloon

Calgary luxury home sales balloon, Up 51% this year Statistics show that 145 homes have sold from more than $1 million year-to-date until the end of April, a 51 per cent hike from the 96 sold for the same period in 2010. See the article below for more details. http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Calgary+luxury+home+sales+balloon/4802468/story.html

posted in IN THE NEWS at Thu, 19 May 2011 13:59:12 -0600



Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - Home inspection regulation protects Alberta homebuyers

New Regulations Will Help Protect Alberta Home Buyers! Take a look at this article. Home buyers deserve the highest standards when purchasing a home, and now the Alberta Government is helping to provide that! http://alberta.ca/home/NewsFrame.cfm?ReleaseID=/acn/201105/30398E54ACD32-D2FE-E300-6C6E9C6A37708D50.html

posted in IN THE NEWS at Wed, 18 May 2011 11:22:38 -0600



Thursday, April 21, 2011 - City Councel Reaches Deal with Developers

Calgary builders to pass development levy of $16,000 per house onto the consumer.Take a look at the article below. http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110420/CGY_development_debate_110420/20110420/?hub=CalgaryHome

posted in AROUND CALGARY at Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:52:19 -0600



Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - How to Increase the Resale Value of your Home

How to increase the Resale Value of your Home Take a look at this great article. Very practical and simple steps to get the best value out of your home.  http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/how-to-increase-the-resale-value-of-your-home-2476316/

posted in General at Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:21:03 -0600



Tuesday, March 15, 2011 -

10 Tips for Turning a First Home Into an Income Property By: Amber Dowling (Lifestyle - HGTV Canada) For the past ten years, Scott McGillivray, a 30-year-old real estate entrepreneur, has made a living by transforming houses into income properties. The 30-year-old currently manages 18 properties with over 100 tenants, and now he's coming to HGTV to help a "house poor" generation create legal income suites and help offset their rising mortgage payments. Whether it's a 100-year-old Victorian ...

posted in General at Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:00:23 -0600



Monday, March 7, 2011 - Paul Brandt's New Build it Forward

Keller Williams Realty South Volunteersfor Paul Brandt's Build it Forward Program. Tomorrow I will be volunteering my time to help such a great cause.  Check out the article below: http://samaritanmag.com/paul-brandts-new-build-it-forward-tv-show-still-needs-sponsors-volunteers

posted in General at Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:45:14 -0700



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