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June 2015

Found 14 blog entries for June 2015.

One of the Most Family Friendly Communities in Calgary


Originally named New Discovery, the beautiful community of Discovery Ridge was established on a piece of real estate formerly referred to as Jackson's Valley, located west of 69th Street S.W and south of Glenmore Trail, in the southwest quadrant of Calgary. Discovery Ridge - Calgary Lifestyle CommunityThis lifestyle community is surrounded with natural areas – from the original trees and open space retained by the developers to the nearby Griffith Woods Park, a City of Calgary designated Special Protection Natural Environment Park with the Elbow River winding through it.

Discovery Ridge is a mid-sized community with a population of only 4,462 people and 1,195 families. It offers a unique and serene style of living within the city limits.

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How Do Calgary House Prices Compare to Other Cities?


Calgary has always been one of the best places in Canada for people to live and work. For three consecutive years, Calgary ranked as the fifth best city to live in the whole world, according to a survey by The Economist. In fact, in the April 2015 issue of MoneySense, Calgary was ranked the #2 city in Canada to buy real estate based on value, momentum, economic strength and rental income potential.
But is Calgary real estate still affordable?Is Calgary Real Estate Still Affordable?

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) recently issued their latest Housing Trends & Affordability report for major cities across Canada showing the percentage of pre-tax income required to acquire a home. Cities with a lower value had better affordability than

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Calgary Stampede History

To celebrate the culture and romance of the vanishing “Old West”, a successful trick roper and performer named Guy Weadick organized a world-class rodeo competition more than a century ago. He named this event “Stampede” and found support from the Big Four - the most successful ranchers of Southern Alberta: Pat Burns, A.J. McLean, George Lane and A.E. Cross.

First Calgary Stampede in 1912.Launched in September of 1912, the first Calgary Stampede featured bronc and roping events, with participants from all of the North American West. It was a successful event. However, the outbreak of the first World War and the economic depression initially prevented the Calgary Stampede from becoming an annual event. But then, Weadick was called back to Calgary in 1919

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Calgary Interior Designs, Dream Kitchens & Home Decor Ideas


Most people consider the kitchen as the heart of a home. It occupies a special place in some of the best Calgary homes, adding unique and special features. Beautiful Calgary custom kitchens are appealing to all home buyers.

In the today's market, some of the most beautiful kitchens were found in the Calgary communities of Aspen Woods, Altadore, Renfrew, Elbow Park, Royal Oak, Country Hills, and the rural Calgary real estate areas of Watermark, Pinnacle Ridge, Drake Landing and Bragg Creek. 

Here's how the top 10 Calgary homes for sale with beautiful kitchens rank:

#10. Royal Oak – List Price: $599,000

This fabulous detached home in Royal Oak features a beautiful modern kitchen with

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Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?

Are you stressing out because it's time to sell your home? Putting your Calgary home for sale and exposing it to the market can be one of the most overwhelming experiences you will have, however, there are ways to reduce your stress and survive the experience. 

Should You Sell Your Own Home to Save a Real Estate Commission?Many sellers think "I can sell my home myself" and save money by not paying a real estate commission. This for sale by owner process is called FSBO. If you are one of those people, think again. There are many things to consider about the process like, “Do I have time to be around for every showing? Do I really want to be the one negotiating with someone who really doesn’t want to pay my asking price?" How will you feel when you hear a comment like, “What

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The most expensive Calgary acreage home sold in May 2015 was in the sought after community of Elbow Valley Estates, priced at $1,990,000. The most expensive homes on Calgary acreages and other rural Calgary real estate communities in May were: Elbow River Estates, Watermark, Blueridge Estates, Rural Foothills M.D., Springbank, Heritage Pointe, Bearspaw Country Estates and Church Ranches.

Here's how the most expensive homes on acreages for sale near Calgary ranked:

 

#10. Elbow River Estates - Sale Price: $1,500,000

Nestled on an expansive 4.04-acre land in Elbow River Estates, this remarkable acreage home offers 3,750 sq. ft. of living space. This ideal piece of rural Calgary real estate is located in an idyllic spot amid trees and greens. It

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The most expensive attached homes sold in May 2015 were in the Calgary communities of West Hillhurst, Altadore, Hillhurst, Lower Mount Royal and Mount Pleasant. From the list, the most expensive attached home sold in the SW community of Altadore, at the price of $1,260,000.

 

Here's how the most expensive attached homes ranked:


#10. West Hillhurst - Sale Price: $953,000

Nestled on a convenient location in desirable West Hillhurst, this remarkable Calgary attached home designed by John Haddon, offers 2,168 sq. ft. of living space above ground. It features an open plan concept at the main floor, an abundance of natural light and space throughout, with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. 
West Hillhurst Attached Home - 10 Most Expensive Calgary Attached Homes Sold in May 2015

#9. Altadore_River Park – Sale Price: $975,000 

This

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Enjoy Country Living in Willow Creek at Bearspaw!

 

43 Willow Creek Ht Bearspaw, Calgary - Bearspaw Homes for Sale

 

 Experience the best of Bearspaw real estate in this incredibly crafted luxury bungalow built in 2013 by Rancher Homes. Many exquisite details including:

  • 10' Brazilian walnut front door, wide-plank hand scraped alder hardwood floors, built-ins, plus vaulted and coffered ceilings.
  • Top of the line custom designed chef's kitchen has off-white cabinets, large island with exotic granite counters, butlers pantry, 6 burner gas stove, 2 built-in ovens and much more!
  • Spacious main floor master has 10' ceilings, incredible views, a huge dressing room and spa ensuite with custom stone walk-thru shower.
  • Basement has in-floor heat, 3 bedrooms, exercise room, stone faced wet bar and wine
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In the month of May 2015, the most expensive condos sold were comprised of Calgary downtown condos, Waterfront condos, Calgary luxury condos and inner city condos. These were in the Calgary communities of Mission, Downtown, Eau Claire, Parkdale, Victoria Park and Downtown West End. The most expensive Calgary condo sold in the SW community of Mission, for $3,769,500.

Here's how the most expensive Calgary condos ranked:

 

#10. Eau Claire - Sale Price: $583,000

Located in the prestigious community of Eau Claire, this elegant condo in the north section of Waterfront condos Calgary Tower II offers 850 sq. ft. of living space. It features an open concept design, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus great amenities and breathtaking views of

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For the month of May, the most expensive homes sold were in the Calgary communities of Parkhill, Hillhurst, West Hillhurst, Elbow Park, Altadore, The Slopes, Elboya and Rosedale. The most expensive Calgary home sold in the SW community of Parkhill, at the price of $2,925,000. 

Here's how the most expensive homes ranked: 

 

#10. Rosedale - Sale Price:  $1,737,500

This stunning John Haddon designed Calgary luxury home in vibrant Rosedale, has 4,600 sq. ft. of luxurious living space, tile, wood and stone finish. Featuring remarkable style, balanced with practical function, this impressive Calgary home has an inviting main entrance and abundance of natural light.

Rosedale Calgary - 10 Most Expensive Calgary Homes Sold in May 2015

 

#9. Hillhurst - Sale Price: $1,775,000

Located in the prestigious

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