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July 23, 2012 | CREBNow

Test Your Knowledge

Calgary has always been a city of vast progress and growth. When fire engulfed much of the city's core — comprised of primarily wooden structures — in 1886, City Council decided sandstone would be used as a safer building material and the "Sandstone City" was born.


July 23, 2012 | CREBNow

Lougheed House

Surrounded by skyscrapers and apartments, Calgary's Lougheed House was once separated from downtown by prairie grasslands in an area known simply as "South of the Tracks".

"At the time it was built in 1891, the population of Calgary was 4,000 people and this palace . . . was then out on the prairie, people thought (James Lougheed) was crazy," said Blane Hogue, executive director, Lougheed House.

July 23, 2012 | CREBNow

Thorpe House

When Bernt Thorpe built the family home in Calgary's Eau Claire district in 1886, it's highly unlikely he ever entertained the thought that 126 later, his home would rest in Heritage Park Historical Village visited by thousands every year.

"The Thorpe house was chosen to represent the lifestyle of a moderately well off early Calgary family," said Barb Munro, communications specialist, Heritage Park Historical Village. "It's important to have a building like the Thorpe house on display at Heritage park to provide a glimpse into our past.

July 23, 2012 | Cody Stuart

Building Permits Up in Calgary

Building permit values for Calgary are on par for the third best overall year in the city.

The estimated construction value of building permit applications in Calgary for the month of June 2012 was $355 million, a decrease of 15 per cent compared to June 2011, bringing the year-to-date total to $2.49 billion.

July 20, 2012 | CREBNow

Gateways to Kananaskis

Located on scenic Highway 22, the communities of Redwood Meadows and Bragg Creek offer scenic living and adventures only 30 minutes away from Calgary.

Redwood Meadows is a planned community developed by the Tsuu T'ina Nation in the late 1970s. The area earned its name after a grass fire in the 1940s after which Elders of the Tsuu T'ina Nation, noticing regrowth of poplar and spruce trees had a reddish colour to them, dubbed the area Redwood Yard.

July 20, 2012 | CREBNow

Calgary's McKenzies

Located in Calgary's southeast and a quick 20-minute drive from downtown, the communities of McKenzie Towne and McKenzie Lake have a little something for everyone.

McKenzie Towne

The younger of the two communities and located east of Deerfoot Trail, development on McKenzie Lake began in 1995. Divided into four sub-communities:

July 19, 2012 | CREBNow

Surrounding Sales Soar


July 18, 2012 | Cody Stuart

Alberta Housing Market to 'Buck National Trend'

With many economic prognosticators predicting doom and gloom for housing markets in Vancouver and Toronto, a report from TD Economics suggests the prairie provinces, namely Alberta and Saskatchewan, could see their housing markets continue to gain momentum.

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July 17, 2012 | Cody Stuart

You Can Always Go Downtown

Centre City gets a passing grade from Calgarians

In a perception survey undertaken by the City of Calgary, 86 per cent of Calgarians feel the Centre City has improved or stayed the same over the last 12 months.

July 12, 2012 | CREBNow

Where All The Lights Are Bright

Report tags Uptown 17th Avenue with highest retail rents in Calgary

Colliers International has dubbed Calgary's Uptown 17th Avenue the city's most expensive street to rent on.

The commercial real estate company took a look at top retail corridors around the world including New York's Fifth Avenue, Hong Kong's Queen's Road Central, London's Old Bond Street and the Champs-Elysées in Paris in a Global Retail Streets survey.

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