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June 28, 2012 | CREBNow

Devonian Gardens Reopen

The Koi fish are happy to be in their Devonian Gardens home.

Yesterday was the reopening of the Devonian Gardens in The Core Downtown. After 4 years the newly renovated indoor park was welcomed back into downtown culture with much fanfare including Mayor Nenshi, Alderman Druh Farrell, Alderman John Mar and Ann Charlton, Director of Parks. At yesterday's vine cutting there were a lot of news outlets but many more people enjoying their lunch, a welcome sight to the indoor oasis.
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June 28, 2012 | CREBNow

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June 27, 2012 | CREBNow

CREB Charitable Foundation 25 for 25

Nominated by CREB member Ann McCracken, the Haysboro Elementary School will have plenty of great soil and a plethora of seeds to plant in their new Dream Catcher Garden.

As part of the CREB Charitable Foundation's efforts to build a better community amongst its members, the 25 for 25 program has handed out another $25,000 dollar cheque. This time the Haysboro School is the fortunate recipient of this grant. The money will go to their Dream Catcher Garden, a projects with a vision to teach students about horticulture and nutrition with an overall goal of deepening a respect for ourselves and for nature.
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June 27, 2012 | CREBNow

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June 26, 2012 | CREBNow

Morning News Rundown

What has happened in the last 24 hours in Real Estate news? Here is the Morning News Rundown for Calgary, Alberta, Canada, North America and the World:

June 25, 2012 | CREBNow

Realtor Safety

Knowledge is power when it comes to REALTOR® safety. Kerry Suave, security expert and director of StreetSense Safety and Security Inc., could not agree more, especially in a career where everyday duties present risks.

"REALTORS® have a potentially dangerous job. They often work alone, meet strangers in empty homes and commercial buildings, and travel with strangers in their vehicles," he said.

Despite potential dangers, Suave says REALTORS® and the general public can incorporate simple practices into their lives to dramatically reduce risk.

"Our instincts are very good at acting as an early warning system for the body, but we often choose to ignore them, or downplay what they are telling us," says Suave.

June 25, 2012 | CREBNow

Morning News Rundown

What made headlines in Real Estate over the weekend? The Morning Rundown will give you a quick look at some of the top stories for Calgary, Alberta, Canada and North America. This weekend's top stories:

June 22, 2012 | Cody Stuart

4th Time is a Charm?

The 5 W's of the recent federal government announcement by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. A quick source guide to what this means and how it will affect you as a REALTOR and as a homebuyer.

Who>> Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced that the new rules are expected to affect less than 5% of new homebuyers.

June 22, 2012 | Cody Stuart

More House for Your Money

With confidence in Calgary's real estate market growing by the week, the city's luxury market is no exception.

Year-to-date, 242 Calgary homes priced at $1 million or more have been sold, compared to 195 during the same period last year. Those numbers come during a time that saw MLS® sales in the city increase by 123 per cent, rising from 1,068 in January to 2,385 in May.

During the month of May alone, 81 homes priced $1 million or more were sold, setting a new all-time monthly record for the city. The previous high came in July of 2007, when 61 homes priced $1 million changed hands.

June 20, 2012 | CREBNow

Stampede Rotary Dream Home

The Stampede Lotteries have been a staple of the Stampede grounds since 1950, the very first prize offered, a new car. In the last 10 years alone the five not-for-profit organizations involved have been able to contribute over $22 million to local Alberta charities. The centennial year of the Stampede includes more than $1.2 million in prizes, including truck, boats, luxury vacations and of course the Dream Home.

The 2012 Stampede Rotary Dream Home is ready for its lucky new owner. The Homes by Avi home, their 17th consecutive build for Stampede Lotteries since 1995, will be situated in the Southeast community of Walden.

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