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Aug. 03, 2012 | CREBNow

I'll Take That to Go

There's a new form of ecofriendly transit for Calgary's Inner City residents, travellers and commuters these days and it comes in a small package.

The car sharing initiative car2go, a subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation — that got its start in Austin, Texas — launched July 21, across the city 150 lowemission smart cars are available for Calgarians on the go.
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Aug. 03, 2012 | CREBNow

How To Build a Birdhouse

Depending on your style, Calgary's backyards can vary from a simplistic square of lawn to a green thumb's paradise of terraces, stones, ponds and lush beds of flowers and shrubs. Further adding character to your yard — as well as attracting the singsong crowd of Calgary's many feathered friends including House Sparrows, Black-Capped Chickadees, Red- Breasted Nuthatch and Robins — a birdhouse is a fairly quick and inexpensive do-it-yourself project.

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Aug. 03, 2012 | CREBNow

Momentum Builds

Housing starts in the Calgary Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) increased 65 per cent for the month of June 2012 compared to June 2011.

"The gain in new construction was attributed to higher starts for both single-detached and multi-family units," said a Housing Now report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
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Aug. 03, 2012 | CREBNow

Organize Your Garage

Sometimes the garage is just the place where you park your car and store random items you don't have room for in your home. But, in a few easy steps, you can transform your garage into an organized and aesthetically pleasing addition to your residence.

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Aug. 03, 2012 | CREBNow

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Aug. 02, 2012 | CREBNow

Calgary Contributes to Price Index Increase

Calgary is one of three cities attributed with contributing to the 0.3 per cent New Housing Price Index (NHPI) in May compared to April.

"The metropolitan regions of Toronto and Oshawa, and Calgary were the top contributors to the increase in May," said a report by Statistics Canada. "The impact of these regions on the overall index was slightly offset by the decrease observed in Victoria."
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Aug. 02, 2012 | Cody Stuart

Pilot Program for Pathway Safety

Calgarians will now have the ability to keep better track of their journey along some of the City's pathways in the instance they should need to call for emergency assistance.

Public Safety Communications has announced the launch of a pilot program which places pathway markers along Centre City/Bow River, the Elbow River pathways and in Fish Creek Park.
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Aug. 02, 2012 | CREBNow

Bucking the Trend

There were 1,936 residential units sold in Calgary in July representing a 21.3 per cent increase over 2011, a testament to the fact the city continues to buck national housing sale trends.

"Recent mortgage rule changes prompted much discussion of a national housing correction," said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB® economist.
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Aug. 02, 2012 | Cody Stuart

Lakes and Links

When it comes to spending weekends in the great outdoors, Canadians often head to one of two places – the lake or the golf course. With warm summer days often in short supply, both locales can be in high demand.

But what if that locale wasn't so far away? What if they were in your own backyard?
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Aug. 02, 2012 | CREBNow

Calgary Century Homes

The city's 22nd annual Historic Calgary Week is here. Along with the Calgary Stampede, the Calgary Public Library system, City of Calgary Recreation and several other Calgary attractions celebrating their centennials, century homes are being recognized.

For 2012, there are 508 homes participating in the week-long celebration. Most of these homes were built around 1912 when Calgary's first housing boom hit its peak.

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