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Oct. 10, 2019 | Andrea Cox
Residents of this northwest neighbourhood generally stay put until the kids leave the nest and it's time to downsize.
June 08, 2017 | Kathleen Renne
SHIFT promises attendees an opportunity to "Experience the Future of Calgary – the SHIFT to a resilient society and new economy and what it means for our city."
"We have a changing political landscape in Alberta and Canada that's moving to adopt climate resilience in the ways in which we build, design and manage communities and community systems, including food systems, energy systems and transportation systems," said SHIFT co-ordinator and Pathways 2 Sustainability executive director, Lisa Fox.
April 13, 2017 | CREBNow
Launched in 2007, the Waterfront development has been ten years in the making with plenty more to come
The Waterfront development, an 11-building project, has become a landmark in downtown Calgary for Vancouver-based developer Anthem.
Elva Kim, vice-president of sales and marketing for Anthem, says five buildings have been completed now with close to 630 units just east of Eau Claire Market and along the Bow River.
"It's great. It's absolutely a landmark development for Anthem, both in terms of product, timing and location," said Kim.
April 27, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Selling a home can be a complicated process and if you've never worked with a real estate expert before, you may wonder about benefits of doing so. Andrew Peck, president of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) shares his thoughts on five benefits a REALTOR® provides to home sellers. Their number one goal is to make real estate transactions as simple and easy as possible for their clients.
March 09, 2017 | Barb Livingstone
New energy savings programs set to save Albertans money
Saving money and energy in your home has just gotten a whole lot easier.
The province has announced details of energy savings programs aimed directly at all Alberta residents, whether they are homeowners, renters, or businesses.
March 09, 2017 | CREBNow
Major infrastructure and landscaping changes pave the way for Currie development
A new, major interchange is in full operation, with infrastructure built and the next stage of the massive Currie mixed-use development ready for launch.
"Last year we were focused on infrastructure. We started and completed the Flanders Avenue interchange," said Chris Elkey, senior director, real estate, Canada Lands Company (CLC), which is overseeing the project. "So that opened last fall. We had a big community event and it was a big success. It's operating. We're going to do the landscaping on it this year but for all intents and purposes it's opening and operating as it was designed to do."
Feb. 10, 2017 | Kathleen Renne
Market conditions and low dollar could entice foreign buyers to Calgary
While those in the real-estate industry agree that Calgary is not yet a top destination for international buyers, others feel optimistic that foreign buyers will want to call Calgary home.
"There is a steadily growing minority who are very interested in Calgary," said Charles Pittar, CEO of Juwai, China's largest international-property website.
"Because Calgary is a relatively small city, even if it wins just a tiny share of the buyers that have been going to other parts of North America, it would reap huge benefits."
The emphasis is on the "if."
Feb. 10, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Beyond beautification, trees provide a bevy of benefits for urban dwellers
Even before the turn of the century, early civic leaders envisioned Calgary as an urban oasis, with broad tree-lined streets connecting numerous parks. In 1894, the City of Calgary started planting trees along major boulevards in the city, beginning the effort to create an urban forest that continues today.
But aside from beautification, what's the point of an urban forest?
Feb. 10, 2017 | Marty Hope
Local company eyes future shipping container developments in Calgary
They travel across the ocean from Asia all the way to Canada and, until recently, these steel shipping containers were considered surplus.
If a local company gets its way, however, these re-purposed shipping containers could provide part of the solution to affordable and special needs housing demands in Calgary.
"We are currently looking at a couple of different projects in Calgary," said Rhys Kane, director of business development for Ladacor Advanced Modular Systems. "They would be multi-family apartments and seniors' independent-living projects of six- to eight-storeys."
Feb. 10, 2017 | CREBNow
Excess supply keeps housing prices low in Calgary's apartment sector
It's a seasoned phrase that harkens back to childhood memories of excess, but it's hard to argue with the idea that too much of anything isn't good for us.
The sentiment certainly holds true when considering the buffet of housing options in Calgary's apartment sector. As most product types have started the slow churn toward more balanced conditions, apartment product is struggling to digest a smorgasbord of inventory.
"Overall conditions appear to be improving, but the market is still behaving a little differently on the apartment side," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. "Inventories are still rising as the growth in sales is not enough to compensate for further gains in new listings."