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First Time Buyers Continue to Fuel the Calgary Real Estate Market

Calgary First Time Buyers

Over the past months it has been the first time home buyers in Calgary that are seemingly jumping into the market and keeping the Calgary real estate market on the rails of recovery. In the early 2000's and late 1990's if was the young mostly first time home buyers accounting for about 35% of all home-buyers in Calgary and it is those buyers that are back in the market place. Condo purchases are in the forefront for these buyers because of the lower price points compared to detached single family homes. June average price of a condo was $296,501 compared to $479,580 for a single family home.

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Calgary Sun and Salsa

Calgary Sun and SalsaDon't forget this upcoming weekend is the annual Calgary Sun and Salsa festival

Where: Kensington - both Kensington Rd and 10 St will be closed for the day

When: Sunday July 24th from 11am to 5pm

This is annual event held in the heart of beautiful Kensington -  local businesses will serve up over 500 gallons of salsa for you to judge the best salsa after all this is indeed a contest.  You need only supply the chips for your tasting. -Please support local charities by buying the chips on location for $3 or 2 for $5 - water is also for sale.

Seven live entertainment stages will spread Latin flavour through the neighbourhood...