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Modern Calgary Homes and Condos for Sale

As Calgary grows and becomes more of a metropolitan city we are seeing a higher demand for more metropolitan homes and condos. Many people confuse "modern" and "contemporary" styles of homes. Modern is typically minimalistic and sleek while "contemporary" uses new materials and is more a transitional.

Todays buyer of modern homes and condos are looking for energy efficient homes that combine the latest technology and high end luxury finishes in one package to bring you the complete package.  A modern decor can use a variety of color and finishes, from rock to glass and everything in-between.  Floating stairs in glass, high gloss cupboards in a variety of colors and steel are among some of the more popular finishes.

While modern starts with the finishing details in your home, it also carries into the use of furniture and decor items throughout the home. Modern furniture is typically lower profile,...

Calgary Housing Market Continues to Trend Toward Long-Term Stability

The Calgary real estate market enjoyed a significant amount of growth during the month of June. Whether comparing year-over-year statistics or analyzing June's figures compared to May, the Calgary housing market appears to be returning to normal levels of activity.

According to the latest CREB statistics, residential sales in Calgary totaled 11,752 for the first half of the year. This represents a 16 percent increase when compared to the same period last year. In June, a total of 1,609 single-family homes were sold. While this does represent a decline when compared to May, it is 16 percent higher than June 2011.

Despite the increase in sales, the report found that consumers are waiting to put their homes on the market. More than likely, this is because consumers are waiting for further price recovery progress. Still, despite the decline in new listings, the market still has an inventory of 3,817 homes. As such, the supply constraint has eased and the market is becoming more...

The Calgary Stampede July 6 – 15th 2012

The annual Calgary Stampede is the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

It's an event where competitors come together and crowds gather to witness some of the most skillful rodeo athletes and the finest stock in rodeo.

The Calgary Stampede Rodeo is action packed and furious and just one display of the skill and grit that goes into this annual event.

It is an experience like no other and it is a rodeo tournament event with enthused and skillful competitors staring in the world's richest rodeo competition with over two million in prize money.

The Stampede began as a way to preserve the values and ideals of western life.

The thrill and skills of the Stampede are fascinating to all generations and an education that opens the doors to animals, agriculture, lifestyles, and skills.

The great day starts with a Stampeded Parade that is two and a half miles that celebrates the World Champion Calgary Stampede Show band, riders, bands, floats, pageantry, culture...

Calgary Real Estate Newsletter - June 2012

Calgary Real Estate Market Update brought to you by Crystal Tost, Real Estate Made Easy.
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