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16A 80 Galbraith Drive SW - SOLD!

Great condo in desirable location in mature Glamorgan. Walk to Mount Royal University, transit, shopping yet easy convenience to everywhere via Glenmore Trail. This "top floor" 2 bedroom condo faces the park side and is surrounded by trees which provide privacy. Pleasantly painted in neutral tones with newer laminate flooring. This condo offers 2 large bedrooms, lots of closet and storage space, full bath, in suite laundry with some storage in addition to an assigned storage locker. Large and bright living room with a view of park and trees, large dining room to entertain and a walk through galley style kitchen. This is a great condo for first time home buyers with a fabulous location.

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Calgary Real Estate and Beer?

Seriously Calgary Real Estate Sales and Beer? How can they go hand in hand?

Recently a local Calgary Real Estate Agent and Realtor (who will remain anonymous for the purpose if this post) through their seller is offering a buyer an incentive of a $1000 of beer to the buyers when they buy their home. OK I support incentives, but beer? - I think not. There are a million other classy incentives a seller could offer such as a nice dinner out for the buyers, a weekend away, the list goes on and on and don't include that much beer. While some think that any publicity is good publicly I tend to disagree, do you really want to be known as the Realtor who serves up beer? Many business people will not invest in something that might reflect poorly on their character which is why this Calgary Realtor will not be...

Real Estate As an Investment Opportunity

With the status of the current real estate market across the country, opportunity knocks for investors to take advantage of low prices and all time low interest rates. Having both in the corner of an investor sure makes it an attractive time to consider rental properties for holding until a later date. Millionaires are born in economy's like the one we are in, but it doesn't happen simply over night. It takes time, money and effort to build the right investment portfolio. There are many different types of potential revenue properties on the market, but what type best suits your portfolio.

You could look at the options of purchasing a condo for starters. A condo is a nice investment when you don't have the time to look after and care for yards and property maintenance. Potentially this could be a low maintenance investment...

Upper-end home and entry-level condo sales get a boost

CALGARY HOMEBUYERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AFFORDABILITY AND CHOICE

According to figures released today by CREB® (Calgary Real Estate Board), sales for upper-end homes are above the pace set a year ago. As of Wednesday August 31, there were 948 single family sales over $700,000 recorded this year, compared to 779 reported for the same period in 2010.

At the same time, sales for condos priced below $200,000 also received a boost, pointing to a growing number of first-time homebuyers taking advantage of affordability and low mortgage rates. There were 834 condo sales below $200,000 this year compared with 596 for the same period in 2010.

We are seeing a lift in sales at both ends of the market, says Sano Stante, president of CREB®. Improving economic conditions coupled with affordability and price stability has given Calgary a boost in buyers for upper-end homes and entry level condos.

According to figures released today by CREB® (Calgary Real Estate Board), the...