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Calgary Real Estate Suited Homes

Lately in the news there has been a lot of chatter regarding the relaxation of secondary suites within the Calgary area. If passed even homes in strict R-C1 (single family dwelling use only permitted) could see secondary suites. There are pros and cons on both sides of the coin on this one and finding a solution to make all sides happy will require a very strategic balancing act to say the least. To make a decision on changing bylaw use we should start with education of what is a legal vs illegal or "mother-in-law" suite as sometimes referred to. A legal suite is on that meets the guidelines set by the city, some people believe that just by having a lot that is R-C2 (zoned for a two family dwelling) automatically means that it is allowed, this is not necessarily the case. R-C2 lots still have to have a minimal frontage of 15m and total parcel area must be 466 sq m2, but this is just a portion of the equation, legal...

Do It Like the Pro's Do It - Selecting a lot that is!

Calgary Realtor Crystal Tost Shares Pro Tips During The Process of Building her New Home

After carefully weighing all options we have picked a lot to build on for our new home. As a Calgary Realtor I have a few pro tips to consider when looking for a new lot when building.

Location is one of the most if not the most important factor of choosing your new lot your home will be built on. But while we were looking at different lot options not all "more expensive" lots offered the same added value return in resale value for the future. Just another reason why you should be using your Calgary Realtor from the very beginning of the building process to assist in lot selection, builder reputation and floor plans that will resell. Developers can charge pretty much what they want when it comes to lot pricing and just because a builder charges between $30k and $100k more for a lot on a green space or...

Calgary Home Sales Rise- January 2011


Single family homes in the inner-city drive recovery

Calgary, February 1, 2011 " Single family home sales in the City of Calgary edged upwards month-over-month and showed the first year-over-year increase since April 2010, according to figures released today by CREB® (Calgary Real Estate Board).

The number of single family home sales in the month of January 2011 were 787, compared with December 2010, when sales were 734 " an increase of about 7 per cent. The number of condominium sales for the month of January 2011 was 297. This was down from the 320 condominium transactions recorded in December 2010.

Year-over-year, the...