November 26, 2009
Open House on November 30th regarding the proposed Tuscany Middle School
Tuscany is slated to see the construction of a new middle school. Tuscany Middle School is planned to be a Grades 5 - 9 school with an opening capacity of 900 students. Anticipated opening is September 2012
The Calgary Board of Education has announced an open house for Wednesday November 30th from 5:00pm to 7:30 pm at Tuscany School, 990 Tuscany Drive Northwest.
The school is to be built in the current field at Tuscany Way and Tuscany Boulevard NW.
For more information regarding site plans and school information please see the Calgary Board of Education site regarding Tuscany Middle School.
November 24, 2009
Indicators showing improvement in the Calgary housing market
Indicators are all showing improvement in the Calgary housing market. From reports from banks, mortgage brokers, the Calgary Real Estate board to conversations with realtors, all indicators are that the market is improving. Inventory levels are over 40% lower than a year ago for detached resale homes and resale condos (as reported for Oct 2009 by CREB). More detached resale homes are selling this month than a year ago. In October 2009, 1285 single family homes sold compared to only 820 in October of 2008. 601 resale condos were sold in October 2009 compared to only 399 in October 2008. The decrease in supply and increase in demand is usually an indicator for an increase to home prices, however, the market remains volatile.
The low mortgage rates have had a dramatic impact on home sales allowing more buyers access financing and home purchase. Low rates will most likely continue to be an incentive to buyers.
For more information regarding market trends in Calgary please see the statistics report available from the Calgary Real Estate Board: http://www.creb.com/public/seller-resources/housing-statistics.php
November 11, 2009
Open House Sunday Nov 15
Come see a beautiful custom home on Sunday Nov 15 from 2 to 4:30 in Monterra at Cochrane Lake. This new home has over 3500 sq ft of developed space above ground and sits on a 1/3 acre lot.
It is a stunning home with beautiful detailing, views and layout. See you on Sunday at 166 Montenaro Crescent in Cochrane Lake.
November 9, 2009
Have you driven the newly open NW/NE Calgary ring road?
The northeast portion of the Calgary ring road opened last week connecting the recenty finished northwest portion across Deerfoot Trail all the way around the east side of the city. I drove from Tuscany to Deerfoot Trail on the way to the airport in 15-20 minutes. This is awesome and a huge improvement to previous options along Country Hills or down John Laurie to McKnight. This new transportation route opens up new areas to consider for those working in the NE of the city. For more information visit the Government of Alberta Ministry of Transportation site: http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/804.htm