The City of Calgary website has a new look and it has been great to help find more info on what is happening in our city.
One update I noticed is a lot more information posted regarding the NW LRT Extension to Tuscany/ Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak.
From new bus routes, pedestrian routes and pathways, maps, landscaping plans, lighting info, etc I think most everything people are looking for is found here.
There is one link on the page to range of benefits to the station. Over 6500 people live within 800m of the station and the populations of Tuscany, Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak is now listed at over 36,000.
Lots of folks have had transportation and access as top of their priority lists so such expansions by the city are awesome to see.  With the Schooner Landing pedestrian bridge between Tuscany and Scenic Acres also under construction, the improved access to transit and bike paths will make the popular community of Tuscany even better.
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Just added this week, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ buttons to the blog and listings. Just another quick way to help you share your favourite listings.  My website displays all properties for sale on MLS in the city Calgary and I have chosen to share them without asking you to login and all that fun stuff.  Why? Because selecting a realtor isn't about access to information, it is about great service.
Happy searching and give me a call if you want some help finding your new home.
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Unit 304 at 3717 42 St NW in Landmark Estates II offers a spacious unit in a great location.
Large 1160+ sq ft 2 bedroom 2 bath unit within a short distance to the University of Calgary, Market Mall, Children's Hospital and Foothills Hospital. This end unit on the 3rd floor has a large living room which is open to the dining room and kitchen and a large deck that overlooks a park/playground. The master bedroom with large windows on two walls has its own ensuite with 3 piece bath including 5'x 3' shower which was recently updated. The second bedroom is well sized and a second full bath is just across the hall. Well cared for and clean, this unit provides great value in an exceptional location. Call and book your showing today.
Priced at $219,500.
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On Sept 1, 2011, new rules come into effect for home inspectors in Alberta. The new rules will change expectations, guidelines, contracts and in some cases, who remains working as a home inspector. If you are purchasing a home during this time, give yourself some extra time to book an inspector and understand the new terms of service.
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The trend for July is a relative repeat from June with a continued trend toward recovery. Prices are remaining stable, interest rates remain low and and the condo market is showing signs of a more balanced market. Until the news of recent days relating to the American economy, most folks were beginning to feel much more positive about the global economic outlook.
Calgary is doing well, with myself and fellow realtors very busy with sales, relocation clients, and new clients coming on board. At the same time, there are great houses out there that are well priced that haven't sold. Sometimes things just aren't logical, but then real estate isn't always logical. It is often emotional and all about timing. Sellers need to work hard to show their homes at best and as clean as possible. Buyers have a lot of choice in some areas and are looking for great homes, great prices and clean inspection reports.
I have assisted a number of families in finding new homes in the last couple of weeks and I have shown dozens and dozens of homes during that time. Buyers often like a number of homes, but they only buy one. Many homes score a 7 or 8 out of 10, but we need to find a 9 or 10 to make a sale. If you need some help either finding your new home or setting yourself up for a successful sale, just give me a call.
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