The City of Calgary has been working on the Main Streets Program which initiates a large number of zoning changes across the city along Calgary's thriving main streets.

 

If you are considering a purchase for yourself in these areas or for investment / future redevelopment, this is something you need to review. Some of the areas are at initial review and have undergone some community feedback, data collection and analysis. Even if no change occurs these documents provide more detail into these areas as they currently exist.

 

Others have available future planning details. An example is Bowness Road and 16 Ave in Montgomery. Another is 17 Ave from Crowchild Trail to 37 St SW. These areas show detailed proposed rezoning maps and future density plans.

 

Some of this information has been out for some time, but here all the information is together in one place.

 

 

Should you be considering a purchase please do give me a call to set up a buyer's consultation. I would be happy to help you find your next home. 

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Located on a quiet street within walking distance to both Arbour Lake School and St Ambrose School, this bright and cheerful home offers a popular floorplan. The classic white eat-in kitchen is huge and a great place for family and friends to gather. With large windows facing west, the room is flooded with natural light and overlooks the landscaped garden. At the front of the house the spacious living room welcomes the morning sun and looks out to the front porch and tree lined street. A powder room is also on the main level. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths are upstairs including the generous master bedroom with ensuite. The basement is finished with a 4th bedroom, full bath with shower, rec room and laundry. The backyard is landscaped with tiered deck and patios surrounded by gardens and walkway to the detached oversized double garage. Easy transit access to the LRT, Crowfoot Shopping and Robert Thirsk High School. Arbour Lake is the NW Lake Community with private access to lake activities and community events.

 

View all property details and photos for 142 Arbour Crest Circle NW Calgary.

 

 

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After years of anticipation, the Shane Homes YMCA is opening! The open houses have started so pop over to check things out. The address is 1130 Rocky Ridge Road. It is the beautiful shiny building in the NE corner of Rocky Ridge Rd NW and Country Hills Blvd. You can't miss it. :)

 

The facility opens on Jan 15, 2018 and registrations are online for activities and classes.

 

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In recent years there has been more information available about Radon and recent changes to the Alberta Building Code regarding Radon have brought Radon mitigation to our minds when considering a home purchase. If you are looking at newly constructed homes you may have even noticed the mitigation rough-ins in the basements.

 

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas in the soil produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil. It is colourless, odourless and tasteless. If radon accumulates in a home it can pose a serious health risk. Radon is a leading environmental cause of lung cancer.

 

Radon can enter a home via cracks or openings in the basement envelope and can vary house to house. Due to newer air tight construction, it is important to consider Radon.

 

How do you Test for Radon?

Radon can be tested by a professional or via an at-home kit. Health Canada recommends a minimum 3 month test preferably in the fall or winter (October to April) months for the best accuracy. The cost around $50 plus shipping from the companies I have looked at.

 

Changes in the Alberta Building Code

As of Jan 1, 2015 home construction has changed to mitigate the risks of Radon in a home. Should you be purchasing new construction, ask your builder about the construction changes, any testing done and mitigation options.

 

High Radon levels and the Sale/Purchase of a Home

Due to the testing length, a test for radon isn't a test that can be completed during the typical condition period for the purchase of a home. High radon levels can be considered a material latent defect to be disclosed to buyers if the seller is aware of the issue and the issue has not been mitigated. Should you know of high levels of Radon in your home please consult a lawyer prior to listing your home for sale.

 

Resources

RECA Article: I've recently started hearing reports about radon in Alberta homes. If I’m buying a home in Alberta, is it something I should be concerned about? 

 

Cross Canada Survey of Radon Concentration in Homes-Final Report 

 

Radon Reduction Guide for Canadians

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Help us break last year's record and help CIR REALTY, the Salvation Army and Kiss 95.9 ensure that every child has a present to open this Christmas. Donations of new, unwrapped presents are eagerly accepted at all CIR REALTY offices.  

 

Thank you and may you have a very wonderful Christmas this holiday season.

 

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Thankful for everything we have I'd like to do my part to help make sure all children have a present to open this Christmas.  Should you have a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Toy Angels I would be happy to pick them up for you in Tuscany. This amazing program is a collaboration of CIR REALTY, the Salvation Army and Kiss 95.9. Donations can also be dropped off at my CIR REALTY office in Silver Springs at 168 - 8060 Silver Springs Blvd NW. 

 

Thank you for everything you all do to make this a special time of year. Merry Christmas everyone.

 

 

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Wait until the sun falls and the sky gets dark then walk, ride or drive on over to the Tuscany Club. It is beautiful!!

 

Every tree is lit up in lights from the parking lot and down to the rink. The skating and hockey rinks are open and the fire pit is lit.  The winter program guide is also out so you can plan some great activities for the family.

 

Love where you live. For Tuscany residents only. 

 

Oh, and stop at Candy Cane Lane on the way. More candy canes and even more lights this year.  The community pride glows as bright as the lights. Thank you for helping make Tuscany such an amazing place to call home.

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