canada: Spring has Arrived in Airdrie (Market Report) - 04/18/12 10:25 AM
Spring has arrived, but just as it was arriving March sales stats showed an increase in the price of homes that were selling. in Airdrie.  The seasonal sales curve indicates that we should see a continuing number of  home sales through April, May and June.  You may notice from the numbers below,  Airdrie homes sellers are still receiving an average of 97% of lists price ( realtors are still seeing offers coming in well below 7% of list). This just shows that Airdrie Realtors are doing a great job for their sellers. If you are interested on how to maximise the … (0 comments)

canada: Airdrie Interactive Real Estate Market Report - 03/02/12 02:16 PM
Many of you may post Real Estate Agents post their local market reports on their Blog as but how many of them can actually claim to be interactive.  Well, thanks to a service called PROSPECTS I and many of my colleagues cn now offer truly interactive Market Reports.  Below are some screen shots of the inforamtion provided and at the bottom of this post in a link to the Current Airdrie INTERAVCTIVE market report.
Average Listing and Sold Price

 
Listing Report

 
These reports and more are available on my Interactive Market Report for Airdrie Single Family Homes
LINK:http://t.co/o6RiKDbV 
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canada: New Listing - Back Walkout Bungalow - Linden Alberta - 08/03/11 01:58 AM
JUST LISTED
210 Linview Drive
Linden, Alberta, Canada

   
 
A stunning 'CUSTOM BUILT' Walk Out Bungalow with a breathtaking view! On a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking a natural coulee where the deer graze peacefully below!

    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main floor has formal livng room - dining room, kitchen with eating area, huge master suite with jetted tub, shower, & walk-in closet, laundry and 1/2 bath. Lower has a HUGE family room with a custom built wood burning fireplace, 2 bedrooms, full bath and 2 storage rooms.
 

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canada: Big-name Real Estate Brands consider rival listings site - 09/06/10 12:54 AM
In a recent article in The Globe and Mail it was reported that; "Canadians looking for homes are used to visiting the industry-funded Realtor.ca to browse listings. But the brokerages feel the site lacks the advanced information features about specific neighbourhoods that are needed to deal with a slew of anticipated rivals, all of whom are investing heavily in technology to lure home buyers – and advertisers – away from the MLS."
Mr. Don Lawby, President of Century 21 Canada was noted as saying, “Many of our companies have iconic brands that have been built over the years”.  These companies include such prominent names as Century 21, … (3 comments)

canada: Great Value and Opportunity in MacKenzie Lake, Calgary, Albertra - 08/04/10 04:15 PM
439 Mountain Park Drive S.E.    $569,900-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stunning 2 storey Home over 3000 sq. ft. of developed living space. Located in Lakeside community of McKenzie Lake . This home shows extremley well. You'll appreciate the new hardwood, carpets and counters that compliment the warm earth tones. The well appointed kitchen includes a Gas Range Built-in Dishwasher, Refrigerator and Garburator.
Relax in the family room on the main level in front of one of the 2 fireplace's in this home. Lovingly cared for, this home is nicely landscaped & fenced and close to Lake for Swimming,Fishing. . Great Value and Opportunity.
 
 
 
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canada: Quaint Turn of the Century Home in Ramsay, Calgary - 06/02/10 06:09 PM
This quaint turn of the century (1905) home awaits owners with a vision. This home offers almost 1000 Sq Ft of living space which consists of a living room, large dining room and galley style kitchen on the main floor. The second floor as two large bedrooms and a very large 3 piece bathroom with Claw-foot Tub. The pull down steps lead you to a roomy attic area with a north facing window perfect to develop into a loft area. The Single Car Garage has been Newly Sided and Shingled and backs onto a the lane way. A bonus is the … (1 comments)

canada: Hot Off the Press! News you need to know. - 04/20/10 11:39 PM

DATE: Tuesday April.20, 2010 Hot Off the Press! News you need to know.   Take a read and let me know what you think. Lots of great information.
Resale market sees nearly 100,000 homes listed for sale in March
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2010/15/c2617.html
Canadians not worried about rising mortgage rates
http://www.theprovince.com/business/fp/Canadians+worried+about+rising+mortgage+rates/2928435/story.html
Central bank holds firm on interest rates, but warns higher rates coming soon
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/headline_news/article.jsp?content=b202444621
Watching for signs of prime rate lift-off
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/features/at-the-bell/watching-for-signs-of-prime-rate-lift-off/article1540219/
 
 
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canada: Airdrie,Alberta, will start its first public bus service with Calgary this fall - 03/29/10 09:23 AM
 Airdrie,  will start its first public bus service with Calgary this fall.
The community of 38,000 will use the Intercity Express, with three $700,000 long buses Airdrie council has purchased. The provincial government's 2008 pledge of $2 billion toward regional buses or trains had Calgary and its neighbours plot a long-term transit system featuring express buses and eventually commuter trains.
The province hasn't rolled out the transit money yet, but Airdrie had held off on its long-standing transit expansion plans long enough and decided to go it alone.  "We just really couldn't wait any longer -- we had to meet the needs … (0 comments)

canada: Beautiful TownHouse (End Unit) - Jensen Airdrie Alberta - 03/24/10 05:03 PM
# 32 567 EDMONTON TR NE
In the mature community of Jensen, Airdrie, Alberta

 $244,900
Check out this Beautiful End Unit TownHouse, in one of the best managed condominium communities in Airdrie. Thsi unit has 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Fully Finished Basement and a Single car Garage. With it's close proximity to shopping schools and the Airdrie Towne and Country centre, its perfect as a Starter home or for Retirement. This unit has a large maintennace free back deck perfect for enjoying the morning sun over a cup of coffee. Enjoy all the privacy and maturity of Jensen , Airdrie, … (0 comments)

canada: Canadian Imperial Bank comes to Airdrie - 03/22/10 10:14 PM
 
When I moved to Airdrie Alberta in 1981, we had a population of 5000, a Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia and Alberta Treasury Branch, but alas, no Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) which I had dealt with for a decade in Calgary.  Now, finally after another almost 3 decades Airdrie will soon have a CIBC branch on Main Street, making the city home to all of Canada’s major banking institutions.  The 5,000-square-foot banking centre will be located just south of Centre Avenue.  The new branch will offer clients full-service banking and advice six days a week when it … (0 comments)

canada: FORMER SHOW HOME! Upgraded Living in Airdrie - 02/27/10 05:56 PM
 
Former SHOWHOME! 2004 McKee "Glenade" 2045 sq ft. of UPGRADED living. Main flr includes generous sized den w/ french drs, large living rm with gas fp, beautiful spacious kitchen with u/g maple cabinets with crown molding, center island with eating bar, granite countertops, and built in computer station. Main floor features carpet and ceramic tile floors & wide baseboards. Walk through pantry leads to mud room and entry to double attached insulated & heated garage. Elegant spindle railing staircase leads to large bonus rm w/ vaulted ceilings. Two good sized bedrooms are adjoined by a Jack & Jill bathroom. Huge … (0 comments)

canada: Sailing a Vision From Our Victoria BC Weekend - 02/14/10 08:26 PM
My wife and I decided to travel to the wonderfully beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia Canada.  Our first day , today (Feb. 14,2009)  went by so fast, with visions of beautiful land an sea scapes for us to enjoy.  I took out my trusty Panasonic Lumix FZ7 and captured some visions to remember. over yhe next few days I willpublish a few here statring with this one I am entitling Sailing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did taking it.

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canada: Google World - 02/12/10 12:41 AM
I just watched a fascinating show on CBC about Google, called "Google World" where they came from, and where they are going " Cloud Computing".  They also delved into the culture of Google and there work atmosphere and ethics.  This is definitely a must see for anyone interested in technology.  

Here's a link to the CBC page:  http://bit.ly/aTnT8J


 
 
 
 
 
Then I was reading on Stewart Penn's  LA Connection Blog, that Google now has plans to build  Ultra High-Speed Broadband networks that will provide up to 1GB/sec transfer times
(Holy *&^# Batman).  While these will … (7 comments)

canada: 1757 Sq. Ft. Two Storey - 02/08/10 11:27 PM

Beautiful 1757 Sq. Ft. Two Storey Attached Home in S.E. Calgary, Alberta $349,900.00 This home is completely finished and features 5 bedrooms, and lots of space for the whole family! All you have to do is MOVE IN! The main floor features an open and modern kitchen and dining room area plus 2 separate living rooms!  Gleaming hardwood floor and warmly stained cabinets complete this beautiful main floor. The upper level includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, including the ensuite with his/hers sinks.  The basement features an additional 2 bedrooms, large family room and full bath!  What more could you want???The double … (0 comments)

canada: Think Green Recycle - 01/25/10 01:03 AM
 

Lets start thinking about waste in a different way.   How about we think of waste as a resource something that can fuel our economy.   

Maybe that aluminum can will become part of a power supply to power our laptop computer or maybe that old apple can turn into energy as it biodegrades.  Putting the four R's (Reduce, Recycle and Recover) this resource into action is what waste management is all about. This generation has largely embraced the principles of recycling and Airdrie , Alberta is on-board with this generation.

The City of Airdrie has made some … (0 comments)

canada: The Olympic Torch bound for Vancouver leaves Calgary - 01/22/10 01:12 AM
Early today Wednesday,january 21 2010, The Olympic Torch said it's  goodbye's to Calgary with a party at Canada Olympic Park (COP), with Calgary snowboarder Tyler MacRae.   Sochi (Russia) 2014 Winter Olympics hopeful criss-crosses down the half-pipe with the lit torch in his right hand.
Not to be outdone, at Stoney First Nations, the aboriginal torchbearers are met with a drum circle, native dancers in colourful costumes, and several chiefs on the stage in formal headdress.
In Canmore, Alberta thousands of fans go wild when Paralympian Sandy Lacour, a visually impaired cross-country skier who won gold at the Innsbruck 1988 Paralympic Games, … (3 comments)

canada: Mandatory 10% Down? - 01/18/10 04:38 PM

Quoting  Cathy Lewis of Jencor Mortgage - Calgary  
 
I have been getting lots of calls regarding a Mandatory 10% down payment that our Minister of Finance, James M. Flaherty spoke of in the fall.  It has not yet filtered down to the lenders or Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC) in any way., but if he chooses restrict mortgage financing to 90% the banks and CMHC will certainly have to follow.  I talked to our representative at CMHC this morning and he says CMHC does not seem to be encouraging this in any way but they are certainly increasing the criteria … (3 comments)

canada: New Time for New Year's Eve Fireworks - 12/30/09 12:31 AM

New Time for New Year's Eve Fireworks
Fireworks, wrapping up the 2009 Festival season, will start exploding over Airdrie at 9 pm on December 31st.
Due to parking issues in the surrounding areas the fireworks PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME - 9 pm -not 8 pm as previously advertised. Please be aware that extreme weather and high winds may result in cancelation.
Our parking lot normally fills up quickly on New Year's Eve, so you should plan to arrive early or to find alternative parking. Alternatives include the Church of Latter Day Saints parking lot, just a few hundred metres north … (0 comments)

canada: The Canals of Airdrie - 12/11/09 11:10 PM
Let me introduce you to The Canals in Airdrie, were you can Enjoy 6 Kilometers of Canals and walking paths.   Picture yourself packing up picnic baskets, beach bags and a raft for another unforgettable summer vacation at the cottage. Now imagine only having to walk out the front door of your  home to enjoy many of the same activities. Yes , this is The Canals.
 
The Canals is two communities in one, The Canals and Channelside,  each with a refreshing mix of builders and styles.  
 
Having an amazing mixture of Walking Paths and Canals is only part of … (0 comments)

canada: Buying a Home? #airdrie #yyc - 10/26/09 03:28 PM
Buying A Home? 
Finding the perfect home doesn't happen in one day. There are a number of things you can do to simplify the process, including defining financial parameters, potential neighbourhoods and the desired features in your next home.  
Do you need an extra bathroom, a garage, a fenced backyard, or lower utility bills? Do you want a fireplace, a short drive to work, or maybe minimal yard work? Once your list is complete, decide what is most important to your lifestyle.
Then it's location, location, location. Location affects your day-to-day living and is one of the most significant influences … (0 comments)

 

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