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2016 Calgary Community Map

December 8th, 2015
CREB®'s community names and boundaries will align with the City of Calgary Jan. 5, 2016.
Zones (A,B,C,D) will also change to the City's eight districts.

Douglasdale: What’s up for 2012!

February 10th, 2012
Last year I used the term “cautious optimism”.  This year the adjective “cautious” can be removed.

In the communities of Douglasdale Estates, Douglas Ridge and Douglas Glen, there were 203 sales in 2011, compared to 163 sales in 2010.  The number of sales increased in each community (2010 sales in parenthesis):  Douglasdale Estates 108 (94), Douglas Ridge 38 (28) and Douglas Glen 57 (41).  Ove ...

The Secret to Contentment

February 9th, 2012

Recently I received a Facebook update from some friends, “3 more sleeps…can’t wait to feel that hot white sand between my toes!”  Ironically, I just read an entry from my nephew reporting from Whistler, “fresh tracks with 8 inches of snow, life is good”. 

From these comments, I immediately drew the conclusion that the secret to contentment must be in having white stuff either between or arou ...

Calgary Real Estate - You Can't Take It With You!

June 27th, 2010

I was pondering why inventory has ramped up throughout this year and sales are down in June 2010 compared to recent Junes.  Sales of single family homes for the 30 days  ending June 26, 2010 were 1087 compared to 1837 for June, 2009.  Interest rates have moved up a bit and new mortgage rules have made it more difficult for some potential buyers.   Some buyers advanced their purchasing decisio ...