Archive for July, 2013

Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Avenue Calgary just released its list of Calgary’s best neighbourhoods to live. This is the fourth consecutive year that Avenue Calgary has released a list ranking Calgary’s best neighbourhoods to live in. Arbour Lake was this years winner!

What’s different and interesting about this year’s list, is surveys were submitted by Avenue Calgary’s subscribers with them voting on the neighbourhoods they felt are the most liveable in our great, booming city.

This years Calgary top neighborhoods to live were influenced most by factors such as neighbourhood safety, proximity to parks and pathways,  and whether the neighbours are friendly. The factors that the readers felt were least important in determining Calgary’s best neighbourhood were whether the houses in the neighbourhood looked similar or were uniform, whether the area was newly developed and whether the neighbourhood housed lots of large homes.

Other factors that Calgary residents considered very important when deciding on desirable neighbourhoods are the amenities that neighbourhood contains. The most important ones were great restaurants, schools, shopping and proximity to public transportation.

Calgary 2013 Most Desirable Neighbourhoods

1. Arbour lake                      6. Lake Bonavista

2. Acadia                               7. Hounsfield Heights / Briar Hill

3. Varsity                              8. Beltline

4. Brentwood                       9. Scarboro/ Sunalta West

5. Hillhurst                          10. Bridgeland / Riverside

For a full list of the best neighbourhoods as voted by Calgary residents please click here Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods


Do  you agree or disagree with the list?


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Home Sweet Home Team August Homes & Lands AD

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Take a look at our Home Sweet Home Team Ad the August edition of the Homes & Lands Calgary!

This is our first ad that features the 3 new members that recently joined our team- Rocio Radke, Charles Zhang, and Brandi Warwick. With our team expanding we can continue to strive to a even higher level of customer service and offer assistance for any of your Calgary Real Estate needs. For all things Calgary real estate – We are the Home Sweet Home Team and we are here for YOU!

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us today if you are interested in buying or selling a Calgary property. We will help you find your HOME SWEET HOME!


Calgary Region Second Quarter Housing Statistics

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

CREB has just released the 2nd quarter statistics for the Calgary housing re-sales market. Overall, the Calgary real estate market is performing exceptionally well as its pacing Canada in activity and in sales prices!

The Calgary housing market is being paced by luxury homes sales which is now higher at this point in the year than it was in the entirety of 2012. July set a record as it was the first month that Calgary has experienced 4 homes selling in the same month for over $4 million each. These home sales are being attributed to Calgary luxury homeowners being forced back in to the real estate market by the Calgary flood crisis.

NW Calgary

In terms of Calgary housing region specific statistics, NW Calgary outpaced the rest of the city in the 2nd quarter of the year, which is from April to the end of June. Zone A is the area that covers the NW region of the city and over this period of time there were 1, 8333  single family home sales with an avg. price of $522, 242 which is up substantially from the 1st quarter of the year which saw 1,325 home sales with an avg. price of $501, 672. The community in NW Calgary with the most sales over this period of time was Tuscany.

SW Calgary

Ranking in behind zone A for the second most single family home sales in the past quarter was Zone C, which covers the SW region of Calgary. SW Calgary totalled 1, 432 home sales with an avg. price of $658, 742. This avg. sales price was the highest in Calgary for the 2nd quarter. The community with the largest number of home sales over this period of time in SW Calgary was Evergreen.

SE Calgary

The SE Calgary region, which is considered Zone D, finished the quarter with the third most sales with 1, 034. The avg. sales price for a home over this time period was $460, 789. The community with the most sales in SE Calgary  was Mckenzie Towne.

NE Calgary

NE Calgary, which is considered Zone B, finished the quarter with the lowest amount of single family home sales in Calgary with 720. The avg. home sales price in this region was $326, 029, much lower than all the other regions in the city. The community with the most sales in this region of Calgary was Temple.

For a full PDF of Calgary second quarter home sales statistics courtesy of Calgary Herald and CREB, please Click Here

If you are interested in buying or selling a Calgary property, please Contact a Home Sweet Home Team Real Estate Associate. We would be more than happy to help you find your dream Calgary property or provide you with a free market evaluation of your home.

Price Reduction on Our Stunning Inner-City Calgary Home For Sale

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

PRICE DROP on our 4 bed, 3.5 bath Inner-City Calgary home. This home is now $665,000. Our seller is offering immediate possession on this exceptional home. Highlight features of this home include new hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a gas fireplace. This home is located just walking distance to trendy 17th Ave and Downtown Calgary!

Contact us today if you would like more details on this unique Calgary property for sale or if you are interested in your own private viewing!

If you would like more details on 1917 26 Av SW please Click Here

Feature Listing- Land For Sale in Church Ranches / Bearspaw

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Take a look at  today’s Home Sweet Home Team feature listing!

This unique lake access property is situated in the bordering Calgary community of Church Ranches. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to own one of the final remaining vacant lots in Church Ranches. This property has access to over 70 acres of park land… Where else will you find that!

The land in Church ranches – Bearspaw is just outside of Calgary, making it an ideal place to build a home close to one of the biggest booming cities in Canada.

Take a look and if you like what you see, Contact Us for more details or if you would like a private viewing of this Calgary property!



Feature Listing- Land For Sale in Springbank

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Looking to build your own Home Sweet Home?

We have the lot you have been looking for! This 2 acre plot of land is situated in the outskirts of Calgary in the Rural Rocky View Country in Springbank. Located at 1380 101 ST SW this private, rectangular lot is on the market because it was formerly a foreclosure. The back of the lot will extend to the new Stoney Trail Road. This plot is perfect if you are looking for a development opportunity, it is close to Calgary and all of its amenities!

Please Contact Us if you would like more information on this Springbank land FOR SALE or if you are interested in buying or selling any other Calgary property!

July Newsletter From the Home Sweet Home Team

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Our July edition of our Home Sweet Home Team Newsletter was just released. Check it out for Calgary real estate market information, home tips, our Home Sweet Home Team feature listings, and all other Calgary happenings. This month’s newsletter features messages from the Home Sweet Home Team regarding the recent Calgary flood crisis and wishing you all a happy and safe Stampede 101!!

Click the link for our Home Sweet Home Team Newsletter

For any information regarding our Calgary Properties For Sale or any other information regarding buying or selling a property in Calgary, please Contact a Home Sweet Home team representative today!

Calgary is Back Open

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Take a look at Calgary Tourisms video on Calgary’s downtown businesses being back open just in time for Stampede. It is truly amazing how Calgary has responded to the crisis we just faced and how our entire community- volunteers, city workers and everyone else that contributed to get the Calgary downtown core back in to working order.

Go out there and support our local Calgary businesses whenever you can! They definitely need our business to get back on their feet. What better way to celebrate the support of our city than Stampede. The Home Sweet Home Team, your Calgary Real Estate Connection looks forward to seeing you out there!



Feature Listing- # 513 200 BROOKPARK DR SW

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Take a look at our Home Sweet Home Team feature listing of the day!

If you are looking for a good sized, well maintained condo in a desirable Calgary community then we have the one for you. This 2 bed, 1.5 bath home is located in the Calgary community of Braeside at #513 200 Brookpark DR SW. Take a look at our virtual tour and don’t hesitate to Contact Us for more details on this Property or if you are interested in buying or selling property in Calgary.


Monday, July 8th, 2013

Take a look at the virtual tour for our great home for sale in the desirable NW Calgary community of the Hamptons located at 216 Hampshire PL NW.

This opulent 2 storey home is located in the desirable community of the Hamptons. As you walk in to this home you notice the gleaming hardwood floors leading you to the great open concept. The main floor boasts a family room, a large living room with gas fireplace, dining room, and kitchen featuring granite counters and stainless steel appliances. All of the bedrooms in this home are very large in size. The two 5 piece baths have been upgraded with tile, his and her sinks and granite countertops. The huge basement is unfinished and is waiting for your special touch. Upgrades include crown molding with orange peel ceilings, 6″ baseboards and trim,  birch and travertine floors, dark glass built in cabinets, travertine shower and backsplash, hunter douglas blinds, new lighting fixtures, European walk-in closet, soaker jet tub and skylight. This home includes a triple garage and is landscaped with a full fence and deck. Walking distance to all major amenities. This home shows very well!

Please Contact Us today if you would like more details on this home or if you are interested in any other Calgary properties for sale!

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