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Woodlands 6 Bedroom Home!
Categories:Woodbine 6 Bedroom Home in Cul-de-sac!
OPEN HOUSE Sat 2-4. Fantastic Corner Lot in Cul-Du-Sac. This 6 Bedroom Home is perfect for your Family! Enter the Living Room with Large Vaulted Ceiling & Dining Room. Bright Kitchen boasts Black Granite Countertops, Large Pantry, Island, & Updated Stainless Appliances (2 yrs old). Hardwood throughout the Kitchen, Nook & Family Room. Family Room has Gas Fireplace & Oak Built-in Cabinets. Step out to your Plush Landscaped Backyard! Custom Stone Patio and Playstructure for the Kids. Office, Laundry Room, 2 pc. Bathroom & Double Attached Garage Complete the Main Level. Large Master Bedroom with Walk-in Closet & 2nd Closet. 5 Pc. Ensuite with His & Hers Sinks, Separate Shower, Infloor Heating & Soaker Tub. Skylight lit Hall leads to 3 more Large Sized Bedrooms & 4 pc. Bathroom. Fully Finished Basement Rec. Room & Games Room complete with Wet Bar. 2 more Bedrooms & 4 Pc. Bathroom. Extra features include Water Tanks 2 yrs old. Infloor Heating, Sprinkler System, Central Air Conditioner. HD VIDEO TOUR SEE LINK!
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February 9, 2016
204 Kincora Glen N.W.
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October 23, 2015
Garrison Green - 5535 Forand Street S.W.
Categories:5535 Forand Street S.W. Calgary ,AB.,Calgary Real Estate Channel,Garrison Green,Kenton Ryan,www.kentonryan.com
Video Tour's are proven to get more website traffic and increase showings. Contact me for more details 403-819-0405. I just listed this Fantastic Home in Garrison Green.
September 8, 2015
RE/MAX Real Estate (Central) Welcomes back Kenton Ryan
I am pleased to be back at RE/MAX Real Estate (Central).
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February 10, 2015
You Tube - Calgary Real Estate Channel
Categories:Kenton Ryan Launching New You Tube Channel
February 5, 2015
HD Video Tour - Royal Oak Townhouse backing on Pond
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February 4, 2015
5 Copperpond Link S.E. - Video 1080p Tour
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October 9, 2014
New Calgary Community Schools Announced
Categories:New Schools Announced for Calgary
Slowly the government are addressing the massive growth in population in Calgary. New Calgary Community Schools.
Premier Jim Prentice announced Wednesday, a new phase in a multi-phase plan to build new schools and modernize others in the province.
Phase 3 will result in 55 new schools and 20 modernizations across the province.
That’s on top of previous announcements dating back to 2011.
Calgary will get 12 new schools, including 3 for the Calgary Board of Education.
The new CBE schools will be located in:
Modernizations will take place at:
Premier Prentice says new schools are urgently needed to meet anticipated growth in Alberta’s two largest cities.
“Edmonton and Calgary in particular are facing a circumstance where there will need to accommodate 5,000 new students each year in each city over the next 7 years”, says Prentice.”
The overall cost of $2 billion includes $43 million in funding for school boards.
“This gives us the opportunity to plan and build forward for our schools and the community. So it’s an exciting time for our parents and our students”, says Joy Bowen-Eyre, Chair of the Calgary Board of Education.
Phase 1, announced in 2011, includes new 35 schools, of which 31 are complete.
Phase 2, announced last year, includes 50 new schools and 70 modernizations.
The province says all but five announced in phase 2 will be ready to accept students in 2016.
But critics say the government has been slow to make good on their promises.
Liberal education critic Kent Hehr says, “You see that in their phase 2 announcement, there is still not a shovel in the ground on any of those 50 news schools.”
The province has appointed a four-member cabinet committee to make sure timelines and targets are met.
Since 2011, the province has announced 32 news schools for Calgary.
A list of schools in the multi-phase plan is on the province’s website at:
October 9, 2014
Calgary Hotbed for New Condominiums
Categories:Condominium Building Continues in Calgary
CALGARY - Well-known Toronto condo developer Brad Lamb doesn’t need to be convinced that Calgary has become a hotbed of multi-family residential construction.
The numbers released Wednesday by Canada Mortage and Housing Corp. confirm it as housing starts in that sector are soaring this year.
And Lamb, who was in Calgary on Wednesday, has two major condo developments in the works in the city’s Beltline district, jumping on the trend in new housing construction.
Those include unique projects 6th and Tenth, and The Orchard.
Sixth and Tenth will be 31-storeys with 224 units. Shoring and excavation is currently taking place and Lamb said the project should be completed in about 24 months. The Orchard will consist of two 31-storey towers separated by about a one-acre apple orchard. There will be 432 units. Construction is expected to start next fall between October and December 2015 with completion of the first tower in about 26 months. The second tower would be in the ground about eight months later. The target is to complete both towers within five years.
“This is Alberta’s time and it’s Calgary’s time to build and gentrify the city. You’re going to see within the city core, the Beltline and the downtown, that it will continue to develop with hotels, office buildings and places where people want to live,” said Lamb.
“You have a huge influx of Canadians and immigrants everywhere wanting to live here because it’s a strong job market and that’s going to continue and that means housing growth is going to continue.”
Lamb said the objective is to deliver product that is worldly, beautiful and unique - also with a good and attractive public realm.
The Orchard is located at 5th Street and 12th Avenue S.W. and 6th and Tenth is located at 10th Avenue S.W. and 6th Street S.W.
“We want to deliver buildings that people look at and point to and say well that’s a really great addition to the city core,” he said.
January 4, 2013
Calgary Real Estate Shift! Continues into 2013.
Categories:Calgary 2013 Real Estate
CALGARY — Rising population numbers drove Calgary housing sales higher and brought average prices within a hair of the record set in 2007, according to the Calgary Real Estate Board.
On Wednesday it announced that 15 per cent more residential real estate sales were completed in the city of Calgary in 2012 than in 2011 and that average prices were up five per cent.
“Calgary’s housing market has finally started to recover,” said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB’s chief economist, in a news release. “While prices remain shy of the highs recorded in 2007, this is a move in the right direction.”
There were 21,207 residential property sales in 2012, up from 18,496 in 2011.
The news comes as ATB Financial economist Will van’t Veld reported that Alberta likely welcomed more new Albertans in 2012 than in its boom years a decade ago.
“This isn’t surprising, as the labour market here has been the best in the country and housing costs are relatively affordable,” he wrote in a report.
“The stage is set for the trend to continue in 2013 and beyond.”
Through the first three quarters of 2012, almost 56,000 more individuals came to Alberta than left the province, ATB noted, adding that’s 6,000 more than in 2006, the year Alberta saw its largest in-migration, and 16,000 more than in 2005, the second highest in-migration year.
“The last time Alberta welcomed so many newcomers there wasn’t enough housing to shelter everyone and that sparked the housing boom,” said van’t Veld in a report.
“In the early 2000s, housing starts in Alberta weren’t strong and there was little surplus inventory, so the mid-decade influx of migrants put pressure on existing housing stock. The jump in real estate prices caused a building boom, which is why there is no major shortage today.”
Lurie attributed the recent growth in Calgary’s real estate sales to the energy sector.
“There is no question employment and migration growth has supported housing demand, a trend that is expected to continue this year, albeit at a slower pace,” she said.
CREB figures show that single-family sales rose by 15 per cent in 2012 compared to 2011 but new listings fell by seven per cent, significantly reducing the inventory and pushing prices higher.
“Consumers in the market were looking for value, and, if a home was priced right based on a longer term view of their housing needs, they were buying,” said CREB president Bob Jablonski.
The unadjusted average price of a single-family house in Calgary was $497,000 for the month of December, nine per cent higher than $455,000 in the same month of 2011.
For the year, average single-family prices were up three per cent to $481,000.
CREB said its “benchmark” or typical single family house sold for $434,800 in 2012, two per cent below peak pricing in 2007.
Sales in the apartment and townhouse sector recorded annual increases of 12 and 16 per cent, respectively, while listings declined in both sectors
Condominium apartment average prices totalled 304,000 in December, a 13 per cent increase over December 2011 but CREB cautioned that there were several multimillion-dollar condominium sales in 2012 that skewed figures higher.
Townhouses posted an average price of $306,000 in December, up 4.5 per cent from $293,000 a year earlier.
© Copyright (c) The Calgary Herald
June 14, 2012
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March 5, 2012
Calgary Real Estate Market February 2012
CALGARY — MLS sales activity improved across all residential sectors in February compared with a year ago, according to data released today by the Calgary Real Estate Board.
Calgary and area sales growth pushed February total residential activity of 2,160 sales up by 11.6 per cent compared with February 2011.
In Calgary itself, CREB data indicates total sales of 1,737 during the month was up 7.02 per cent from February 2011.
“City sales were boosted by a lot of activity in the last week of the month,” said Bob Jablonski, CREB’s president, in a statement. “This points towards the improvements that we expect to see in our spring market activity.”
In Calgary, single-family home sales of 1,284 were up 10.88 per cent from a year ago while condominium townhouse sales of 205 were up 11.41 per cent from February 2011. Single-family home sales were the highest February total since 2007.
However, condominium apartment sales of 248, represented an 11.74 per cent decline.
“Activity in the housing market in Calgary has been encouraging and we are expecting to see continued improvement in the months ahead,” said Richard Cho, senior market analyst in Calgary for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
“Conditions had favoured the buyer in the last couple of years but we are seeing signs that the market is transitioning closer towards more balanced levels. Growth in employment and migration, supported by activity in the energy sector will help sustain demand for new and resale homes.”
According to CREB’s new MLS Home Price Index, the single-family ‘benchmark’ price of $427,000 rose by 4.32 per cent over February 2011. The condo apartment price of $242,900 increased by 1.17 per cent over last year’s level. And the condo townhouse benchmark price of $288,600 was up 3.44 per cent from last year.
CREB says its new home price index measures how typical properties are valued in the market rather than relying on average and median prices.
It is calculated using a statistical model that estimates prices based on several factors, including square footage, lot size, numbers of bathrooms and features such as fireplaces or a finished basement. The index will divide the information into different categories that include single-family homes, which are split into one-storey and two-storey homes, townhouse or row units and apartments.
The average sale price for single-family homes in Calgary in February of $469,725 was 1.64 per cent higher than last year. In the condo apartment category in February, the average sale price rose by 3.66 per cent to $289,023. In the condo townhouse category in February, the average sale price was up 0.51 per cent to $310,047.
“More selection and a wider range of prices have drawn consumers to the condominium townhouse and single-family markets,” said Jablonski. “As is the case with all property types, we saw modest price improvements compared to February last year, but overall levels remain below peak pricing.”
CREB said fewer new city listings are coming to the market with a year-over-year decline of 10.2 per cent. Inventories also fell by 8.5 per cent over last year’s figures with a total inventory of 4,736 for the month. In the surrounding towns, listings recorded a year-over-year improvement of 12.1 per cent and no significant change in inventories, added CREB.
© Copyright (c) The Calgary Herald
November 27, 2011
Affordable Housing in Calgary
Categories:Calgary Affordable Homes
Owning your own home became slightly more affordable in the third quarter of 2011 thanks to continuing low interest rates, according to RBC's latest study on housing affordability.
The affordability measure captures the proportion of pre-tax household income that would be needed to service the costs of owning a certain type of home. In the third quarter, that index fell for all categories of housing.
"Housing affordability levels are quite good in most parts of Canada and will pose little threat to overall housing demand," said Craig Wright, senior vice-president and chief economist. "The Vancouver-area market continues to be a major exception, with sky-high property values in upscale neighbourhoods making it both extremely unaffordable and the most at risk of a downward correction."
The uncertainty affecting the global economy, with Europe mired in a debt crisis, is helping to keep interest rates close to historic lows. Rates are unlikely to rise until the middle of next year, and even then only gradually, RBC said.
The cost of owning a detached bungalow dropped in most major cities in the third quarter, with the exception of Toronto and Calgary, which ticked higher.
Although overall affordability improved slightly in the three months to September, housing costs in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa are also in an "uncomfortable" range.
"We expect to see further slowing in the pace of home price increases next year, as housing demand levels out," said Wright. "These factors will set the stage for a period of relative stability in affordability trends in Canada."
According to the index, the higher the reading, the less affordable it becomes to own a home.
For example, an affordability reading of 50% means that home-ownership costs, including mortgage payments, utilities and property taxes, take up 50% of a typical household's monthly pre-tax income.
The index in Vancouver stands at 90.6%, Toronto 52.1% and Montreal 40.9%.
November 22, 2011
We are not following the U.S.
Categories:Canada Housing Sales
Despite the market in the U.S. Canada is holding it's own in the housing market!
Home sales poised for another gain
Bloomberg News · Nov. 12, 2011 | Last Updated: Nov. 12, 2011 4:10 AM ET
Canadian home sales in October may have recorded a sixth consecutive annual gain, led by increases in Toronto and Montreal, regional housing data show. October sales reported by 11 regional real estate boards show a 10% gain from a year earlier, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Those 11 markets had recorded a 12% annual gain in September, according to data released last month by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Canada's real estate market has remained strong this year, with buyers taking advantage of historically low interest rates and available credit from banks, prompting Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to tighten mortgage rules in January. Home sales in Toronto rose 18% in October from a year earlier, according to data from the city's real estate board. The Montreal real estate board reported a 7.3% increase in sales in October from a year earlier. Vancouver recorded a 0.9% drop in sales from a year earlier in October, while Calgary sales were up 15%, regional board datashow.
November 20, 2011
Fun things to do in Calgary!
Categories:Family Calgary Things To Do
If you are new to Calgary or considering moving here. I found an interesting website that is Family orientated with event and loads of information.
November 18, 2011
Real Estate Marketing Calgary
Categories:Real Estate Internet Marketing
Morningside - Airdrie
This is a listing that I have that I have that is an example of using online marketing to the sellers advantage. Ask me how I am focusing on the 90% (National Association of Realtors & Calgary Real Estate Board) of Buyers that go on-line to look for their next purchase instead of using newspaper and magazines (the 4-6% who buy there home from this traditional method depending on what source you use). This is just one example of many that I am using in addition my website and Realtor.ca to get your home in front of the buyer's on-line!
November 16, 2011
Choosing the Right Colors for your room!
Categories:Choosing Colors for your Rooms!
This is a simple video that explains how to choose colors!
November 15, 2011
Oil Business - Fort McMurray
Fort Mac Murray, is getting to be a version of little Calgary with it's growth!
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