August 2012

Found 8 blog entries for August 2012.

Adult living in Killarney, Calgary condominium

Always wanted to live in the vibrant Calgary community of Killarney? Now is your chance to own Killarney real estate. This is an adult only condominium in a rare low rise concrete building and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Enjoy over 1000 square feet. Located in this central Calgary neighborhood, this condo is close to local amenities like the Killarney Pool and Recreation Centre, shopping, transit and the new leg of the West LRT.

This unit is facing the courtyard area which means lots of natural light and fresh air from windows on two sides of the building. The master bedroom has a walk in closet and four piece ensuite. The second bedroom and second bathroom are ideal for roommates or extra space. Convenient ensuite laundry and storage in both the

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Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary, Alberta

Haysboro has been named one of Calgary’s Top 5 Communities by Avenue Magazine for 2012. Haysboro is ranked #4 behind Varsity, Arbour Lake and Bowness. The top five ranking is not too shabby for a community developed in the 1950’s. Residents will tell you they love the small town feel, charm and amenities of Haysboro.

This robust southwest Calgary neighbourhood offers the best of both worlds, an easy commute to the downtown core and a quick walk or bike down Heritage Drive toward Heritage Park and South Glenmore Park. These lucky residents get to enjoy Glenmore Reservoir right in their own backyard, one of the largest natural areas in Calgary with extensive bike paths and nature trails.

A focal point that brings Haysboro residents together is the

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MaxWell Realty, Marnie Campbell sold property in Calgary, AB

The Alberta-based Maxwell Realty was founded in Calgary in 1999 by Realtors® Ron Stanners and Dick Oakes. Ron Stanners, broker at MaxWell South Star, and Ron Oaks, broker at MaxWell Canyon Creek, have built MaxWell Realty into a major regional real estate player.

Over the past 14 years, MaxWell Realty franchises have sprouted all over Alberta and British Columbia with several offices in Calgary including MaxWell Canyon Creek, and  MaxWell South Star, as well as, MaxWell Realty Edmonton, MaxWell Realty Group in Lethbridge, MaxWell Mountain Realty in Canmore, MaxWell Canyon Creek in Okotoks and MaxWell Realty Invermere to name a few.

MaxWell Realty has a built a reputation for providing exceptional real estate service, really caring about its customers

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Lightning in Calgary, Alberta

Calgary often has a number of hailstorms resulting in huge golf ball size hail and lightning that can light up the night sky. It’s incredible how much damage hail can cause. It can wreak havoc - breaking car windows, denting vinyl siding and destroying flower beds.

The hail August 13, 2012 in Calgary is reported to be five centimeters wide which is a significant size, but not even close to the largest hailstone on record which was fourteen centimeters wide, found in Kansas in 1970.

We’ll see how much damage this storm causes. The last major one in the city occurred in 1991 and caused an estimated $360 million in insured damage. No doubt hail can wreak havoc.

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Calgary, Alberta home for sale: 10498 Rockyledge St NW

This 2000+square foot single family home with air conditioning for sale in ROCKY RIDGE, Calgary is conveniently located to all shops and amenities. Dining nook looks over your large deck and beautifully landscaped backyard. Never worry about getting propane again with your gas line for backyard barbeques.

Custom built ins in your main level living area with gas fireplace make this OPEN CONCEPT home inviting. Main floor office/den also has custom built ins. You will love the walk through pantry off your back mud room leading into your kitchen- plenty of storage. Large unspoiled basement with large windows and rough in plumbing waiting for your future plans. Great master bedroom with walk in closet complete with custom cedar built ins make organization

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Rosie MacLennan of Canada wins Gold at London Games

                                                           courtesy Nathan Denette The Canadian Press

Congratulation to 23-year-old Rosie MacLennan who captured Canada’s first gold medal of the 2012 Olympic Games in women’s trampoline. It was so exciting to watch MacLennan’s winning routine as she scored 57.305 to beat the gold medal favourite and world champion He Wenna of China. It was especially touching when MacLennan said, “The only thing that would have made it better is if Karen (Cockburn) was standing up there with me.” How thrilling for MacLennan to be able to walk into London’s Canada House and share the moment with all the other Canadian athletes. Way to win gold, Rosie!


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Carol Huynh: Calgary athlete competing in 2012 London Olympics

There are several Canadian athletes competing at the 2012 London Olympics with a Calgary connection.

Jessica Zelinka, Athletics

Calgary resident, Jessica Zelinka, is currently 3rd in the heptathlon at the London Olympics after 3 events. Zelinka set a new personal best in the 100-metre hurdles, cleared 1.68 metres in the high jump, had a season-best shot put of 14.8 metres and then to an amazing third-place finish in the 200-metres. Zelinka still has to compete in the long jump, javelin throw and 800 metres. Is anyone else tired?

This is Jessica’s second Olympics. She finished fifth at the Olympics in Beijing and currently holds the Canadian record with 6599 points. Jessica and her husband retired water polo champion Nathaniel Miller have a three

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July 2012 Calgary Housing Market TrendsThe Calgary housing market statistics for July 2012 show steady growth despite cooling residential property sales activity in other Canadian markets like Vancouver and Toronto. Canada's two largest cities have seen some big housing market swings in 2012, but Calgary's positive migration and an increase in confidence in the economy have helped the city maintain a balanced market.

According to the Calgary Real Estate Board, MLS residential homes sold in Calgary increased by 21.22 per cent in July 2012 from 2011. The average sale price for the month of July also increased to $422,680 from $412,532 in 2011, an increase of 2.46 per cent. New listings in Calgary decreased by 5.22 per cent in July compared to last year, giving the city a 3 month supply. This

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