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Tiny-House Village, Complete With Solar Panels and Gardens, Approved for Okotoks
Jun12

Tiny-House Village, Complete With Solar Panels and Gardens, Approved for Okotoks

STEPHANIE BABYCH Updated: May 29, 2019 The mayor of Okotoks says a tiny-house village approved for the town will go a long way towards providing affordable housing while reducing the community’s environmental footprint. Okotoks town council approved the development of the first phase of the “eco-village” Monday by a vote of 5-2. Phase 1 includes 42 affordable-rental units, market-rate rentals, short-term vacation rental units and...

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Costs of Living Near CTrain Station Vary Widely Across Calgary
Jun12

Costs of Living Near CTrain Station Vary Widely Across Calgary

Cheaper housing exists in northeast, while west and inner city are the most expensive CBC News · Posted: May 09, 2019 1:13 PM MT | Last Updated: May 9 (Robson Fletcher/CBC) If you want to live along one of Calgary’s CTrain lines, you could spend $1.1 million, or you could spend $199,000. That’s the spread between the most expensive houses and the cheapest condos within a 10-minute walk to a station, according to average...

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Sales Activity Improves for Second Consecutive Month – June 2019
Jun12

Sales Activity Improves for Second Consecutive Month – June 2019

City of Calgary, June 3, 2019 Sales growth in May was met with a decline in new listings. This combination eased the pressure on inventory levels, which finished the month at 7,467 units, a decline of 12 per cent compared to last year. Improving sales relative to inventory levels caused the months of supply to ease to just under four months. While still oversupplied, this is an improvement from the five months of supply recorded last...

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These Are The Best Canadian Cities For Single Homebuyers, According to Zoocasa
Mar05

These Are The Best Canadian Cities For Single Homebuyers, According to Zoocasa

If you can, avoid British Columbia and Ontario altogether.   By Jessica Chin   Buying a home is no easy feat, and buying a home on one income is even more difficult.   Real estate site Zoocasa has rounded up the most and least affordable housing markets for single homebuyers in Canada, based on median incomes for Canadians aged 25-64 and average home prices.   It found the most affordable housing markets for single...

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Housing Market Stats: Great Inventory Keeps up Going into November
Nov06

Housing Market Stats: Great Inventory Keeps up Going into November

Elevated inventory levels compared to sales, are causing prices to ease further in Calgary’s housing market. Citywide benchmark prices totaled $426,300 in October, trending down for the fifth consecutive month and resulting in a year-over-year decline of 2.9 per cent. “Job growth in this city remains a concern, as unemployment levels remain well above levels expected for this year. Rising costs of ownership also continue to weigh on...

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Public Art Project with $911,000 Price Tag Draws Mixed Reviews
Nov06

Public Art Project with $911,000 Price Tag Draws Mixed Reviews

The work titled Ascend features a pair of 14-metre-tall welded, stainless steel tubing matrixes mirroring each other on pedestals on a hill behind the Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA Another publicly funded art installation, this one with a $911,000 cost, has become a lightning rod for some Calgarians. The work titled Ascend — a pair of 14-metre-tall welded, stainless steel tubing matrixes mirroring each other on pedestals perched atop a...

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