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Alberta condominium boards will need to act under new guidelines that will reportedly go into effect on July 1, 2019, according to a recent announcement made by Minister of Service Alberta Brian Malkinson. 

The regulation changes made to the province’s Condominium Property Regulation are designed to enhance transparency and further protect condominium owners, which for many is a major step in the right direction towards professionalizing and legitimizing condo boards throughout Alberta. 

In short, major changes include how condo corporations can issue bylaw fines, how a condo owner’s investment is protected, and also how reserve funds are managed. In addition, boards must also issue Minutes in writing to all condo owners, as well as provide agendas

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COCO CalgaryThere’s plenty to love when it comes to the new COCO by Sarina condos, but we’ve narrowed it down to just a few good reasons. These brand new Calgary condos offer up the appeal of new construction, impressive features and a highly desirable location.

The kitchens of COCO offer up plenty of appeal to buyers. The open concept space is designed for more flexibility in your lifestyle. Complimented by a large master suite, the condos additionally come in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations, with floor plans to fit your needs.

The convenient South Calgary location is also a real treat for new buyers. Set in Marda Loop, the walk-able area makes is easy to visit trendy restaurants and shops in this part of the city. Heated garage parking is

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Interest is ramping up for new buyers considering making a home or an investment in the Zen Urban District. Already more than half sold; the master-planned community brings with it the appeal of a more urban lifestyle to the suburbs.

It's Affordable

One of the biggest reasons to consider Zen Urban District is its affordability. The district offers prices starting at around $170,000 for a flat, or buyers may choose from a two-storey townhome with a rooftop patio.

Surrounding Development is Booming

The area is also flourishing right now. New bars, restaurants and a YMCA are all planned for the area, along with the convenience of a light rail station. The walkability of the district will make it easy to reach everything you want and need.

The

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West Hillhurst CalgaryIf you’re looking for a great community in northwest Calgary, you’re sure to love what you find in West Hillhurst. The neighbourhood is known not only for its location but also for its appealing home designs.

New Construction is Still An Option

The neighbourhood offers plenty of new construction homes, allowing for more modern home selections in an exceptional setting. With open floor plans and a generous amount of desirable living space, you’ll find it all with the homes of this area.

You'll Be Close to Downtown 

The homes of West Hillhurst also offer the advantage of bordering the Bow River, while at the same time remaining in close proximity to Downtown Calgary. This makes it easy reach what you want, from the various shops and restaurants

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New Construction Homes in Calgary Looking to buy a new Calgary home or condo in 2019 but don't know where to start your search? Take a closer look at just a few new construction communities in town that may just be the perfect fit.

Symons Gate

One of the newest additions to Northwest Calgary, Symons Gate provides options including your choice of a townhouse, duplex or a single-family home. This offers plenty of variety for new buyers, all within a prime, new construction community.

Ridge at Sage Meadows

Also in Northwest Calgary, Ridge at Sage Meadows delights new buyers with the peacefulness of sitting close to a nature reserve. This boutique community also provides the option of available lots or some immediate move-in ready home designs.

Mahogany

Mahogany, meanwhile,

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As we begin the final month of 2018, here’s a look back at how the Calgary real estate market fared in November. 

According to CREB’s monthly stats, property listings in Calgary are sitting on the market for an average of 63 days, which is up by over 21 percent compared to a year ago. 

Despite the struggling housing market, however, there is some good news for buyers as the average price dropped 4.2 percent while the number of active listings is up 14.4 percent from this time last year. 

Overall sales have dipped, though, both from last month and year-over-year. Compared to last month, sales fell by 11.4 percent, while year-over-year, overall sales in Calgary have fallen by 17 percent. 

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It's hard to believe but the holiday season is in full swing here in Calgary, with several weeks of events on tap. Below is a closer look at just a few we at the Calgary Home Boys are excited about most...

Christmas in Kensington- Now-December 22

For family-friendly fun, make time to head to the Kensington neighbourhood. Christmas in Kensington celebrates with wagon rides, a petting zoo, and even Santa himself.

Once Upon a Christmas- Weekends-December 23

Get into the holiday spirit with a horse-drawn wagon ride through Heritage Park. Once Upon a Christmas presents live music, crafts, carolling and more.

Polar Express Train Ride- Now-December 24

Just outside of the city, journey to the North Pole onboard the Polar Express. The train ride

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Calgary Riverfront Condos For SaleLooking for a new Calgary condo close to the riverfront? We have several buildings in mind that are a prefect place to begin your search.

FIRST

The FIRST condos sit high above the riverfront, with 18-stories of elegant residences and amenities. The newer construction building includes nearly 200 private homes, plus the opportunity to live just minutes from everything.

Evolution

In comparison, Evolution supplies the luxury of a rooftop garden and breathtaking views. The massive project houses both condos and town homes, along with two fitness rooms and plenty of shared outdoor space.

500 Eau Claire

Located at 500 Eau Claire, the Eau Claire Estates rise high above the rest. A series of towers surrounding a central courtyard, the property

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Bridgeland Crossings II is a fabulous new condo development located at 46 9 Street Northeast. Although completed back in 2016, the building still very much feels brand new, and you’ll even find a number of developer units still listed as well. So with this in mind, here are just a few reasons why any and all condo buyers in Calgary need to consider the one-and-only Bridgeland Crossings II building…

The Location 

Bridgeland is one of Calgary’s fastest growing communities and provides all kinds of upside. Along with being close to downtown, Bridgeland Crossing II condos for sale are also just steps from the riverfront and McDougall Park, making it a great place to call home for anyone who loves to get outside and stay active. 

The Finishes 

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Calgary Home SalesThe Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) recently reported that overall home sales across Calgary dropped by nearly 10% in October, and detached home sales specifically have fallen to a level we haven’t seen since the late 1990s. 

According to CREB, the downward tend is a direct result of stricter mortgage rules, the rising cost of home ownership, and of course job growth that also continues to struggle. 

Despite being labeled a buyer’s market, fewer home buyers are in the market due to the current economic challenges. 

As the market and the economy as a whole continues to recover, many still feel Alberta’s housing market  will eventually make a comeback and start trending in a positive direction within the next 12 to 18 months. 

But until more

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