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Family Friendly Events in Calgary This FallLooking for something to do this fall in Calgary? From pumpkins and costume parties to games and more, there are plenty of upcoming family-friendly events and festivals planned all over town this year. Here's a look at just a few of them...

Autumn Pumpkin Festival Calgary- Starting Sept 29

Calgary Corn Maze

The Autumn Pumpkin Festival Calgary kicks off starting the last weekend of September, with plenty of fall-inspired fun. From face painting and pony rides to crafts, pig races, a petting farm and a corn maze, it’s all happening at the Calgary Corn Maze.

Halloweekends- Now-Oct 8

Calaway Park

Calaway Park is the place to be this fall, with Halloweekends running through October 8. From Hallo-Street to a costume party, expect plenty of

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Calgary Condos Top AmenitiesBuying a condo often means you're not only looking for a great living space but also a few extra community or building features that can range anywhere from a swimming pool to a state-of-the-art exercise facility. And if you're a Calgary home buyer who puts an emphasis on amenities and common area features, here's a quick look at where you may want to begin your new condo search... 

The Marquis

An easy walk from the market, area attractions and parks, The Marquis also offers up some top amenities that are hard to beat. The condo building overlooks the river with rooftop terraces and balconies, underground parking and an exercise room. 

The Barclay

Also a short walk from everything you need and want, The Barclay enjoys easy access to the river,

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Calgary New Construction Real Estate NewsIn case you missed it, the Calgary city council recently voted in favor of 14 new communities to be built throughout the area suburbs over the coming years, allowing officials to appropriately plan for future infrastructure investments, fire halls, and other city services needed for continued growth and sustainability.

Per the release, eight of the 14 areas for development will be located on the north / northeast side of the city, while the remaining communities will be situated around the east, southeast, and southwest sides.

When finished, each of the new communities combined could bring as many as 18,000 new single-family residences and 9,000 new multi-family units.

The official breakdown as to where these new communities can be built is as

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Calgary New Construction HomesConstruction started on just under 201,000 homes last month in Canada at a seasonally adjusted annual pace, representing a 2.3% decline according to figures from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

With multi-unit project starts down 2.4% and detached single-family starts down 2.6%, economists are projecting a pace of roughly 216,300 units.

Residential construction throughout Canada has been steadily dropping dating back to late last year and throughout early 2018. Higher interest rates and tighter lending regulations are certainly two of the primary causes for the decline, and at the current pace, Canada is on pace for the slowest third quarter since 2016 in terms of new home starts.

Montreal and Toronto led the way as far as the biggest drop-off, showing a

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Luxury New Construction Homes CalgaryNew construction single-family homes can be found all over Calgary right now, but if you're also looking for a luxury home that includes all the bells and whistles, here are just a few places where you might want to begin your search. 

Elbow Park

The fabulous Elbow Park neighbourhood offers up some sensational options in new construction homes. Luxury opportunities in this area include custom-built homes priced upwards of $2 million in a contemporary design.

Upper Mount Royal

Other luxury options include a new construction home in Upper Mount Royal priced upwards of $4 million. This price point affords six-bedrooms and more than 4,000 square feet of living space.

Altadore

With plenty of options in luxury real estate itself, Altadore

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Calgary New Construction DevelopmentBrookfield Residential is planning another project in Calgary’s fast-growing University District, according to a recent report from the Calgary Herald.

Called Capella, the new development will feature a total of 142 residences, which will be broken down into one 92-unit apartment-style condo building and seven additional smaller buildings that will feature no more than eight units in each.

Capella apartment-style condos will offer one and two-bedroom floor plans that have between 550 and 1,000 square feet, while the units inside each of the smaller buildings will be slightly larger, feature between two and three bedrooms, and range in size from 1,300 to 2,000 square feet.

The Capella community will also include a fitness studio, a landscaped courtyard and

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New Construction Condos Calgary If you're planning to be in the market for a new construction condo in Calgary this fall, we have a few developments in mind that are definitely worth a closer look. We explore each below...

Park Point

The new construction townhouses and condos of Park Point provide a desirable address and enviable options. With nearly 300 units to choose from, the condos go up to around 1,000 square feet in size, joined by an outdoor yoga deck, concierge service and a Zen Terrace.

The Annex

In comparison, The Annex offers up one- and two-bedroom condos in Kensington. With around 100 private residences to choose from, the property also includes a dog run, community garden and rooftop patio for gathering with family and friends.

Scarboro 17

The luxury

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Calgary New Construction CondosTiming the purchase of a new construction condo in Calgary with when units hit the MLS is sometimes easier said than done. But if you’re someone who’s ready to buy sooner rather than later, here’s a closer look at 3 new construction condo developments that all have available listings currently on the market.

Vivace

Built by award-winning Streetside Developments, the apartment-style condos at Vivace offer an incredible location that’s just steps from the vibrant West 85th Shopping District. Inside, units are wonderfully designed and feature satin pearly quartz countertops, gorgeous glacier white cabinets, thoughtfully-designed layouts, and highly-attractive bathroom finishes and surrounds that won’t disappoint. 

The Annex

The Annex in

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Canadian Home SalesCanadian home sales in June were down an eye-popping 10.7 percent compared to last year, according to new numbers released from the Canadian Real Estate Association. The drop represents a five-year low for the month a June specifically.

The silver lining, however, is that compared to just one month prior, home sales were actually up 4.1 percent across the board, which was the first substantial month-to-month increase in sales of 2018.

The national average home price for a sold home in Canada last month settled at just below $496,000, which is down 1.3 percent from June 217. Removing the Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto markets and the average sold price was just under $389,000.

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New Construction Homes CalgaryAccording to Calgary’s planning and development department, the master-planned community of Cornerstone saw the highest number of building permit applications of any residential community in town back in May.

Being developed by Anthem United and Walton Development and Management, Cornerstone just related a new phase earliest this year, which was of course the biggest reason for the spike in permit applications.

In all, 64 applications were submitted for the Cornerstone community in May, all for detached single-family homes.
According to builders and developers, demand is staying strong for homes in Cornerstone, especially with winter hanging around for just a bit longer than usual this year.

Along with beautiful homes, Cornerstone is also slated

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