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Construction has finally begun for one of Calgary’s most anticipated condo developments in recent memory. Acting as the only luxury concrete condo building in the city’s Inglewood neighborhood, Avil on Atlantic will top out at 7 storeys high and house 64 beautiful condo units once finished. 

Despite construction only just now beginning, however, reports indicate Avli on Atlantic is already 70% sold out, with any remaining units also likely to move quickly. 

Inside, Avli on Atlantic condos for sale boast a chic, contemporary design that includes a stylish combination of high-gloss porcelain fixtures, dark wood grain accents, and absolutely stunning kitchen and bathroom features that aren’t leaving many potential buyers disappointed. 

Floor plans

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Home building is on the rise in Calgary, as recently released stats from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation show 35% more new home starts in the Calgary census metropolitan area in April of 2017 compared to the same month last year. 

According to the report, the total number of home starts in the region reached 1,0999 units last month, jumping from 815 back in April of 2016. 

Single-family home starts in Calgary saw the highest gain, increasing from 224 starts last April to 402 starts just last month. 

Semi-detached home starts also jumped substantially, rising from 72 to 114 year-over-year, and row homes and townhouses also increased from last year to this year in April, jumping from 126 starts to 152.

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Calgary Condo Market New data from Urban Analytics shows sales for new construction condos and townhouses in Calgary were on the rise from the beginning of December all the way through the first two months of 2017. According to the latest numbers, total new construction multi-family home sales have jumped 11% from December 1st of last year up until the end of February of this year compared to that same time frame a year ago.  

When it comes to condo units specifically, increases were registered in both the concrete and wood frame segments of the market place, which is especially encouraging given Calgary has seen very few units delivered to the market over the last 12 months or so. In all, 95 concrete apartment-style condos in Calgary sold from December 1st through the end

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Luxury Calgary Housing MarketReports have surfaced that suggest the luxury real estate market in Calgary has stabilized a bit, which was a trend that really started to take off back in the middle and later part of 2016. According to new data reported in the Calgary Sun, all sales over $1 million, which includes condos, attached homes, and detached single-family homes, jumped by 19% back in 2016 compared to 2015, and in the early part of 2017, it appears this upward trend is continuing heading into the spring market.

Over the first two months of the new year, 64 properties were sold over $1 million, which is the same number of luxury properties sold over that same time period last year. Of 2017’s million dollar sales, 57 were detached single-family homes, while just 2 condos have been

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While last year was a tremendous year for our company, CIR Realty, 2016 was also another stellar year for our team, The Calgary Home Boys. When the dust finally settled and all the numbers were crunched, The Calgary Home Boys were honored to be named the #1 Producing Team at CIR Realty in 2016—a brokerage that currently employs 660 agents and continues to grow each and every year.

Overall, our top-ranked team registered 130 transactions and tallied $56,410,099.50 in total sales in 2016, and we're already off to one of our best starts ever here in 2017. So while we're humbled and grateful for having such tremendous success last year, we owe it all to our you, our clients, who continue to remain loyal and support us through all the ups and downs of

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Raise money for a great cause and have a little fun in the process. Everyone is welcome and first prize is $10,000! Over half way sold out already so sign up to participate in this year's charity poker tournament today!

Supporting local charities and organizations that benefit the community is a passion of ours, which is why we’re so thrilled to be a core sponsor of this year’s Children’s Wish Poker Tournament in Calgary.

For years, Children’s Wish has been granting Canadian children with life-threatening illnesses all sorts of different wishes that help bring joy to their lives during such a difficult time. In over 30 years, the Children’s Wish Foundation has granted over 25,000 wishes, with over 2,200 of those wishes going to children living right

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With the first couple months of 2017 now in the rear view mirror, the data from last year is now in, and it was quite a year for CIR Realty to say the least. Compared to 2015, company-wide sales increased in 2016, and as a whole, our brokerage continues to outperform the overall Calgary real estate market. Towards the end of the year, CIR’s sales for the month of September jumped nearly 8%, while CREB’s total sales market-wide only saw an increase of 2.06% compared to 2015’s numbers. Furthermore, over the first 9 months of the year, CIR saw a 1% gain in total sales volume, while the entire Calgary market actually saw sales drop by 8.52%. 

CIR is currently the largest independent real estate brokerage in Alberta, now with over 650 professional REALTORS®

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Buying a Calgary CondoIf you’re in the market for a new condo in Calgary, there may be no better time to buy than right now. According to new data from The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and a recent report from CBC News, about 1,500 new construction housing units are sitting vacant across Calgary, with over 800 of those units apartment style condos. 

Back in 2014, much of the Calgary area experienced somewhat of a building boom for condo units; but now just two years later, the market, and the economy in general, is anything but booming. But while the city’s economic struggles continue into early 2017, the surplus of new construction condos in Calgary presents a unique opportunity for anybody in position to buy. 

High inventory levels often lead to lower

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Calgary Resale Housing MarketRecently released data and analysis from CREB suggests new construction activity could see a slight increase in 2016, which is certainly a step in the right direction towards a much more balanced and stable market. But new construction isn’t the only segment of Calgary’s real estate market that could see improvement over 2016 levels. According to those same reports, demand for re-sale homes in Calgary could also be on the rise in 2017, even despite the market still being well below long-term trends. 

While it could take time for continued stability to set in, most economic indicators are projecting no further pullbacks in the Calgary resale housing market, according to CREB’s latest annual forecast. Detached home prices are only expected to increase by

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Attached Homes in Calgary While semi-detached homes and row homes are fundamentally similar in style, sales activity for each couldn’t have been more different in 2016. According to CREB, semi-detached sales increased by nearly 4% in 2016 compared to the previous year, but still well below sales levels seen during a booming 2014. Even still, the increase was certainly a welcoming sight for what was generally a pretty tough market overall in Calgary last year. 

Economists attribute the sales gains to a growing inventory in the $200,000 to $400,000 price range, but even improvements in the $600,000 to $700,000 price range were also recorded throughout 2016. Prices for semi-detached homes also dropped by 5.49% since the start of the recession, which likely also contributed to the

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