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Calgary Homes Market Update

Calgary market stats from JimSparrow.com

(Calgary - November 18): Residential property sales in Calgary continue to be robust, with home and condo sales November 1st through 18th eclipsing the same period last year by 22%.

Despite the recent snowfalls, demand for property in Calgary continues to be the strongest seen in November since 2006. Year-to-date residential sales are 10.7% higher than the same period last year.

Calgary properties continues to sell more quickly than last year, with an average days on market (DOM) of 37 days versus 48 days last November.

 

Calgary Home Sales

There are currently 2,521 Calgary homes listed for sale on the Calgary Board MLS® system *metro Calgary*, which represents 2.1 months of home inventory.

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Shawnee Slopes / Shawnee Park Calgary

When Geo-Energy Enterprises announced their intent to transform the 130-acre Shawnee Slopes Golf Course into a subdivision, the proposal was met with mixed reviews.

The local residents didn't want to lose their recreation space and were concerned about the population growth and increased traffic in their quiet neighbourhood. I see where they're coming from. You'd think you're pretty safe from future development by purchasing a house that backs onto a golf course; then a few years later that sweeping fairway turns into a cul-de-sac. I understand their frustration.

In any event, the deal is going through; and now after purchasing the property from Geo-Energy, Cardel Homes will be the major developers. The project will be considerable - here are some

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A large estate in Calgary's upscale Aspen Woods set an MLS® record for the city today with sale price of $10,350,000, a staggering $1,113 per square foot. The opulent home was built by Calgary's Pacer Signature Homes, and is styled after a majestic French country castle with just under 14,000 square feet of developed living space.

Aspen Ridge Estate sells for record

The property, originally listed by Sotheby's in July 2011, initially had an asking price of $12 million. A year later the property was relisted for just under $11.5 million. There's no word on whether a local resident or international buyer purchased the property.

The previous sales record for  a home on the Calgary MLS® system was former Calgary Flames Mike Vernon's Elbow Park estate that sold in 2009 for

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Seeking all the amenities of a busy, downtown lifestyle but not sold on living in Calgary's core? Welcome to Seton, a 366-acre development in the city's southeast near Cranston and Auburn Bay. The community lies just off of Deerfoot Trail, and will also be accessible by 52 St. SE once the planned extension is completed. Seton will feature 1300 multi-family residences, but this "South Urban District" is about bringing business, office space, and entertainment to Calgary's southeast. Not falling trap to becoming a concrete jungle, Seton will boast tree-lined streets and a stunning 16-acre regional park, easily accessible from anywhere in the community.

SetonOver 2.5 million square feet will be devoted to office, hospitality, and retail space, including

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Food Fighter Calgary Food TruckDowntown Calgary is proud of its award-winning restaurants, shops, cultural venues and of course, the Calgary Stampede, but we all know what this city is really famous for.

The food trucks in Calgary are among the best in the world. While strolling downtown, you can't travel far without experiencing the lingering scent of a nearby chow wagon. Whether it's tacos, Asian noodles, perogies, brunch, pastries, or good old hot dogs and fries, Calgary has a bountiful buffet of street meat on every corner.

A few weeks ago, the Calgary Herald ran a contest for the 10 top Calgary food trucks, and out of the 2,000 votes, here are the favourites:

10. Braizen (48 votes)

Braizen offers home made multi-cultural delights including soba noodle salad, jerk

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