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May 2010

Found 3 blog entries for May 2010.

Coste House in Upper Mount Royal CalgarySW Calgary Real Estate Listings are full of interesting and beautiful homes, each with its own unique character, property, interior and location. As we frequently  point out, the location could very well be the most important criteria to consider.

In this ongoing series highlighting the community characteristics of different Calgary neighbourhoods, this week will appeal to those interested in SW Calgary Homes for sale as we look at the Elbow River Valley Community of Mount Royal in SW Calgary.

Made up of two areas, Upper and Lower Mount Royal, this SW Calgary neighbourhood contains some of the oldest, most expensive estates in the city. Mount Royal was established in the early 1900's by CP Rail and promoted as an exclusive enclave  to the then newly

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Calgary Lakefront PropertyAre you considering purchasing a lake home? If you are like many people, purchasing a lake home may represent the realization of a long time dream. After all, if you love lake views and if you enjoy spending time on the water and the beach, nothing could be better than walking out your backdoor to enjoy a beautiful lakefront oasis. Before moving forward with plans to purchase a lake home, however, it is essential to take these five things into consideration in order to be certain owning a lake home is right for you.

#1: Can Your Budget Handle the Purchase?

Sure, owning a home on the lake can be a very enjoyable experience, but it is important to remember that lake homes tend to be far more expensive than those that aren't on the lake. In fact, you can

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Competition Bureau misguided about Canadian MLS

Calgary Realtor(April 30 2010) Buying a home is a lot different than buying an airline ticket. Yet if you read the complaint by the Competition Bureau against the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), you would think it is that simple to buy or sell a home in Canada, by just using the Internet for support. Unfortunately, it is not that easy.

According to the Bureau, CREA and its member real estate boards effectively control the market in Canada, since 90 per cent of all residential home sales are completed using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems, and consumers thus have no real choice in paying commissions, which, according to the bureau, is usually five per cent of the sale price. It is further claimed that

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