Have you heard about Calgary's Green Community? 

About EchoHaven

EchoHaven is a sustainable community at Rocky Ridge in north-west Calgary. The small neighborhood for 25 homes with a beautiful, natural setting focuses on quality of life, minimal environmental footprint, healthy and extremely efficient homes, solar heating strategies, and water conservation initiatives. Residents will have common goals about the environment, have the ability to make there own choices and work together.

Features

  • EchoHaven has preserved over 60% of the existing natural landscape
  • Reduction of 80% of grid power compared with an average home
  • Zero greenhouse gas emissions
  • Rainwater harvesting to reduce treated water consumption by 72%
  • All homes will meet minimum EnerGuide 84
  • Community amenities building and greenhouse

Make Life Better

At EchoHaven your life will be better and in turn you will make life better for others. Life will be better because you will live in a quiet cul-de-sac with trees, ponds and mountain views but you are still close to all the amenities and services that the City has to offer. Your home will stay warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. The additional insulation and better quality windows that provide efficiency add to your well-being by bestowing quiet in your home. Your have the ability to reduce your utility bills because your house will not need as much heating and cooling and you can add solar panel and rainwater collection to further reduce your consumption. EchoHaven will include an amenities building that will provide homeowners with access to a guest suite and meeting space. A greenhouse and garden area will provide residents with the option to grow produce all year round or simply provide a welcome respite from winter in Calgary. All home sites have solar access and are grouped together to provide more common area. As an owner at EchoHaven, you will own your lot and 1/25 of the common property. Are you ready to embrace a lifestyle that gives back? Make life better.

 

“We use a lot less [energy],” said Pelletier, whose former home, a 1959 two-storey, was costing him between $600 and $700 a month in winter for utilities. Since his move, his utility bill has been around $150 a month. 

“I’m a firm believer in the environment, but it also has to make economic sense,” said Pelletier.

 

Here are some links to news about EchoHaven :

 

http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1192938/welcome-to-echo-haven-calgary-community-living-green-and-loving-it/

 

http://www.echohaven.ca

 

 

https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/inpr/su/eqho/echa/

 

 

http://www.buzzbuzzhome.com/echohaven

 

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Which Bathroom Remodel is your favorite?

 

 

 

So are you ready to remodeling your bathroom extravaganza or maybe you’re just want idea on what you should make your bathroom look. If you in that case, continue to view our posts, we found a few of our select “Exotic Bathroom Remodeling”.

Have more space

 

To have a fresh look, opening up a bit of room when remodeling your bathroom can give off an exotic look. Take a look like the one you seeing above. Notice how many space this bathroom has, also the framed tub with tile aligned in a wonderful curved display.

 

 

 

Totally Custom

 

Bathroom remodeling exploit is never completed we wish you to create something unique with your own design and colors. Creativity is main to a norm peace of mind. The choices are endless whether you do it yourself or hide a professional. Know what you want and stick to your own budget. If you need more bathroom remodeling ideas, send us a message we can give you more.


*Bathroom Remodeling Tip – Never be afraid to call a pro to do the remodeling for you.

 

 

 

Color Pattern

 

If you looking for easy affordable bathroom remodeling designs then just switched up the currently colors and using a different style. Using different colors or style online will be the easiest way to find the best color you never though about looking good together.


*Bathroom Remodeling Tip: Always ask a professional.

 

 

Have No Limit

 

Don’t just stop there. Bathroom remodeling usually get a bit more fun with the right style. Especially using your own style and your own creativity can seriously transform your bathroom into artwork. Gorgeous custom bathroom remodeling designs can all found over the Internet. If you having trouble on which style or how to create your creativity, feel free to search the net for style that will fit you.


*Bathroom Remodeling Tip: Sizes always everything. Measure everything before buying and have a visual layout ready with the sizes you want before leaving to shop for your new bathroom.

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This is where Western Investor believes real estate investors have the best chance to make the most money over the next two years


By Frank O’Brien

Welcome to Western Investor’s second pick of the top towns and cities in Western Canada where, in our opinion, real estate investors in both the commercial and residential sector have the best chance to profit. We compile this list every two years and our outlook is based on a two-year horizon, though many of these top markets should also perform long-term.


Investing in Real Estate is like Manure

It Helps Grow Trees!


No. 2: Calgary
Last year Calgary had more new office construction than Toronto and its residential real estate market is considered to have the strongest upside in the country. A caution on oil prices – now at their lowest level in two years – is all that kept Alberta’s biggest city out of our No. 1 real estate ranking for 2014.
That said, Calgary remains an impressive real estate play. Nearly 3,000 people are moving into the city every month – the 2014 influx is the highest on record – and the rental vacancy rate is a tight 1.4 per cent. There are no rent controls – and apparently no end to bold real estate speculation.
In suburban Calgary, Qualico Communities is building the instant community of Harmony, with 3,500 homes on a 1,700-acre site with a 135-acre lake, a 138-acre commercial campus and a 72-hole golf course, the largest in southern Alberta. 
Downtown, Vancouver-based Concord Pacific has launched a high-end residential development on the banks of the Bow River with 200 residential units at record-breaking – the penthouse is $13 million - prices.
Calgary’s commercial investment market is on track to top $1.2 billion this year. Land prices are startling. This year a 12-acre retail site sold for $70 million and a high-density, one-acre residential site on 11 Avenue SW sold for a $30 million. House prices are up 9 per cent from last year and Royal Bank echoes other analysts is forecasting continued price acceleration across the real estate spectrum.


OUR TOP TEN TOWNS 

1 Richmond
2 Calgary 
3 Surrey
4 Edmonton
5 Cold Lake
6 Estevan 
7 Fort St. John 
8 Okotoks 
9 Saskatoon
10 Red Deer


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Great News for Airdrie Real Estate!

Airdrie - Annual sales high reached after only three quarters

CALGARY - Calgary’s residential real estate market has been described as hot this year.

But what Airdrie has experienced is simply sizzling.

After three quarters of the year, the small city north of Calgary has already set an annual record for MLS sales.

“l feel this whole year Airdrie’s housing market is like an exaggerated mirror to Calgary’s booming market due to its obviously better affordability,” said Shayna Nackoney-Skauge, a realtor with RE/MAX Rocky View Real Estate. “Buyers appreciate what their dollar can buy in Airdrie for a very small increase in driving distance if they need to commute to Calgary for work. Average home prices in Airdrie are steadily rising and I would still say our seller’s market is strong but for buyers Airdrie is still more affordable than Calgary.

“The market is August seemed to slow down slightly in activity but when inventory levels naturally increased in September the patiently-waiting buyers gobbled up the added inventory resulting in record sale levels. There is a very strong demand in Airdrie for homes priced under $450,000. Over that price point, homes are still selling but not as quickly and it’s a bit more competitive for sellers in the higher price points in Airdrie to attract the right buyer’s attention.”

According to realtor Mike Fotiou, associate broker with First Place Realty, total MLS sales in September in Airdrie reached 140 transactions, an all-time high for the month, and 26.13 per cent year-over-year hike.

The average MLS sale price in September was $393.209, an increase of 8.67 per cent from last year. In comparison, the average sale price in Calgary for the month was $487,300, which was up 7.3 per cent from a year ago.

Year-to-date until the end of September, said Fotiou, there have been 1,354 MLS sales in Airdrie, which has already surpassed the annual record of 1,327 established in 2007. Last year, there were 1,321 MLS transactions.

Year-to-date, Airdrie’s average MLS sale price is $386,962, up 8.98 per cent from last year, while Calgary’s average price has increased by 5.77 per cent to $482,701.

“Homes in Airdrie are a lot more affordable than Calgary,” said Fotiou. “Looking at an average priced home, many have decided to keep $100,000 in their pocket and just deal with a longer commute - and that’s assuming they work in Calgary. Airdrie continues to grow with more businesses and amenities, which means more jobs and opportunities for newcomers to the city.”

Don Campbell, senior analyst with the Real Estate Investment Network, said four years ago research by the organization discovered that the economic fundamentals were shifting to green-light positives for Airdrie.

“These economic fundamentals have really played out as expected and is now being reflected in housing market,” he said. “Access and affordability have been the initial drivers of these market records. The opening of and increased use of the Calgary Ring Road has opened up Airdrie as a place to live for people working in all sections of the city of Calgary - previously to this major transportation route being opened, Airdrie was really only an option for those working in North Calgary.

“Another driver of these record numbers is the amount of land made available to developers who were able to get ahead of the demand curve. As the major industrial and commercial projects surrounding, and including, the Calgary airport continue to grow and bring an economic focus to the northern part of the city we will witness even more demand on the Airdrie housing market over the coming years. Today’s record is just the start of a strong long-term trend.”

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I have listed a new property at 59 SILVERADO SKIES BAY SW in Calgary.
Original owner - first time on the market! Outstanding home - GREAT location - in the BAY - very quiet with a large lot. The perfect floor plan with a 2nd floor bonus room, laundry room - so convenient and three family sized bedrooms. The 2nd kids bedroom has a walk-in closet - WOW. Wonderful master with exquisite 5 piece ensuite - including double sinks - separate shower and large soaker tub. Amazing main floor - VERY upgraded with 9' ceilings - extended cabinets - stainless steel appliances - large granite island - hardwood floors - tiled entrance - stone fireplace - large dining area and an extra large walk-in pantry. Over sized back yard with a deck and metal railings. The perfect home in the perfect location. Be the first to view this outstanding family residence!
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