New home starts in the Calgary census metropolitan area
(CMA) in May 2019 were less than half of the starts recorded in May 2018,
according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Only 812 new
homes were started last month, compared to 1,649 starts in May last year. The
total number of starts to the end of May 2019 reached 3,589 units, down from
4,912 starts in the first five months of 2018.
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The first residential community in Canada built around a
man-made lake was Lake Bonavista in Calgary. It was 1967 when Keith
Construction took a piece of bald prairie south of Anderson Road, east side of
Macleod Trail and turned it into a suburban resort with year-round recreational
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After 50-plus years of designing cities to accommodate
automobile traffic, cities around the world — Calgary included — are now
focusing on how to make new and old communities more walkable. The vision is to
create “complete communities” where residents can walk to many of their daily
and weekly activities and cycle and drive to other activities as needed.
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I was reminded of the opening lyrics to The Beatle’s hit
song Lady Madonna while watching the goings on at city hall last Monday.
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Calgary’s housing market is cheap. Well, it is relative to
Canada’s largest markets — Toronto and Vancouver — according to a new study.
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A growing family often means it’s time to grow the home as
well – a space that once seemed roomy and open often feels cramped once a
little one is running around.
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Communities in every quadrant.
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Two city councillors would like to close down a
cash-hemorrhaging city-owned golf course and are urging bureaucrats to look at
options to increase revenue and cut costs at five others.
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The prices for new homes in the Calgary census metropolitan
area are falling.
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A “flat” hiring climate is anticipated for the Calgary area
in the third quarter of this year, while Edmonton area employers expect a
“conservative” hiring climate, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment
Outlook Survey released on Tuesday.
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