August 2013

Found 2 blog entries for August 2013.

2012 was good, great, even smashing in the Calgary real estate world. By August 6 of last year MLS sales almost reached $6 billion, yes that is billion with a “B.” This year the city has already blown past that milestone, chalking up over $6.8 billion in MLS sales by that very same date. Needless to say the Calgary Real Estate Board is thrilled.

By the time New Year’s Eve rolled around in 2012, Calgary real estate sales totaled more than $9.1 billion. Those numbers have only been seen two other times in the city. The first was in 2006 when a record $9.9 billion was generated, and the second was the record year of 2007, when the cash register peaked at $11.3 billion. It’s anyone’s guess where the numbers will end up once the clock strikes midnight to…
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Roughly one month ago Calgary and much of southern Alberta experienced the “flood of the century.” It will take time, effort and a considerable amount of cash to repair the damage and get people’s lives back to normal. Canadian musicians are helping to raise money and heal the psyche of those affected.

The rock band Rush already held a concert on July 24 in Red Deer, with over $500,000 being contributed to the cause. Originally planned for the Saddledome in Calgary, the concert had to be moved because of damage in that venue. High River, which is built on swampy land and saw the worst of the flooding for a town of its size, will see $125,000 of those funds, with the Canadian Red Cross receiving $400,000. Smaller local charities will benefit from an

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