AUBURN BAY REAL ESTATE: Custom-Built Home in Beautiful Auburn Bay Estates

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Are you ready to enjoy elegant lakeside living on a spacious lot with large, mature trees? If so, prepare to call Lake Bonavista Estates “home.” Many consider the upscale lakefront enclave to be the crown jewel of the three Bonavista communities, and we think you will, too.

Lake Bonavista itself is a 52-acre man-made lake constructed in 1968. A portion of the earth excavated from the lake used to construct a 65-foot hill with a waterfall adjacent to the lake. The neighborhood also contains a second manmade lake, Lake Bonaventure. This 35-acre lake is only accessible by houses built directly around the lake itself. The incredible success of this area served as the inspiration for many of Calgary’s man-made lake communities.

Lake Bonavista Estates offers the beauty – and the amenities – desired and demanded by tasteful individuals at this level of home ownership. What could be better than being surrounded by and immersed in your own personal haven? The park adjacent to the lake offers year ’round recreational opportunities; you’ll enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, tennis, skating, and tobogganing. Add excellent schools and abundant shopping opportunities, and Lake Bonavista Estates becomes an even more attractive choice.

Lake Bonavista Estates offers complete and convenient access to the major highways taking you into the downtown core, the the airport, and to the new South Calgary Hospital (opening in mid-2012).

Visit our easy to search website for your Lake Bonavista Estates home search. When you’re ready to buy or sell a home in the Calgary area, come to RyanandSheri.com. We’re the experts, and we’re to help you! Contact Ryan and Sheri MacDonald for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at: 403.519.9102 or via email.

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Chaparral Real Estate – Nature is at Your Doorstep Here in South Calgary

If you’re looking for a Southeast Calgary home that fulfills your family’s need for an “outdoorsy” environment, look no further than Chaparral. It’s a family-oriented community, specifically designed to encourage meandering around the fabulous 32-acre man-made Lake Chaparral. With panoramic views of the Rockies, the Blue Devil Golf Course, and Fish Creek Park abounding from various vantage points throughout the community, you’ll feel that you’ve come home to an outdoor person’s paradise.

The Chaparral community offers an incredible value for your investment. There’s literally something for everyone – starter homes, move-ups, and estate homes on the Lake and the Ravine.

When the urge for recreation strikes, everyone in the family can be satisfied in Chaparral. The 21-acre park (with two gorgeous waterfalls) offers opportunities for activity year ’round. Summer finds fishing and boating enthusiasts, swimmers, and picnickers mingling in Chaparral. And winter? Well, if hockey’s your game, or if you just want to get out and have a leisurely skate, this is the place for you. The park lies at the heart of the community, and really does provide a sense of “community.”

Worried that you might not have anywhere to walk the family dog? Calgary’s extensive pathway system in the Bow River Valley connects to pathways throughout Chaparral…problem solved!

No need to be concerned about transportation in Chaparral. The community offers convenient access to major arteries, taking you into the heart of downtown and to the airport with ease. And a short bus ride connects commuters to Calgary’s LRT – Chaparral residents can relax and let someone else navigate the quick train ride downtown!

Chaparral has terrific, well-established school system. And were you thinking of shopping (say, for back to school supplies)?No stress for the inner “shopaholic” in Chaparral – there are plenty of small commercial and professional developments right in the community. And you’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from South Centre, Macleod Trail, and South Trail Crossing – did you ever imagine you’d be able to shop ’til you drop so close to home?

Welcome home to Chaparral! When you’re ready to buy or sell a home in the Calgary area? We’re the experts, and we’re to help you! Contact Ryan & Sheri MacDonald for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at: 403.519.9102 or via email.

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NEW BRIGHTON Real Estate – Calgary – Area Specialists Sell Another Beautiful Home!

There were so many things to love about this home…we hardly knew where to begin! We apparently highlighted the right things, though, because

59 New Brighton Link SE, Calgary

sold for 98% of the list price in under 30 days!

The new owners were bowled over when they saw the large windows and skylight that bathe their new home in natural light. When they first entered, they fell in love with the slate tile flooring, and the gleaming hardwood floors.

The open floor plan and vaulted ceilings add to the feeling of spaciousness.

The kitchen boasts a gorgeous slate backsplash, plenty of counter space with a large island (complete with glass doors to show off collectibles)…

…and a custom breakfast bar with built-in shelves.

The great room is huge – perfect for entertaining – completed by a stylish tile surround fireplace.

Unique arches lead into the expansive dining room, where countless memories will be made throughout the year.

The new owners will experience the ultimate in relaxation in their new master bedroom…

…after some well-deserved pampering in the deep soaker tub (with tile surround and separate shower)!

The basement is fully, professionally developed with nine foot ceilings. It includes a fabulous great room…

… an amazingly versatile office/flex area…

…and a BIG bedroom, complete with two closets and a full bath!

This is the perfect property for folks who aren’t into doing yard work; they’ll spend their free time relaxing in the west-facing, fully fenced backyard, with a huge two-tiered deck!

Yes, this one is SOLD, but call us today – we’ll find another unique NEW BRIGHTON house that you’ll want to call HOME!

When you hire us to find your new home, you get our unparalleled expertise and fantastic results. Contact Ryan and Sheri for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at: 403.519.9102 or via email.

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LAKE BONAVISTA DOWNS Real Estate – Calgary – SOLD in Under 30 Days!

This adorable home sold for 98% of list price in under 30 days! It’s a terrific family home, with tons of upgrades and extras!

1435 Lake Michigan Crescent SE, Calgary

The new owners are going to let the sun shine! This beauty has newer windows on the main floor, newer bathrooms, newer soffits and gutters, hardwood floors, and asphalt shingles. The lovely, large windows let in lots of natural light.

The spacious great room, shown above, showcases neutral, stylish paint colours, with updated light fixtures throughout. Now, imagine the lovely family dinner the new owners will enjoy, prepared in the light and airy kitchen…

…and enjoyed in the beautiful dining room!

Upstairs, the lovely master bedroom awaits them after a long, arduous work day…

…and the kids (or guests, or their favorite crafts!) all get rooms to call their own.

The upstairs bathroom is spacious enough to accommodate everyone’s needs.

The lower level is fully and beautifully developed, and includes a great room with a  flex area…

…a BIG bedroom…

…and a three-piece bath.

The large backyard is very private (with lovely mature trees), has a 28X22 double detached garage, a dog run, RV parking, a storage shed, a firepit, and a patio. The property backs on to a paved alley and linear park.

There was nothing for the new owners to do but move in and enjoy! Want that kind of freedom? Call us today!

When you hire us to find your new home, you get our unparalleled expertise and fantastic results. Contact Ryan and Sheri for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at: 403.519.9102 or via email.

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AUBURN BAY Real Estate, Calgary – SOLD in 2 DAYS!

This lovely home sold in two days, after being on the market for almost a year with two different Realtors – and it sold within $5,000 of the asking price! On a quiet street close to the lake and a few feet from a playground, these new homeowners have it all. This gorgeous Morrison home has over $80,000 in upgrades – including gleaming birch hardwood floors, a chef’s kitchen, granite counters, and cherry cabinets, as well as upgraded mill work, moldings, baseboards, light fixtures and more.

34 Auburn Sound Green SE, Calgary

The main floor is VERY bright and open, and includes both a den and a flex room.

The new owners will soon be enjoying their dining room…

…as well as their large breakfast nook.

The stunning kitchen, walk-through pantry, large laundry area/mud room and 1/2 bath complete the main level.

Upstairs boasts a large bonus room…

a generous master bedroom complete with luxurious en suite…

…two additional bedrooms…

… and a beautiful full bath.

The lower level is partially developed.

The backyard is simply stunning – beautifully landscaped with good-sized trees, a large composite deck with glass surround, fire pit and shed.

The front yard, complete with an aggregate driveway, lends great curb appeal. There was nothing for these new home owners to do but move in and enjoy.

This home sold quickly, but we’ll find YOU the perfect new home TODAY!

When you hire us to find your new home, you get our unparalleled expertise and fantastic results. Contact Ryan and Sheri for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at: 403.519.9102 or via email.

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Calgary Housing Market Continues On the Road to Recover – July Statistics

We think Calgary area home owners should be as delighted as we are with the most recent figures from the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®). Those figures show that residential home sales continue to trend towards recovery, driven by buyers looking for values. After the first seven months of the year, single family and condominium sales totaled 11,798, a five percent increase over 2010.

The recent rise in average days on market, especially in the single family sector, shows that while properly priced homes are selling quickly, over-priced listings remain on the market for a longer period of time. Improving market conditions may have signaled some sellers to be overly optimistic regarding pricing, resulting in a disconnect between seller and buyer expectations,” says Sano Stante, president of CREB®.


Single family sales for July 2011 were 1,153, with a total of 8,380 sales for the first seven months of 2011, an eight percent increase over the same period last year. Meanwhile, year-to-date listings continue to remain lower than last year, resulting in inventories trending lower than last year, as well.

A good selection of housing inventory, combined with positive economic fundamentals, is encouraging buyers into the market,” says Stante. “Buyers are still quite value conscious, and in the current market are able to take advantage of the range of selection in a stable price environment.”

Condominium sales continued to bounce back this month. July 2011 condominium sales total 453, a 14 percent rise over last year, while year-to-date sales remain 3 per cent lower than the same period in 2010.

Excess supply and lower demand have negatively impacted the condominium market over the past year,” says Stante. “Nevertheless, the recent pickup in sales, combined with fewer new listings, has gradually reduced inventory levels of condominiums, lowering the month’s supply of inventory from over six months last year to just above four months in July 2011.”

The average price of single family homes in July 2011 was $455,849 and the median price $409,000, similar to levels recorded in July of last year. Condominium prices also remained at levels similar to the previous year.

Interest rates will likely remain low for the remainder of the year. This factor, combined with relatively stable housing prices and wage growth, will help support affordability levels and promote a healthy housing market in Calgary,” Stante concludes.

When you hire us to find your new home, you get our unparalleled expertise and fantastic results. Contact Ryan and Sheri for more information on how we can help you achieve your real estate goals at: 403.519.9102 or via email.

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