October 29, 2012
I have sold a property at 147 AUBURN GLEN WAY SE in CALGARY
I have sold a property at 147 AUBURN GLEN WAY SE in CALGARY.
Immaculate 3 bed family home in Auburn Bay close to new hospital and upcoming shopping! This Cardel (Beaufort) home is well laid out with all the fixin's: granite, upgraded carpeting and hardwood flooring throughout. The generous front entrance opens to a mainfloor office/den space and then into the very inviting open concept kitchen, eating nook, dining area and cozy living room with a fantastic stone faced gas fireplace. Lots of natural light here giving it a bright and airy feel. The kitchen features loads of cupboard and counter space with a walkthrough pantry to the dble attached garage and laundry room. Enjoy sunny afternoons on your west facing deck in the back yard or morning sun on your private upper east facing balcony. Upstairs has a generous master suite with large ensuite and walk in closet. An additional 4 pce. bath supports the other two good sized bedrooms. There is also a very functional bonus room for entertaining. This home is move in ready and must be seen!
October 25, 2012
New property listed in Castleridge, Calgary
I have listed a new property at 28 CASTLEGLEN CRES NE in CALGARY.
This exceptionally maintained 4 bedroom home is just waiting for a new family to move-in and grow. With new shingles in 2011, newer appliances and low-flow toilet important upgrades have already been made. The laminate flooring looks brand new and the oak cabinets in the kitchen all contribute to the attractive and practical living space this home has to offer. The front-drive, oversized, single detached garage is just out the front door, with a gorgeous deck behind there's plenty of room in the big, fenced yard. Downstairs is fully-finished with a 4th bedroom, a 3-pce bathroom and a great family room. There's tons of storage downstairs and the large laundry room could easily convert into a basement kitchen. Don't wait to see this home, it's one of the nicest in the neighborhood.
October 9, 2012
Auburn Bay Homes for Sale SE Calgary
Brookfield Residential (formerly Carma Developers) has been creating communities in Calgary for more than 50 years. The company's commitment to Calgary is to create the kinds of neighbourhoods where people truly feel at home, with a level of quality that endures the passage of time.
Brookfield's Auburn Bay seems to resonate with customers year after year, as once again it is the winner of the Readers' Choice Gold award in the New Community category. Brookfield Residential remains committed to designing communities that meet the needs of new homebuyers, now and well into the future.
The company takes extra care to ensure a consistent standard of excellence in architectural guidelines, compatible home styles and quality finishing materials, plus the consistency that comes from working with the best homebuilders. All of these factors contribute to Brookfield Residential's unparalleled value.
What sets Brookfield apart from others is its passion and integrity, which comes with planning and developing beautiful, high-quality master-planned communities. Superior amenities, long-term commitment, quality standards and residents' associations combine to make Brookfield communities simply the best. As a result, Brookfield communities such as McKenzie Towne, Tuscany, Cranston, Aspen Hills and Auburn Bay have been Calgary Herald Readers' Choice award winners each year since 2002.
From the moment you enter Auburn Bay, you will instantly feel at home. A beautiful stone entry feature welcomes you in, with birch, pine and spruce trees lining the streets ushering you into a naturally tranquil environment. With architectural design taking its inspiration from cottage country, the community provides a cosy, warm and welcoming environment that people connect with right away.
At the heart of this 365-hectare (900-acre) community is a 17.5-hectare (43-acre) lake and a 5.25-hectare (13-acre) park, along with Auburn House, a 7,000-square-foot private residents' association facility. Auburn House offers year-round programming that ranges from fitness classes to mom-and-tot sessions.
Auburn House also hosts special events throughout the year, such as Easter and Christmas parties.There is always something fun and interesting happening at Auburn House. There is also a private community intranet site, www.auburnbay-connect.com, that allows residents to communicate with one another, discuss issues and events in online forums, see classified ads, register for programs, pay their fees or simply find out what events and programs are coming up next at Auburn House. Auburn Bay is situated next door to Seton, a vibrant new community that will soon provide easy access to all types of shops and services, as well as the under-construction South Health Campus Hospital (www.setonurbandistrict.com).
Homes in Auburn Bay start from the low $200,000s, ranging to more than $800,000 for lake-access homes. Auburn Bay offers a wide variety of living opportunities, with townhomes, semi-detached homes, single-family homes and estate homes.
It's a beautiful and distinctive community, with great value for new homebuyers and a true four-season cottage-country lifestyle. During the winter, you can bundle up and enjoy everything from hockey on the lake's Zamboni-cleared rink, to gliding around the skating rink that circles the entire lake. There's also a pleasure-skating area complete with an outdoor fire pit. Other neighbourhood activites include cross-country skiing and tobogganing.
In the summer, you can catch some rays and relax on the beach, or go for a paddleboat trip around the lake, enjoy family picnics and barbecues in the park, or experience the thrill of catching your first fish. Auburn Bay provides the perfect background for creating beautiful family memories, or simply reliving your own childhood. New show homes are now open by Baywest Homes, Cardel Homes, Cedarglen Homes and Jayman MasterBuilt. They are located just down the street from Auburn House, and provide new and creative plans to meet the needs of today's modern family.
Visit www.liveauburnbay.ca for more details, or visit a show home today.
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October 5, 2012
I have sold a property at 5060 Lockehaven DR in Victoria
I have sold a property at 5060 Lockehaven DR in Victoria.
5060 Lockehaven Drive in Ten Mile Point, on Victoria’s beautiful coastline is a custom, built-by-owner home where the love and commitment to excellence are evident throughout.
Seldom does a home like this come on the market, anywhere. Designed to live harmoniously in it’s environment this property makes the most of the 1.09 acres and the breath-taking ocean views.
The gardens are professionally landscaped with native species; Gary Oak, Arbutus and Maple mix with the Fir trees, rhododendrons, ferns and wild flowers. Creating a private oasis for the residents and a favourite locale for songbirds.
Or, maybe you prefer to watch the whales as they make they’re way through Haro Straight and enjoy the high-jinx of the otters as they play in the sparkling ocean waters.
Click on 'FEATURES OF THIS HOME" under Additional Documents & Links: for more details on this home's features.
October 1, 2012
Imperial Oil moving Calgary office out of downtown
Imperial Oil moving Calgary office out of downtown
Quarry Park location move beginning in 2014
BY MARIO TONEGUZZI, CALGARY HERALD
CALGARY — Imperial Oil announced Friday plans to relocate its downtown Calgary offices to a campus-style office complex in southeast Calgary to consolidate and support its growing operations.
The complex will be located on a 20-acre site in Quarry Park and will bring together Imperial staff from several downtown Calgary office locations. It will contain five low-rise office buildings with 800,000 total square feet of office space, support facilities, food service, wellness centre and other employee amenities, said Imperial Oil.
“Imperial has embarked on a decade-long period of substantial growth and expansion. This new campus will provide an opportunity to consolidate our Calgary offices in one location, offer additional space for our growing workforce and provide a superior working environment for our people,” said Paul Masschelin, senior vice-president of finance and administration for Imperial Oil, in a statement. “The complex will be constructed to high standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, and will promote new opportunities for employee collaboration in their daily work.”
Employees will move in two phases, beginning in 2014. Full occupancy is expected in 2016.
The company currently has about 2,300 Calgary employees spread over three downtown buildings in Calgary’s downtown.
Imperial currently leases office space in Fifth Avenue Place, on 2nd Street S.W., which used to be known as Esso Plaza. The company leases space in both towers on the site, as well as space at BP Centre, across the street.
Pius Rolheiser, spokesman for Imperial Oil, said the Quarry Park location will have capacity for up to 3,000 employees.
“The capacity to grow and to accommodate future growth was an important consideration,” he said, adding cost was an important consideration as well but it wasn’t the only one.
“Imperial’s a company that plans to be here for decades to come. We’re just getting ready to start up the Kearl project which will operate for 40 to 50 years ... This new office complex gives us the flexibility and the room, the space, to support our growth in operations for a long time into the future.”
Cody Clayton, president of Remington Development Corporation, said the move by Imperial “signifies a massive change in the way people think of real estate for commercial real estate.”
“Obviously Calgary has been a very downtown-focused real estate market when it comes to oil and gas and to have someone of Imperial Oil’s stature choose Quarry Park to us says a lot,” said Clayton. “It immediately qualifies Quarry Park as a real alternative to companies. In the past, we’ve had other oil and gas companies look out here. We haven’t had success with them.
“But I think by now having Imperial actually make the decision to come out here, there will be others that will look at this and seriously consider it.”
Clayton said in other markets, such as Houston and Dallas, many oil companies have gone to a campus-style setting for their offices.
“People aren’t looking for necessarily being on the 50th floor of an office tower downtown,” he said.
Susan Thompson, business development manager for real estate for Calgary Economic Development, said it’s great news that Imperial is growing enough that it feels the need to develop its own facility.
“At this point, to be honest, it’s a good thing for the downtown considering (the new) Eighth Avenue Place (tower) is fully committed and they don’t start moving in until 2014 and (another project) City Centre doesn’t have tenants really taking occupancy until about the end of 2015, start of 2016,” said Thompson. “And all our forecasts are telling us our vacancy is going to be pretty tight downtown. So if Imperial Oil leaves that actually frees up some space.”
A trend to moving outside a downtown core is often spurred by companies taking advantage of low land prices, shorter development times, lower rents, plenty of parking and the ability to offer more amenities to their employees, added Thompson.
Greg Kwong, executive vice-president and regional managing director of commercial real estate firm CBRE Limited in Calgary, described the move as “huge” and could spark other oil companies to look outside the core for possible office space.
“It would be on scale with when they announced The Bow — the size of the building and the impact on the market,” he said. “It’s the first major oil company to move outside the core. But if you look at it on the grand scheme of things other major markets, oil and gas markets, like Houston and Dallas, there are many oil and gas firms located out in the suburbs.”
Quarry Park consists of 385 acres. It has 1.2 million square feet of office space already built of which there is only 1.5 per cent vacancy. There is potential for another two million square feet of office space that can be built, including the Imperial Oil project.
It also has 100,000 square feet of retail space and Remington is planning a hotel for the site.
On the residential side, about 200 single-family residences have been built and are occupied. There’s another 60 town houses built with about 40 occupied. There’s also a 144-unit rental apartment that is under construction and anticipated to be completed for the summer of next year.
Also, Remington has plans for a five-building condo project of 175 units. The first two buildings are under construction with 68 units.
Clayton said Remington also has land for another 60 town houses and 1,500 multi-family units as well as 50 vacant single-family residential lots.
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