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Carlos Montes
Calgary Real Estate Agent
Calgary Real Estate Agent


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August on the Markets

The beginning of September means back to school, the unofficial end of summer and of course, the housing stats for August courtesy of the #Calgary Real Estate Board. Eight months into the year (and the books) and we find a growth in new listings in the city of Calgary. Because the new listings outpaced the number of sales, inventory didn’t take a nose dive which is a good thing. If you waited till now to start your hunt for the perfect place to call home, you still have plenty of choice across all sectors, and in all districts, especially if you are hunting for an apartment or condominium. The largest selection of properties for sale today sit in the City Center and North districts and over half of all inventory city wide is comprised of attached and apartment choices.

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SOLD! Fully renovated, with over $80,000 invested in the last 5 years! This well-located 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home backs onto a green space with views to Fish Creek Park and the Bow River and is bathed in natural light. As you enter you are greeted by a fully renovated custom kitchen, complete with high end KraftMaid cabinetry and quartz countertops, tons of storage and counter space, a pot filler, new flooring, and stainless steel appliances. The back of the home provides tons of natural light for your living and dining area, a wood burning fireplace, as well as views to the yard and the ridge beyond. A newly renovated two piece powder room completes the main floor. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, including a spacious master with a large closet. The upstairs bathroom was expanded to incorporate double sinks, a new tub with subway tile surround, heated tile floor, and a separate water closet. Many more upgrades. Call today for your private viewing!

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Synergy of Sky Pointe

Location, location, location is the first thing many buyers think of when looking for a new home. It’s also a catchphrase that has become synonymous with real estate agents as they strive to find the perfect location for each of those buyers.

Synergy is defined as the increased effectiveness that you get when two or more elements work together. When you put location, location, location together with synergy then, you get Synergy of Sky Pointe, a new condo development in northeast of the city of #Calgary and located in the community of Skyview Ranch. It has location down as it’s located at Skyview Ranch Street and Skyview Ranch Drive in the NE and to go one step further, it also has variety in housing and value as well, two other things that today’s buyer is striving to attain.

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University District

University City is a collection of buildings that are apartment/condos that were especially created for students. They are small, cheap and furnished with things from IKEA, and they are a great alternative to student housing or staying on campus. You buy one, your child lives in it for the duration of their degree and then either another child can move in or you can sell it for a profit. The buildings have bold colours and they are what they are—student housing.

Not to be confused with University City then is a new development that will soon be getting underway called University District. While it is in close proximity to University City, it is something completely different than anything we have seen before. University District will be located on land that is and always will be owned by the University of #Calgary, which in itself is a first for the province. It will encompass 200 acres and sit on land bordered by the U of C main campus, Shaganappi Trail, the Trans-Canada Highway and 32nd Ave in the Northwest quadrant.

Living in University District will mean you are within walking distance to the U of C, Foothills Medical Center and Alberta Children’s Hospital and, like many new developments it promises to be a mix of both housing types and retail/professional/entertainment spaces.

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2016 Father’s Day Events in Calgary
                                                 It is June and we all know what that
means—it’s coming up to the day we celebrate our dads and grandads, or any
other influential male in our lives, it’s Father’s Day! Father’s Day originated back in 1909 whe...
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The Pandrol Clip

Symbol of Strength and Endurance

An important component in keeping Calgary's C-Train system together is the Pandrol Clip.The Pandrol Clip is the part of a railway fastening system developed in 1959 by Norwegian railway engineered Per Pande Rolfsen.

Physically the clip weighs less than two pound and has a diameter of approximately 20 millimetres. However this unique system offers a lightweight, low cost rail fastener where spring and torsion works together to provide a high clamping force - each clip exerts a force of approximately two tonnes on the foot of the rail. This holds the rail foot in place, keeping the rail fastened to the underlying base-plate. The proven benefits of the Pandrol Clip include a very long and virtually maintenance free life. It is safe, secure, can be inserted and removed manually, and will continue to grip the rail under vibration.

Pandrol Clips are now used by hundreds of railway systems around the world.

The Pandrol Clip is a symbol of strength and endurance of Calgary Transit's service to the community.

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A Unique Getaway Location in the Woods of Arlena di Castro, #Italy

Suite Blue, part of Hotel La Piantata, is a project designed by La Cabane Perchée.

#hotellapiantata #lacabaneperchee #homedesign #designinspiration #architecture #treehouse #homeawayfromhome #arlenadicastro #interiordesign
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Home Styles: What’s Your Favourite?

Wouldn’t it be a boring world if every home you saw looked the same? You’d drive down your street and forget which house was yours since it would be identical to the ones on either side of it. There would be no originality, no personal stamp to put on it and there would be nothing interesting about taking a drive to another neighbourhood to see what was new in the housing market. Luckily we do have variety, we do have originality and we do have great minds who design and construct beautiful houses in all different styles. #Traditional, #Contemporary and #Modern are three styles of homes that have their own history and view of how a home should be laid out that all work, all while being different from each other. Which style you prefer all depends on what you want out of your home and what you find aesthetically pleasing. Your home, after all is a reflection of you and as we are all different our homes should be too.

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#Hyundai unveiled its new Genesis luxury division in November 2015, along with a new logo and a new vision. As the 2016 North American International Auto Show in #Detroit approaches, it will now have a face to go with the brand. Manfred Fitzgerald, the 52-year-old former director of brand and design at #Lamborghini, has been appointed senior vice president at Genesis.

Genesis is expected to reveal six new vehicles by 2020, starting with the all-new full-size G90 sedan. The G90 takes over as the flagship vehicle of the company from the Hyundai Equus, and is expected to take on the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, among others. It was teased earlier in the year, and shown off in South Korea where it will be called the EQ900. It will make its global debut as the G90 at the 2016 Detroit auto show in early January.

#northamericaninternationalautoshow #internationalautoshow #genesisluxurydevision #genesisg90 #southkorea #g90 #2016detroitautoshow
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We Will Never Forget

Thank you to the men, women and families who have served and continue to serve, thank you for your sacrifice; for protecting our families and freedom. We honor your service.

#fieldofcrosses   #calgary  
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