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“Quest For Excellence” Bursary Program Now Open!

This year we are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students.

This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca.

2019 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 10, 2018 until midnight March 11, 2019. Only online entries will be accepted.

We would appreciate your assistance with communicating this program to Western Canadian students.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of our students by touching on their passion and spirit.

WHY IS THE HOUSING MARKET STRUGGLING TO RECOVER?

A CREB® 2018 Calgary Economic & Housing Outlook Mid-Year Update Summary

Stricter lending conditions, a rise in interest rates, persistently high unemployment and slow economic recovery have weighed on housing demand so far this year.

Home sales have eased more than anticipated so far in 2018, as economic conditions did not improve enough to offset changes in the lending market.

By the numbers, Alberta had the fastest growing economy in 2017, employment started to improve and recent net migration numbers are positive. So, why is the housing market still struggling to recover?

  • The economy has not yet reached the levels of pre-recession activity.
  • The type of job growth has shifted, as employment gains have not occurred in traditional sectors.
  • Higher lending rates and stricter qualifications are preventing some first-time buyers from transitioning to the ownership market. This is also impacting the ability of some existing homeowners to consider moving up to a higher price point.
  • Two years of recession left us with excess supply in all aspects of the housing market.
  • Consumer confidence continues to be impacted by concerns about Alberta’s prospects and how much more this circumstance could impact housing prices, particularly now with elevated inventories.

 

Article by CREB now.

Summer Feast

EXPERIENCE SUMMER FEAST, CALGARY’S PRIX FIXE DINING EVENT
AUGUST 9TH-18TH

 
Join us for Calgary’s annual dining event, Summer Feast! During this ten-day prix fixe foodie affair, some of the city’s top chef-driven restaurants are joining forces to share delicious culinary creations. Take your pick of any three-course prix fixe menu for lunch or dinner, ranging from $20-$45!

Click here for more information.

MIDSUN MENTALITY

Neighbouring Midnapore and Sundance share extensive amenities and lake-community identity

Lake Communities build memories that will last a life time

It’s early afternoon on a chilly Saturday in January, and in Calgary’s southeast community of Sundance, groups of teenagers gather to play a friendly game of shinny on the frozen, manmade lake that serves as a hub for the community. There is camaraderie here – an old-fashioned feeling of belonging. A fire pit takes centre stage at the upper skating rink, and an oversized sculpture of Santa Claus and his sleigh – remnants from holiday festivities – graces the promenade level of the park.

Just across Sun Valley Boulevard to the north, in neighbouring Midnapore, similar good times are unfolding. Here, young tots are sipping on hot chocolate, as mom and dad tug at their skate laces in preparation for a family glide along the shores of Lake Midnapore.

Midnapore and Sundance are two lake communities that flow into one another, sharing the same extensive amenities, from shopping centres to schools.

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RE/MAX #ReStage Challenge Recap – Days 4-7

Amateur. Pro. Experimental. Up-and-coming. RE/MAX invited designers across the internet to participate in the 10 Day ReStage Challenge. Hundreds of talented folks stepped up to the challenge, and a few walked away with the daily prize of a $250 gift card to West Elm.

Here are the top entries from Days 4-7. (Did you miss the first post? Here’s where you can check out the winners from Days 1-3).

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