July 2015

There are 4 blog entries for July 2015.

YYC Folk Festival AP


Calgary’s Summer Festival Scene rivals any other, with performers and artists embarking on our city each year to put on a great time.  It wouldn’t be summer without checking out at least a couple of the events, and the sites, sounds and culinary adventures they have to offer.

Calgary Folk Music Festival July 23rd-26th
Revel in one of the ‘7 musical wonders of the world’ (Globe and Mail) at Prince’s Island Park. 76 artists from 16 countries on 8 stages in concerts and magical collaborative sessions.  This year’s newcomers and mainstays include Jr. Gone Wild, Father John Misty, Esperanza Spalding, Buffy Sainte-Marie , Lucinda Willams and the Mavericks.

Afrikadey!  2015 World Music Festival Aug 5th – Aug 8th
A week-long celebration of the music, food, dance,

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Budget dreamstime_xs_45607185  

There are many costs associated with buying your first home or your dream home. There are upfront costs and ongoing costs that you need to consider when planning your home-buying budget.

Upfront costs may include:

- Down Payment – This needs to be ready at time of purchase and its source to be verifiable by the bank.
- Initial and Additional Deposits - This is part of your down payment and has to be accessible when you're placing an offer on a property.
- Home Inspection - Costs of a home inspection runs from $350 to $550 on average, but it can go up to $1500 for larger homes, acreages, and specialty houses.
- Condominium document reviews - When buying condo, having an independent professional to review your documents is really important. Costs vary from

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June sales consistent with typical levels

Calgary inventory levels ease
Email Version YYC June 2015-01
Despite the 18 per cent year-over-year decline in June home sales, for a total of 2,183 units, transaction levels remain only five per cent below the 10 year average for June and three per cent above levels over the past five years.

“We’ve seen less concern from consumers lately,” said CREB® president Corinne Lyall. “One of the main reasons is that we haven’t seen the worst case scenarios play out in the energy and housing sectors.”
 
“Consumers who were waiting for wide-spread price declines have been surprised to see that it just hasn’t happened yet, and so they’ve decided to take advantage of the improved selection and lower lending rates,” said Lyall.
 
The level of new listings that…
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