“The phrase ‘Hell or High Water’ suddenly appeared in social media attached to our brand,” said Deanne Carson, vice-president marketing and external relations of the Calgary Stampede. “It has really become a tag line to the optimism, power and resiliency of the community to get the job done no matter what obstacles we face.”
Bob Thompson, president and chairman of the Calgary Stampede Board, said the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth has survived two World Wars and a Great Depression without ever having to cancel the event in its 101-year history and it will open its gates July 5 “come hell or high water.”
We should all be so proud to be living in this wonderful city. We have come together in good times and through adversity with open hearts, lending hands and an open wallet. Let's all have a wonderful time this year at the Stampede and celebrate what it means to be a Calgarian!!!
If you are a victim of the flood, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
June sales exceed expectations
Too soon to see impact flood will have on resale statistics Sales activity in June exceeded growth expectations.
City of Calgary monthly residential sales totaled 2,317, a six per cent increase over June 2012 figures, and nearly five per cent higher than levels recorded in the first half of 2012. However, the impact of recent flooding is expected to trickle into the housing statistics over coming months. » Click Here
Another Luxury Home Sales Record Beat!
This year, the Calgary luxury home market has been topping record after record! Sold just last week was former home of Shaw executive Jim Shaw for a record $11.1 million making it the highest sale price ever in Calgary on the MLS system!
The property at 102 Crescent RD NW perched atop the ridge was listed for $11.5 million boasting stunning downtown, river valley & mountain views, nearly 10,000 sq ft of luxurious living space, 6 bedrooms, 5 ensuites plus an extra 2.5 baths, rooftop deck with 360 views and hot tub, third level library/den, media room, fitness facility, complete home automation program, all on over 1/2 acre lot! Just the taxes only could be someone's yearly salary at $47,542 for 2013! » Click Here
The next evolution in green building: Walls that suck up pollution
The facade of this hospital in Mexico City is made up of Prosolve370e, a type of tile whose shape and chemical coating can help neutralize smog. According to Fast Company, the wall can suck up the same amount of air pollution that would be produced by 8,750 passing cars each day.
So how does it work? In a nutshell, the tiles are coated with titanium dioxide, a pollution-fighting technology that is activated by UV light. When light hits the wall, a reaction is set off that reduces the surrounding air pollutants into harmless amounts of carbon dioxide and water. » Click Here
Contest Winners for Disneyland Trip!
CONGRATULATIONS to Tracy Bjorge from Okotoks - her and her family won our GRAND Prize Ultimate Family Vacation and are heading off to Disneyland for an all-expense paid 5 day trip! Thank you to everyone who promoted the contest and congratulations to everyone who won a prize. For all prize winners, visit www.cirrealty.ca.
JUNE 2013 STATISTICS
ASK NANCY a question for her to address in upcoming issues! Curious about where the real estate market is heading or need help to sell your house? ASK NANCY!!!
Q: Hi Nancy, our basement was flooded and everything was destroyed. What do I do next and how can I ensure this does not affect the future real estate sale of our home?
A: It is too early to find out if this flood will affect future home sales but there are things you can do now to make sure the clean up process is done right to prevent any problems resulting from the flood. The Alberta Health Services has great articles about what to do after the flood including Cleaning the House After a Flood and Steps for Mould Remediation In Private Homes?
DATES TO REMEMBER JULY 2013 EVENTS
July 4 - 13 Stampede Breakfast Caravan
July 5 - 14 Calgary Stampede
July 5 - 15 Flapjackfinder
July 5 - 14 The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival
July 7 - 11 Stampede Breakfast Schedule
July 19 - Aug 4 Calgary International Blues Festival
July 20 Taste of Okotoks
July 20 - 21 Fiestaval
July 21 Sun & Salsa Festival
July 25 - 28 Calgary Folk Festival
Aug 1 - 4 Calgary International Blues Festival
Aug 2 - 10 Calgary Fringe Festival
Aug 3 Sunfest
Aug 10 Afrikadey!
Aug 10 Chinatown Street Festival
Aug 11 MardaGras
Aug 14 - 17 Calgary Reggae Festival Society
Aug 15 - 18 Taste of Calgary
Aug 16 - 25 GlobalFest
17 Japanese Festival
Aug 23 - 25 Expo Latino Festival
Aug 31 Calgary Highland Games