Calgary Real Estate and Community News

Jan. 17, 2019

Britannia - In love with your neighbourhood and its surroundings

I talk to a lot of Calgarians in the course of my work and it seems like everyone has a personal top 5 list when it comes to Calgary neighbourhoods. One that I’ve noticed more people talking about particularly over the past year is Britannia. And it’s no surprise.

This unique, dynamic neighbourhood has a lot to offer for everyone from the working professional in need of convenient downtown access, to the growing family drawn to a diverse, outstanding lifestyle space with a strong community feel. From the community Ridge overlooking beautiful trees, to the green spaces and recreation facilities all in a comfortable, highly valuable area, it’s tough to beat Britannia.

Topping off the attraction is an emerging rebirth of the Britannia Plaza just off of Elbow Drive. Explore the new luxuries that close by neighbourhoods take advantage of here:

To me, these unique homes represent among the best of the tremendous new opportunities available to today’s discerning buyer.

My new listing in Britannia that is coming soon to the market place has so much potential, it is something you will want to see sooner than later. But you'll have to wait till the end of the January 2019 to get more information on it.

Six show stopping features

Here’s a sneak peak of just some of the benefits.

  1. Outsanding curb appeal. This has to be one of the best streets in Britannia, with towering trees and a leisurely feel that represents the best of the neighbourhood.
  2. Natural outdoor spaces. Bordered entirely on the west by a ridge overlooking both Altadore Park and Riverdale Park, Britannia is a mature neighbourhood with an air of English country charm, mixed in with a new mid century modern feel. It contains the entrance to the stately Calgary Golf and Country Club, features architecturally designed homes on large lots, and kids have a fun playground with a rock wall at Crescent Park.
  3. Must be seen to take it all in. These are the types of homes and neighbourhoods that truly must be seen to be fully appreciated. Once you drive in, you will immediately sense the grand feel of these homes.
  4. Enjoy the short drive. Just a few minutes to Downtown Calgary, the Glencoe Club, 4th st mission shops/restaurants, 17th Ave, the Saddledome and so much more!

Theses homes are rare for Britannia and represent a neighbourhood continuing to blossom.

In about 10 days, you'll find more here on my Featured Listings page. Contact me anytime to chat about this and other great opportunities in rising Calgary communities. Specification packages are also available.

Posted in Community News
Jan. 9, 2019

Currie Barracks: Heart of 'new urban' living

Currie Barracks has quickly become one of the most unique and desired neighbourhood concepts in Calgary. It blends a rich history as former CFB Calgary lands with a distinct ‘new urban’ environment, bringing together outstanding location and diverse housing options, along with plentiful green and community spaces.

Drive through or better yet get out for a stroll in this dynamic and inviting neighbourhood. It’s a place that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Here’s a snapshot of what to look forward to:

Rich heritage. The area comprising Currie Barracks was originally designed for military use. Formal training and manoeuvers were implemented here as far back as during the time leading up to the First World War. For decades the land has been protected while Calgary grew up around it, until over the past 15 years with the turnover of lands to facilitate new neighbourhood development.

Signals of this unique heritage are everywhere – for example, in the unique street names in and around this area, such as Peacekeeper’s Way and Victoria Cross Boulevard, and also in beautifully designed community parks with monuments paying tribute to Canada’s international peacekeeping contributions.

One of the best locations in Calgary. The location simply can’t be beat – close to downtown (just 7 minutes’ drive, or close enough to bike), close to the Glenmore Reservoir and the heart of the city’s burgeoning network of parks and trails, with quick in and out access via major thoroughfares, all in peaceful and inspiring neighbourhood design. Close to Mount Royal University and all its amenities, along with a strongly diversified mix of residential, corporate campus, schools, shops and more all close by.

Vision taking shape. New residents to Currie Barracks will enjoy being part of a fresh and dynamic area starting to reach its peak of renewal. Currie Barracks is the last part of a three-phase community development plan for the former military lands that also includes Garrison Woods and Garrison Green. All phases feature traffic-calmed streets and sustainable landscaping. The vision for the Currie Barracks portion is for a well-tailored blend of condos, townhouses and single-family homes, with over 23 acres of parks and sports / recreation fields.

New options now available. Bottom line? It’s a great time to consider Currie Barracks, with lots of great options becoming available. For one example, check out my new listings coming up soon on the market.

30 Victoria Cross Blvd SW - This home offers 3000 sq/ft of living space, a perfect layout, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Bonus Room, a fully developed Basement. In addition, it has a separate Carriage House with an additional Kitchen, Living/Dining space, Bedroom, a full Bath and a South facing Patio. Best of all, you could off sent your mortgage payment by renting this unit as a home or a work space for a small business. This townhome has the biggest lot out of all the townhomes on Victoria Cross. Great value! Priced at $999,900 and will be available January 21st for viewings.

#205, 11 Burma Star Road - Stunning! This well kept condo is in Show home condition with over 1500 sq ft of Living Space. The moment you walk in to this home, you will truly appreciate every aspect and all the features it has to offer. There is a couple bonuses that unit includes, so watch for this one to come on the market. Priced $739,900 and will also be available January 21st for viewings.

Start your search today. Search more broadly using the easy-navigation search tool at and watch for new options regularly on my Featured Listings page.

Also feel free to call me anytime at 403-830-0331 to learn more about the market and options in Currie Barracks and other outstanding Calgary communities.

Posted in Community News
April 12, 2018

Making your vision come to life

New custom home options bring an infusion of choice and energy to Marda Loop and other desirable communities in south Calgary

A new wave of innovation in custom home development is generating fresh options across the city.

It is raising the bar on both the quality and design of unique homes, including premium opportunities now available within some of Calgary’s most attractive communities such as Marda Loop, Altadore, South Calgary and North Glenmore.

The trend is driven by a forward-thinking new generation of builders, led by highly talented home designers and craftsmen such as Jason Sangra, of Sangra Developments.

Sangra Developments specializes in building exceptional living spaces that maintain excellence across a range of price points. Jason and his fast-expanding team are generating buzz with a growing portfolio of highly regarded homes.

Fusion of thinking

“Every project we approach is unique and represents a fusion of thinking between ourselves and our clients,” says Jason Sangra. “It’s about making your vision come to life.”

With the developer’s extensive knowledge in custom home development paired with the client’s vision, Sangra Developments provides its clients with the platform to make educated and informed decisions throughout the building process, guiding them with ideas and options every step of the way.

“Today there is more opportunity than ever to achieve a home that is truly unique and special no matter what your budget,” says Sangra. “It’s an exciting time to be in the custom home market.”

Upcoming options

Two new homes entering the market are top examples of what Sangra Developments offers.

Altadore hot spot - 1720 48 ave SW. This home has an outstanding location close to two parks. It is only one block away from Altadore River Park and is also close to schools. Highlights include custom finishing with high ceilings, high-end appliances, mid-century modern design, and fully developed basement with infloor heat. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Double Garage Detached, 1,913 Sq. Ft. Ten year warranty. Priced at $1,049,000. July 2018 Possession. Contact Sam for information.

North Glenmore gem - 2112-52 AVE SW. This brand new home is perfectly situated close enough to Marda Loop's restaurants and hot spots while far enough away to enjoy the benefits of North Glenmore Park and surrounding facilities. Built and finished with luxury, functionality and inner city affordability in mind, this home offers a spacious chef’s kitchen, oversized quartz island, modern tiled fireplace, hardwood flooring, designer porcelain tile, glass staircase, 9' ceilings and more. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Double Garage Detached, 1,787 Sq. Ft.en year warranty. Priced at $825,000. November 2018 posession. Contact Sam for information.

Hub of activity: Marda Loop and surrounding areas

What enhances both of these homes even further are the surrounding communities. Marda Loop, for example, continues to provide one of the most attractive areas in the city, for location, lifestyle, amenities and investment value, with strong appeal across demographics.

The community offers quick access to downtown and major thoroughfares to get around the city, and boasts a wealth of everything from trendy shops, boutiques and restaurants to plentiful recreational facilities, green spaces, bike paths and walkways. Bustling with energetic street and outdoor activity, Marda Loop also features a diversity of school choices and other community resources, all within one most the city’s most colorful, aesthetically rich, cherished and unique neighbourhoods.

Connect with Sam to learn more

Sam Patel Real Estate is pleased to collaborate with Sangra Developments as part of our broad activity in Marda Loop and surrounding communities. There are many excellent opportunities to consider right now if you are in the market for custom homes and other properties in these areas. Contact Sam at 403-830-0331, and check out featured listings & more at

You can also learn more about Sangra Developments at

Posted in Market Updates
April 20, 2017

New urbanism takes shape in Bankview

Fresh options for home buyers with quick access to downtown, 17th Ave. & more

The Bankview neighborhood of Calgary has a lot to offer prospective home buyers.

A short commute to downtown. Close to the boutique shops, restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife of 17th Ave. A fresh and active energy. Diverse demographics that include a rising number of young professionals and young families.

It’s an older neighborhood with historic charm, mature trees, wide streets and well-established parks. It is also undergoing a steady renewal with new housing options.

Modern flair, historic charm

Helping to shape the new face of Bankview is the work of architecture and urban design firm Sturgess Architecture, which is contributing to a “new urbanism” bringing a seamless yet distinctly modern flair to the neighborhood.

An example of their work is this new listing at 2110A 18 St. SW (UPDATE - NOW SOLD!). Highlights of the home include its exterior design and a 3rd floor master bedroom with views of downtown. It also features a beautifully finished kitchen, a concrete wrapped fireplace mantle and a unique $6,500 plant wall feature in the dining room area.

Located on one of the most desirable streets in the neighborhood, this home is just around the corner from 17th Ave. while far enough away to offer a quiet escape. It’s also an excellent location for making use of public transportation or quickly accessing major arteries such as Crowchild Trail.

Award-winning architecture

The opportunity to own and live in a home designed by Jeremy Sturgess and his team is one of the clear attractions of this property.

As highlighted in this recent article in the Calgary Herald, Sturgess is an influential locally based architect who has won numerous awards including several from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. As his career winds down to a simpler pace and a shift in focus to Vancouver, the opportunities for Jeremy Sturgess designed homes in Calgary are becoming more limited, representing excellent investment value.

Enjoying the area

Sam’s picks: The area around Bankview offers a wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options. For a few examples . . . check out: Cluck N Cleaver (great rotisserie and southern fried chicken); Our Daily Brett (gourmet food shop); The Coup (fresh organic vegetarian); and 1410 World Bier Haus (extensive selection of international brews).

About Sturgess Architecture. Sturgess Architecture is an award-winning Canadian architectural and urban design firm with offices in Calgary and Vancouver. Learn more.

Contact me anytime to learn more about the real estate options in Bankview, surrounding neighborhoods such as Richmond and Altadore, and other great Calgary communities.

Posted in Community News
Feb. 20, 2017

Booming potential in Bridgeland and Renfrew

Proximity to the Bow river and the new East Village of downtown is one of many attractions for Bridgeland-Riverside and Renfrew, which are among the most liveable communities in the city.

The heart of Calgary’s newly revitalized near east side is shaped not just by the ongoing East Village revitalization, but now also by the booming potential taking hold in nearby Bridgeland-Riverside and Renfrew.

A renaissance of renewal is transforming these communities, led by the work of outstanding builders specializing in original design, such as Red Tree Custom Homes.

Here is a snapshot of just some of the highlights:

The best of inner-city living

The communities immediately north east of downtown Calgary have completed substantial renewal in recent years and are now starting to flourish. Advantages include:

  • New layer of character-rich, luxury housing options
  • Established, close-knit, character communities
  • Growing best of Calgary restaurant scene
  • Unique shops, streets and amenities
  • Close to downtown, C-Train, airport access
  • Numerous schools, recreation areas, athletic facilities
  • Near to revitalized, trendy East Village

Bridgeland-Riverside, situated on the Bow river just north east of downtown, is one of Calgary’s oldest inner-city neighbourhoods that retains ample charm and history while blending a fresh energy and new array of development that makes it one of the most desirable and trendy locales in YYC.

Renfrew, the community immediately north, has benefitted tremendously from the flourish of new home development and related renewal, boasting the best of modern living amid tree lined character streets. A top location for getting around with quick access to Deerfoot Trail.

Amazing homes

The growing options in custom homes in these communities are among the best in the city – with the offerings from Red Tree Custom Homes among the leading choices.

A great example of the rising number of custom luxury options is newly listed 716 Bridge Crescent NE. This remarkable Bridgeland home, built by Red Tree, offers just over 4,400 sqft of function living quarters with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

It boasts sweeping views of downtown from the master bedroom and patio, along with 14-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that open the space to ample natural light. All in a modern, open layout with numerous high-end finishings and additional features that must be seen.

Enjoying these communities

Sam’s picks: There are simply too many great options to list. But to name just a few . . . . check out: Shiki Menya (handmade noodles are excellent); Blowers & Grafton (opening soon featuring Halifax street food and drink) and Luke’s Drug Mart (historic corner store now with a unique combination of records, coffee, gifts and convenience).

Learn more

Contact me anytime to learn more about the real estate options in Bridgeland, Renfrew and other great Calgary communities.

Posted in Market Updates
Feb. 1, 2017

Calgary real estate: Market insights for 2017

Four keys to watch as the year unfolds:

Markets constantly evolve. Whether you are considering buying, selling or taking on an investment property, the key is to always be ready to capture opportunities.

Here are some key factors to watch as we shift further into 2017:

Signs of stability

While potential shifts are always on the horizon, for the most part “stability” is an early key word defining the market for 2017. There should be a nice balance of opportunities for both sellers and buyers, with sellers benefitting from reasonably steady activity and buyers still having good space for a level of negotiation.

Numbers tell the story

An average balanced market for Calgary is around 6,200 listings. Currently we’re significantly lower at about 5,300 listings, with demand that is relatively average.

Watching rates

For those in a good position to buy, there are benefits to acting rather than waiting in the current environment, especially with interest rates starting to climb. With favorable terms for locking in rates with pre-approvals, doing so is a good option to be ready when the right opportunity arises.

The pipeline factor

The landscape can shift quickly and significantly with positive economic news, such as recent developments on pipeline approvals. This is something to watch for both buyers and sellers, as each new signal of economic progress adds urgency to taking advantage of opportunities.

Learn more. The best real estate decisions always come down to specific situations and details. Contact me anytime to discuss the market. View my latest Featured Listings here.

Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 5, 2017

New year, new opportunities

Learn the latest market insights at Realtor Day, Thursday, January 12, 2017

What does the Calgary real estate market hold for 2017? A great opportunity to learn the latest insights is Realtor Day – a discussion forum featuring Sam Patel, as part of an interactive talk series sponsored by CBIC.

Are you thinking about buying, selling, becoming a landlord or wondering what your home is worth? If so, please join us Thursday, January 12, at 6:00 PM, at Marda Loop Banking Centre, 2412 34th Ave SW, Calgary, AB (To register for this event before the 12th, call or email Marco Ferrara, Senior Financial Services Representative, Marda Loop Banking Centre. Tel: 403-267-1651 x224 Eml:

Get insights on:

Predicting the market evolution

Supply has been fairly low the past few months. Will that continue?

There are positive indications of a stable market, with the possibility of modest price increases particularly in the third quarter. Will this hold true? How should it impact strategies for buying or selling?

Good quality homes, particularly at key price points in the $650,000 and under range, remain a hot commodity. How can you take advantage?

Seizing the day on upgrade opportunities

For buyers in the right position, 2017 holds strong promise for making a move up. Is now the time to shift from a modest suburban home into inner city luxury or estate living?

Capturing unique negotiating window

One thing to always keep top-of-mind is that the market can shift quickly.

Positive news on pipelines. Economic forecasts showing a shift upward. These developments, like was seen in 2014, can shift confidence overnight to an environment of firmer price positions and multiple offers.

What is the best strategy to take advantage of today’s unique negotiating window, before it’s gone?

Make sure to attend Realtor Day to get insights and thoughts on all of this and more, including an opportunity to get your questions answered in this fun and interactive format.

Posted in Market Updates
Nov. 18, 2016

Life in "the loop" and near southwest: Great opportunities in desirable communities

Live in Marda Loop and adjacent neighbourhoods? Here are your October sales stats:

Marda Loop and its adjacent neighbourhoods are one of the best known, most desirable unique areas of near inner city Calgary.

It’s no secret why – a hotbed of trendy shops, boutiques and restaurants, a diversity of unique character housing choices, and an amazing location with quick access to downtown and major thoroughfares.

The whole area has undergone a raft of revitalization in recent years making it better than ever. It’s also a top focus of the Calgary real estate market, with the latest market statistics unveiling rising opportunities for both buyers and sellers.

I’ve handled a number of properties in these neighbourhoods in recent weeks, including these two top examples now fresh on the market: 2036 and 2038, 47 Ave SW. These modern, detached 3 storey infills in Altadore / Marda Loop offer over 3400-3500 sq ft tastefully designed and loaded with high-end features, such as a top floor with wet bar, fireplace and balcony with nice views.

Here’s a look at the latest October sales stats for this area:


Snapshot: On the rise and in mid stages of a strong revitalization, Richmond is drawing attention for its combination of close proximity to amenities and close-knit community vibe. The neighbourhood has always flown a bit under the radar but is now entering the spotlight as word spreads on everything from its family-run bakeries and shops to sprawling parks that provide a unique urban oasis. Housing options span everything from expansive bungalows to modern infills.

Active listings: 52

Sales: 14

New Listings: 20

Breakdown: The 14 sales in October included 2 detached, 2 apartment, 8 semi-detached and 2 row houses. The 20 news listings included 5 detached, 4 apartment and 11 semi-detached homes. Total sales to new listings ratio was 70%.

South Calgary

Snapshot: Bustling with activity, South Calgary is known as one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in Calgary, rich in street and outdoor life and boasting a wealth of restaurants, boutiques and parks. The housing choices are full of character and unique designs.

Active listings: 52

Sales: 7

New Listings: 19

Breakdown: The 7 sales in October included 3 apartment, 1 semi-detached homes and 3 row house. The 19 news listings included 4 detached, 5 apartment, 4 semi-detached homes and 6 row houses. Total sales to new listings ration was 36.84%.


Snapshot: One of the most renowned Calgary communities, vibrant with inner city family life tree lined streets, along with some of YYC’s most bountiful access to parks, picnic sites, off-leash dog parks, playgrounds and river pathways. A hop, skip and jump to downtown – it’s one of the city’s top desired revitalized neighbourhoods. Housing options for every taste and lifestyle.

Active listings: 55

Sales: 18

New Listings: 26

Breakdown: The 18 sales in October included 7 detached, 3 apartment homes, 5 semi-detached homes and 3 row houses. The 26 new listings included 11 detached, 2 apartment homes, 10 semi-detached homes and 3 row houses. Total sales to new listings ratio was 69.23%.

Contact Sam to learn more

Considering buying a home in the Marda Loop and near southwest area? Already have a property in this area and considering a selling? There are excellent opportunities right now for those ready to make a move. Contact Sam at 403-830-0331 and visit

Posted in Community News
Oct. 17, 2016

Finding hidden gems in Calgary's south east corner

Live in the south east? Here are your September sales stats:

Activity is heating up, with lots of opportunity for both buyers and sellers.

For those who haven’t checked out Calgary’s south east corner in a while, it’s worth a fresh look. I’ve handled a number of properties in this area in recent weeks, including these three sold: Copperleaf Way, Mahogany Bv and Cranleigh Heath; and this new listing: Cranwell Sq.

Fast-rising communities

With fast-rising communities including Copperfield, Cranston, Auburn Bay, McKenzie Towne, Mahogany and New Brighton, this fresh and dynamic part of the city has undergone a major transformation in recent years, with lots to offer for all types of buyers.

Want an escape-the-city feel? More choice and affordability? How about a lake community or something with a close-to-nature appeal? Add the new ring road close by for easy transportation, fast access to the new south east health campus, and one of the best locations in the city for golf course access. . . there is a lot to appreciate in the south corner!

Lots to offer

It’s a part of the city that tends to get overlooked. But in fact the south east corner is rich in many ‘hidden gems’ of outstanding buys – ones that deliver excellent immediate value along with a strong future outlook for property value, as these communities continue to develop.

September saw a major spike in real estate activity in a number of south east corner communities. Here’s a look at the latest statistics (activity during most recent month of September):


Snapshot: A great community choice for families targeting that perfect balance of choice, attractive neighbourhood amenities, and strong affordability – all in a unique location at the city’s south east edge where nature is your neighbour.

Active listings: 87

Sales: 18

New Listings: 49

Breakdown: The 18 sales in September included 12 detached and 6 row houses. The 49 new listings included 26 detached, 12 apartment and 11 row houses. Total sales to new listings ration was 36.73%.


Snapshot: One of the largest established newer communities in the southeast, Cranston boasts an excellent diversity of housing choices along with new schools and other key advantages, such as close proximity to the bow river valley, golf courses and more.

Active listings: 115

Sales: 34

New Listings: 66

Breakdown: The 34 sales in September included 22 detached, 2 apartment, 3 semi-detached and 7 row houses. The 66 news listings included 42 detached, 8 apartment, 6 semi-detached homes and 10 row house. Total sales to new listings ration was 51.52%.

Auburn Bay

Snapshot: Pull up your Adirondack chairs! This attractive lake community saw a spike in listings during September. Lots 0f great opportunities in this still relatively young family and recreation oriented southeast community featuring a large lake as a focal point for year round activities.

Active listings: 91

Sales: 29

New Listings: 45

Breakdown: The 21 sales in September included 17 detached, 2 apartment, 9 semi-detached homes and 1 row house. The whopping 45 news listings included 21 detarched, 3 apartment, 13 semi-detached homes and 8 row houses. Total sales to new listings ration was 64.44%.

McKenzie Towne

Snapshot: This unique community featuring innovative neighbourhood design has matured into a top desired option in the southeast corner. McKenzie Towne brings a small-town-within-the-big-city feel, boasting its own main street, signature traffic circles and a wealth of restaurants, shops and more.

Active listings: 105

Sales: 38

New Listings: 60

Breakdown: The 38 sales in September included 19 detached, 9 apartment homes, 7 semi-detached homes and 3 row houses. The spike of 60 new listings included 27 detached, 14 apartment homes, 3 semi-detached homes and 16 row houses. Total sales to new listings ration was 63.33%.


Snapshot: This recent recipient of Canada’s Community of Year Award has an ambitious vision to offer a lake lifestyle unmatched anywhere in the country. It features a 22,000 sq foot beach club, sandy beaches, volleyball and tennis, etc. at the shores of what eventually will become Calgary’s largest lake within a lake community.

Active listings: 58

Sales: 25

New Listings: 28

Breakdown: The 25 sales in September included 15 detached, 3 apartment, 4 semi-detached homes and 3 row houses. The 28 news listings included 21 detached, 4 apartment, 1 semi-detached home and 2 row houses. Total sales to new listings ration was 89.29%.

New Brighton

Snapshot: A great lake community option architecturally designed like an old English village, bringing a unique mix of charm along with modern amenities and an excellent location to escape the city.

Active listings: 72

Sales: 22

New Listings: 40

Breakdown: The 22 sales in September included 17 detached homes and 5 row houses. The 40 news listings included 29 detached, 2 apartment, 1 semi-detached home and 8 row houses. Total sales to new listings ratio was 55%.

Contact Sam to learn more

Considering a move to the south east corner? Already have a property in this area and considering a move? Especially with the rise in activity in recent weeks, there are excellent opportunities right now for both buyers and sellers. Contact Sam at 403-830-0331 and visit

Posted in Community News
Sept. 22, 2016

Best neighborhoods: Calgary's south lake communities

Latest stats on real estate activity show strong opportunities for both buyers and sellers

What’s not to love about lakeside living?

Every Calgary neighbourhood has its own strengths but there’s no doubt one of the most unique and attractive draw points for a number of select communities is the appeal of life by the lake.

Calgary boasts several both new and mature lake community options, each representing distinct market opportunities for both buyers and sellers. I’ve had a front row seat handling a number of properties in these areas in recent weeks, including this recently sold home in Mahogany.

Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in five leading examples of Calgary’s lake communities – the five lakeside living neighbourhoods of the city’s south – including a look at the latest real estate activity statistics for each (from end of August):

Auburn Bay

Snapshot: The image that instantly comes to mind is a pair of Adirondack deck chairs perfectly positioned overlooking the large lake in this still relatively young family- and recreation-oriented south community.

Active listings: 94

Sales: 19

New Listings: 54

Breakdown: The 19 sales in August included 13 detached, 1 apartment, 2 semi-detached and 3 row houses. The 54 news listings included 38 detached, 11 apartment, 2 semi-detached and 3 row houses. Total sales to new listings ration was 35.19%.


Snapshot: Calgary’s newest lake community will eventually be its largest. Mahogany a recipient of Canada’s Community of Year Award, has an ambitious vision to offer a lake lifestyle unmatched anywhere in the country.

Active listings: 67

Sales: 17

New Listings: 33

Breakdown: The 17 sales in August included 14 detached and 3 semi-detached homes. The 33 news listings included 23 detached, 3 apartment, 6 semi-detached homes and 1 row house. Total sales to new listings ration was 51.52%.

McKenzie Lake

Snapshot: One of Calgary’s first and best known lake communities, Mckenzie Lake is a tight-knit community with a strong sense of fun and active living. The tranquil, mature park surrounding the lake is as much of a draw as the lake itself.

Active listings: 30

Sales: 11

New Listings: 13

Breakdown: The 11 sales in August included 9 detached, 1 semi-detached and 1 row house. The 13 news listings were all detached single family homes. Total sales to new listings ration was 84.62%.

Lake Bonavista

Snapshot: The name says it all – this mature lake community offers “The good life” and has a long standing reputation as one of the most desirable suburban communities in Calgary. From large bungalows on mature treed large lots to many unique housing options, Lake Bonavista has a lot to offer for the discerning home buyer.

Active listings: 26

Sales: 18

New Listings: 13

Breakdown: The 18 sales in August included 11 detached and 7 apartment homes. The 13 new listings included 6 detached and 7 apartment homes. Total sales to new listings ration was 138.46%.


Snapshot: Chaparral is unique among lake communities for its distinct balance of mature and newer property options. Bordered by the bow river valley and featuring a centerpiece 32 large-spanning lake with two waterfalls, Chaparral provides a great “get away from it all” feeling within the Calgary urban landscape.

Active listings: 48

Sales: 18

New Listings: 25

Breakdown: The 18 sales in August included 13 detached, 1 semi-detached home and 4 row houses. The 25 news listings included 18 detached, 2 semi-detached homes and 5 row houses. Total sales to new listings ration was 72%.

Learn more about the latest market opportunities

Already have a lake community property and considering a move? Intrigued by the lake lifestyle and interested in the properties available? There are strong opportunities right now for both buyers and sellers. Contact Sam at 403-830-0331 and visit

Posted in Community News