Calgary Inner City Condos …. “The Soliare “

Mon, 27 Nov by Ken MacAulay

To continue on with my last post on Executive Inner City Condos . I have a few buildings that are high on my list as well as the Avenue & Arriva,

The Solaire is another one that is high on my list which is located at 888 4 Ave Sw . Along with amazing river & mountain views from the NW , West & SW units of this building . The floor plates are nice , Built buy the well know Calgary Builders The LaCaille  Group , who are responsible for….The Vogue , Five West , Chateau LaCaille & the LaCaille Park Place . The attention to quality is second to none. Great size hallways , amazing finishing , not to much in the way of amenities but enough to make it all work . What I do believe is  necessary  in all there buildings is a full time Concierge  . If you are going to have a Class- A building this is a must . Situated on the west end of Eau-Claire this building is in a great location . Despsite having the YYC Fire Dept on the ground floor is a great place to call home .

Luxury Inner City Condos !

Wed, 15 Nov by Ken MacAulay
I have been searching the past week or so for Inner City Luxury Condos with some Out of Town Clients . I am amazed what value there is in the properties up to $1m , Great floor space , some over 2000 sq ft , with lots of amenities , great locations and when the latest new build ( The Concorde) building is finished the values will increase substantially.. As the Concorde is selling for over 1K / square ft .
Buildings like The Avenue in the West End , The Guardian in the East Village are both in my top 3 .

New Calgary Condo Buildings are “Very Impressive “

Thu, 09 Nov by Ken MacAulay

Recently , I have been working with clients who are re-locating to our Great City of Calgary ab .I have been quite impressed with the larger sq footage condos in the Calgary Inner City .. units that are over 1200 sq. feet in size are amazing .. Not only do I think the value is terrific for the Buyer .. also the spec is way above the average .. With more buildings on the way .. it is refreshing to see the developer have gone beyond the average.Such new building’s as The Concorde in Eau-Claire are in a class of their own .. amazing location along the Bow River with terrific Floor plans & amenities . The Guardian in Victoria Park is another , location , floor plans and such amenities as s a ate of the art Gym as well as a large lounge area , wood working shop are ticking all the boxes to the demo-graphic that are choosing to move there …  Developers ..Please Keep it up! i

Lakeview & Wildwood – “Two of my Favorite Communities in Calgary “

Fri, 03 Nov by Ken MacAulay

Just a few weeks ago I was looking for an Inner City Home for some you young clients of mine. Their criteria was an older home, large lot ( as they had 3 dogs) , close to the Core , a place where they could run, ride their bikes and walk their dogs .

As I was looking a new listing came to market was priced in the $600-630,000 range with an large SW back yard with  a home although a rental for a number of years was in great shape with an oversized detached double garage .

I knew there was a home not far from this one that just went “Pending” that had a lot not quite 400 sq. ft larger  than this for almost $1m so I got my clients there ASAP.

As you may have figured there were a few showings the first day it was on market ( 10 I believe ) my clients ” liked the home ” but it was at the top of there comfort level . Despite this and the info I gave them they decided to write an offer … so did 3 other Realtors . We were in competing offers that same evening … the property  “Sold for almost $65k over list price with no conditions  “

Needless to say my clients did not get the property but they made a great effort to do so ..& we found them a home that was a bite under their budget a week later …


1- 50 Ft lot  frontage

2-RC-1 zoning , ( lots of room to build your dream home ) compared to other communities that are overcrowded & overpriced ..

3 Close to either the Glenmore Reservoir , The Weasel-Head or Edworthy Park

4- Short commute to the Core via either Crow-Child or Bow Trail

5- Quiet & kid friendly

6- Walking distance  to  to great schools .

7- I believe when the West Leg of  Stoney Trail  is finished Lakeview will be even more attractive to Buyers ,, so there is some appreciated value built -in the day it opens.

So if you are looking for a great place to live in Calgary ..these are your best bets in my opinion ..



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