November 2012 | Issue 155

Fall fever
It may be time to get my flu shot again, but the sudden chill in the air seems not to have affected Calgary’s robust market a bit, and the only scary things around may be the little spooks doing their trick-or-treat rounds.

The CREB reports that residential sales activity continues to improve in Calgary, as year-over-year sales for the month of September increased by 11 per cent, and that sales after the first three quarters of the year rose 15 per cent from the same time last year.

You get a sense of this energy in the monthly roundup of new condos we have in this issue. We start off with Cardel Lifestyles’ Cranston Place, our cover feature boasts an unmatched walkable nature with its prime location in the heart of this thriving community of Cranston — especially with the new hospital already up and running.

Keynote’s second tower is already up and may just be the only new high-rise in the downtown area where buyers can move in by spring next year. Kintalla, by Streetside, just opened their sales centre in the remarkable new neighbourhood of Redstone in the northeast as Qualico’s multi-family arm continues their winning run. E@Marda Loop by the Providence Group is unveiling a new concept in inner-city multi-family living and this first in a line of Einstein condos promises a smart lifestyle that includes a car elevator — a first in Calgary. Last but not least is 6th and Tenth, the first venture out west by Toronto’s Lamb Development Group, which they say will bring a new kind of architectural aesthetic to Calgary’s downtown condo scene. That’s five new condos we tell you about in this issue, just thinking about it makes my head spin about the possibilities of the markert.

We also delve into the advancements in technology for home entertainment, which seem to change every day. Jessica Patterson talks to a couple of experts in home theatre design to offer the readers some advice in how to set up the perfect movie night experience at home no matter what kind of space you have. Anne Gafiuk, in a special for Condo Living, tells us the new devices available that will complete our audio-video set-up. She says wireless is the way to go.

The more serious matter of leaky condo syndrome is investigated by Maria Bartolotti in her Condo Concepts column as she offers some advice on what questions to ask before moving into a condo to avoid this headache.

These are exciting times in Calgary, the condo market is booming, so many terrific options all over the city. One thing’s for sure, the choices are a-plenty, and making a decision to find your new condo starts right here.

Pepper Rodriguez
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In This Issue

Walk this way

Walk this way

Cardel Lifestyles has earned a reputation for well-built condos and townhomes, with fresh new designs,…

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Dawn of a modern age

Dawn of a modern age

Toronto’s Brad J. Lamb has been on the cutting edge of the condo development scene…

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Genius is in the details

Genius is in the details

Smart living is sleek, smart living is convenient, but above all, smart living is affordable.…

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In Key

In Key

Imagine living the high-flying, high style life in one of Calgary’s best high-rises, one filled…

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