Calgary Ring Road

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Ring Road

Tags: Ring Road, Calgary Ring road

When is the Calgary ring road opening?   Good question.   If you’ve driven along Sarcee and Glenmore Trails lately, you’ll notice that things seem to be shaping up to look more completed along the south west part of Calgary’s ring road.   Paving is more and more complete, light posts and signs are installed and things are flowing more smoothly. Originally sla...Read More

Buying a condo in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

Buying a condo in Calgary

Tags: Condo, calgary

Ever wonder what is the difference between an apartment and a condo? The answer is ownership, it’s what sets you apart. An apartment is an individual unit in a building that one rents whereas a condo is an individual unit in a building one buys.    If you're interested in buying a condo in Calgary, before you type in ‘Condos for sale in Calgary’ or check...Read More

Writing an offer for a house in CALGARY

By: Mark Lukwinski

Writing an offer for a house in CALGARY

Tags: Writing an offer, calgary real estate

  Like in any real estate market, a legal document is required to be drafted and presented to the seller from the buyer when you offer to purchase Calgary real estate. In this document, you need to state your price and any conditions you have for the sale, all of which can be entirely varied and negotiated.   It is my role as your Calgary realtor to guide you through the closi...Read More

Recreational properties around Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

Recreational properties around Calgary

Tags: recreational properties, calgary

Calgary is so fortunate to be close enough to the mountains and to neighbouring British Columbia to justify a quick jaunt out of the city. Whether it’s for sport, for relaxation, or to catch up with friends and family, getting far enough away to consider having had a break is simple. Do this often enough and you soon begin to consider buying a recreational property, a home away from home, wh...Read More

Calgary Stampede 2020

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Stampede 2020

Tags: Calgary Stampede

Is the Calgary Stampede still on for 2020?   No, for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede is canceled this year.   We all know the reasons why and though it is a damper on so many annual festivities in Calgary, we thought we would still highlight the Calgary Stampede’s history and relevance to this city.   The first event took place in 1912, however it...Read More

West 17 Lofts

By: Mark Lukwinski

West 17 Lofts

Tags: west 17 lofts, Calgary lofts

  On the corner of 17th Ave and 69th Street SW, you'll find the Calgary development of West 17 Lofts. These executive loft style townhomes were developed by Pacer Signature Homes Inc. and construction was completed in 2006.  The complex contains 3 unique floor plans-the Monte Carlo, the Manhattan and the Malibu, all with abundant sizing ranging from 3187, 3197 and 3340 sqf...Read More

Calgary Street Names

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Street Names

Tags: Calgary Streets

  Though Calgary’s streets are based on a numerical grid system that expands as it leaves downtown, some of Calgary’s streets are named after people or landmarks that deserve to highlight the local history. Let’s mention a few that you may not know about:   MacLeod Trail: named after Col. James Macleod who was a NWMP officer who approved the name Fort Calgary.   C...Read More

What is opening in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

What is opening in Calgary

Tags: Opening in Calgary, YYC, Events YYC

Calgary is opening up again and it feels great! There’s a vibe returning to the city, even if it is slowly, but it’s a step in the right direction.   We took a drive through one of Calgary’s iconic landmarks the other day and thought we’d share some fun facts about it because everyone knows Peter’s Drive-In is the place to be. If you’re wondering if Peter&r...Read More

Self-isolation in Calgary stories

By: Mark Lukwinski

Self-isolation in Calgary stories

Tags: self isolation, calgary, covid, porchtraits

Calgary, another week of self-isolation is in the books. According to Premier Jason Kenney’s speech the other day, we still have a few more weeks ahead of us. In all these changes and learning how to adjust to the new normal, it’s been striking and inspiring to see what people will do to cope and help one another. We rounded up some interesting stores closer to Calgary and wanted to s...Read More

Federal Government Updates during COVID-19 times

By: Mark Lukwinski

Federal Government Updates during COVID-19 times

Tags: Canadian government, Canadian government wage subsidy

Everyday brings new news and an adjustment to a new, albeit temporary, reality. No one could have predicted the situation we would all be in globally and all we can do is be patient and cooperate with our new normal. We’ve all read the news and been directly affected by this global COVID pandemic. The Canadian government has stepped up to assist Canadians and small businesses, and our natio...Read More