The Home Buyer versus the Home Seller

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Home Buyer versus the Home Seller

Tags: Buy, Sell, Buyer, Seller

  As a Calgary realtor, I spend all of my time dealing with listings and clients’ needs in the city. Each client is unique, as is each listing. It comes as no surprise then that the needs and priorities of my Buyers are different than those of my Sellers. The factors that open doors for one client will be entirely different than those from another. This is why spending time with all my...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 20th-May 27th 2019.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 20th-May 27th 2019.

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, Events YYC, YYC

The first long weekend of the summer is here and as expected, the weather has been pitiful. Nonetheless, here are our top 10 things to do today and this week as slowly but surely, the summer returns!   Slush Cup takes place today at Sunshine, the end of the ski season is here. If you don’t want to participate, it’s still a great way to spend the day and cheer on others as they ...Read More

Understanding your City of Calgary Property Tax Bill

By: Mark Lukwinski

Understanding your City of Calgary Property Tax Bill

Tags: Property Taxes, City of Calgary

We just passed the Federal deadline to submit your personal taxes, and in June Business taxes are due so if you are a business owner, you still have time for that. Another deadline to pay in June is the property tax one. Hence, this week we thought we'd look into our property taxes, how they're calculated and where they go.   Everyone groans at property tax time simply because parting...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 13th-May 20th 2019.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 13th-May 20th 2019.

Tags: YYC, YYC Events, Things to do in Calgary, Calgary

We hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. This particular week is always exciting since it is the official lead up to the start of camping season, a past-time my family and I always enjoy. So as you prep some things for the weekend to get going for your camping escape, be sure to check out these events going on in town this week.   Science Odyssey week runs across Canada...Read More

About the  Mortgage Stress Test

By: Mark Lukwinski

About the Mortgage Stress Test

Tags: Stress Test, Mortgage, B-20

Reading the news about different real estate markets across the country, one common trend is surfacing, stating the stress test has gone too far and has delivered underwhelming consequences.   We thought we’d revisit what the Stress Test is all about.   Implemented to control the amount of personal debt people take on so that we don’t get in over our heads, the stress te...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 6th-May 13th 2019.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 6th-May 13th 2019.

Tags: YYC events, YYC, things to do in Calgary

Anyone else feel the year is flying by on warp speed?!    Here we are in the the first full week of May, but the weather hasn’t caught up yet. Hopefully soon!   While you figure out what clothing to wear this week and dress for the weather, here’s our top 10 picks of things to do in Calgary for this week.     Cocktails and Couture returns to the Glenbow this...Read More

Building a Fence

By: Mark Lukwinski

Building a Fence

Tags: Fence, build a fence, DIY Fence

So, you’ve built a house and need to do some landscaping in your backyard and on your property. Part of that landscaping may include putting up a new fence. Or, perhaps you’re tired of looking at an old fence and want to put up something different.   We’ve heard of stories where things were not done properly, resulting in a headache for the home owner who embarked on this pr...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of April 29th-May 5th 2019.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of April 29th-May 5th 2019.

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, YYC, Events YYC

If April showers bring May flowers, we expect an abundance of them after the snow storm this weekend. Hope you weren’t caught driving Saturday night, what a rush that was! As we’re in our last week of April, here’s our top 10 things to do this week in Calgary.   Alberta Beer Festivals are putting on yet another International Beer Fest this Friday and Saturday at the BMO C...Read More

Spring Cleaning The Outside of your Home.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Spring Cleaning The Outside of your Home.

Tags: Spring Cleaning, Calgary, YYC,

  Calgary's weather this week is a little misleading, considering it has been warm and pleasant...but supposed to snow/rain at the end of it, too. However, as you generally start to replace winter sweaters in all your closets with summer tank tops, and as ice skates and toboggans are thrown into storage after their Winter shift, it is easy and natural to focus on the interior of the...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of April 22nd-April 28th 2019.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of April 22nd-April 28th 2019.

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, YYC Events, YYC

We hope you had a great weekend and if you celebrate Easter, that it was a great day spent with family. As we head into the home stretch of April, here’s our list of Top 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Heads up, apparently the weather isn’t going to be the most cooperative!   The Calgary Underground Film Festival takes place this week, starting today and running...Read More