Calgary snow removal

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary snow removal

Tags: calgary snow removal

  Winter is back in Calgary and it is time to hit the roads!   Today's snow wasn't as heavy as it can (and will be), but when the snowfall in Calgary is substanial , in order to clear our roads efficiently, the City will impose a snow route parking ban. If you’re in a snow route zone, ensure your vehicle is out of the way so that trucks can do their work properly.&nbs...Read More

How is your roof doing?

By: Mark Lukwinski

How is your roof doing?

Tags: Calgary homes

When looking for a new home in Calgary, the health of the roof is always something to consider because like everything else, roofs need replacing and some care.   Roofs are affected by design, climate and several other factors. The life expectancy of your roof will be contingent on what materials are used to make it. Wood shingles will last about 30-40 years, metal roofing will last you about...Read More

Questions to ask during your Open House in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

Questions to ask during your Open House in Calgary

Tags: Open House In Calgary

If there’s a Calgary home that you have your eye on and you find yourself wandering through it during an Open House to see if it’s the right fit for you, here are some questions you should ask you Calgary realtor to ensure you learn as much as possible. Buying a home is an exciting milestone, so be prepared by getting all the information that you need.  How long has the house b...Read More

Prepping your Calgary home for Fall and Winter

By: Mark Lukwinski

Prepping your Calgary home for Fall and Winter

Tags: Calgary winter

With yesterday's first snow fall of the season in Calgary, winter is soon to be here, but for now, let’s still enjoy fall. Here are some things you can do to prep your Calgary home in fall and for the looming winter to keep it running efficiently.   Have your furnace inspected, cleaned, and change your filter. The colder months ahead mean you will be using more of your furnace so...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

Financing options for your Calgary home

By: Mark Lukwinski

Financing options for your Calgary home

Tags: Calgary Real Estate

When you're looking to buy a house in Calgary, sometimes the deal on your old home doesn’t close in time and you are left in financial limbo as you cannot access the equity from your previous home as a deposit for your new one.   This is where Bridge Financing comes into play. It is a tool that will allow you to take out a loan intended to be a down payment on your new home, which w...Read More

Tips for Selling your Calgary home

By: Mark Lukwinski

Tips for Selling your Calgary home

Tags: For Sale Calgary

If you're looking to add your home to the homes for sale in Calgary, there are many tips and tricks you can easily do to ensure you show off your home's best features and qualities. We know Calgary real estate, so being your Calgary realtor, we've compiled a list of tips for home preparations that we have found to be the most important.    1.  Choosing the right r...Read More

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