Building a new home with a Realtor

By: Mark Lukwinski

Building a new home with a Realtor

Tags: Building, new home, Calgary

  Everyone knows the benefits of hiring a Calgary realtor when buying or selling your home, but we’ve had numerous clients give us a puzzling look when we tell them that when they build their home, their realtor can and should help them with this investment too.   Buying a home to build to your specifications can be overwhelming when dealing with a builder, especially if this is y...Read More

How to prepare your lawn for winter

By: Mark Lukwinski

How to prepare your lawn for winter

Tags: How to prepare your lawn for winter

Jon Snow. Eddard Stark. Ned Stark. The entire House Stark. They kept saying it and as the Starks are always right, Winter is Coming.   With that, many thoughts turn to our Calgary lawns. How do you prepare your lawn for winter? Is it better to leave your lawn long or short for winter? Summer is done and there is this looming threat of snow, so here are some of our tips to on winterizing your...Read More

5 reasons for Hiring a Realtor in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

5 reasons for Hiring a Realtor in Calgary

Tags: Hiring a realtor

With phones in our pockets and purses, there is so much information we can find out for ourselves on any topic nowadays. But, though we are massively informed, we are not experts. A few times we've been asked 'why hire a realtor?' so here are 5 reasons why hiring a realtor in Calgary is to your advantage when looking to buy or sell a home.   1) We have neighborhood knowledg...Read More

Renovations before selling your Calgary home

By: Mark Lukwinski

Renovations before selling your Calgary home

Tags: Renovations, Selling

We’ve all had that itch-it’s time to sell your house and move to something else a bit bigger, more modern, or downsize. As soon as you decide to list your Calgary home you look around and start to ponder what cosmetic touch-ups you could do to your house to make it that much more attractive to new potential buyers. What renovations increase home value the most? Read on!   Bef...Read More

Tips on Spring Cleaning your Calgary Home

By: Mark Lukwinski

Tips on Spring Cleaning your Calgary Home

Tags: Calgary home, spring cleaning

It is only March and this is Calgary after all, but you wouldn't be blamed for starting to think about spring cleaning your Calgary home. Maybe it's too soon to replace winter sweaters in all your closets with summer tank tops or throw your ice skates and toboggans into storage, but with the kind of weather we are having of late makes it natural to focus on the interior of your house for ...Read More

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest 2021

By: Mark Lukwinski

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest 2021

Tags: YYC Hot Chocolate Fest, YYC

There’s nothing wrong and quite literally everything right with Hot Chocolate. It’s perfect for a cold day and so this month’s YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is perfectly timed for Calgarians.   This year's YYC Hot Chocolate Fest in Calgary will be a little different, given the current restrictions. In it's 10th year, there is lots to celebrate though, and so a...Read More

How big is an acre?

By: Mark Lukwinski

How big is an acre?

Tags: Acreage, Rural Calgary

Recently we’ve had some Calgary real estate listings of the rural kind with acreage properties showing up on our radar. In addition, I've been taking clients outside of Calgary to look for their dream homes. This has prompted us to dig in a little deeper to the definitions of an acreage and what all that means. Here goes!   There is no specific shape to an acreage-it can be circular...Read More

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.   ...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