I'm a REDM! What That Means to You

By: Mark Lukwinski

I'm a REDM! What That Means to You

Tags: Real Estate Digital Marketer, Calgary Homes, Calgary Real Estate, Moving, Buying, Selling

Imagine this: you own a home, and you’re getting ready to make a move. To guide you through that complicated process, you decide to work with a real estate agent, and you expect that agent to… what?   According to a survey of recent home sellers by the National Association of Realtors, the number one expectation people had of their agent was for them to “help the seller mar...Read More

The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Tags: Calgary Real Estate, Mortgage, New Home, House Hunting, Moving, Financing

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.   If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.   The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institu...Read More

Living the Golden Rule with the Lukwinskis

By: Mark Lukwinski

Living the Golden Rule with the Lukwinskis

Tags: Calgary, Real Estate, Realtor, Aspen Woods

You may recognize Mark Lukwinski from our publication as he has been an expert article contributor to Neighbours of Aspen Woods. He has been offering tips and tricks for those seeking real estate advice in the magazine for the past 2 years.   Mark and his wife Chantall have called Aspen Woods their home since November 2007, when they relocated to the area from Marda Loop. They got married in ...Read More

Calgary Market Statistics - February 2018

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - February 2018

Tags: Calgary, housing, market, statistics, February, 2018, real estate

City of Calgary, March 1, 2018 – Residential home sales declined in February, but a decline in new listings helped keep prices steady this month. Sales totaled 1,094 units in February, 18 per cent below last year’s activity. Easing sales occurred across all property types this month, which outpaced the sales growth that occurred in January. After the first two months of the year, sale...Read More

Phil & Sebastian Coffee on the Calgary scene.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Phil & Sebastian Coffee on the Calgary scene.

Tags: Phil & Sebastian, Calgary, Cofee

Ours is a city that is vibrant and dynamic, with so many fun establishments and places popping up on the map. We’ve reached out to several iconic venues that thicken the thread of Calgary’s culture scene to bring you a monthly profile of different locales on the street and for our first interview’, we’re profiling Sebastian, 40, of Phils & Sebastian Coffee.   Quite...Read More

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

By: Mark Lukwinski

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

Tags: Design trends, 2018 design, Interior decorating, Calgary Real Estate,

We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.   Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home?   So we’ve rounded up some of the hottest tren...Read More

Family Day Winter Festival - SCA Community Association

By: Mark Lukwinski

Family Day Winter Festival - SCA Community Association

Tags: SCA Community Association, Calgary, Family Day SW Calgary, Springbank Hill

  We looked up the definition of Community this week and found these results: ‘a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common’.   Time and again, all the communities we are surrounded by here on Calgary’s west side are constantly putting on fun, engaging and bonding events and as there is one coming up that we are volunteerin...Read More

YMCA History in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

YMCA History in Calgary

Tags: YMCA, YMCA Calgary, Shane Homes, Calgary

  With the recent opening of the largest YMCA in the world in north west Calgary, and the fact that Shane Homes donated a staggering $3.5 millions dollars to the local YMCA chapter, we thought we’d look into the history of the YMCA in Calgary. Globally, the YMCA was an organization started in 1844 by George Williams in London, aimed at being a facility that promoted a healthy body, mind...Read More

Calgary Market Statistics - January 2018

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - January 2018

Tags: Market Statistics, Housing , Calgary Real Estate, Homes in Calgary, MarkonYYC, moving, just sold, new home

Housing Market Déjà Vu in January As expected, Calgary sales activity similar to last year Source: CREB Calgary, Feb. 1, 2018 – The new year opened predictably, with monthly figures close to the Januarys of the past three years. With new mortgage rules and rates officially in effect, sales activity in January remained comparable to last year, as rising sales for attache...Read More

Zooming in on Mission

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on Mission

Tags: Calgary Communities, Mission, Central Calgary, Downtown Calgary

How fast did January go?! Here we are, the last day of the first month of 2018. Hope your year has been off to a fabulous start! It’s been a few weeks since we profiled another one of Calgary’s fabulous neighborhoods, so this week we focus on the community of Mission. It is a trendy and lively area, but it also has a fascinating history, so we begin this entry by looking at Mission&rsq...Read More