Things to do in Calgary: May 25-27th.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary: May 25-27th.

Tags: Calgary, events, May

What a week of gorgeous weather which is just going to continue into the weekend. Here are our top 10 picks of what you can get up to in Calgary over the next 3 days. Ours is a busy city!   The International Children’s Festival is in town! From May 23rd to May 26th, there are numerous performing artists doing what they do best around Olympic Plaza and Arts Common. With weather like t...Read More

Zooming in on Cranston

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on Cranston

Tags: Cranston, SE Calgary, Calgary, Calgary Suburbs

It has been a while since we profiled a Calgary community so this week on the blog, we are back at it. We had been primarily focused on the west and central part of town, but after a recent listing and possession we did in Cranston, we thought we would jump into a totally different quadrant and check how things compare to the neighborhoods we have had recently explored. Having personally grown up ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary on May Long Weekend

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary on May Long Weekend

Tags: Calgary, May Long Weekend, YYC

The long weekend is fast approaching and the weather is slated to be fantastic. Whether you’re heading out of town or staying in the city, there are lots of things going on. We’ve perused some websites and bring you a list of Top 10 things that are on the scene. Planning on partaking in any of these?   Enjoy a 4-course meal all while being transported to Argentina via your wine...Read More

What IS your Home worth?

By: Mark Lukwinski

What IS your Home worth?

Tags: home assessment, home value, yyc, realtor

Your house is your home and to you, it’s priceless because of the memories it holds and the nostalgia that comes with it. But, to a prospective buyer, it is just a house they’re potentially awaiting to turn into a home and hence they look at it differently. Ever wonder what exact factors and criteria are analyzed as the value of one’s abode is determined? Here are some tips to ke...Read More

What is the value of a local specialist?

By: Mark Lukwinski

What is the value of a local specialist?

Tags: Real Estate, Calgary, Area Specialist, Realtor, House pricing

How many times have you come across advertisements in local papers, magazines, bus benches, direct mail, and online where Realtors claim to be local specialists?  Unfortunately anyone can state anything they want however the question is, what makes them the specialist?  A local specialist is someone who knows the neighbourhood intimately, most-likely lives in the community, contributes a...Read More

IMPACT Magazine

By: Mark Lukwinski

IMPACT Magazine

Tags: IMPACT Magazine, Fitness, YYC, YYCfit, Health, Calgary

As in the past couple of months, we have profiled an established business on the Calgary scene and this week we have the honor of sharing some thoughts from Elaine Kupser, the founder and publisher of Calgary's iconic fitness glossy, IMPACT Magazine. Read along to learn more about this magazine dedicated to all things fitness and health-related over the last almost three decades. Ho...Read More

10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

By: Mark Lukwinski

10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

Tags: Calgary, Real Estate, Staging, Selling, Preparation

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale. In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.   Source: National Association of Realtors     ...Read More

Smart ways to spend your Tax return

By: Mark Lukwinski

Smart ways to spend your Tax return

Tags: Canada Revenue Agency, Tax Return, Taxes

Tax season is upon us and it’s that time of year where we need to file our tax returns. Some of you may be getting a great refund while others will be paying the government more for the last fiscal year. If you’re one of the lucky ones to receive a hefty tax refund, here are some smart things you can do with your money that the government gives back to you. Though you may be tempted to...Read More

Benefits of selling your home in Spring

By: Mark Lukwinski

Benefits of selling your home in Spring

Tags: Spring, For Sale, Calgary Listings

It seems the worst of winter is truly behind us now but just by saying that, we hope we haven’t jinxed anything. With the change of the seasons, our busy time is just ramping up because when the weather warms up, spring arrives and more homes change title at this time of year.   When winter blankets our city and, we prefer to hunker down in our homes to keep warm, stay indoors and avoi...Read More

Home Care Calendar - A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

By: Mark Lukwinski

Home Care Calendar - A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

Tags: Home, House Maintenance, Schedule, Calendar, Real Estate

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk.   In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. And even if you avoid a...Read More