Calgary Market Statistics - March 2018

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - March 2018

Tags: Calgary, Housing, Market, Statistics, March 2018, Real Estate

As expected, slow sales this quarter have persisted through March in the City of Calgary. This is not a surprise, after stronger growth in sales at the end of last year following the announced changes to the lending market. First quarter sales totaled 3,423 units, nearly 18 per cent below last year's levels and 24 per cent below long-term averages. Easing sales and modest gains in new listing...Read More

How big is an acre, anyway?

By: Mark Lukwinski

How big is an acre, anyway?

Tags: acres, rural, calgary, rural real estate, springbank, bearspaw, okotoks

Recently we’ve had some listings of the rural kind on acreage properties, as well as we have been taking clients outside of the city 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, square, triangular, or rectangular in shape. T...Read More

Diner Deluxe in Aspen Landing

By: Mark Lukwinski

Diner Deluxe in Aspen Landing

Tags: Diner Deluxe, Aspen Landing, Calgary, brunch, YYC

Last month we featured Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters because of their success on Calgary's culture scene. As part of our monthly feature on businesses in Calgary, this month, we bring to you Diner Deluxe, located in Aspen Landing and two other locations. We chatted with Ryan Turbide to get his insight on what makes his restaurant such a local favourite and we highly recommend you ventur...Read More

The Home Buyer versus the Home Seller

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Home Buyer versus the Home Seller

Tags: Buying, Selling, For Sale, Sold, Calgary Real Estate

As realtors, we spend all our time dealing with listings and our clients. Each client is unique, as is each listing. It comes as no surprise then that the needs and priorities of our buyers are different than those of our selling clients. The factors that open doors for one client will be entirely different than those from another.   For our Buyers, the factors that are of most importance are...Read More

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