Building a new home? I can help with that!

By: Mark Lukwinski

Building a new home? I can help with that!

Tags: New home, Developer, Builder

Everyone knows the benefits of hiring a 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, we can 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 your first time doing so. To make the ...Read More

Sit Back and Relax

By: Mark Lukwinski

Sit Back and Relax

Tags: Calgary, Market, Statistics, Real estate, realtor, broker, moving, 2017, hot tubs, backyards

Tips for hot tub buying and ownership Having a hot tub at your home is a great way to relax with family and friends, while also providing some real therapeutic benefits. “It’s always been a health and wellness thing,” said Drew Christy, a client care specialist at Rocky Mountain Pools & Spas in Calgary. Christy says the social aspect of owning a hot tub is often the first ...Read More

Preparing your lawn for winter.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Preparing your lawn for winter.

Tags: winter lawn winterizing lawncare calgary winteriscoming gameofthrones

Jon Snow. Eddard Stark. Ned Stark. The entire House Stark. They kept saying it and as the Starks are always right, Winter is Coming.   But we don’t live in Westeros and Essos and hence, this phrase means something different for us homeowners in Calgary. Now that summer is done and there is already a threat of snow this Friday in the forecast, how do we prepare our lawn for the impendin...Read More

Untangling Mortgage Terms

By: Mark Lukwinski

Untangling Mortgage Terms

Tags: mortgage terms, Mortgage

It’s so easy to get lost in the different words that are thrown around when buying a house and securing financing. This week, we thought we’d shed some light on some of those terms to help you out if you’re in the midst of Mortgage paperwork, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer:   Mortgage Insurance: backup for your mortgage. According to the rules now, if you...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on North Glenmore Park

Tags: Calgary Communities, North Glenmore Park, YYC

Just east of Lakeview, our last profiled community, we have the community of North Glenmore Park. Bounded by 50th Ave in the north, Crowchild Trail to the west, 66th Ave in the south, and the Glenmore Reservoir to the east, North Glenmore is another historical neighborhood on Calgary’s map.   Residential development began in 1957, however much of the stones used in constructing Calgary&...Read More

Celebrating Back to School

By: Mark Lukwinski

Celebrating Back to School

Tags: Back to School, Calgary

  WE ARE CELEBRATING BACK TO SCHOOL!! Guardian Angel School opened up in Aspen today and to celebrate it and our growing community, (as well as the start of a new school year!), we are giving away $50 to spend at Staples. Here's what you have to do: 1) Go to our Facebook Page (Lukwinski Real Estate), Like it and Like this post about our contest. 2) Leave us a comment letting us know wh...Read More

Calgary Market Statistics - September 2017

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - September 2017

Tags: Calgary, housing, market, statistics, September 2017,

Housing recovery a balancing act Growth in new listings outpaced sales preventing inventory declines  Sales posted a modest gain in August, but a rise in new listings kept inventory levels elevated.    Inventories totaled 6,624 units, where over half were comprised of attached and apartment style properties. While inventories were 16 per cent higher than August 2016 levels, the s...Read More

Mid-Year market update shows stability

By: Mark Lukwinski

Mid-Year market update shows stability

Tags: Calgary, Market, Statistics, Real estate, realtor, broker, moving, 2017

CREB® forecasts a process of recovery for the remainder of 2017 The first-half of 2017 marked a shift in Alberta's economy from recession to recovery, with conditions supporting stability rather than expansion. "Economic challenges continue to exist, as high unemployment rates, weak migration levels and more stringent lending conditions are weighing on the housing market,"...Read More

Zooming in on Lakeview

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on Lakeview

Tags: Calgary, Calgary Realtor, Lakeview, City of Calgary

It’s been a while since we dissected another fabulous Calgary neighborhood so this week let’s dive in and learn about what Lakeview has to offer!   Situated in south Calgary on the northern banks of the Glenmore Reservoir, Lakeview can be found between Glenmore Trail and Crowchild Trail to the north and east, 37th Street/Tsuu T’ina Nation Indian Reserve to the west and the a...Read More

Home renovation ideas before selling.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Home renovation ideas before selling.

Tags: Renovations, Selling, Renovate, Return on Investment

  We’ve all had that itch-it’s time to sell the house and move to something else a bit bigger, more modern, or downsize. As soon as you decide to list your 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. This could be a slippery slope.   Before you indulge and spend mon...Read More