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

Your City of Calgary Property Assessment Notice

By: Mark Lukwinski

Your City of Calgary Property Assessment Notice

Tags: City of Calgary, Property Assessment, Property Tax, Calgary, 2019

This week in the mail you should have received or should be receiving your Property Assessment notices from the City of Calgary. Opening that envelope some of you may be disappointed in the value of your home, while others may be delighted. But, have you ever wondered how this value is calculated and determined? Considering the timing, we thought we’d shed some light on this topic.   Th...Read More

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

By: Mark Lukwinski

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

Tags: Real Estate, 2018, Housing prices, Housing Market, Statistics, Forecast

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”   It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who care; current homeowners also want reassurance about the value of their investment. No one knows exactly what 2018 will bring, but we’ve outlined expert predictions on where the market is headed and how...Read More

2018 Forecasts for Calgary's Real Estate Market

By: Mark Lukwinski

2018 Forecasts for Calgary's Real Estate Market

Tags: Calgary, Real Estate 2018, Calgary Real Estate Market

Happy New Year! 2018 is upon us and with already being a few days in, we’ve had questions about our opinions on the state of the real estate market in Calgary. Given we’ve had so much unfavorable activity over the last several years with the recession and markets, people’s concerns and questions about one of our biggest assets that we will own in life are understandably warranted...Read More

Calgary Market Statistics - December 2017

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - December 2017

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

Two sides of the story Sales activity for all product types improved in December and pushed monthly sales to long-term averages for the second month in a row. However, new listings also rose, keeping inventory elevated compared to typical levels for December. With more supply remaining compared to sales, benchmark prices edged down for the fifth consecutive month.   "Many of the ...Read More

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas

By: Mark Lukwinski

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas

Tags: New Home, House Warming, Calgary Home, Just Moved, Moving In, Christmas Gift

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget     Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home.   Approximate Price Ranges $ - under $100 $$ - $101 to $300 $$$ - $301 to $700 $$$$ - ...Read More

The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB)

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB)

Tags: CREB, Calgary Real Estate Board, Calgary, Real Estate

We’ve shared lots of posts from CREB on our social media profiles, but in case you were wondering who CREB is, we thought we’d shed some light on what they do. The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) is a non-profit organization founded to enhance the professionalism and expertise of Realtors in the Calgary area. Its members work to promote a high level of professional conduct and trusted...Read More