Ride to Conquer Cancer

By: Mark Lukwinski

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Tags: Cancer, Ride to Conquer Cancer

   You may have seen my posts recently about me doing my part to help raise funds for Cancer Research. I committed to this cause months ago and now tomorrow, the event is here. Before me, I am faced with a 200km journey that will take me down hills and up some challenging terrain, all under the breathing hot sun. But, as I ride, my mind and motivation will be with all the countless peop...Read More

Calgary Market Statistics - July 2017

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - July 2017

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

A WORK IN PROGRESS  Aug 4, 2017  crebnow  Calgary Real Estate News, Economy, Housing Market Market sees modest inventory gains, but overall prices inch up  Sales exhibited stable growth through the first half of the year in the Calgary housing market, but the number of transactions slowed slightly in July compared to last year. Citywide sales totaled ...Read More

Alberta Heritage Days

By: Mark Lukwinski

Alberta Heritage Days

Tags: August long weekend, Alberta Heritage Day

School ended at the end of June, we all blinked several times and suddenly we are here today, planning things to do on this mid-summer’s long weekend. In a few short weeks, we will be celebrating Labour Day and the kids will be back in school. It is a severe understatement to say that time flies! However, we are not there yet, we have a few weeks within which we can still enjoy summer! Ther...Read More

Home Improvement

By: Mark Lukwinski

Home Improvement

Tags: calgary real estate news, canadian real estate news, feature, renovations

Alberta’s most popular renovation projects Canadians spent nearly $53 billion on renovations throughout 2016, according to Statistics Canada. And throughout the first quarter of this year, Canadians have already spent more than $12 billion on renovations. According to ATB Financial’s Economics and Research Team, home renovations in Alberta alone hit “a record high” of $1....Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Skinny on Recreational Properties

Tags: Recreational Properties, Lake House, Second Home, Real Estate

Calgary is so fortunate to be close enough to the mountains and to neighbouring British Columbia to justify a quick jaunt out of the city. Whether it’s for sport, for relaxation, or to catch up with friends and family, getting far enough away to consider having had a break is simple. Do this often enough and you soon begin to consider buying a recreational property, a home away from home, wh...Read More

A brief history of the calgary stampede

By: Mark Lukwinski

A brief history of the calgary stampede

Tags: Calgary, stampede,

We are in the second week of July which means, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is well underway and almost done for 2018 in the heart of Calgary. Back in 2012 the Stampede celebrated its centennial anniversary so given that it's a historical and important event for our town, we thought we'd dive into uncovering some interesting facts about it. Take a read and impress your friends when ...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - June 2017

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

June spells a gradual recovery   Stable prices in detached sector signal balanced conditions despite increased inventory   Calgary's housing market in June saw a modest improvement in sales along with an increase in new listings.   However, demand gains have not kept pace with the amount of new listings coming onto the market. This caused inventory levels to increase to 6,...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

zooming in on scarboro

Tags: Calgary, Market, Statistics, Real estate, realtor, broker, moving, scarboro, southwest

It's been a while since we've posted-June literally came and went and now schools are out and here we are in early July. We won't keep you long at your computer or phone-the weather is far too too good to be spending time online and Stampede breakfasts need to be lined up at. This week however as we resume our updates on things around Calgary, we thought we'd dive in with a zoom in...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary market statistics - may 2017

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

Home prices remained stable in May   Demand for detached housing continues to rise   Fueled by the detached sector, Calgary home prices trended up for the fourth consecutive month, but remain below 2014 highs.   "The economic climate is supporting detached housing market recovery," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.  "Improved demand and ...Read More

Victoria Day IN CALGARY

By: Mark Lukwinski

Victoria Day IN CALGARY

Tags: Victoria Day, history, long weekend

Victoria Day for many of us is the first official weekend of camping season and an unofficial start to summer-our tents and trailers are prepped for their next seasonal shift, our gardens are cleaned and flowers planted. Naturally, all Canadians welcome this holiday mentally with open arms, and in truth, how can we not?! However, given that today is the actual holiday Monday, it's a good time ...Read More