What's happening in Calgary Oct 13-15

By: Mark Lukwinski

What's happening in Calgary Oct 13-15

Tags: Calgary, Weekend, October 13-15, Friday the 13th

It’s Friday October 13th and we are midway through October which means, we are inching closer and closer towards Halloween. We thought we’d send a quick blurb on what’s happening in Calgary this weekend for you to check out and explore. Monday is the Municipal election, but besides that, here are some sites you can check out for things to do as a family or with friends.   If...Read More

Zooming in on the Beltline

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on the Beltline

Tags: Calgary, Beltline, Downtown Calgary, Central Calgary

It’s been a few weeks since we last profiled a Calgary community. Last we wrote about Lakeview and North Glenmore Park. This week we skip into downtown Calgary and peer into the Beltline zone.   Being central to town, Beltline does not have the traditional suburb characteristics that we see elsewhere in Calgary. It is also a larger area and therefore is also densely populated. It is bor...Read More

On Thanksgiving

By: Mark Lukwinski

On Thanksgiving

Tags: Thanksgiving Turkey Canada

We’re not sure where September went. We flipped our calendars from August to September, did a few things, blinked several thousand times and now we have flipped into October. Like many of us, you are probably deciding what to make for your Thanksgiving feast this weekend. Because of the upcoming holiday, we decided to dedicate this week’s entry to the history of Thanksgiving.   Th...Read More

Calgary Market Statistics - September 2017

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - September 2017

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

  The big picture Inventory increases and sales drop in September, but overall sales for the year remain higher than last year. Strong gains in the first-half of 2017 has put the Calgary year-to-date sales at seven per cent above last years' levels and 11 per cent below long-term averages, but challenges remain with easing sales and rising new listings. Inventories...Read More

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