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

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

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

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

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

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

By: Mark Lukwinski

Contest with our bus benches

Tags: Calgary, marketing, bus bench, advertising

So, we've decided to have some fun and give away a prize.   Throughout the city's Westside, from Cougar Ridge to just south of Aspen, we have several bus benches advertising our services and expertise in the area. We're asking you to take a selfie with one of them and post it to social media (Instagram or Facebook), and just by doing that, you will be entered in a raffle to win ...Read More