Deck the halls with packaged boxes

By: Mark Lukwinski

Deck the halls with packaged boxes

Tags: Christmas, Holiday Season, packing, moving, new home, sale

  We all feel December is busy enough as it is-the end of the calendar years looms and deadlines are blaring, the kids are finishing projects before they pause for school holidays, Christmas parties are ramping up, and all of your Christmas errands are flashing red with urgency. Given all that, this year however, you have also decided to throw in a house move into the mix simply because you ...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on SouthWest Calgary: West Springs

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

Another week, another community to profile on the Westside. This week, we move a little more south and begin to zoom in on the three neighborhoods known as Springside, West Springs, and Wentworth, but all collectively known as West Springs in the real estate sector, and with the City of Calgary. This group of communities represents a fairly large portion of the communities on the hill as their geo...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on Patterson and Coach Hill

Tags: Calgary, Market, Statistics, Real estate, realtor, broker, moving, Patterson, coach hill

This week on our profile of Calgary's Westside, we are focusing on Coach Hill and Patterson simultaneously because both neighborhoods share similar origins and characteristics.   The two maps below reflect their geographical locations on the Westside. Patterson is bordered by Sarcee Trail on the east, Old Banff Coach Road in the south, and steps to the northwest along 69th Street. Coach...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on SouthWest Calgary: Cougar Ridge

Tags: Calgary, Market, Statistics, Real estate, realtor, broker, moving, Cougar Ridge, southwest, westside

If you're not familiar where Cougar Ridge is in the city, it's located just south of Canada Olympic Park, on the north side of Old Banff Coach Road. Located in Ward 6, on its east you find 69th Street, and on  its   west   it  is bordered by 101st Street. Established in 2001, it is no longer one of the youngest neighborhoods to be annexed in  this &n...Read More

Getting to know Calgary's Westside!

By: Mark Lukwinski

Getting to know Calgary's Westside!

Tags: Calgary, west, west side, real estate, for sale, moving, new home

Calgary is a vast city spanning over 850 square kilometers in size, with so much to offer. Any Calgarian is familiar with the five sections that Calgary is broken into, but if you're new to town, take note of the breakup of our vast city into a North West, a North East, South West, South East, and technically an Inner City portion. Looking deeper into each section, one starts to beco...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

To Stage or not to Stage

Tags: Staging, real estate, showcase

You’ve loved your house and all the memories that are now embedded in it. However, now for one reason or another, it is time to move on to something different. Your home was ideal for you, but the question looms, how long before a new buyer feels the same about your soon-to-be-on-the-market abode? How do you ensure that a prospective buyer will react the same way as you did when you first wa...Read More

new schools and new neighbourhoods

By: Mark Lukwinski

new schools and new neighbourhoods

Tags: moving, new school, new home, jitters

It’s Saturday, and all your boxes have just been unloaded off your moving truck and stacked onto the floor of your new home. An air of excitement is in the air as everyone wanders the new abode and starts to mentally decorate how things will look, meanwhile the kids run in the back yard, off to explore new territory.   By Sunday night though, butterflies are fluttering, even for yo...Read More

A Network of 110,000 Agents - RE/MAX

By: Mark Lukwinski

A Network of 110,000 Agents - RE/MAX

Tags: Remax, network, team, growth,

Big news for everyone in RE/MAX: Our worldwide network has topped 110,000 agents!   This milestone confirms that greatness attracts greatness; your talents and achievements have built a brand others want to join.   In the third quarter, we had gains in the U.S., gains in Canada and gains in the rest of the world. We’ve grown every quarter for over four years – 19 quarters...Read More

Summit panoramic print donated for fundraiser

By: Mark Lukwinski

Summit panoramic print donated for fundraiser

Tags: Night photography, summit, panoramic, Monika Deviat, Deviant Optiks

We are proud to donate this amazing summit panoramic photo printed on aluminum to the Harvest Moon Gala @CCSD_Holyname. Compliments to Monika Deviat of Deviant Optiks Photography for capturing this incredible shot.   Check out this link to photo:  http://www.deviantoptiks.com/p748369594/e70f3e885   Also, here is the full gallery:  http://www.deviantoptiks.com/p748369594 &n...Read More

The Origins of Halloween

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Origins of Halloween

Tags: Halloween, spooky, trick or treat, dress-up,

  Tonight the youngest in your house will surely be dressing up in a plethora of different costumes before they head out to parade a Calgary neighbourhood street and serenade all houses with the familiar ‘TRICK or TREAT!!’ in exchange for candy. But, have you ever wondered where Halloween and all the associations we have with this event come from?! Here are some facts to sha...Read More