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

By: Mark Lukwinski

Mother's Day in Calgary

Tags: Mother's Day, Calgary, Canada, Holiday, Mother's, Realtor, Broker

  This weekend we celebrate Mother's Day and there is no shortage of events taking place all over Calgary to honor our moms. Click on this link below to see and pick all the various events you can peruse to celebrate your moms and families.   Ever wondered how Mother's Day began? A woman by the name of Anna Jarvis started to campaign in the States in 1905 to create...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on Altadore

Tags: Calgary, Market, Statistics, Real estate, realtor, broker, moving, altadore

Directly south of last week's community profile of South Calgary, we find ourselves looking at the neighborhood of Altadore. Let's dive in!   Deemed a trendy inner city neighborhood, Altadore is currently experiencing a gentrification process due to the luxury and high-end semi-detached homes that have been going up in the community over the last several years. Located just sou...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on South Calgary

Tags: real estate, south calgary, marda loop

We finished profiling all the neighborhoods on Calgary's West Side and we have started moving a bit more east to profile a few more. This week's blog update is all about South Calgary! Let's dive in and explore this trendy area and why it is so sought-after in Calgary's real estate market.    A trendy inner city neighborhood, South Calgary is bounded by 14th Street in t...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Home improvement rebate takes effect

Tags: Home improvement, rebate, government, incentives

The provincial government is turning up the heat on incentives to turn down emissions with their new Home Improvement Rebates program, taking effect today. Homeowners can now apply to receive money back for installations of eligible home improvement products. These rebates will make energy efficient products more affordable for homeowners and lower their power bills after installation.   &n...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Making sense of your property tax bill

Tags: City of Calgary, property tax

Next week is the Federal deadline to submit your personal taxes and then in June, is our municipal deadline to pay our property taxes. Hence, this week we thought we'd look into our property taxes, how they're calculated and where they go.   Everyone groans at property tax time simply because parting with our hard-earned money is always hard to do. But, there is good reason for thes...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Spring cleaning the outside of your home

Tags: Spring cleaning, appearance, real estate

  As you start to replace winter sweaters in all your closets with summer tank tops, and as ice skates and toboggans are thrown into storage after their Winter shift, it is easy and natural to focus on the interior of the house for the Great Big Spring Clean. This annual event indicates that we can collectively bid a farewell to colder and shorter days and this is truly something to b...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Hiring a realtor still matter. Here's why.

Tags: agent, broker, calgary, realtor, liability, professional

With phones in our pockets and purses, there is so much information we can find out for ourselves on any topic nowadays. But, though we are massively informed, we are not experts. A few times we've been asked 'why hire a realtor?' and so this week we'd thought we'd share some reasons why using our services is actually to your advantage when looking to buy or sell a home.  ...Read More

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on discovery ridge

Tags: Discovery Ridge, Calgary real estate, southwest

We are down to our last neighborhood profile in southwest Calgary’s Westside-Discovery Ridge! This community sits at the most southern edge of this region and in a sense is isolated because it is bounded by Highway 8/Glenmore Trail to its north, 69th Street to its east, Rocky View county and Calgary's city limits to the west and the Tsuu T'ina First Nation reserve and a nat...Read More