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

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

Proud Sponsor of

By: Mark Lukwinski

Proud Sponsor of "An Evening with Bethany Hamilton"

Tags: Bethany Hamilton, Soul Surfer, Hawaii, Surfing, Determination, Shark attack

My wife and I are very proud parents of 2 daughters, ages 7 and 9, and try to be very conscious of what our girls are exposed to. Of course we cannot control everything but moreover want to build strong foundational values, morals and beliefs for our girls. We try to teach them respect, manners, determination, sharing and caring much like all parents. Our best hope is that we have built a solid re...Read More