The Calgary Census

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Calgary Census

Tags: census, calgary, yyc census, census 2019

  Why do we do a census?   The City of Calgary collects information on an annual basis in order to have a pulse on how Calgary is growing and changing every year. This will then dictate what services and programs are needed, and where. Information about roads, transit planning, recreation and even water services all get sorted after the census is collected, so the information that is so...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of September 30th-October 7th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of September 30th-October 7th 2019

Tags: Events YYC, Things to do in Calgary, YYC

Merry Christmas!   What happened to Fall, right?! Though this snow is definitely pretty, it’s just too soon.   It’s Monday, so here’s our Top 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Of course, given the weather, an alternative to all of these things is to stay at home and binge Netflix. We’d never fault you if you did!   YYC Alternative Market is a market in...Read More

Making an Offer on a Home

By: Mark Lukwinski

Making an Offer on a Home

Tags: Offer, For Sale, Sold, Mortgage

As your real estate representative, I spend most of my time communicating. It is my role to guide you through the process as seemingly as possible, listening to your needs and using my expertise of the market.   When you’ve found a house you want to make a home, it comes time to make an offer and this is where emotions really come into play. To ensure we put forward a fair price, here a...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of September 23rd to September 30th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of September 23rd to September 30th 2019

Tags: Things to do YYC, Events YYC

It’s supposed to snow this week.   There, we said it.   As a result, here’s our Top 10 things to do in Calgary this week. On top of the events we found for you, we also suggest you dig out gloves, hats, and winter jackets, too.   Funny how Oktoberfest really starts in September, but to mimic the globally-renowned festival in Munich, there are several events going on i...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of September 16th to 22nd 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of September 16th to 22nd 2019

Tags: Events YYC, things to do in Calgary, YYC

As change of seasons takes place this week and with that, we want to get more cozy as there’s a crispness in the air. We’ve found great things to do inside, but we start off this week with getting outdoors in two words: The Larches. Let’s go!   September and October are Larch season, and this year there is a shuttle bus taking people from Banff to Moraine Lake to see the ...Read More

First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

By: Mark Lukwinski

First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

Tags: loans, federal government, shared equity

  Looking to get into a great home worth around $500,000 will be easier with the help of an influx of $1.25 billion in a home-buyer incentive program which was included in the federal budget.   The target of this program are those families with household incomes of $120,000 or less, who could expect to pay about $100-$300 less per month on a mortgage, without having to increase a down p...Read More

Things to do in Calgary this week of September 9th to 16th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary this week of September 9th to 16th 2019

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, YYC Events, YYC

Hopefully you’re into the swing of things as we begin the second week of September. Despite the warmer weather slowly starting to wind down, Calgary is ramping up with fun events to do. Here’s our Top 10 for this week!   Beer is being served this Friday and Saturday at The Mashing, two days of delicious beer, spirits and cider at the Stampede Grandstand. Don’t miss it! &...Read More

Renewing your Mortgage

By: Mark Lukwinski

Renewing your Mortgage

Tags: Mortgage, renewing a mortgage yyc

Mortgages. They stick around for a while and a mortgage payment is one transaction we pay for a long time. Luckily you are able to assess your payments every few months or years when your mortgage comes up for renewal.   If your mortgage comes up for renewal soon, here are some things to consider and to do to get the best possible deal for yourself:   Start shopping early. Don’t w...Read More

Home owner's Insurance

By: Mark Lukwinski

Home owner's Insurance

Tags: insurance, home owners insurance, home coverage

Homeowner’s insurance. We all need it. Are you looking to shop for coverage for your home? Here are some things to consider and look into.   Find out what your coverage will cover as there is a vast variety of claims that you can make. Understand how things are defined so that there are no misunderstandings. Coverage will protect you from theft, injuries and natural disasters, but every...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of August 26th to September 2nd 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of August 26th to September 2nd 2019

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, YYC events, YYC

Here it is, the last week of August! Anyone else think the summer has flown by!?   As Calgary gears up to send kids back to school, here’s our Top 10 picks of things to do in Calgary this week.   Party in the Park is an outdoor rock festival taking place this weekend at Winsport. What a great way to send summer off! Backyard BeerFest is going down at Mill Street Brewpub this Fr...Read More