Millennials purchasing Recreational Properties

By: Mark Lukwinski

Millennials purchasing Recreational Properties

Tags: Millennials, Recreational Properties

We hear news updates often about how Millennials are delaying the purchase of their first home due to housing prices yet, a recent survey from RE/MAX reveals that 56% of Millennials surveyed are in the market to purchase a recreational property.    Their survey showed that 40 percent of Canadians are currently looking for a recreational property and out of that 40 percent, 56 percent of ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary this week-June 10-June 16th

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary this week-June 10-June 16th

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

Our city has no shortage of fun events going on, so without delay, here’s another week of things to do in Calgary this week! We hope you’re able to get out and enjoy some stuff!   Father’s Day is next Sunday so between brunches all over the city and Rad Dad Day at Calaway Park, events at different golf courses and brewery tours, there’s lots going on around Calgary ...Read More

Calgary's Housing Market Report for May 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary's Housing Market Report for May 2019

Tags: statistics, market update, house prices, homes in Calgary

Media release: Sales activity improves for second consecutive month (source:CREB) City of Calgary, June 3, 2019 – Sales growth in May was met with a decline in new listings. This combination eased the pressure on inventory levels, which finished the month at 7,467 units, a decline of 12 per cent compared to last year. Improving sales relative to inventory levels caused the months of s...Read More

Prepping your house for your Summer break

By: Mark Lukwinski

Prepping your house for your Summer break

Tags: summer vacation, getting away

School breaks in just over 3 weeks and then Summertime hits! Planning to get away for a while, or just a short stint? Either way, prep your house so that while you’re away, you don’t have to worry about things on the home front.   Here are some things you can do to prep your home for your summertime absence:   Have someone collect your mail regularly, and stop all newspape...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of June 3rd-June 10th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of June 3rd-June 10th 2019

Tags: Calgary Events, YYC events

First week of June is here-just a few weeks until summer plans start rolling out. Holidays await and that’s THE best! Where are you off to this summer holiday?! While you finish your last minute plans on your trips, here are some things that can keep you busy in town this week!   Calgary’s very own Comedy Festival, Funnyfest, is on right now until the 9thof June. There are...Read More

Bridge Financing

By: Mark Lukwinski

Bridge Financing

Tags: Bridge Financing, Financing your new home, Mortgages

When purchasing your new home, sometimes the deal on your old home doesn’t close in time and you are left in financial limbo as you cannot access the equity from your previous home as a deposit for your new one.   This is where Bridge Financing comes into play. This is a tool that will allow you to take out a loan intended to be a down payment on your new home, which will be repaid as s...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 27th-June 3rd 2019.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 27th-June 3rd 2019.

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

Last week of May, June awaits this weekend! Weather is supposed to cooperate all week and that’s music to our ears. Here’s a list of 10 things we dug up to do in the city this week, hope some of them resonate with you!   Cher’s in town this Tuesday, May 28th. So many of her songs we all know from the radio, so if you want to see her live, there are still tickets available...Read More

The Home Buyer versus the Home Seller

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Home Buyer versus the Home Seller

Tags: Buy, Sell, Buyer, Seller

  As a Calgary realtor, I spend all of my time dealing with listings and clients’ needs in the city. Each client is unique, as is each listing. It comes as no surprise then that the needs and priorities of my Buyers are different than those of my Sellers. The factors that open doors for one client will be entirely different than those from another. This is why spending time with all my...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 20th-May 27th 2019.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of May 20th-May 27th 2019.

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

The first long weekend of the summer is here and as expected, the weather has been pitiful. Nonetheless, here are our top 10 things to do today and this week as slowly but surely, the summer returns!   Slush Cup takes place today at Sunshine, the end of the ski season is here. If you don’t want to participate, it’s still a great way to spend the day and cheer on others as they ...Read More

Understanding your City of Calgary Property Tax Bill

By: Mark Lukwinski

Understanding your City of Calgary Property Tax Bill

Tags: Property Taxes, City of Calgary

We just passed the Federal deadline to submit your personal taxes, and in June Business taxes are due so if you are a business owner, you still have time for that. Another deadline to pay in June is the property tax one. 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...Read More