What is the best way to show your house for sale?

By: Mark Lukwinski

What is the best way to show your house for sale?

Tags: For Sale, Moving, Prepping to Sell

Regardless if this is your first time or your fifth time in selling your abode in Calgary, there are many tips and tricks you can easily do to prepare your home to ensure you show off its best features and qualities. So, we've compiled a list of tips for home preparations that we have found to be the most important.    1.  Choosing the right realtor Naturally, you may th...Read More

Coach Hill and Patterson

By: Mark Lukwinski

Coach Hill and Patterson

Tags: SW Calgary, YYC

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. Coac...Read More

The Community of Cougar Ridge

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Community of Cougar Ridge

Tags: COugar Ridge, YYC, SW Calgary

    Last week we said we'd roll through all the communities on Calgary's west side, so this week we start with Cougar Ridge. 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, on its west it is bordered by...Read More

Calgary's West Side

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary's West Side

Tags: Calgary, Southwest Calgary, YYC,

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 bec...Read More

Tear downs in established Calgary neighbourhoods

By: Mark Lukwinski

Tear downs in established Calgary neighbourhoods

Tags: Teardowns, construction, renovate YYC

With the way Calgary was established and planned, many of the inner-city communities have older homes that are reflective of the technology and trends that characterized homes at that time: smaller units, energy inefficiencies, typical layouts such as bungalows with outdated kitchens and more. These neighborhoods are old, with mature trees and close to many amenities, so to live there, the viable ...Read More

Protecting your Pipes in extreme cold conditions

By: Mark Lukwinski

Protecting your Pipes in extreme cold conditions

Tags: polar vortex, extreme cold warning, Extreme cold Calgary

This cold snap that has descended on Calgary has us thinking about our homes and what we could do to protect them in such extreme conditions. Here are some tips:   Let the water in your pipes continue to move to prevent it from freezing by opening the taps every so slightly. Even having it drip a little will ensure your pipes don’t stop and freeze-the problem with water becoming frozen ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 21st 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 21st 2019

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

Hope you had a great weekend and got out to do fun things all over Calgary! Another week boasts of even more great things to do, so read on below if you’re often searching for Things to Do in Calgary this week.   The Calgary Hitmen are opening the ice after their game for their annual Dodge Skate. After the game on January 27th, fans can head down to the ice and join in some skating f...Read More

The Calgary Flames

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Calgary Flames

Tags: Calgary Flames, NHL, Hockey, Calgary

Our Calgary Flames. What a season they are having! With the hockey season rolling right along and our Calgary Flames performing so amazingly well by being First in the Pacific Division with a total of 64 points at today's writing, we thought we’d talk this week about the history of the Calgary Flames in our city. They’re a pivotal cultural icon in Calgary and it’s ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 14th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 14th 2019

Tags: Calgary, Things to do, YYC, What's going on

Rolling into the middle of the month already, if you’re looking for things to do in Calgary this week, read on below for our top 10 suggestions!   If you missed the Banff Mountain Film Festival last year, it is making a couple of stops here in Calgary this week at the University. Check it out! If distilling and spirits are your thing, you’re going to want to check out...Read More

Your City of Calgary Property Assessment Notice

By: Mark Lukwinski

Your City of Calgary Property Assessment Notice

Tags: City of Calgary, Taxes, Property Assessment

This week in the mail you should have received or should be receiving your Property Assessment notices from the City of Calgary. Opening that envelope some of you may be disappointed in the value of your home, while others may be delighted. But, have you ever wondered how this value is calculated and determined? Considering the timing, we thought we’d shed some light on this topic.   Th...Read More