Preparing to Sell your Calgary Home

By: Mark Lukwinski

Preparing to Sell your Calgary Home

Tags: Home Sale, For Sale, Preparing your Home

Regardless if this is your first time or your fifth time in selling your home 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 thi...Read More

Things to do in Calgary this week December 10th-16th 2018.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary this week December 10th-16th 2018.

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

As the festivities heat up for Christmas, there’s again no shortage of things to do in Calgary this week. We’ve dug around to find interesting and fun things to do this week in YYC, and here’s our list of top 10!   Cirquemusica. This circus production is set to live holiday music and takes place tonight at the saddle dome. Set your eyes on something a little different this...Read More

Calgary Market Report - November 2018

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Report - November 2018

Tags: Market Update, Calgary, Calgary Homes, Calgary Real Estate, Statistics

Media release: Challenging economic conditions continue to impact the resale market Source: CREB.com Sitting below long-term averages, November sales in the city totaled 1,171 units. For the year so far, sales activity has totaled 15,349 units, a 14 per cent decline over last year and nearly 20 per cent below long-term averages. "Recent challenges in the energy sector have weighed on...Read More

Banks versus Credit Unions

By: Mark Lukwinski

Banks versus Credit Unions

Tags: Banks, credit unions, financing, money

If you’re looking to make a home purchase in Calgary in 2019, you may be scanning the markets to understand what you can afford and who will give you the best rates. Along your way you’ve perhaps wondered about approaching a Credit Union rather than a bank, so we thought we would shed some light on the differences between a credit union and a bank.   The biggest difference between...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of December 3rd 2018.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of December 3rd 2018.

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

Here it is, December! With 4 weeks to go in the year, here are some events we are digging up on things to do in Calgary this week. There’s no shortage of things going on around Calgary, so pick one of our suggestions, or add your own.   The CP Holiday Train is rolling through this coming weekend. On Saturday, it will be at the Anderson C-Train Station at 5:45pm. Bring the kids to see ...Read More

SCA Community Association Events & Activities

By: Mark Lukwinski

SCA Community Association Events & Activities

Tags: Strathcona, Christie Estates, Aspen Woods, Calgary Communities, Calgary Events, Christmas Fair, Arts & Crafts

COMING UP AT THE SCA …                              SCA CA December e-newsletter   Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 1, 10 am – 4 pm Get a head start on your holiday shopping and join us for this popular annual event!  Over 40 vendors will participate with unique handmade gift...Read More

Writing an Offer for your Home

By: Mark Lukwinski

Writing an Offer for your Home

Tags: Writing an offer, Sell, Buy, real Estate

Obviously, since you cannot buy a home with spoken word, a legal document is required to be drafted and presented to the seller from the buyer. In this document, you need to state your price and any conditions you have of the sale, which can be entirely varied.    It is my role as your realtor to guide you through the closing process which includes the offer, counteroffer, the negotiati...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of November 26th.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of November 26th.

Tags: EventsYYC, things to do in Calgary, YYC events

The last week of November is here, and there are lots of things to do in Calgary this week, leading up to the last month of the year! Here’s our Top 10:   Museum without a home is an art exhibit focused on the lives of women to had to leave conflict. The refugee woman is the focus of this free exhibit, but registration is required.  Calgary Zoo Lights are now official...Read More

Canada Post Strike

By: Mark Lukwinski

Canada Post Strike

Tags: Canada Post Strike, Postal Service, Canada Post

The Canada Post strike has been happening on a rotating-city basis since October 22nd. It surely has affected many of you with the delivery of mail to your home, be it letters or parcels so we thought this week, we’d share some insight on what’s happening and why with the Canada Post Strike.   Into its fifth week, talks between Canada Post and its unionized workers have not made a...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of November 19th 2018.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of November 19th 2018.

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

Hope your weekend was fun and relaxing, the break you needed. If you’re looking for things to do in Calgary this week, the city is again not short of options. Here is our suggested list of Top 10 Things to do in Calgary for the week of November 19th!   The Spruce Meadows Christmas Market is once again running this weekend, with vendors upon vendors ready to get you into the ...Read More