Your City of Calgary Property Assessment Notice

By: Mark Lukwinski

Your City of Calgary Property Assessment Notice

Tags: City of Calgary, Property Assessment, Property Tax, Calgary, 2018

  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. ...Read More

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

By: Mark Lukwinski

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

Tags: Real Estate, 2018, Housing prices, Housing Market, Statistics, Forecast

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”   It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who care; current homeowners also want reassurance about the value of their investment. No one knows exactly what 2018 will bring, but we’ve outlined expert predictions on where the market is headed and how...Read More

2018 Forecasts for Calgary's Real Estate Market

By: Mark Lukwinski

2018 Forecasts for Calgary's Real Estate Market

Tags: Calgary, Real Estate 2018, Calgary Real Estate Market

Happy New Year! 2018 is upon us and with already being a few days in, we’ve had questions about our opinions on the state of the real estate market in Calgary. Given we’ve had so much unfavorable activity over the last several years with the recession and markets, people’s concerns and questions about one of our biggest assets that we will own in life are understandably warranted...Read More

Calgary Market Statistics - December 2017

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - December 2017

Tags: Market Statistics, Housing , Calgary Real Estate, Homes in Calgary, MarkonYYC, moving, just sold, new home

Two sides of the story Sales activity for all product types improved in December and pushed monthly sales to long-term averages for the second month in a row. However, new listings also rose, keeping inventory elevated compared to typical levels for December. With more supply remaining compared to sales, benchmark prices edged down for the fifth consecutive month.   "Many of the ...Read More

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas

By: Mark Lukwinski

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas

Tags: New Home, House Warming, Calgary Home, Just Moved, Moving In, Christmas Gift

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget     Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home.   Approximate Price Ranges $ - under $100 $$ - $101 to $300 $$$ - $301 to $700 $$$$ - ...Read More

The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB)

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB)

Tags: CREB, Calgary Real Estate Board, Calgary, Real Estate

We’ve shared lots of posts from CREB on our social media profiles, but in case you were wondering who CREB is, we thought we’d shed some light on what they do. The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) is a non-profit organization founded to enhance the professionalism and expertise of Realtors in the Calgary area. Its members work to promote a high level of professional conduct and trusted...Read More

Go STAMPS Go!!

By: Mark Lukwinski

Go STAMPS Go!!

Tags: Go STAMPS Go, Calgary Stampeders, CFL, Football

This week we saw our Calgary Stampeders fight hard to become the Grey Cup 2017 Champions. Though victory was not theirs, the close, nail-biting game, their hard battle for the cup and their multiple victories in the Western Division leave us with so much to be proud of.   Not many people may know the history of our city’s CFL team, and so this week we thought we’d dedicate our bl...Read More

Adopt-A-Rink in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

Adopt-A-Rink in Calgary

Tags: Adopt a rink, Skating, Outdoor skating, Calgary, City of Calgary

Calgary is truly a fabulous city when it comes to community and getting people together.   This winter again, there are numerous rinks around Calgary in various neighborhoods, all put in place by the hardworking hands of volunteers and all for your skating pleasure. The Adopt-a-Rink is a community and volunteer-led initiative, designed to engage members in various communities and also keep pe...Read More

Christmas Markets in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

Christmas Markets in Calgary

Tags: Christmas Markets, Calgary Christmas Markets, Christmas in Calgary

We are halfway through November and already Calgary is abuzz with so many things about Christmas. Some of you may already be done your Christmas shopping, some of you may just be getting started. Luckily, Calgary gets so festive with so many markets happening essentially all month long all over town, you can easily snag several presents here and there, all while enjoying Christmas cheer.   I...Read More

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighourhood Into a Hometown Haven

By: Mark Lukwinski

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighourhood Into a Hometown Haven

Tags: Community, Neighbours, Neighbourhood, Calgary, Real Estate, Homes, MARKonYYC

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven     "Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis...is a surprisingly effective first step."  - Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of ...Read More