So, you want to buy a house? Several questions to consider.

By: Mark Lukwinski

So, you want to buy a house? Several questions to consider.

Tags: home purchase, calgary, yyc, real estate

Thinking of buying a home? Want to step into the real estate market? With the real estate sector sitting in a buyer’s market for Calgary, it is understandable that more people may be inclined to want to get into the game. Before you do, here are some questions you should consider when taking the leap:   Have much debt do I have? To qualify for a mortgage, your housing costs and pre-tax ...Read More

Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

By: Mark Lukwinski

Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

Tags: realestate, realestateagent, homebuyer, homeseller, homesearch, realtor, homestaging, staging, staginghomes, realestatesales

Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more.   Of course you’ll need to pack, make moving arrangements,...Read More

Things to do in Calgary July 7-8th.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary July 7-8th.

Tags: Calgary, Stampede, YYC events

It’s the first weekend of Stampede, but there are other things you can do this weekend to enjoy Calgary and the amazing weather we are going to have. Here’s our top 10 things to do in Calgary for those of you who may not be into Stampeding this year, or are saving it for mid-week!   Well, we couldn’t NOT start off with the Calgary Stampede. In its 106th year, many of the ...Read More

Mortgage Brokers

By: Mark Lukwinski

Mortgage Brokers

Tags: Calgary, Mortgage Brokers, YYC Mortgages

Have you ever considered using a mortgage broker? This week on the blog we asked a few questions to learn more about what exactly a mortgage broker does and the benefits to using one to secure financing for your home. We asked Melissa Legault of Mortgage Tree to enlighten us more about her world of mortgage brokerage.    What exactly is a mortgage broker?  A Mortgage Broker...Read More

Tool Shed Brewing Company

By: Mark Lukwinski

Tool Shed Brewing Company

Tags: Craft Beer, Local Beer, Tool Shed Brewing, Drink Local

This month, we feature a local brewery that has made not just a huge, but significant head way in transforming the craft beer scene in Calgary. They have certainly more than made, proven, and cemented their mark on #YYC, and hence this month we bring you Tool Shed Brewing Company. We approached Jeff Orr and Graham Sherman, the two founding partners and asked them for their insight about their brew...Read More

Things to do in Calgary on June 23rd and 24th.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary on June 23rd and 24th.

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

Another week, today’s a soggy day, but here’s our suggestions for things to do today and tomorrow that are indoors!   The Calgary Library a offers many activities to do for all ages, be it discussions, talks, or story time for the kids. Looking at their website to see what locations are offering different things and do something educational as you take shelter from the rai...Read More

T-Wave Golf Tournament

By: Mark Lukwinski

T-Wave Golf Tournament

Tags: CSEG, Oil and Gas, Calgary, Golfing

In my first life I had studied geophysics and for several years worked downtown in the oil patch as a geophysicist. Later on I switched my calling and obtained my real estate license, eventually taking the plunge to work exclusively as a realtor, a profession I truly enjoy undertaking.   Supporting the industry of my ‘first life’ though, remains important to me and I offer my time...Read More

Things to do in Calgary June 16-17.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary June 16-17.

Tags: Things to do in YYC, YYC, Calgary

    It’s a bit grey and wet this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t heaps of great things to take in this weekend as we celebrate the last weekend of Spring and Father’s Day! Here’s this week’s Top 10 for you that we dug up: 1) Support the Calgary Stampeders in their game against Hamilton at 5pm at McMahon Stadium. Rain or shine, they&r...Read More

The History of Re/Max

By: Mark Lukwinski

The History of Re/Max

Tags: Re/Max, Agency, Calgary, Buy Sell

I’ve been aligned with Re/Max House since I started my career in real estate. This week on our blog, let’s explore how Re/Max got its origins and how it got to be where it is today.   Dave Liniger was a top-producing real estate agent who wanted to create an agency where real estate professionals could keep as much of their commissions as possible. In 1973 in Denver, Colorado, he ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary June 9-10th.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary June 9-10th.

Tags: Calgary, Weekend, June 9-10, Things to do

This weekend’s weather is a bit of a hit and miss, but nonetheless, here are our Top 10 things we’ve dug up to do in Calgary today and tomorrow.   Summer Skirmish. If you like period costumes, uniforms and being taken to different times in history, this event is for you. There will be re-enactments of battles from different times: Vikings, medieval battles, and gladiators too! ...Read More