David Pellettier Real Estate Blog
February 19, 2018
What to do if you spot wildlife in your community
A couple of moose were spotted in the southwest communities of Aspen Woods and Strathcona Park earlier this month, prompting more awareness and media coverage surrounding wildlife in the city limits.
City wildlife officials say that moose are generally...
February 13, 2018
What to know about the Southwest Calgary Ring Road
The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) has been the focus of many Calgarians who live in southwest Calgary, or those who travel along that area. The project officially started in July 2016 and construction began last spring, with completion estimated...
February 7, 2018
Winter storm warning, stay safe on the roads!
In case you missed it, Calgary is under a winter storm warning, with 25 to 30cm of the white stuff expected in the next couple of days. It may be good news for any snowboarders or skiers, but it can make for treacherous driving conditions, as was...
January 30, 2018
Citizen Satisfaction in Ward 6
This week, the City of Calgary released the findings from the Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The annual survey asks Calgarians how satisfied they are with City performance, programs, services and the overall quality of life in our city.
January 24, 2018
The top 10 features homebuyers want
According to a recent survey by the Canadian Home Builders' Association, most homebuyers are looking for single-family homes, and they are specific about what features they want in a dwelling.
Of the survey respondents, 65 per cent prefer single-family...
January 16, 2018
New restaurants that opened in southwest Calgary in 2017
Last year, our city welcomed 70 new restaurants onto the scene! If you are a self-proclaimed foodie, Avenue Magazine has a guide to all the new spots.
This year, there was no shortage of new restaurants, cafes, bakeries and bars to check out in...
January 10, 2018
Property values up in southwest Calgary in 2018
Last week, the City of Calgary released their 2018 property assessment report, showing that residential property values are up in our city from last year.
The average residential house value in Calgary is assessed at $480,000, up from $460,000...
January 2, 2018
What's in store for housing in Calgary in 2018?
Last month, RE/MAX Canada released their Housing Market Outlook for 2018, which outlines forecasted trends for real estate across the country.
Before we look at what this year might look like, here's a recap on 2017 in our city:
December 27, 2017
A look back: the most popular stories of 2017
As 2017 is drawing to a close, we can all look back and reflect on what made headlines over the past year. Based on my own online networks, these stories had the most traction this past year on social media:
December 19, 2017
A lot of snow is coming: how to stay safe on the roads
In case you missed it, Calgary is under a snowfall warning, with up to 25 cm of the white stuff expected in the next couple of days. The good news, is that we will have a white Christmas this weekend. The bad news, is that this snow
can make for treacherous...
December 10, 2017
7 Transportation Projects in SW Calgary that Finished in 2017
As we are in the middle of the last month of the year, it's a good time to reflect on all that our city has accomplished this year. The City of Calgary finished an amazing 21 transportation projects in 2017, 7 of which benefitted southwest Calgary communities....
November 30, 2017
Upcoming West Springs ASP Open Houses
Currently, the City of Calgary is working on amending the West Springs Area Structure Plan (ASP), due to a number of applications for the area of West Springs. Two applications in particular are asking for amendments to the ASP:
November 22, 2017
5 steps to buying a home
For many Calgarians, owning a home is the ultimate financial goal. With an investment that big, you want to ensure you are financially prepared to take the leap into buying real estate. This is why 'Financial Literacy Month' is a great time to freshen...
November 13, 2017
Christmas Markets Opening in Southwest Calgary this Weekend
It's officially that time of year, Christmas and holiday markets are starting to open this weekend, including lots of options in southwest Calgary. These markets are a great opportunity to support local artists and businesses, and if you go early in the...
November 12, 2017
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October 24, 2017
How to decorate for Halloween and still be a good neighbour
Halloween is next week, and you have probably already noticed the spooky decor taking up space on your neighbours' properties and around the community.
While Halloween can be a fun time to decorate your home, you can do it in a way that's...
October 17, 2017
Calgary Election Results for Ward 6
Last night's City of Calgary election had the highest voter turnout in over 40 years! In fact, many polling stations ran out of ballots at various points and had to be couriered more.
According to the City of Calgary, 387,306 Calgarians went...
October 11, 2017
The Ward 6 Candidates in the Calgary Election
The civic election is taking place this coming Monday, October 16th in Calgary, and if you're still unsure of who is running, here's some information pertaining to the candidates in Ward 6.
For note, Ward 6 is comprised of the following southwest...
October 2, 2017
Luxury home sales are up in Calgary
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According to the latest luxury real estate report from RE/MAX Canada, sales of homes over $1-million are up in Calgary for the first seven months of 2017.
Relatively stable energy prices over the last few months helped provide a boost to Calgary...
September 27, 2017
September Home Cleaning: House Exterior
Autumn is here, and September is a month where we should give our home some much-needed attention before colder weather and seasons approach.
This time of year can be the perfect time to get your home's exterior clean before colder temperatures...