David Pellettier Real Estate Blog

Today is Summer Solstice, which means the season we've all been waiting for is finally here. With summer comes the opportunity to get out the BBQ and grill. 

 

However, according to Porch.com there are over 8,800 grill fires per year,...

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There are some upcomig information sessions that Ward 6 residents, and all Calgarians may be interested in, regarding the Area Structure Plan amendments for WinSport. 

 

Last year, WinSport submitted an application to the City regarding amendments...

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This upcoming Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day, a time to reflect upon our environmental impact and perhaps make some changes towards living a little more Earth-friendly. Here's an easy way to live a little greener and save money too—rain barrels....

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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:
 
WEST PARK
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Each year, the City of Calgary conducts a 'Citizen Satisfaction Survey' to review the quality of life of Calgarians and see which areas can be improved upon. The results from the 2016 survey were recently released, and the findings were summarized in a...

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For those who don't know, March is 'Community Association Awareness Month', and the Federation of Calgary Communities is all abuzz about the various reasons you should be getting involved in your own community association. 

 

Did you know there...

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If you pay attention to development and growth trends, you may have heard the term "urban densification" before, but what does it mean? Simply put, it is the densification of spaces, but done the right way it can provide many benefits. 

 

Jonathan...

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The City of Calgary is developing a new Area Structure Plan (ASP) for the Springbank Hill area. This plan is going to retain existing policy direction for developed portions but also provide guidance for new development there, and offer solutions to landowners...

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The annual 'Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods' survey is out by Avenue Magazine, and Calgarians are asked to vote for their communities. I have been priveleged to work in some great SW communities, and here's a list of some communities I think should...

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As 2016 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: 


  • A new development on Paskapoo Slopes in...
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The City of Calgary is currently in Phase 6 (reporting and competion) of the Crowchild Trail Study, and final input is being sought by Calgarians, online until December 19th. 


The Crowchild Trail Study is a transportation study identifying and re...

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The City of Calgary released the results of their latest Citizen Satisfaction Survey today, and it showed that Calgarians are pleased with their quality of life, and optimistic despite the economic conditions. 

 

Major highlights include 83 per...

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When it comes to development of all kinds in cities, there are two buzzwords to be aware of: NIMBY and YIMBY. Before you decide which of these acronyms best suits you, let's understand what they each mean.

 

NIMBY

This stands for 'Not In My Backyard',...

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This week is Seniors' Week in Calgary, celebrating the contributions of seniors in our city and communities. This is a joint awareness week between the City of Calgary and Seniors Advisory Council of Alberta. 


Here's a list of events for Seniors...

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There are still wildfires burning in Alberta, and our city was recently under a fire ban due to the dry conditions. With more dry, hot weather in the forecast this week, the City of Calgary is urging Calgarians to practice fire pit safety and follow the...

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The Alberta Government announced today that they are committing $600 million over the next three years to fund flood mitigation projects. Here's a look at the flood mitigation project highlights: 

 

  • Storage site near Springbank Road, which will...
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With several Calgary communities facing flood damage now, many questions have risen regarding what the real estate market will do. CREB recently answered some of these questions in a press release.

 

The short-term affect on the resale housing market?...

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Calgarians have really banded together over the last couple of weeks to help out all of the businesses and people affected by the floods. But Mayor Nenshi is getting the message out that there is still lots of work to be done. While we continue to rebuild...

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What a chaotic weekend we had here in Calgary, nothing like we've ever seen before. Firstly, my thoughts are with anyone who was displaced or dealing with other troubles due to the flooding in our city. On a good note, it sounds like a large number of...

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When most of us think about home renovation, we think of our home's interior. Here are some reasons why renovating your home's exterior could offer big returns.

 

You can sell your home faster: when it comes to home selling, appearance matters. Curb...

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