David Pellettier Real Estate Blog

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...

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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...

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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...

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The great thing about September, is that the colours are changing outside but the weather (so far) is still cooperating so it's a great time to enjoy all the great parks and pathways we have in Calgary (especially the southwest). 

 

If you're...

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Historic Calgary Week runs July 28 until August 7, and is a celebration of all the places and people that are historically important for Calgary. In reading up on the event and celebration, the southwest quadrant of the city is the hub of most of...

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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
This is...
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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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