David Pellettier Real Estate Blog
June 9, 2014
Book a Neighbour Day Party
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of our city's flood, the City of Calgary is promoting Neighbour Day on June 21st. The purpose of Neighbour Day is to have Calgarians take part in community events initiated by themselves or their community associations....
May 5, 2014
Flood Preparation Open Houses Coming Up
Today marks the start of "Emergency Preparedness Week", and the City of Calgary is hosting two upcoming open houses on what the City is doing to prepare for the potential of flooding this year.
The open houses will include members of the Calgary...
April 29, 2014
Highlights of the Flood Mitigation Project
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...
December 9, 2013
Renovations After Water Damage
A lot of Calgarians had to go through the process of cleaning up and remodeling after the flooding hit our city in June. But minor flooding can happen at any time too, just this week flooding occurred all over the city due to burst pipes from the cold....
August 5, 2013
Affected by flooding? An update on funding
Information from the Alberta Government released earlier this week, should give Albertans affected by the flooding a better idea about funding they'll receive.
The funding is based on the cost of construction per square foot, and according to the government,...
July 22, 2013
FAQ: Mould in the Home
With homes and communities still in recovery mode following the floods, issues of mould in the home are coming to the forefront. After doing some digging on the Health Canada website, I thought I'd post some of the answers to common questions about mould....
July 15, 2013
Building in Flood-Prone Areas: New Guidelines
Our province some of the worst flooding it has ever seen this summer, and the Alberta government has announced some new guidelines for homeowners and home builders. Effective this Fall, new legislation will prevent the development of communities in flood-prone...
July 8, 2013
How will the flooding affect the resale market?
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?...
July 2, 2013
Calgary is still in need: how you can help
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...
June 24, 2013
Calgary Flood Tips: Re-Entering Your Home
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...