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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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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With Spring finally here, it's a great time to do some inspections and maintenance on your home before the warmer months hit us.

 

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has a great checklist and guide for homeowners on their website ...

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In the age of the Internet, you can learn to do almost anything yourself, but that doesn't mean you should. Real estate is definitely one of those areas where using a professional has the biggest benefits. 

 

If you're trying to sell your home,...

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When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home.

 

Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and...

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When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home.

 

Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and...

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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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Spring is in full swing, and with warmer weather, that means time for many of us to get out of town for a much-needed vacation. Don't let the stress of keeping your home safe and secure while you're gone, deter you from leaving town. Here are 10 easy tips...

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2015 Property Assessments have been mailed out by the City of Calgary today, and the numbers show that Calgary home values have hit a record high. The value of single-family homes in Calgary has increased by $45,000 to hit a peak level of $475,000.

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Most homeowners face the question at one point or another: downsize or stay in the family home? If you've made the decision to downsize, here's some questions to keep in mind that will help you decide on the best home:

 

Who will be living in the...

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Summer is near and that means time for many of us to get out of town for a much-needed vacation. Don't let the stress of keeping your home safe and secure while you're gone, deter you from leaving town. Here are 10 easy tips on protecting your home while...

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Has it always been a dream of yours to buy a fixer-upper home and take on the project of renovating towards your dream home? Or maybe you're interested in a home-flipping investment? Whatever your interest is in purchasing a fixer-upper home, here's some...

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Once the snow finally melts, many homeowners will be getting around to those home renovation projects they've been putting off. If you'll be working with a contractor, make sure you discuss these topics first. 

 

• What hours will they be...

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By this time you've probably heard that Calgary is in a seller's market right now, and that's very true. What does that mean exactly? Well, the listing inventory is down, which is pushing up prices so those who are selling (or thinking of selling)...

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The year 2013 is coming to an end, and after reviewing my social media activity for the year, I've found that the following 5 stories were the most popular this year.

 

The Most Friendly Neighbourhoods in Calgary

This Avenue Magazine article explores...

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Nearly every area of Calgary's housing market is forecast for growth, according to Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC). CMHC's annual Housing Market Conference was last week, and the organization outlined increases for Calgary's real estate...

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Moving day can bring with it extra work and a little stress, but if you plan ahead it can be a breeze. Here's some tips to keep in mind, and hopefully make the big day a little easier on you:

 

• Keep medications, important documents, cash, etc....

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This week, Avenue Magazine released their 2013 Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods list. Voted on by readers, the list outlines the most desirable community features, and ranks the most-voted neighbourhoods. Below is a list of the top 10 communities for this...

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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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Your home is a big investment, and also the place you likely spend most of your time. So keeping your home in good repair is not just important for your peace of mind, but also safety and the value of your home.

 

Maintaining your home and keeping...

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