David Pellettier Real Estate Blog
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...
September 19, 2017
What the new RE/MAX look represents
Last month, RE/MAX unveiled a refreshed brand, which is more in-line with the level of service that this company is known for. The small, but notable changes make a great impact.
The iconic red, white and blue hot air balloon has been updated...
July 26, 2017
Calgary's best neighbourhoods in the southwest 2017
Today, Avenue Magazine released the 2017 Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods List, which ranks Calgary communities based on surveys to Calgarians.
To read the specifics on each of the ranked communities and why they were rated the way they were by...
May 8, 2017
Upcoming WinSport ASP Info Sessions
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...
April 17, 2017
Why you should use a rain barrel
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....
March 20, 2017
Spring Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle
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 ...
March 14, 2017
How satisfied are Calgarians living in Ward 6?
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...
February 6, 2017
Tips for Driving in Nasty Winter Weather
The snowfall warning just ended for Calgary, but we got hit with a lot of snow over the weekend which made for treacherous driving conditions this morning.
In an unpredictable city for weather, this likely won't be our last big dump of snow...
January 30, 2017
Renovations: Best for Property Value & How to Survive One
Renovations can provide huge benefits to homeowners and homebuyers, whether it be investing in a fixer-upper, adding value for resale or just increasing home space and functionality. But without proper planning, these can end up being expensive endeavours...
January 23, 2017
Springbank Hill ASP Open Houses Coming Up
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...
December 27, 2016
A look back: the most popular stories of 2016
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...
December 12, 2016
Provide input online for Crowchild Trail Study
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...
November 15, 2016
Calgarians are pleased with their quality of life: survey
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...
September 7, 2016
NIMBY vs YIMBY
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.
This stands for 'Not In My Backyard',...
August 8, 2016
Selling? How to get your home more showings
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,...
May 9, 2016
A step-by-step look at home buying for the first-timer
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...
April 4, 2016
How to decide if that fixer-upper is the right investment
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...
March 21, 2016
What the Spring Real Estate Market in Calgary Will Bring
Have you ever heard the old adage "don't wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait"? This explains real estate quite nicely in Canada, because if history tells us anything, it's that we always come out bigger and better after a slowdown in the...
February 22, 2016
What to Know, Where to Go: Discovery Ridge
This is the second installment of a new blog series on southwest Calgary communities. These blogs will give you a rundown of crucial information you should know about living in or moving to these communities, and where you should definitely check out in...