David Pellettier Real Estate Blog

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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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With the market in buyer's conditions right now, selling your home takes knowledge and consideration of the marketplace and the housing factors in Calgary. That means listing your home the right way from the start. Pricing your home is not something you...

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As 2015 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: 

 

  • Remember that show-stopping election?...
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According to a recent RE/MAX report, Calgary's housing market is expected to continue in buyers' conditions into 2016. While the oil prices and economic downturn are the main driving forces in this shift in the marketplace we've had this year, it's actually...

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Last week, the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) released their monthly housing statistics: 

 

Persistently high inventory levels within Calgary’s residential resale housing market, combined with weak sales activity, contributed to buyers'...

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