David Pellettier Real Estate Blog
January 24, 2018
The top 10 features homebuyers want
According to a recent survey by the Canadian Home Builders' Association, most homebuyers are looking for single-family homes, and they are specific about what features they want in a dwelling.
Of the survey respondents, 65 per cent prefer single-family...
January 2, 2018
What's in store for housing in Calgary in 2018?
Last month, RE/MAX Canada released their Housing Market Outlook for 2018, which outlines forecasted trends for real estate across the country.
Before we look at what this year might look like, here's a recap on 2017 in our city:
December 27, 2017
A look back: the most popular stories of 2017
As 2017 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:
November 30, 2017
Upcoming West Springs ASP Open Houses
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:
November 22, 2017
5 steps to buying a home
For many Calgarians, owning a home is the ultimate financial goal. With an investment that big, you want to ensure you are financially prepared to take the leap into buying real estate. This is why 'Financial Literacy Month' is a great time to freshen...
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...
September 14, 2017
Keeping your home safe and protected
Owning a home is a big investment, and you want it protect that investment. Home security should always be top of mind for homeowners, and with a few tips you can protect your home a bit better:
- Keep ladders locked away in garages or sheds. Having...
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 ...
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 3, 2017
Easy Ways to Up Curb Appeal in the Winter
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If you're looking to sell your home this winter, there are still a few tricks you can use to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers, and allow it to stand out against other homes in your neighbourhood as well.
For those sellers...
August 16, 2016
Tips for Multi-Generational Living
According to many recent studies, multi-generational living is on the rise, due to a number of economical factors coming into play.
The economy may have largely recovered from the depths of the downturn, but there’s a record number of...
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...
March 28, 2016
Looking Back & Forward: Cougar Ridge & West Springs
The communties of West Springs and Cougar Ridge are part of Ward 6 in Calgary's southwest, and the WSCR Community Association oversees the following communities: West Springs, Cougar Ridge, Springside, Wentworth and West Springs Ranch.
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...
March 7, 2016
When it makes sense to buy a fixer-upper
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...
January 11, 2016
In this market, you want a REALTOR® to price your home
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...
December 28, 2015
A Look Back: Most Popular Stories of 2015
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?...
December 21, 2015
What to know about the SW Transitway BRT Project
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A BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) is a network that provides reliable, timely multi-passenger transportation without the costly infrastructure of LRTs. After an initial proposal by Brian Pincott (Ward 11 Councillor) back in 2010, the SW Transitway BRT is finally...