David Pellettier Real Estate Blog

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...

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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...
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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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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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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...

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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...

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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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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.

 

The history...

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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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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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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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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...

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Most homeowners face the question at one point or another: downsize or stay in the family home?

 

With housing prices still on the boil in many cities, now’s an ideal time to consider the question of downsizing. Many baby boomers are in love...

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For the second consecutive month, the price of resale homes has declined. And while this can be attributed to the weak economy right now, there's actually some positives to be aware of here, primarily for homebuyers. 

 

In looking at the numbers,...

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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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The do-it-yourself bug can be contagious, and while there are lots of online tools available to help home sellers determine the price of their home, there are many reasons these numbers are not reliable. Your best plan of attack when selling your home...

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While warmer weather prompts many to make some home improvements, it's a great time to educate yourself on how to avoid renovation rip-offs if you are planning to make some home upgrades this summer. Being knowledgeable about choosing your contractor will...

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