David Pellettier Real Estate Blog

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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Marda Loop is a great community in southwest Calgary, and with redevelopment and new development happening in the neighbourhood, there's always something new to check out there. 

 

If you're looking for a reason to spend an afternoon (buy a home)...

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The annual 'Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods' survey is out by Avenue Magazine, and Calgarians are asked to vote for their communities. I have been priveleged to work in some great SW communities, and here's a list of some communities I think should...

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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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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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We're getting a dose of winter weather this week—snow and ice and freezing cold in the forecast. There's lots of ways to be kept informed on the City of Calgary's progress with snow removal, road closures and/or snow route parking bans:

 

  • Check...
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I reached out to David at the start of 2016, with some trepidation at selling my home in the current Calgary market. David arrived at my home and proceeded to give me the best presentation I had ever seen from a realtor. David provided hard data on market...

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I was in the old hood yesterday and I saw your signs on a few houses - congrats on your high profile in our old neighbourhood. It's about time Discovery neighbours found the best real estate agent in Calgary, never mind the West side - right next door!...

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David provided well researched market data coupled with professional advice to make selling our home a great experience. David's professional, ethical and straightforward communication approach provided us with a straightforward action plan that delivered...

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This Thursday, December 1st, attend a free open house on the Springbank Hill natural park enhancement. First, here's a bit of background on this: 

 

On 26 Avenue SW between 77 and 69 Street, there is a six-acre parcel of community land with a...

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“We had our house on the market for several months with another agent, but were not having any luck selling. So we decided to find a new agent and brought David on board. David sold our house within one month of listing. David knows the real estate...

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“Awesome, thanks David. It’s been a pleasure having you represent us on this deal! Thanks for all the assistance through the process and for helping convert this opportunity into a sale.”

Amit Prabhu

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“If you want a home sold quickly but effectively, you have the right person with David. Peace of mind that the sale will go smoothly, combined with excellent negotiating skills to secure a favorable price.”

Marilyn & Stephen Peck

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“Awesome news! Thanks for everything David. One day on the market, but weeks of planning. We appreciate your guidance and support.

Thank You!”

Paul & Tara Pasco

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“When we first met David he asked a series of specific questions to better understand what we were seeking in a new home. Then he identified several houses to view, which quickly accelerated to a short list. David was very helpful providing practical...

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“Thank you David. You gave us professional, honest and strategic guidance throughout this entire process. We are so grateful that our paths crossed. You know we will sing your praises at every opportunity.”

Kathryn Quick

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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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