David Pellettier Real Estate Blog
May 15, 2017
Speeding and Road Safety in Your Community
May 15 - 21 is National Road Safety Week in Canada, and it's a great time to reflect as a community on road safety, especially in high-traffic areas for children. The national campaign is aimed at raising awareness and education across Canada on the importance...
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...
May 3, 2017
Upcoming Community Cleanups in SW Calgary
Weekend community cleanups have started around Calgary, an annual initiative between the City of Calgary and community associations. These community cleanups help residents get rid of unwanted household items and property waste, with a record one million...
April 25, 2017
National Volunteer Week: Opportunities in SW Calgary
It’s National Volunteer Week in Canada, and if you’re looking to start volunteering or pickup more volunteer hours, helping out in your community is a great place to start. Volunteering is a great way for you to help out in your community and...
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....
April 8, 2017
Golf Communities in Southwest Calgary
Today is Golfers' Day, and in the spirit of today (and the Masters wrapping up), here's a look at the golf courses in southwest Calgary (or near to).
- Springbank Links Golf Club: located in the community of Springbank, this golf club offers an...
April 3, 2017
Spring Street Cleaning Starts Today
Today the City of Calgary kicks off their spring streat clean-up, with daytime residential sweeping running until the start of June and nighttime sweeping on major routes until the end of June.
During this time, the City will be sweeping over...
March 28, 2017
Get engaged with the West Springs Area Structure Plan (ASP)
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:
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...
March 9, 2017
Quicker Than We Thought
Thank you very much for all the work you have done for us! We really appreciate your insight and guidance throughout this (quicker than we thought) process!
We will definitely be referring you to anyone we know looking to sell their home.
March 6, 2017
Getting Involved in Your Community Association
For those who don't know, March is 'Community Association Awareness Month', and the Federation of Calgary Communities is all abuzz about the various reasons you should be getting involved in your own community association.
Did you know there...
February 28, 2017
RE/MAX Central Recognized in Las Vegas
At the RE/MAX of Western Canada Awards event in Las Vegas this week, my brokerage, RE/MAX Real Estate (Central) was recognized again.
“2016 was a fantastic year for the Western Canada region,” said RE/MAX of Western Canada Regional Executive...
February 21, 2017
What is Urban Densification?
If you pay attention to development and growth trends, you may have heard the term "urban densification" before, but what does it mean? Simply put, it is the densification of spaces, but done the right way it can provide many benefits.
February 14, 2017
Give your input on the Southwest BRT
Starting February 22, an online tool will be available for Calgarians to provide input to the City of Calgary in regards to the last phase of design for the Southwest BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Project.
In addition to the online tool, the City...
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...
January 17, 2017
6 New Spots in Marda Loop
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)...
January 9, 2017
8 SW Communities that Deserve to "Calgary's Best"
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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...