David Pellettier Real Estate Blog
March 28, 2017
Get engaged with the West Springs Area Structure Plan (ASP)
Categories:calgary,calgary development,city of calgary,sw calgary,sw calgary community,sw calgary homes,west springs,west springs calgary
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
Categories:calgary home,calgary homes,calgary homes,calgary real estate,calgary realtor,homeowner calgary,homes,homes for sale calgary,spring cleaning,spring homes
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?
Categories:calgarian,calgary,calgary living,calgary real estate,calgary roads,calgary transit,city of calgary,yyc
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?
Categories:calgary,calgary development,city of calgary,real estate calgary,smarter growth,smarter growth calgary,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
Categories:brt calgary,city of calgary,city of calgary construction,city of calgary roads,southwest brt calgary,sw calgary,transit calgary
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
Categories:calgary driving,calgary real estate,calgary realtor,calgary snow,calgary weather,calgary winter,calgary winter driving
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
Categories:calgary home buying,calgary homebuying,calgary homebuyiung,calgary real estate,calgary realtor,calgary renovation,home buying,homebuying,remax,renovation
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
Categories:calgary,calgary development,calgary real estate,city of calgary,city of calgary,springbank,springbank calgary,springbank hill,springbank hill calgary
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"
Categories:aspen woods calgary,avenue magazine,calgary,calgary community,christie park calgary,discovery ridge calgary,richmond calgary,signal hill calgary,southwest calgary,springbank calgary,sw calgary,sw calgary homes
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...
January 3, 2017
Easy Ways to Up Curb Appeal in the Winter
Categories:',calgary home selling,calgary realtor,curb appeal,curb appeal calgary,home selling,homes calgary,homes for sale calgary,landscaping calgary,realtor calgary,southwest calgary,southwest calgary realtor,sw calgary,sw calgary realtor,winter landscaping calgary
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...
December 27, 2016
A look back: the most popular stories of 2016
Categories:avenue calgary,calgary,calgary events,calgary news,calgary real estate,cbc calgary,city of calgary,southwest calgary
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:
December 12, 2016
Provide input online for Crowchild Trail Study
Categories:calgary,calgary construction,calgary development,calgary real estate,calgary roads,calgary transportation,city of calgary,crowchild calgary,crowchild trail
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...
December 6, 2016
Tips for Safe Winter Driving in Calgary
Categories:calgary driving,calgary safety driving,calgary snow,calgary winter,calgary winter driving,calgary winter weather,city of calgary,snow calgary,winter safety,winter safety calgary
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:
December 1, 2016
Unparalleled knowledge, best advocate and support for his clients.
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...
December 1, 2016
Discovery neighbours found the best real estate agent in Calgary
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!...
December 1, 2016
Professional, ethical and straightforward communication approach
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...