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Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Ready to buy?

You?re Ready to Buy a House, Condo or Property. Now What?Buying any new home or property (house, condo,etc.) means you?ll be making a number of important decisions. Hiring a skilled real estate professional to work on your behalf is invaluable. Their expertise makes certain you understand each and every step of this complex process. Go to https://www.reca.ca/consumers/information/buying-a-house-or-condo.htm for some valuable insights
posted in General at Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:24:27 -0700

Monday, October 16, 2017 - Things to do this fall

CORN MAZE CRAZYThe theme of this year?s corn maze at Kraay Family Farm near Lacombe is Canada 150. Expect to get lost in a 15-acre maple leaf. There?s plenty of farmtastic fun with over 40 different attractions and amenities, including a pumpkin patch, a giant jumping pillow, a petting zoo, mini-golf and more. SEE EDMONTON?S BEST ON A SEGWAYThere?s no place better than Edmonton?s river valley to see the fall colours. Scoot around on North America?s largest urban parkland on a Seway. Never been ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:07:14 -0600

Monday, September 25, 2017 - Buyers home guide

Buying a home is a momentous occasion in anyone?s life. Thankfully, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has some suggestions that can help you navigate the ins and outs of the home-buying process. Contact me today and I will send you a copy of their very useful information.  1. Determining if home ownership is right for you Recognize the real costs of homeownership Upfront costs (e.g., down payment, closing costs, taxes)Ongoing costs (e.g., mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, utilities, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:51:22 -0600

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Sellin your home?

Sell your home one step at a time withthe Alberta Home Seller's Guide Calgary, Alberta ? Selling a home can seem daunting, whether it?s the first time or the first time in a long time. The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA), the regulatory body for real estate and mortgage brokerage professionals in Alberta, has launched a comprehensive Home Seller?s Guide to help Albertans navigate the process.RECA works in the public interest, and believes knowledgeable consumers are protected consumers. ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:31:21 -0600

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Do you have a favorite charity?

Help your favourite charity earn pots of gold this St. Patrick?s Day through CREB® Charitable Foundation?s Governors? Grants. The Charitable Foundation's Governors' Grants program is an annual funding initiative supporting charities that provide housing or shelter-related programs in Calgary and area. The program reflects the foundation's vision of helping to build self-sustaining communities and empowers REALTORS® to serve and give back to the community. All you need to do is tell your ...
posted in General at Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:26:44 -0600

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Golf anyone?

16th annual CREB® Charitable Foundation Building Hope Charity Golf TournamentThe golf tournament is one of the Charitable Foundation's major fundraisers and helps continue its legacy of supporting Calgary and area community organizations.Enjoy breakfast, 18 holes of golf, a BBQ reception and amazing prizes.Where: Springbank Links Golf Club125 Hackamore TrailCalgary, ABWhen: Thursday, Aug. 28Time: 7:30 a.m. - Registration and breakfast8:30 a.m. - Shotgun startEvent ends at 4:30 p.m.Regular: $250 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:02:36 -0600

Monday, July 7, 2014 - Happy Stampede

There?s only 6 days to the REALTOR® Round-up - You are invited! Here?s the direct link to order tickets ? do it today!! http://cowboysnightclub.ticketleap.com/roundup2014/
posted in General at Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:53:06 -0600

Friday, February 14, 2014 - Happy Valentines day!

Did you know! Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the late 1800s. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day. Cadburty's is in Birmingham, England - my home town - probably the reason I am a chocoholic!!
posted in General at Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:51:52 -0700

Monday, January 20, 2014 - fuel myths true or false?

Here are four common fuel claims we want to put straight: Claim #1: Where you fill up matters.AMA says: TRUE. Sometimes the most convenient places to buy gas are the most expensive, especially stations along freeways and highways.Claim #2: Over-inflate tires for better mileage.AMA says: FALSE. While too-low tires will decrease gas mileage, some think over-inflating will do the opposite. While you may see a VERY slight increase (as in barely measureable) in fuel economy, what you?re really doing ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:37:17 -0700

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - is your home a green home?

Certain features may add such significant value in the eyes of prospective home buyers that many of today?s real-estate listings highlight energy-efficiency. For buyers or homeowners, low-cost, easy-to-do upgrades also have a positive effect on the world around them. According to a number of organizations that promote energy-efficiency, the following are some examples of common features that could lower energy use and reduce ongoing costs. Energy-wise appliances Combined, an Energy Star®?rated ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:20:29 -0700

Saturday, December 28, 2013 - Open house today and tomorrow

Stop by and see this gorgeous very affordaable single family home in Evergreen. Today and tomorrow  2-4.30pm! http://www.athomeincalgary.ca/mls-C3593835-120_EVERSYDE_BV_SW_Calgary_Alberta.html  
posted in General at Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:11:52 -0700

Friday, December 27, 2013 - easy entertaining

Finding a home that?s perfect for entertaining is on many wish lists, yet any home can be turned into a great gathering place when you are a confident host. The secret to stress-free entertaining is to keep it easy and casual, says Kim Vallee, a lifestyle and entertaining expert and creator of the popular At Home With Kim Vallee blog. ?You don?t need to impress your guests or be a star chef,? she says. ?If you have good company and good conversation, and make your guests feel at home, everyone ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:25:06 -0700

Friday, August 2, 2013 - July Calgary housing statistics

July sales carried over the momentum we've seen recently with sales once again above expectations. Learn more in this video from CREB® President Becky Walters and Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HE2lnlAXoA&feature=youtu.be
posted in General at Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:31:16 -0600

Friday, July 19, 2013 - Calgary housing June statistics

: JUNE was a robust month for sales, CREB® reported this week. Learn more in this video from CREB® President Becky Walters and Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeTmGmYIaR0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUehjoQyMfas6DTvsUPnPQoA
posted in General at Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:28:09 -0600

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - On the Move Fun Run

Mark your calendar for Ocober 5th, 2013 and join me in a challenging 5 or 10k fun run/walk from Woodcreek Community Centre into fish Creek Park and back. I am currently looking for sponsors and volunteers so please contact me as soon as possible for more information!
posted in General at Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:47:10 -0600

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - Newsletter

Fantastic news! My newsletter that is mailed out 5 times a year is now digital! This means if you misplace it and want to find that handy recipe or home tip later on  you will find the current newsletter on my website under, of course, the tab called newsletter! Here is the link to the latest to get you started. Of course you could always call/email me because I keep copies of all past newsletters too! http://publ.com/LRQfMat Yours in Real Estate! Pat
posted in General at Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:05:05 -0600

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Tips on getting homes ready to sell this spring

Lisa Roberts, manager of Member Programs at CREB, offers some tips to make your home easier to sell this spring. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sXdjY9qxL0&feature=youtu.be
posted in General at Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:04:57 -0600

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - Condominimums

There?s still time to get involved in Service Alberta?s review of the Condo Property Act! Complete the online survey at http://www.servicealberta.ca/cfml/survey/ or get a paper copy by calling 1-877-427-4088. Survey completion deadline is April 2
posted in General at Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:33:21 -0600

Friday, March 8, 2013 - Calgary's resale condominium market shows signs of life

Double digit year-over-year condominium sales growth - To read February's real estate statistics go this link - http://www.creb.com/public/documents/statistics/2013/package/res-stats-2013_February.pdf
posted in General at Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:05:57 -0700

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12 ways to save money in your home

Thank you to TD Canada Trust newsletter for these helpful hints: 1.Seal drafts to save energy. Air leaks account for 25% to 40% of the heat loss from an older home, potentially costing hundreds of dollars per year in gas or electricity costs. See some easy fixes to control air leakage from Natural Resources Canada. .2.Lower the heat. Turn down the heat a degree or two or install a programmable thermostat. According to Natural Resources Canada, you could save 2% on your heating bill for every 1 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:32:28 -0700

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - Home energy saving tips

One question is being asked by many people everyday. What can I do to save energy and save money at the same time? How can I cut my energy bill each month without a huge investment? It can be done with just a few simple things around your home. This list compiles ideas for all areas of your home to cut back and conserve your energy and water usage. http://www.partselect.ca/resources/Home-Energy-Saving-Tips.aspx
posted in General at Sun, 03 Feb 2013 13:41:40 -0700

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Home inventory List

 Consider setting aside some time this winter - or this month even - to do up a home inventory list. It may seem tedious, but the time and effort are worth it. If you ever have to make an insurance claim, a record of the damaged items will make the process much easier for you. 1.Create a spreadsheet or use one of many software packages on the market to make the job easier. 2.Inventory one room at a time. Remember to include the stuff in your basement, attic, garage and outdoor shed. List every ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:40:43 -0700

Friday, January 18, 2013 - Renovating?

Courtesy of MArsh insights - You?ve hired the contractors and picked out tiles, cabinets, and fixtures, but there?s another important item for your renovation to-do list?and it?s even more important than deciding whether to paint the walls moss green or aubergine. Review your home insurance policy and call your insurance provider. You could be in for an unhappy surprise if your home isn?t insured according to what it would cost to rebuild it after a natural disaster. And with severe weather on ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:32:15 -0700

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - homebuyers roadmap!

Are you thinking of buying a home and don't know which way to go?  I can send you this free wonderful little guide called "Homebuyers Roadmap" Send me a quick email with "Homebuyers Roadmap" in the subject line and I will send it to you or if you prefer hard copy let me know your address.
posted in General at Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:55:05 -0700

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - If you are like most homeowners, you will probably never need to submit an insurance claim, but no o

Check your smoke detectors?Install smoke detectors outside bedrooms and on each floor of your home, including the basement.?Make sure dust does not collect on smoke detectors and never paint over them.?Do not use rechargeable batteries; they can fail without warning.?Check smoke detectors at least once a month.?Replace batteries at least once a year or, better yet, when you change your clocks in the spring and fall.?Replace smoke detectors every 10 years. Establish a fire evacuation plan?Draw a ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 01 Jan 2013 15:09:23 -0700

Monday, December 17, 2012 - When goig on vacation.......

  Whenever you go away on vacation, even for a short time, you should consider the following tips from Marsh insights - Consider replacing a small mailbox with a larger one to keep your mail out of sight. If you are going to be away for more than two days, ask Canada Post to hold your mail and call the newspaper office to stop delivery until you return. Have a neighbour hold any free newspapers and junk mail for you. A pile of papers and mail is a clear sign your home is vacant. Burglars can ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:45:59 -0700

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Tips to tend to your credit rating

Just as marks were important in school, a good credit rating can help you get a passing grade to get approved for financing such as a mortgage. Yet many Canadians don't know how to get a copy of their credit rating or what to do to maintain a good grade. Finding out what's in your report is easy. You can pay a small fee to request a copy of your credit record online, or obtain it for free if you send a request by mail or fax. It's a good idea to check your record once a year to ensure that it's ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 01 Dec 2012 11:42:10 -0700

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 5 steps to picking the right real estate agent

If you're selling a home, a good real-estate agent will help you set the right price, market the home professionally, qualify the buyers and expertly negotiate and finalize the deal. A great agent has long experience with recent sales and can walk a tightrope, balancing optimism with realism and diplomacy with brutal honesty. You'll pay  for an agent's service but a good one is worth every penny. Step 1 - Round up good prospects - Ask for referrals from family and friends or search websites to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:30:20 -0700

Monday, November 19, 2012 - Home smarts tip

An oldie but a goodie! Vinegar and water makes a dynamite window cleaner: Mix two ounces vinegar with a quart of water and pour into a spray bottle and presto! You?ve got a HomeSmart window non-streaking window cleaner.
posted in General at Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:35:31 -0700

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 6 ways to sell your home in todays market

Six Keys to Success - taken from an article from rismedia.com1) Curb appeal counts. Most home buyers want homes which look great from the outside. It?s not just a question of curb appeal ? it?s about perception. If a home looks good from the street it probably means the property is ready for a new occupant without a lot of cost or hassle.Buyers tend to pass on a home that doesn?t appeal to them from the street?not even bothering to look inside. An experienced local REALTOR® can show you how to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:46:35 -0700

Monday, November 12, 2012 - Energy efficient homes

Nearly half of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada come from our homes. They can be smarter than that. As the seasons begin to change your family migrates indoors for the winter, a lot of energy can be wasted to keep your family and your home comfortable. Between 40 and 70% of all home energy is wasted, but we could save about half of that by buying efficient appliances and taking energy-saving measures. The 10 Biggest Energy Users:Water heatersRangesRefrigeratorsClothes washersPortable ...
posted in General at Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:58:22 -0700

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - Apartment fires

Good advice from AMA: http://pages.amaemails.ca/April2012eNews/#Apartment
posted in General at Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:18:01 -0700

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - Whatâ??s the best way to declutter my home before I show it to potential buyers?

Even if your house hasn?t been featured on ?Hoarders,? making an effort to clear out clutter and to ensure that your home is as neat and tidy as possible before opening your door to buyers is common advice in real estate circles. It?s vital, because most real estate is aspirational, and buyers want to see themselves someplace better and more beautiful,? he said. ?They want the feeling that if they move in there, it will be organized, clean and attractive. If they walk into a cluttered, messy ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:24:53 -0600

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10 Ways to Get the Best of Winter When Selling Your Home

  If your home will be for sale this winter, it is important to master certain seasonal issues that are less significant or even non-existent at other times of the year. Here are 10 tips that can help put a ?Sold? sticker on that yard sign. 1 - Let Those Lights Shine: The best way to combat winter?s short and frequently cloudy days is to turn on your house lights. For a showing, every single light in the house must be on, even in the closets and utility/mechanical rooms. Make sure all the bulbs ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:57:49 -0600

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - Open house today!

Open house today in Woodbine - Stop by and see this very affordable 4 level split between 2 - 4.30pm
posted in General at Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:27:48 -0600

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - Buying vs Renting?

money.cnn.com - When it comes to dating, homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac. According to one survey, women especially, prefer to date men who own versus rent. Read the full article!

http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/14/real_estate/dating_homeownership/index.htm?utm_source=feedburner

posted in General at Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:34:57 -0600

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - Marketing your home

Professional Real Estate photography is is one of the most important things you can do when marketing a home. Here are 19 tips to get your home ready: 1.Have the lawn mowed, leaves raked, bushes trimmed.2.When in season, flowers can add a gorgeous pop of color.3.Remove all vehicles from the driveway and front of the house.4.Make sure all garbage cans, hoses, garden tools etc. are put away.5.If you will be doing any twilight photos, be sure to check all outdoor lights and change dim or broken ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:53:07 -0600

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - Staging

Today's buyers are looking for turnkey homes. That is, they want to move right in without having to do a lot of work. Buyers with busy lifestyles pay a premium for listings that are in prime condition. Staging can make the difference between a listing selling or not, the time it takes to sell, and the ultimate sale price. Sellers who are financially strapped often have a hard time accepting that they'll need to invest in preparing a house for sale even though they may sell for less than they ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:27:00 -0600

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - mortgage rules tightening

Mortgage rules are tightening - making it harder to qualify for a mortgage. If you are looking to buy a home and have less than 20% to put down - this will affect you. Call me today and lets purchase before July 9th!
posted in General at Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:12:45 -0600

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - Calgary February statistics

My February 2012 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab. If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:08:30 -0600

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - East Village

It was a busy day at the special preview launch of East Village today. They have sold over 50 units already! This weekend is preferred Realtors only so if you would like to go down tomorrow please let me know and I will arrange a time to meet you there.
posted in General at Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:57:52 -0700

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - East Village

Condos start at $199,900! Contact me now to get the information or set up an appointment to view the show suites at the launch of East Village this weekend February 25th, 26th and 27th!
posted in General at Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:51:04 -0700

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - East Village

Exciting news! I am a preferred Realtor for the new East Village! You can purchase a condo through me before they get realeased to the general public! Contact me right away to get  the inside scoop.
posted in General at Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:18:36 -0700

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Newsletter

My January 2012 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab. If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:59:31 -0700

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 5 great things about home ownership

If you've been on the fence about homeownership, now is the time to take a leap! Don't let the negative press deter you from one of life's greatest joys.1. Equity. When you pay rent, you never see that money again. It is lining the landlord's pocket.2. Relationships: Renters tend to see their neighbors come and go quickly. Research has shown that people with healthy relationships have more happiness and less stress.3. Predictability: Well, as long as you have a fixed-rate term on your mortgage ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:09:15 -0700

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - Should you move or improve?

In this type of market many people ask me should I move or spend some money to improve my current home - read through this article to learn more - http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/planning-your-remodel/should-you-move-or-improve/
posted in General at Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:42:33 -0600

Monday, October 3, 2011 - Calgary Housing statistics

My September 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab. If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:31:17 -0600

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - Calgary housing statistics

My August 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab. If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Wed, 07 Sep 2011 10:16:38 -0600

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - Calgary's housing market update

CREB issued a new 2011 housing update:Following steep declines in 2010 sales, the Calgary residential resale market is on the path to recovery. Single family sales will lead the growth with an anticipated 8 per cent increase in sales. Prices are expected to record a moderate increase, mostly due to an increase in higher-end sales and consumer appetite for somewhat discounted higher-end homes. The improved selection of homes in all price ranges will continue to contribute to the balanced ...
posted in General at Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:14 -0600

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - Calgary mls homes - July statistics

My July 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab.If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:48:32 -0600

Friday, July 8, 2011 - June 2011 Calgary home sales

My Junel 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab.If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:50:05 -0600

Saturday, June 18, 2011 - May statistics for Calgary home sales

My May l 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website at www.athomeincalgary and click on the newsletter tab.If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
posted in General at Sat, 18 Jun 2011 15:41:55 -0600

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - April Newsletter

My April 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website at www.athomeincalgary and click on the newsletter tab.If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
posted in General at Tue, 10 May 2011 17:44:06 -0600

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - Calgary - Lake Bonavista home sales

Here are the house sales statistics for the month of March 2011 for the community of Lake Bonavista: As of April 13, 2011: Active listings in Lk Bonavista and Lk Bonavista Estates = 36 and we have 4 with a sale pending. For the month of March, 9 homes sold in Lake Bonavista - High $629,500 and low $429,000. Average # days on the market was 22 For the month of March, 6 homes sold in Lake Bonavista Estates - high $1,282,500 and low $630,000. Average days on the market was 13. Please do not ...
posted in General at Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:21:37 -0600

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - Calgary mls homes - March statistics

My March 2011 newsletter has been posted! If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me.
posted in General at Tue, 05 Apr 2011 11:02:38 -0600

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - Calgary homes in foreclosure

If you have been reading the latest Real Estate articles, it appears we are poised for yet another  surge here in Calgary! If you are looking to get in on the investment market while prices are still low I can email you a current list of all foreclosures in the area/ price range of your choosing. Serious buyers can get a jump on other purchasers by getting news of new listings before they reach the public. Contact me at planuke@shaw.ca today to have my foreclosure service set up for you!
posted in General at Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:04:22 -0600

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - Buying a home in Calgary

Are you wondering if it is a good time to buy a home in Calgary, Alberta ? Read what Don R. Campbell from the Real Estate investment network has to say! http://www.donrcampbell.com/this-past-weekend-changed-my-thinking-about-
posted in General at Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:58:20 -0600

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - February Newsletter

My February summary of the Calgary Real Estate Board's statistics has been posted. Go to the newsletter tab on my Website - www.athomeincalgary.ca or contact me to send you a pdf version. Please donot hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like a more detailed summary for your particular area of the City.
posted in General at Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:13:38 -0700

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - Calgary - Lake Bonavista

Here are the house sales statistics for the month of February 2011 for the community of Lake Bonavista: As of March 2, 2011: Active listings in Lk Bonavista and Lk Bonavista Estates = 22 and we have 4 with a sale pending. For the month of February 1 home sold in Lake Bonavista - for $496,000 # days on the market was 77 For the month of February 4 homes sold in Lake Bonavista Estates - high 1,150,000 and low $712,500. Average days on the market was 5. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:30:28 -0700

Saturday, February 26, 2011 - Calgary home sales statistics

The Calgary Real Estate Board issues a report each month with all of the sales statistics. On my newsletter page, I will summarize this for you. Check it out at http://www.athomeincalgary.ca/siteFiles/File/Pat%20Lanuke%20Statistics%20Newsletter.pdf
posted in General at Sat, 26 Feb 2011 12:08:20 -0700

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - Calgary - Lake Bonavista statistics

Here are the house sales statistics for the month of January 2011 for the community of Lake Bonavista: As of February 22, 2011: Active listings in Lk Bonavista and Lk Bonavista Estates = 19 and we have 2 with a sale pending. For the month of January 8 homes sold in Lake Bonavista - high $512,500, low $337,500, average $436,375. Average days on the market was 47 For the month of January 3  homes sold in Lake Bonavista Estates - high 2,750,000 and low $562,500. Average days on the market was ...
posted in General at Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:44:37 -0700

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - Buying a home in Calgary

Are you thinking of buying a home in Calgary? Stop hesitating! With the changes in Mortgages coming on March 18th, let's start looking now! After March 18th, your ceiling for a mortgage will drop because of the decrease in amortization from 35 years to 30 years. Home prices are beginning to increase too, so let me help you find that perfect place now before it becomes just out of your reach.
posted in General at Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:16:52 -0700

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - Lake Bonavista home sales

Here are the house sales statistics for the month of December 2010 for the community of Lake Bonavista: As of January 4th, 2011: Active listings in Lk Bonavista and Lk Bonavista Estates = 15 and we have 4 with a sale pending. For the month of December just 1 home sold in Lake Bonavista for $440,000.For the month of December 2 homes sold in Lake Bonavista Estates - high $965,000 and low $650,000 Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time to receive more detailed information or to receive ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 04 Jan 2011 15:34:21 -0700

Saturday, November 20, 2010 -

As your Local Lake Bonavista specialist I bring you the October 2010 statistics: As of November 20th, 2010: Active listings in Lk Bonavista and Lk Bonavista Estates = 27 and we have 0 with a sale pending. For the month of October  6 homes sold in Lake Bonavista - highest price = $660,000 and lowest price = $369,000. The average price was $454,000.  For the month of October just 1 home sold in Lake Bonavista Estates - for $870,000. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time to receive more ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:52:54 -0700

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - Athens Marathon

I have returned and can now class myself as a marathoner! The experience was incredible- we felt like we were Olympians! People were lined the street and cheering us on - Go Canada go! We were wearing Candadian flag tattoos and were carrying a Canadian Flag. We didn't realize how much this 2500th anniversary meant to the Greek people so participating  in the event was an unbelievable experience. The weather was gorgeous and despite getting a bad cold I still managed to complete in 5 hours and ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 13 Nov 2010 08:55:49 -0700

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - Athens Marathon

I have returned and can now class myself as a marathoner! The experience was incredible- we felt like we were Olympians! People were lined the street and cheering us on - Go Canada go! We were wearing Candadian flag tattoos and were carrying a Canadian Flag. We didn't realize how much this 2500th anniversary meant to the Greek people so participating  in the event was an unbelievable experience. The weather was gorgeous and despite getting a bad cold I still managed to complete in 5 hours and ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 13 Nov 2010 08:55:49 -0700

Monday, October 25, 2010 - Athens MArathon

Travel day has arrived! We leave for Athens tomorrow,  a few of our group have already departed. I am so looking forward to meeting up with them again on Greek soil. The hard work has paid off and we are ready! The race is live on SKAI tv. So if you are awake between midnight and 6am on the 31st October, you can watch the thousands of participants run - I will be the one with the red Canada cap!!   just google skai tv on your computer. The results will be posted on athensclassicmarathon.com or ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 25 Oct 2010 20:02:04 -0600

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - Lake Bonavista statistics

As your Local Lake Bonavista specialist I bring you the September 2010 statistics: As of Oct. 7th, 2010: Active listings in Lk Bonavista and Lk Bonavista Estates = 36 and we have 1 with a sale pending. For the month of September there were 5 homes sold in Lake Bonavista - highest price = $475,000 and lowest price = $380,000. The average price was $425,000.  For the month of September there were 2 homes sold in Lake Bonavista Estates - for $1,700,000 and $835,000 Please do not hesitate to ...
posted in General at Tue, 05 Oct 2010 15:59:08 -0600

Saturday, September 18, 2010 - Calgary housing sales statistics

September 1-15th 2010 - taken from the CREB statistics                                                      2010  2009Calgary Metro ? Single FamilySales                                               448     625New Listings                                1,211     974Inventory                                      5,131  3,355Sales to New                                  37%    64%Sales to Inv                                       9%   19%Calgary Metro ? ...
posted in General at Sat, 18 Sep 2010 08:50:43 -0600

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - Marathon Training

Training is in the third quarter. The fun is over and the hard work beginning. Our hill training has prgressed to nine hills and our distance has reached 29 kilometres. The weather didn't co-operate last Sunday but as we say it builds character! Our goup is amazing, we are running new scenic routes around Calgary and enjoying coffee or treats after, a great incentive to finish! I am happy to report I am injury free, thanks to my support group - Murray and Joe at Elite Sports performance Centre! ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 09 Sep 2010 16:34:15 -0600

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - Calgary - Lake Bonavista statistics

As your Local Lake Bonavista specialist I bring you the August 2010 statistics: As of Sept 1, 2010: Active listings in Lk Bonavista and Lk Bonavista Estates = 42 and we have 1 with a sale pending. For the month of August  there were 7 homes sold in Lake Bonavista - highest price = $540,000 and lowest price = $400,000. The average price was $467,000.  For the month of August there were 0 homes sold in Lake Bonavista Estates - although one is pending and one has a 48 hour clause in effect. Please ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:04:31 -0600

Monday, August 9, 2010 - Marathon training

As my first month of training comes to an end. I realize how Privileged I am a) to have the current state of health to do this and b) to have the amazing support of clients, family and friends around me to encourage me. With this in mind, I will continue to support the Calgary Real Estate Board Charitable Foundation by making a bonus contribution when I complete the race, matching your donations. I encourage you to sponsor me for one of my 42 kilometres. Name the kilometre and send me an ...
posted in General at Mon, 09 Aug 2010 16:54:35 -0600

Monday, August 9, 2010 - Lake Bonavista, Calgary stats

As your Local Lake Bonavista specialist I bring you the July 2010 statistics: As of Aug 9, 2010: Active listings in Lk Bonavista and Lk Bonavista Estates = 46 and we have 2 with sales pending. For the month of July there were 5 homes sold in Lake Bonavista - highest price = $550,000 and lowest price = $410,000. The average price was $498,000.  For the month of July there were 5  homes sold in Lake Bonavista Estates - highest price = $780,000 and lowest price = $660,000. The average price was ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 09 Aug 2010 16:34:19 -0600

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - Worldwide properties

I am happy to announce I am now Transnational Referral Certified! This means that I can help you find a home anywhere in the world! Whether you are relocating or buying an investment in another country, you do not have to do it alone! You can use my expertise to locate a certified real estate agent in the Country/area that you are interested in and I will follow up with you to ensure everything goes smoothly.
posted in General at Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:46:24 -0600

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - Lake Bonavista June statisitics

As your Local Lake Bonavista specialist I bring you the June 2010 statistics: As of July 3rd: Active listings in Lk Bonavista and Lk Bonavista Estates = 48 and we have 3 with sales pending. For the month of June there were 8 homes sold in Lake Bonavista - highest price = $589,000 and lowest price = $375,000  For the month of June there was just 1  home sold in Lake Bonavista Estates for $759,900 Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time to receive more detailed information or to receive ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 03 Jul 2010 12:04:07 -0600

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - Calgary, AB Networking opportunity

Getting new business and clients is all about networking.Would you like to join a dynamic group of professionals who meet for lunch every 2nd Thursday for discussions and referral opportunities?Contact me for the initial set of guidelines which will be reviewed and possibly changed as the group develops.Cost is only $20 per lunch.As we are only allowing one person per profession, don?t hesitate, come out to the first meeting on Thursday May 6th at Tony Romas - 6712 Macleod Trail SE.Please ...
posted in General at Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:56:56 -0600

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - Marathon training

I am so excited! I have just committed to running in a marathon in Athens Greece in October. From the town of Marathon to the olympic stadium! This was where the marathon was born 2500 years ago! Fo a map of the race go to:   http://www.athensclassicmarathon.gr/html/ent/414/ent.1414.1.asp or for the history of how this started go to http://www.athensclassicmarathon.gr/html/ent/017/ent.1017.1.asp  Running. inspires me, it washes away all stress and I come back energized and ready to help my ...
posted in General at Tue, 23 Feb 2010 11:34:53 -0700

Monday, December 7, 2009 - Keeping track of sales in Calgary!

My new Market watch report can be emailed to you on a monthly or tri-monthly schedule. This report shows you the sales trend for your comunity, and gives a history of all sales for the previous 12 months! This is a powerful tool to help you in selling your home. Contact me now and I will set yours up for you.
posted in General at Mon, 07 Dec 2009 15:29:57 -0700

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - Calgary- November 2009 statistics

Calgary, December 1, 2009 ? The Calgary housing market is showing signs of a sustained recovery according to figures released today by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®).The number of single family homes sold in November 2009 in the city of Calgary were up 63 per cent from the same time a year ago, while condominium sales saw an even steeper increase?up 77 per cent from the same time a year ago.?November sales are clearly demonstrating that the recovery in the Calgary housing market has ...
posted in General at Tue, 01 Dec 2009 14:21:11 -0700

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - August Statistics

Calgary Metro Home Prices Edge UpwardsMarket rebounds on news that the worst of recession is overCalgary, September 1, 2009 ? Calgary metro home prices made the first year-over-year increase on a monthly basis since February 2008 according to figures released by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®). Prices received an added boost from the sale of a $10.3 million home earlier this month.?Calgary?s housing prices are edging upwards as consumer confidence improves and demand continues to grow?, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:58:53 -0600

Saturday, April 18, 2009 - The Running Realtor

Turning 50 is a time to reflect on where you have been and where you are heading! I was atheletic in my youth and have always tried to keep a healthy lifestyle, but in recent years, I have not been able to find a regular program and have jumped off and on different programs. In my reflections for this special year, I find myself wishing I could  be fit at 50! To this end I have made a goal to run half a marathon before my birthday! Having ran 10k when I was 40, I have retrieved the buried log ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 18 Apr 2009 10:59:04 -0600

Monday, March 16, 2009 - Mortgage rates

Following up with  my promise to keep you  informed on the Calgary Real Estate market, I have just added a new page to my website called mortgage rates. Now you can keep up todate with current rates and other financing options through a very good mortgage broker, Marianne LePan. Feel free to contact her for any of your financing questions.
posted in General at Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:21:17 -0600

Monday, February 9, 2009 - buying a home in Calgary

There was an interesting article in the Calgary Herald on Sunday. Calling for smart buyers to take advantage of the next six months. To read the article, it is called "buyers enjoy price window" and can be found at the following link - www.calgaryherald.com/Homes/Buyers enjoy price window/1264961/story.htmlBasically it is saying that the buyers market is not expected to last past this fall and if your job is secure smart buyers will betaking advantage of the current situation and low interest ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 09 Feb 2009 14:59:02 -0700

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - Search for homes for sale in Calgary

Here are the steps to use the new and improved mls search to find homes for sale in Calgary.- Click on the search properties tab on my website (www.athomeincalgary.ca)- Located on the top left hand side of the map, use the arrows and zoom ladder to find the area of the city you are interested in.- To the left of the map is where you can change the criteria. I.e. House price ranges, number of bedrooms, bathrooms etc.- At any time a click back on the map will bring up your new search.- The map ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:44:27 -0700

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - Calgary home sales Statistics

Here is a summary of the Calgary Real Estate Board statistics for December 2008.Sales of single family homes dropped by 47% from a year ago and 33% from November. Similarly Condominium sales in Calgary were 48% lower than a year ago and 27% lower than November. 2008 overall was a reasonable year for Real Estate n Calgary, a higher than normal number of listings saw the opportunities switching over to the buyer. There are still great opportunites available to the buyer, but how long that lasts ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 08 Jan 2009 17:44:41 -0700

Monday, December 8, 2008 - Calgary Sales statistics

I am so looking forward to keeping you up to date with the Calgary home market. Through my Statistics page you will be able to link to the Calgary Real Estate Boards monthly statistics. This gives you a wealth of information and shows you all of the previous months sales figures broken down in several different ways. If you have any questions about these stats or buying or selling a home in Calgary please do not hesitate to contact me.
posted in General at Mon, 08 Dec 2008 12:53:03 -0700

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - The New Website!

Today marks the first day of the new website. The new site offers a wealth of fresh industry information that's constantly being updated. Have a great time checking it out!
posted in General at Wed, 03 Dec 2008 16:45:29 -0700

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