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Things Are Picking Up....

(January 27, 2017)

While fewer and fewer are talking doom and gloom, I have been noticing a significant increase in the construction of new infill homes as I drive around Calgary’s established communities. 


I recently did a walkabout in the Hillhurst, West Hillhurst and Parkdale neighbourhoods and was surprised by the increase in construction activity. Every few blocks there was a new infill homes at various stages of... read more.

Altadore: Calgary's Model 21st Century Inner City Community?

(January 25, 2017)

While most of Calgary’s established communities within a 10 km radius of downtown have been enjoying a renaissance with new infill residential developments, one of the ones I find the most interesting is Altadore. 

Every time I'm in Altadore showing homes/condo's I develop a greater appreciation for the community’s diversity. I love the little niche ‘50s shopping centres with their “mom and pop” bus... read more.

Where To Buy in Calgary : The Snowman Index 

(January 19, 2017)

Driving around Calgary over the last couple of weeks, I have noticed more snowmen in front yards than ever before.  It then occurred to me, perhaps there should be a "Snowman Index" as a measure of community's family friendliness.  

Who wouldn’t want to buy a house in a community that has lots of snowmen?

This idea is not a crazy as you might think. 

A few years ago, urbanist's started ranking cities a... read more.

Calgary Dog Parks Foster a Sense of Community 

(January 18, 2017)

As a dog owner and frequent dog park user, I become more intrigued by how dog parks foster a stronger sense of community than any other public space I know. Most of my experience has been at the West Hillhurst Dog Park or River Park in Altadore, which until recently, I thought were dog parks. But apparently, a dog park is “a fully fenced and gated space designed specifically for owners to allow th... read more.

Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements 

(January 06, 2017, posted in General Real Estate)

When buying or selling a home, one of the most important documents you will have is the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, also commonly referred to as the “Offer”. This legally binding contract will outline in detail everything from the purchase price, closing arrangements and conditions to titles and chattels. It is always best to have a lawyer go through the details of every document or contract y... read more.