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Friday, July 29, 2011 - Nothing is Impossible!

"Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself... Nothing is impossible!"  ~ Norman Vincent Peale  

posted in INSPIRE at Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:07:55 -0600



Monday, July 25, 2011 - Bidding War Basics For Buyers

When you?ve found that perfect little house you'd like to call your home, the last thing you want is to have to compete with other potential buyers. But bidding wars ? especially in hot real estate markets and urban centres ? are more of a reality now than ever. So what do you need to know to stand the best chance at signing on the dotted ?sold? line? Winning a bidding war is always a roll of the dice, but read on for the real deal on how to prepare before entering the multiple-bid realty ...

posted in General at Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:17:31 -0600



Monday, July 25, 2011 - Einstein

"Life is like riding a bicycle; In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein 

posted in INSPIRE at Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:21:19 -0600



Thursday, July 21, 2011 - Understanding The Sale

Sometimes in the Real Estate world there are terms used that the average person may not know or quite understand, so let?s look at a few of them. Amortization: The period of time it takes to reduce a debt to zero when payments are made regularly. Amortization periods are 15, 20, 25 or 30 years. Chattels: Articles of moveable personal property (ie: dishwasher, fridge, dehumidifier, etc.) Closing Costs: Costs and expenses associated with closing a real estate transaction. Such costs can include ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:24:15 -0600



Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - Bank of Canada keeps key rate on hold

Bank of Canada keeps key rate on hold   OTTAWA ? The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate steady on Tuesday, as widely expected, as the global economy remained fragile amid debt problems in Europe and the United States. But the central bank hinted higher borrowing costs could be coming sooner than later if the domestic economy maintains steady growth... Read more:  Click Here

posted in IN THE NEWS at Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:46:01 -0600



Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - Calgary's Best Ice Cream Spots

Calgary's Best Ice Cream Spots Looking for fun ways to cool down this Summer? Check out Avenue Magazines recomendations! Enjoy! Avenue Magazine - Calgary

posted in FUN at Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:55:09 -0600



Thursday, July 14, 2011 - Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics Be a student of the real estate industry. Read as much as you can, learn as much as you can ? and try to make sense of it. Take a look at this recent Blog from RECA!! I see headlines like this all the time and was quite impressed to see this article.  Let me know what you think!

posted in IN THE NEWS at Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:02:12 -0600



Thursday, July 14, 2011 - Calgary Commuters Pay Highest Parking Rate in Canada

Calgary Commuters Pay Highest Parking Rate in Canada Only New York City beats Cowtown for pricey parking in North America Read more: http://www.canada.com/business/Calgary+commuters+highest+parking+rate+Canada/5096608/story.html#ixzz1S6ZzUzYd

posted in AROUND CALGARY at Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:24:41 -0600



Thursday, July 14, 2011 - The 10 Most Expensive Houses for Sale in Calgary

For all you out-of-town Stampede visitors looking for new digs, here's a survey of the 10 priciest houses for sale in Calgary, according to MLS. Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Gallery+most+expensive+houses+sale+Calgary/5097516/story.html#ixzz1S65l7n1d

posted in AROUND CALGARY at Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:22:20 -0600



Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - Stampede Ticket Buyers are to Dream

Stampede ticket buyers are to DreamHomes by Avi unveils latest Stampede Rotary Dream Home Read Article

posted in FUN at Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:08:36 -0600



Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - Calgary June building permits increase

Calgary June Building Permits Increase Previously-stalled project re-started Photograph by: Gavin Young, Calgary Herald CALGARY ? The estimated construction value of building permit applications in the city for June hit $420 million, up 21 per cent compared with June 2010?s $346 million. But according to the City of Calgary that was down one per cent compared with the five-year average of $426 million. Compared with the 10-year average of $358 million, it was up 17 per cent....... Read more: ... Full Article...

posted in IN THE NEWS at Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:02:10 -0600



Thursday, July 7, 2011 - YYC's Best Eats

Looking for Calgary's Greatest Foodie Review? One of Calgary's top Food Blogs is a must to check out! Check out YYC's Best Eats Let me know what you think.... Enjoy!

posted in FUN at Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:04:41 -0600



Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - Summer Festivals in Calgary

With this great weather we've been having, I took a few minutes to see what festivals we can look forward to this summer. Such a great way to experience different cultures and fun in the city!Check out this great website I found Calgary Culture. Sun and Salsa Festival in Kensington is always on my list to attend!! Enjoy!

posted in FUN at Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:08:57 -0600



Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - Stampede Just Around the Corner

With the Stampede just around the corner the city is getting ready party for 10 fun filled days!  Here is the link for the Calgary Stampede Website, it will come in handy helping you plan your events.   Have fun this year!!!

posted in AROUND CALGARY at Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:29:13 -0600



Monday, July 4, 2011 - CONDO AND HOME SALES FIND THEIR FOOTING

CONDO AND HOME SALES FIND THEIR FOOTING First year-over-year increase in monthly condominium sales since April 2010 Calgary, July 4, 2011 ? According to figures released today by CREB® (Calgary Real Estate Board), residential sales surged in the month of June 2011 to 1,979 units. While this indicates a third more sales than June 2010, the year-to date increase proved a moderate 2 per cent. Strong monthly increases does not imply a housing boom, as it is important to put into perspective that ... Full Article...

posted in CALGARY HOUSING MARKET STATISTICS at Mon, 04 Jul 2011 12:50:35 -0600



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