mbarking on a new home build or major home renovation can feel like a complicated and daunting process. Here are a few things you can expect when you work with a general contractor: Click HERE for the full article.

1.A detailed, written contract.

2.Obtaining permits.

3.Scheduling of trades and sub-contractors.

4. Project management and open communication.

5. A schedule for the project.

6. Safety and clean-up.


It’s that time! Calgary’s housing market outlook for 2019

Economic challenges to affect Calgary’s housing market in 2019:

There are signs that supply in the market is starting to adjust to slower sales, but the pace of adjustment is expected to be slow. Overall, it will help reduce some oversupply in the market and put the industry in a more stable position by 2020.”In this market, buyers have the advantage of choice. A REALTOR® can help buyers find a home that best fits their lifestyle,” said Alan Tennant, CREB® CEO. “For home sellers, knowing all the data and facts surrounding their home is critical to maximize their selling price. Working with a real estate professional can take the guess work out of the process.” Please contact us with any of your real estate questions as we are more then happy to help! Click HERE for the full real estate outlook from the Calgary Real Estate Board.


We are a family real estate team who has been serving Calgary since 1977 and we love what we do and where we live! Please do not hesitate to contact Doug, Susan or Kristen with any of your real estate needs.

3 renovations that turn a house into a home

  • If you think your home needs remodeling, a great place to start is in the kitchen. The kitchen is generally the most used room in the home.
  • Bathroom renovations and bathroom additions are a worth while home improvement. Just like a kitchen renovation, bathroom renovations can improve the resale value of your home
  • Basement remodels can nearly double your home’s functional living space. You can upgrade your retro basement to a comfortable family room with spare bedrooms or get creative with a new basement design for your unfinished basement.
  • For the full article please click HERE.

Everything you need to know about What to Do in Calgary this winter

HOLY MOLY…. there’s so many fun things to do in our amazing city of Calgary and surrounding areas this winter! Go skating on an outdoor rink, stay warm indoors at a local theatre performance, fireworks, comedy shows, shop, sporting events, dance the night away at a music festival and SO MUCH more! Thank you Avenue Magazine for always keeping us informed. Click HERE for all the details.

Holiday Shopping Tips

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The winter holidays will be here in a matter of weeks – are you ready? If you still have a lot of holiday shopping to do, here are some great tips for making your life a little easier and more affordable this season.

Use Money-Saving Technology

There are many apps and websites that make holiday shopping more affordable. One is RetailMeNot, which has both an app and a website. It lists deals and promo codes at top retailers, both online and in-store, and can save you big bucks on holiday gifts. It also has cash-back offers for certain retailers. Another great site to try is Ebates, which has cash-back offers at thousands of retailers, giving you savings in the form of rebates. Sometimes they also offer exclusive discounts.

Find Your Local Markets

If you want to skip the crowded malls and support local small businesses instead, look for the local winter holiday markets in your city. While these may be harder to find in smaller towns, most big cities have holiday markets where numerous artisans sell handmade gifts. You’ll be supporting small local businesses while purchasing unique gifts for your loved ones.


Consider Donations Instead of Gifts

Is your house already packed to the brim with stuff? Or is money really tight this year? One way to reduce clutter and expenses — and make a positive impact in the world — is to get your family to skip traditional holiday shopping and instead each make a donation to a cause you care about. When your family gathers, go around in a circle and share what cause you chose to donate to and why it’s meaningful to you. If you can’t bear to part with gift-giving, you could make a rule that each person can give one gift for each family member, but the rest of the gift money goes toward a good cause.


If you’re thinking about shopping for a home sometime soon, please reach out any time — We would love to help you.

Doug, Susan and Kristen