Spring is here, which means it is time to start prepping your backyard spaces for the warmer weather! Don't start too early though - we all know Calgary's weather still has surprises for us and we're not past frosty mornings, yet!

Here are 5 ways you can prep your backyard for spring & summer.

There is still a real shortage of new listings in Calgary and the surrounding area! We are experienced in rapidly changing markets and want to help you with your sale or purchase! Call/text/message Jeff Mikolajow of RE/MAX First 403-852-4222

5 things to do to prep your backyard for spring & summer

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With spring just around the corner, there is a real shortage of new listings in Calgary and the surrounding area! We are experienced in rapidly changing markets and want to help you with your sale or purchase! Call/text/message Jeff Mikolajow of RE/MAX First 403-852-4222

JUST LISTED! 185 Westchester Way in Chestermere AB is NOW for sale! Turnkey and ready for you to move into, this 5 bedroom home has brand new carpets, vinyl plank & lino and fresh paint throughout! On a large 18m (59') x 35m (118') lot in Chesterview Estates. The sun-drenched kitchen features stainless steel appliances (brand new stove), a movable island and provides a quick escape to the large deck for BBQs and relaxing. Master bedroom features a walk-in closet and full ensuite with…

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Updated February 19, 2021.

If you're stuck in the cold looking for a new home in Calgary, you already know there's a shortage of new listings in Calgary. Call/text/message Jeff Mikolajow of RE/MAX First for more info! 403-852-4222

JUST LISTED! 486 Cranford Pk SE Calgary AB is NOW for sale! In Cranston Zen (Cranford Mews) with a 6 panel solar electric inverter system, this END UNIT two storey townhouse has two upper bedrooms with their own bathrooms! The main floor is bright & open and the kitchen features an island and dining area. There is also an upper loft space for extra storage! PRIVATE fenced yard and assigned parking.

Quality built to keep maintenance costs low! Hardie Board concrete exterior siding and smart board detailing, R24…

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Updated February 18, 2021. Call/text/message Jeff Mikolajow of RE/MAX First for more info! 403-852-4222

1072 Acadia Drive SE Live life at the lake and enjoy an established neighbourhood! You will fall in love with this extensively renovated, FABULOUS home. The main floor boasts matte-espresso stained hardwood floors throughout the upper floor including Living, Dining, all three Bedrooms, Closets and Kitchen. The Kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (new induction stove top). With large french doors and massive windows, the Kitchen, Living Room and Dining glisten with natural light beaming through. The open concept affords transitional living spaces between Dining and Living rooms. Cozy up next to the Living Room gas…

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Virtual tour with 360° photos! Enjoy summer along the Elbow River! South facing main floor two bedroom condo - close to Repsol Sport Center, the Bow river pathway system, 4 Street shopping, and beltline restaurants and the Stampede grounds! Living, dining, kitchen, two bedrooms and a 4-piece bath plus in-suite laundry room with full size stacking washer and dryer. Kitchen open to living offers ample space to enjoy cooking and entertaining. Good size master bedroom and a great second as well which also can be used as an office. Covered patio, ideal for your BBQ's and entertaining. Walk to Lindsay park, East Village, Library, Calgary Music Center/Studio Bell & a lot of amenities and entertainment. Building allows rentals. Wheel chair access. Pet friendly. A…

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Some of the most visited and popular pages on our blog are about real property reports and the cost of a compliance stamp from the City of Calgary.

Great news! The City of Calgary has announced a fee relief program with Planning & Development deferring and/or waiving some fee payments in 2020.

What does this mean? Until October 31, 2020, the $199 fee for real property report compliance is WAIVED! 

A current RPR with compliance is an important part of a home sale so this is a great opportunity for any Calgary homeowner who has updated their property with a new deck or fence. There is usually a need for an updated real property report with an air conditioning install, window well or concrete patio! Call/text Jeff Mikolajow or contact us for more…

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Now available for sale! Just listed! 3120 Lake Fraser Court SE offers an amazing location within a secure, gated community in Lake Bonavista! Only steps to popular nearby shops & restaurants including Avenida Food Hall, Tim Hortons, Ricky's and more! This bright & sunny condo features 2 bathrooms, a west facing ground floor patio and in-suite laundry. In floor heating and 9' ceilings provide a spacious feel and comfortable, welcoming environment.

Want more info? Call/text Jeff Mikolajow 403-852-4222

3120 Lake Fraser Court SE Lake Bonavista Calgary

Lake Bonavista Estates condos offer a secure and gated entrance and underground parking. This unit comes with 1 titled parking stall and an assigned storage unit. Amenities include a large party room with pool table, kitchen and outdoor…

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Just listed! 97 Cranbrook Heights SE offers a fabulous picturesque location and stunning curb appeal, within a few minutes walk to the Bow River, pathways and access to the huge environmental reserve in the park.  Walk, run, cycle to complete your serene lifestyle.

Want more info? Call/text Shirley Mikolajow 403-804-3990 

97 Cranbrook Heights SE Cranston

Spectacular curved staircase in this over 2,600 sq. ft. beauty with nothing spared for enjoyable living. An unbelievable chef's kitchen - Superior cabinetry, Miele microwave/speed ovens, under counter water chiller, cabinet style fridge, pot filler tap, Jenn Air gas stove, Miele dishwasher. High end finishings through-out this high quality bungalow with loft and fully developed walkout basement with covered decks.…

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As a Realtor for over 20 years in Calgary, I've experienced so many unique situations and watched other professionals fix small problems enough times that sometimes - ok, more than sometimes - I get called upon by my friends & clients for non real estate advice. I'm far from being a plumber but this "hissing" sound was something I had seen many times on Toto toilets.

Calgary realtor or plumber?

Calgary has notoriously "hard" water and its high mineral and chlorine content will eventually eat away at the rubber inside the toilet fill valve assembly. I had previously helped a friend install a Korky replacement fill valve but noticed afterwards there is a replaceable rubber valve available if you're willing to take the assembly apart. I tried it out myself and was able to do the…

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For 2020, RE/MAX projects that Calgary will continue to be a buyer's market due to Alberta's economy and higher unemployment rate. Overall housing affordability remains - compared to other major cities - low, as low priced condos allow buyers to enter the housing market. Average home prices are not expected to change from 2019 with the average detached single family home remaining at $460,532.

Calgary's luxury home market in 2020 will be driven by move-up buyers and foreign buyers although the population will increase mostly with newcomers arriving from other parts of Alberta. Condos will continue to be attractive to first time buyers and younger families as inventory increases of quality units under $300,000.

Want to talk more about the Calgary…

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