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CREB APRIL 2018 STATS

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BOTH SOLD : 224 AND NOW 226 6A ST. BRIDGELAND

by Stu Lowe & Lora Greco

LORA GRECO & STU LOWE 

Real Estate Professionals Inc


Planning your Holidays yet?

by Stu Lowe & Lora Greco

PLANNING A TRIP?

4 Tips Before Your Summer Vacation

As the song goes We're all going on a summer holiday .. no more working for a week or two!  It’s here at last! Many families plan for their summer vacations months in advance but  also need to prepare your home for your vacation as well? Here are some tips to get ready!


1 Cut your grass as close to leaving as possible. I would suggest that you set the mower on the shortest cut you can get so that you don’t have to worry about it growing too much while you are away. Better still, if you can ask your neighbor to cut it while you are away, that’s a plus! Remember mowing your yard before a vacation makes it look like you are still at home, and may keep away potential intruders.

 2 Another thing you should do before you leave on vacation this coming summer is to cancel mail if it is delivered to your door or newspapers. You can pick your mail up at the post office once you arrive back home and start your service back up. This may sound like a huge ordeal but it really is an easy way to keep things neat and tidy while you are away from home. Newspaper build up is a sure sign that the homeowner is away.

3 If you don’t want your house to stand out as if no one is home, you may need to install a flood light that is activated by motion outside of your home. This way if someone walks up to your house that is not suppose to the neighbors will be able to see them and can report anything out of the ordinary. Another good idea is to put some of your inside lights on timers so it looks like you are home.

4 If you have a VAC mode (vacation mode) on your water heater it’s a good idea to use it while you are away. Some people also have a security link or App on their cell for when they are away.

A vacation is all about relaxing, and with your home safe that is exactly what you can do ...kick back!! (switch off your cell lol)

JUST SOLD - 11 COUGAR RIDGE LINK- LORA GRECO & STU LOWE

by Stu Lowe & Lora Greco


Great to see the snow clearing and our sold signs going up!  Lora Greco & Stu Lowe 

403.512.1316

JUST SOLD - 224 6A ST BRIDGELAND

by Stu Lowe & Lora Greco

Fabulous home with awesome city views! 

Lora Greco & Stu Lowe

Real Estate Professionals inc & Calgary Dream Homes




$1,125,000  C4123000

2 acres with City Sewer & Water Co-op connections


DIY = Don’t Involve Yourself

Ok let us look at a few mistakes that homeowners make.

Drilling holes into the wall is a very common practice, trouble is most people forget to check what is on the other side of the wall they are drilling into! Or worst still going into the hidden wiring or plumbing! When you are drilling and water spurts you in the face, take that as a Red Flag! Therefore, know what is behind any spot in the wall where you are planning to drill a hole into.( and maybe put 911 into speed dial, just in case)

Digging holes in their garden without checking what may be lying underneath is not recommended, you can end up damaging drainage pipes, wires, cables etc. It is advisable to check with the City before you use the spade. They will come out and check it for free! The last thing you want is to drive your shovel into the ground and watch the neighborhood lights all go out!

Drainage. Another mistake is not checking whether the ground slopes adequately away from the house – not doing so could lead to water accumulating around the house, and leading to water damage to the foundation. The first time you come to notice it may be that wet patch showing up in the basement.

Tree felling. Another mistake is to cut down trees around your home without checking everything. TIMBER !!! Remember that a tree looks a lot smaller when you look up at it, than the height and size of the branches when you are up top looking down at the ground!  A tree falling the wrong way and against the house could bring on a mild heart attack, but if it falls on your neighbors house ..it could be fatal!

Materials Many homeowners use low-quality materials or subpar professionals for their remodelling projects. Low quality seldom lasts, and will only cost you more in the long run. Get advice from somebody who has used a professional and been happy with the work, it will go a long way to doing a good job...Don’t just stick a pin in the yellow pages.

 DIY For the sake of home improvement, many homeowners do mistakes that end up damaging their home. A potential buyer will spot the “Looks like he did it himself” finish. So plan well in advance, and consult experienced (tested) professionals, it doesn’t have to be the most expensive, but it has to look good.

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JUST LISTED : 5220 MONTALBAN AVE. NW

by Stu Lowe & Lora Greco

WHAT A RARE FIND! With over 3500sq.ft. of living space this incredible family home is a showcase of quality craftsmanship beyond compare. Amazing features include upgrades through-out all levels with 9’ & 10’ ceilings, limestone tile, gleaming oak hardwood flooring and solid core doors just to name a few. Enter through the grand Foyer to an open concept main level that showcases the spacious Dining and Living Room area, with French doors opening onto a South facing balcony. The beautiful gourmet Kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters and top of the line Bosch appliances makes it a perfect entertainment area. The upper level boasts a bright Bonus Room and an exquisite Master Retreat featuring a great view from its vast windows and private balcony. This is complemented by a luxurious Ensuite with soaker tub, walk-in shower and a huge custom built walk-in closet. Upstairs Laundry, 4pc Bathroom and 2 spacious Bedrooms complete the picture. The lower level features heated tile flooring and finished with a Media Room, a full Kitchen, center island and a 3pc Bathroom.The backyard is built for relaxing and entertaining, with low maintenance tiered areas, completely fenced and even room for a lovely flower garden. The rear storage building could be converted back into a double garage and is alongside a double parking concrete pad. This sought after location is just minutes away from public transportation, shopping, Children’s Hospital, U of C, parks and pathways with easy access to Downtown.

Lora Greco & Stu Lowe Real Estate Professionals Inc 

JUST SOLD ; COUGAR RIDGE LINK SW

by Stu Lowe & Lora Greco


JUST SOLD : We Represented the Seller .Welcome to the desirable family community of Cougar Ridge. This beautifully appointed home complete with A/C, offers over 2700 sq.ft of living space. Fall in love the moment you step through the front door to an open concept floor plan with gleaming Ash hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling in the Great Room & a slate gas fireplace for those cold winter nights. The Kitchen features Stainless Steel appliances, an island with a raised Breakfast Bar & a corner Pantry offering plenty of storage space. The bright 9' ceiling Nook opens onto a 2 tier deck which leads to a 600 sq.ft flagstone patio & walkway. A completely fenced & beautifully landscaped backyard includes underground irrigation surrounded by planting beds, mature trees & perennials. The upper level boasts a gorgeous Bonus Room with a vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors & a Travertine feature wall with an electric fireplace. Included are 2 spacious Bedrooms, a main 4pc bath & an elegant Master Suite with a walk-in closet. The inviting private Master En-suite is complete with vaulted ceiling, a soaker tub to relax in & a separate stand-up shower. The professionally developed lower level features a wet bar, vinyl plank flooring and a Travertine feature wall with an electric fireplace as well. You will also find a 4th guest Bedroom and a 3pc Bathroom with heated flooring. This lovely home has had many upgrades added over the past few year! Close to all amenities, walk-ways, parks, schools, shopping, restaurants, transit & much more. COME MAKE THIS YOUR HOME!

Lora Greco & Stu Lowe.  Courtesy of Real Estate Professionals Inc.

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