Dan Welyk Calgary Realtor® Since 1999

There Is No Substitute for Experience.

Weighing in for this challenge was humiliating.  To strip down to my shorts in front of Michelle (my good friend and trainer) was a humbling experience.  She measured me, took some pictures and of course I jumped on the scale.  240 pounds.  This is awful.

Right after, we worked out with our regular group at ParksBootCamp and it was one of the most challenging classes I've had...

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I started a challenge to get my health on track.  I did this because I’m now 40 years old and have had my ups and downs with weight but over all, generally in poor health for the majority of my life.

 

Last year I found myself in the best physical condition since I was a teenager.  Then (once again), over a 2 month period over Christmas, I gained 25 pounds.  Fast and unhealthy...

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About a 1.5 years ago I wrote a blog about my garage…or “crapage” I had called it…I don’t know how else to describe this thing aside from a pure evil junk staging point that never ends. 

 

No matter what I do, I can’t keep this place clean. 

 

Back when I wrote the original rant it was probably at it’s worst.  And I’m not kidding...

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February was a strong month again for Calgary's real estate market.  Inventory levels are still lower than I'd personally like to see, the increase over January's listings is about 400 homes - and approximately 100 new listings over the same period in 2012.  Buyer's are acting quick for the homes they want, but not beng unreasonable.

 

For home sellers, this has meant sales very...

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Recently a client of mine had a horrible experience with a moving company and it's a serious reminder to be very careful with who you choose.

 

Despite being careful, you can still run into nightmare experiences as she did.

 

Ingrid wrote me to explain..."Just so you know....tell anyone who asks to stay away from Metropolitan Movers in Calgary"


Metropolitan Mover's are based in Ontario and...

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As expected, January showed to be a strong start to the Real Estate market for 2013.  In comparison to last month the market had over 1000 new single family home listings enter the market over December taking a little presure off of our inventory crunch.

 

The total number of active listings increased by 10.6% over the month despite there being 16% more sales in the month.  

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City of Calgary Free Sand and Salt Mix

 

For the past several years I have been using the City of Calgary's free sand and salt box service for my home.  Based on how many people I see out there using the purchased products, I'm guessing this is not common knowledge - so I'm sharing.  

 

Calgary road salt side walk salt sandbox

City of Calgary Provides Free Road Gravel/Sand and Salt Mix


Check for a location close to you...

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Well, for quite some time I've been aiming at rebranding my real estate image.  This resulted in a change in real estate brokerages as well to avoid restrictions on what my vision was.

 

As of last week, I made this official and joined The Real Estate Professionals - a large independant company based here in Calgary.

 

The decision was difficult to make after being with MaxWell for just...

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It's that time again - Stats have come out!  November has been a very interesting month to say the least.  There has been a little seller frustration in the air and buyers seem to be getting the upper hand. 
 

Despite sales being up 5.45% from the same time last year - they are down by 14.4% from October.  Seller's who entered the market at the tail end of October...

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