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I called you from 403-245-4477

Who called me from 403-245-4477 John Hripko of Royal LePage Benchmark called. This page was made for everyone, like me, who searches phone numbers before answering them. This allows you to be certain that it’s not a spam call and verifies that it’s legit.   Why did I call you? Being a Realtor, it may have been regarding something to do with my profession, or it could have been that you are...

I called you from 587-392-6054

Who called me from 587-392-6054 John Hripko of Royal LePage Benchmark called. This page was made for everyone, like me, who searches phone numbers before answering them. This allows you to be certain that it’s not a spam call and verifies that it’s legit.   Why did I call you? Being a Realtor, it may have been regarding something to do with my profession, or it could have been that you are...

I called you from 403-875-5015

  Who called me from 403-875-5015 John Hripko of Royal LePage Benchmark called. This page was made for everyone, like me, who searches phone numbers before answering them. This allows you to be certain that it’s not a spam call and verifies that it’s legit.   Why did I call you? Being a Realtor, it may have been regarding something to do with my profession, or it could have been that...

Activities for Kids (and adults) During Self-Isolation

Wondering what else is there to do besides re-watching the same Netflix shows over and over? Here is a list of many activities for you and your children to do while stuck at home! Let us know which ones are your favourites!!   ✅The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/ ✅Tour Yellowstone National...

Post Christmas Decorating

Written by Karen Keveryga Many times when I take the tree and Christmas decorations down, my home feels refreshingly sparse and spacious. However, there is a difference between sparse and spacious - and empty, bare and depressing!!! 1. Move the furniture around You just accommodated a huge Christmas tree and possibly a dining room table that seats 18 over the holidays.  Now is the time to put all...

A message from John…Jan 2020

Happy New Decade to all!! Yes, here we are 20 years after I distinctly recall being in a near panic regarding the entire Y2K end of civilization furor as we knew it, because all the computers were going to stop us from routine functioning! The past is behind us and we only have the future to work with. In that light, many of us will undergo a planning or goal setting routine at this time of...

Calgary Housing Market Springs Up

After a harsh winter, the economy in Alberta may be thawing. Employment increased in March, and unemployment dropped to 7.1 percent from 7.9 percent in February. While that’s not as promising as the 5.6 percent rate from last year, it’s a step in the right direction. Calgary’s housing market in particular could be heating up. Real estate sales exceeded 2015 levels for the first time during the week...

Beyond Walls: Finding Shelter

Working in real estate, one comes to understand very quickly that a house is more than just the walls that surround us. Our home is our resting place, the place we choose to come back to again and again; and above all it is our shelter. When shopping for a home, most of us pay great care and attention to finding just the right space to call our own. Home represents our place of being, an extension of who...

Higher Down Payment Rules Take Effect February 15th in Calgary

The new rules for mortgages that were announced in December are finally coming to pass. If you are planning to make a home purchase you have only until February 15th to avoid the imposition of new down payment rules on your purchase. Industry leaders had known for some time that new rules were in the making, so the December announcement came as no surprise. In fact, many in the industry were relieved that...

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