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A Year in Review

December 19th, 2019

house filled with snow

As our team reflects on this past year here at Royal Lepage Integrity we can truly say that it has been a year of growth and blessing.

There have been a few changes over the past year including growing our team members and our support staff.  

Some of those additions include hiring a social media and marketing manager, Sarah Ball to our team and having Hailey Henniger, a brand-new agent ...

Cochrane's Yearly Market Report

December 12th, 2019


We want you to be the first to know what's happening in Cochrane Real Estate.  Paying attention to the sales trends in Cochrane helps you make the most informed decision whether it's a good time to buy or sell real estate.  We can assist you with this decision as well, as sometimes this does not reflect the success of your unique property.  

Below is the most recent Cochrane Market Report base ...

Palestinian rights event deemed security risk by U of C

September 6th, 2014
 A University of Calgary Palestinian rights group wasn’t allowed to hold a speaking forum on campus after security officials deemed it a risk.

Calgary Housing Market

May 29th, 2013

Calgary housing market sales growth best in Canada MLS transactions rise 20.2% in January

Calgary Housing Market

Realtor Sydney Suchla with Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd. in Calgary. Photograph by: Leah Hennel , Calgary Herald

CALGARY — While Canadian home sales dipped in January, particularly in major centres like Toronto and Van ...

Calgary Condo Market

March 15th, 2013

Calgary condo market heats up

Written by  Jemima Codrington

Calgary Condo 

While condo booms in Toronto and Vancouver are winding down, other cities are arriving fashionably late to the party.

New number may dismiss the idea that the country’s condo market is in dire straits, revealing sales of new condos in Calgary have reached their highest level in six years.

A report released by AltusGroup sh ...


February 7th, 2013

Don’t let yourself
be the fraud man out

Mike Holmes | Dec 17, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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Mike Homes 


You would think that after 10 years of me showing case after case of bad contractors that there wouldn’t be so many of them out there. But there are. And they’re still taking homeowners’ money and running.

People are always telling me, “Mike, why d ...

Wine Cellars

November 21st, 2012

Fellers and their cellars: Toasting a trend
 Kelvin Browne | Aug 29, 2012 8:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 27, 2012 12:57 PM ET

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Wine Cellar 

I like wine cellars even more than I like wine, which is saying something. I used to have one in the basement of an 1870s stone house. This fantasy cellar had the ancient stone walls of the home’s original foundation, new rough-hewn granite fl ...

Finding Your Architect

November 16th, 2012

Dream House Diaries: Finding the architect

Abigail Pugh, Special to National Post | Jul 24, 2012 1:00 PM ET | Last Updated: Jul 23, 2012 4:28 PM ET
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Blue Print 1

The architect’s job is to meet needs both etherial (‘I want to feel as though I’m waking up in a treehouse’) and pragmatic (‘I want to cut my heating bills in half’). And his or her dark duty, key to doin ...

Safe Room in a Condo?

November 16th, 2012

Condo safe room for tightest quarters

Frank Fourchalk, Special to National Post | Jul 26, 2012 3:39 PM ET | Last Updated: Jul 27, 2012 11:49 AM ET
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Condo-security expert Frank Fourchalk shares his tips weekly. “Just because you live in a high- rise doesn’t mean you don’t need a safe room. This fortified room doubles as a safe holding area ...

Modern/Country=Oxymoron? Not in This House!

October 19th, 2012
A country home like you've never seen before! Take a tour of this beautiful and modern country home, designed by Toronto architect Ian MacDonald.

Ian Macdonald

A peek at architect Ian MacDonald's Caledon craft - The Globe and Mail A peek at architect Ian MacDonald's Caledon craft

Make the Most of the Space You've Got!

October 19th, 2012
Are you living the loft lifestyle? Take a look at this great episode for tips on elongating rooms, how to personalize with thrifty finds, and more!

The Cost of a 9cm Error

October 19th, 2012
Why are precise property measurements important? Learn how 9 cm has turned one couple's dream home into a nightmare. 9 cm error turns dream home into nightmare for couple - Yahoo! News Canada A town council in eastern Newfoundland says Steven Boyd and Karen Bursey built their house too close to their neighbour's property — a nine-centimetre mistake t ...

Time to Accessorize!

October 1st, 2012
If you love incorporating shimmering gold and silver accessories into your outfits, why not try incorporating metallic pieces into your home? Take a look at these enchanting examples.

5 Ways to Reign in Your Insurance Costs

September 28th, 2012

Did you know that having the right number of properly installed smoke detectors can lower premiums on your home insurance? Here are 5 ways to rein in your insurance costs.


May 15th, 2011
Some huge news out of Edmonton this week as the Province and finalized plans to licence home inspectors. This is significant move to bring home inspectors into the fabric of the Real Estate industry. Soon the days of "uncle Bob" doing the inspection to save a few bucks will be gone.

May 12, 2011
Home inspection regulation protects Alberta homebuyers

The Alberta government will licens ...


April 12th, 2011
Completely not real estate related... just a cool anniversary today..

See how the first human spaceflight actually occurred when the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961 in this infographic.

Source All about our solar system, outer space and exploration


March 30th, 2011
Don R. Campbell from the Real Estate Investment Network has unique insight into the market because he looks from a foundation perspective and has no emotional attachment to home sales in any given Canadian City or Town.. Here's a superb look into the future of the Alberta Market. In a nutshell, Buyers, what are you waiting for!!!!!!!! ...


October 24th, 2010
THANKS to everyone who supported this years Pumpkin Giveaway event in support of the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank. We love putting it on and are already working on some great things for next year. 



October 14th, 2010

I re-connected with Greg Williamson, the founder of Canada Mortgage Direct and 180 Degree Coaching. Check him out at Timing is everything! Greg's latest blog sends a powerful message, thought you would enjoy.



October 14th, 2010

Lot's of work started at the top of the Cochrane Hill on the 1A Highway. Looks like the twinning project has started??


October 7th, 2010

Here are some random views of Cochrane in September...



May 4th, 2010
One of my fellow REALTORS® John Thompson does a terrific Cochrane Map every year. Here is a link to the on line version.




April 30th, 2010
We are very proud to announce that our mobile site is up and running and superb! Full details to come in a video blog... here's a sneak peek. 

Mobile Site 

 Thanks to deBruyn Design for their terrific innovation and hard work! 

 Go to on your mobile device. iPhone users tap the + sign to drop the site on your home screen.


January 22nd, 2010

The launch of Steve Jagger and Shane Gibson's book on Social Media, Sociable! is out. I have previewed, and loved, the first chapter and have just ordered the full copy. I encourage you to preview the first chapter here. I'm sure you will be compelled to read further as I did. Steve Jagger of , and fame has had a profound impact on my business ...

Positive News on RE Market

November 11th, 2009

Nice to see a positive news story about the Calgary Real Estate market today on CFCN.


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