More News Regarding Currie Barracks

Back again for this first day of November and I have to say that I have been urging to get back onto this blog because two months seems a long time to be absent from a blog as practical as this.I was thinking of writing in this blog everyday but with other blogs that I am eyeing it is a hard task for me to do.So I will keep this as a bimonthly blog and see where it leads me. Then I will see if I am able to write in here everyday because it seems to be getting some views and followers.Most views from here in Canada since it’s where I live. But I am getting views from India,Japan,the United States and amazingly Venezuela. So to all the readers out there I appreciate the recognition and views.Thank you!!

Now for some news.I managed to get some pictures of the site in the new area of Currie Barracks and I will post them here. Anyway,talking about this.I did manage to get pics of the construction site in which they are going to put new homes and other building.Although it looks good they still haven’t torn the other buildings down yet. I wonder what’s taking them so long because I am eager to see what it will look like with the new homes being planted there.It’s not just the homes that are going to be built there. There will be new buildings there that people can work and entertain in.The type of buildings that are going to be there I will never know.I have to wait and find out.But I looked at the website they have and the layout as to where everything is going to be and I have to say that it will look nice and a bit urban.Another words,it will look like another downtown but in the suburbs.None the less it is in Calgary and people working as professional will not have to commute to downtown as much as they use to.They can work in these offices close to their homes.

So,that’s pretty much all I have to say for the last entry of 2016.Take care and have a very happy holiday season and see you in 2017.

Here are the pics I talked about today.

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Newly Built Homes Replacing Old Ones In Old Community

Another September has come to us once again here and a lot has occurred during the last two months I have been away from this blog.I have seen more residential construction in the last two months and so far even more home renovations take place. In fact, I was going to take a picture of one renovating project going on around my area and post it on here but due to privacy reasons I decided to decline on it. But I did manage to get a picture of a house taken away with the plot empty and the triple attached garage left alone and I will try and see if I can post it on this blog at the end of this entry.

In the meantime I want to talk about some trend which is going on in the home construction industry which I have been thinking about and reading for sometime. It is about building brand new homes after taking out the old homes from their plot/land. Some business has been pulling old homes out of the areas and just building new homes using the old foundation and for this business things have been booming for them. So much for the slowdown in the economy. Anyway, the process is started by the customer buying the old home and then taking the home off the plot and putting it onto the truck trailer and then carrying the home to the area where the customer lives. Then I think some home contractors then maybe pave the ground or just rebuild the basement in order for the new house to be constructed. The new house will be a great addition to the triple garage which is located at the back. Some company did this to one house which use to have an old house built there and there is another one which has just about almost built which use to have an old house and to my knowledge they probably tore down the garage too.

So, a lot of new homes are just being rebuilt on old plots in most old communities in Calgary and not only being built in new communities because that is where new homes are now being built since city officials want to stretch out the city which makes it harder for home builders and contractors to maintain and renovate old homes. Calgary just keeps getting bigger since more people are moving into the city and I wouldn’t be surprised if the same procedure is occurring in Edmonton and other major cities in North America.

Well, I will end this entry by putting a picture I took of some plot that I spoke about earlier in which a new home will be built. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a good shot of it since I was sitting in my truck. But none the less, it’s a pic.

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See you in November.

 

Real Estate Stuff

Good morning.Now it’s very early in the morning and I don’t normally write at this time but I have videos and another blog to write in a couple of hours from now. So I am making this time right now to talk about what has happened the last few months that I have been gone from this site. So I will just get to it. Anyway, I have seen evidence of what this economy in Calgary has done to the whole housing market. It has driven prices either sky high or have sunk them. So now buying a house is somewhat impossible since the demand isn’t there while the supply is higher than expected.

Now I have driven through my neighborhood and I have been seeing a lot more For Sale signs than I have been used to since living in this city from way back in the 1980s  to right until now. I think that we are going to see a lot more people just walk away from their homes and forget about paying their mortgages to the bank because this has been the worst recession that anyone has really seen. Hopefully things really do pick up business wise but that isn’t happening anytime soon because according to some economists it will take another couple of years before things return back to normal.Another words, things will not be normal until the year 2020 or 2021. So it seems that the economy and the housing market will be unchanged in the next few years.

But still, residential and commercial buildings are being built almost everyday here in Calgary. So there is some hope for us to even achieve financial prosperity but the way things right now with the oil price and having my money being spent most of the time. I will have to find a way for money to come to me even though this is an impossible goal in itself.

That’s all for now. I will be back in May.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year guys and gals!! Another year has come to us right now and so far the news out in the construction industry and real estate market hasn’t been very good in Calgary. We are not only dealing with the low oil prices but we are also dealing with the drop in real estate with regards to housing prices. Housing prices have been taking a beating which means the houses for sale are selling at very low prices and the owners aren’t getting much money for them. With unemployment rising and businesses not hiring residential real estate has been taking a beating along with commercial since most businesses are shutting their doors and deciding to leave the city. So construction and real estate has been somewhat slow. Although I have to say that there are some people still buying houses and finding jobs in construction since there are still projects going on but this year I have to say that it is going to be very slow and it will not get any better.

But I do have some great news for this blog and readers out there. I managed to get a brand new phone which has a built in High Definition camera which takes great pictures since the images are sharper than the one I had. Another words I got an Iphone for Christmas which I will be using to take some pictures of home building going on in my area and I will likely post them in this blog if I can get it working. I would like to get into the habit of posting videos in  here too if I am able to do it but posting videos here in WordPress seems difficult.But I will post them on my Tumblr blog. So you guys will definitely see more pics and videos in both blogs if I am able to get to it.But I will be able to take some great pics on this phone since it is a lot clearer than the Blackberry.

But anyway, it is great to be blogging again here with this announcement since I have been taking some time off with regards to the Christmas season and I hope you guys have had a very good Christmas. All the best this 2016 and the slowdown in real estate. Oh did I mention tax season too?

Take care and see you in March.

 

Some News Regarding AutoCAD And Some Construction Notes

Good morning. It has been a long while since I have written in here and I am having this negative feeling that I have been ignoring this site and for that I want to apologize.Anyways, it seems that another year has come and gone because I will not be writing in this blog until January of next year in which the Olympics will be shown to the world and of course we cannot forget tax season is approaching. So for all of you guys who want to be in good terms with Uncle Sam and Uncle Canuck,then all of you should have your papers ready because you will only have a few months to get your paperwork ready before filing. Which reminds me I have to find a way to get into my company account since I will need a particular slip in getting my taxes done.Of course even construction and real estate companies have to deal with taxes as well because they will need to figure out how much to pay their employees when they have their figures.

But anyway, I took a picture of this house which you will probably find interesting and I will post it at the end of this entry if I am able to upload it because uploading pics on this site seems tricky.But I will lay this news to you. It has been a very long while since I have done any AutoCAD and I am going crazy right now in not being able to do it but I will see if I am able to post my old AutoCAD program on my computer now that I have Windows 10 Operating System in here.So I will check it out and see,although I am guaranteeing that it will work but doesn’t hurt to try because I have been eager to start drawing again and I don’t have any other new versions on this system but I will try some trial versions since by next year Autodesk will probably end up making AutoCAD 2017.But overall, it’s not going to be any different from all of the other AutoCADs I have been using.

Well that’s all I have to say for now and the year since I will be on holidays next month in BC.Have a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2016!!!

By the way,here’s a picture of that house that I wanted to show you which is being built.

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Real Estate Report

Good morning I am back  here once again and I want to tell you that a lot has happened with the last two months I have been gone.There are couple of houses under construction which I was going to take pics of buy never had the chance to do it.Like there was this house near me which I thought I snapped a pic of but to my amazement I never took it since I wasn’t able to locate it in any of my files on my removable drives.But I wanted to say that there has been some progress made with the construction of the house.

But anyways speaking of houses,real estate has been down a bit with regards to sales since the economy is in a big recession and people have been losing their jobs and have had to put their houses up for sale.In fact oil prices have been down and I have to tell you that things are about to get worse in Calgary and maybe around the world because I have just heard word that China and Brazil have been suffering too and I have also been hearing that the USA is experiencing a real slow down due to oil prices as they are.So as I have seen in the last few months I have been gone from here the real estate market has been at a standstill but construction of residential and commercial properties have been at a all time high. Even real estate is suffering in the USA but not as frequent as I have seen here in Canada.But here in Calgary things have gotten worse in the housing market.

So it looks like even though construction has been going on here with regards to housing construction,the buyer ship hasn’t been high and with the low oil prices as they are this trend is going to increase.In fact I have been looking in this website which has houses,the houses I saw were still there on the site.So that has to tell you what the real estate market is like right now.It’s not good.

Well,that was my report for now and I will write another one two months from now just before I go out of town for Christmas. See you then.

Back Again

Yes,I am back once again here and I must say that a lot has gone on since the two months I have written here.It seems to me that time goes by so fast without realizing it.Anyway, I hope that I haven’t lost any steps in writing because I have been doing a whole lot of podcasting with regards to talking about real estate and other things related to the construction industry. Which reminds me I have to start doing some real estate podcasts since it has been a long while that I did any.It is just that I have been busy with work and other things that I haven’t been able to talk on my recorder or write any articles in my other blog or post or upload any drawings in here.

But here has what happen while I was away from here. A couple of houses have been built in my area and another one is under construction which I will probably take a picture of and post on my Twitter page and maybe here if I come back here.Another thing that has happened which I am not very happy about is the fact that I am not able to install Auto CAD 2000 on my new computer that I have gotten a month ago.So I haven’t been able to do any new drawings as of late.I have tried to install Auto CAD 2007 on this computer but it didn’t accept it due to the newer version of Windows that I have been trying to get used to.So I wasn’t very happy with that and I am stuck with the fact that I am going to have to get newer versions of Auto CAD and start using them for my work because I have been itching to get drawing again and my skill I think have been somewhat rusty.

Well,that’s all for now as I am short on time and just having to do other things.Take care and see you in September.