Almost Forgot About This Blog

Alright, I almost forgot about this blog since I have been busy writing in other blogs and doing other things. This life online can be quite hectic if you really think about it because it is the constant work of keeping your brand updated as possible because there are people who will constantly get bored if you don’t post anything new and this blog that I have had for a while is no exception. But so far this year I haven’t had any new visitors and that’s pretty bad because it would have been nice to get some viewers on here but so far this year no audience. Regardless though I am still going to write in here as much as I can and with the time I have even if it takes me three months to come back here since this blog is only bimonthly and I don’t really write in here everyday. Although it would be nice to do that.

But anyway, switching to homes and real estate, I just haven’t been able to get any pictures of any new homes being build in Calgary because of some privacy issues these realtors have with regards to homes and the tenants moving into them. But I will say this though that I have been driving around the city and I have been looking into most neighborhoods and I must say that they are still building and renovating as usual.In fact one area is really building a lot of new homes and have torn down a lot of old building to pave the way for new homes. So one part of the economy isn’t doing very bad despite the low old prices which has really cancelled a lot of projects in the oil field. Of course I know one town that will need constant rebuilding and that’s Fort Mac Murray. A couple of days ago you may have heard that the town had a real wildfire causing most buildings to burn to a crisp and businesses to close their doors due to the evacuation of people.It will take a whole lot of rebuilding to make Fort Mac Murray normal again and of course a lot of money too. Hopefully, they can get their economy up and running again.

Well, that’s all for real estate and construction news for now, I will see you in July and this time I will remind myself to write at the beginning of the month.


Commercial Real Estate Report

It’s time for another entry once again on real estate and drafting.It’s about the year end and I would like to get this off my chest if I can.November has come to us once again and I would like to talk a bit about real estate in Calgary.It has to do with commercial real estate which is located in the NE of the city.I just read that they are going to refurnish or renovate Deerfoot Mall.Now I haven’t been to the mall in ages nor have I been there.I have been to almost every shopping mall in the city.I have been to Chinook Center many times.I have been to Market Mall,Sunridge Mall,SouthCentre Mall and other shopping centers but I have yet to go to Crossiron Mills near Balzac which has opened in either 2011 or 2012,one of those years.I have yet to go there and see the shops.

But overall,I think that there will be a very big demand for commercial retail in the future especially in shopping malls because there will be more people coming to Calgary to do a whole lot of shopping and other things.But what I really want to see is Deerfoot Mall since I haven’t been to that mall yet.Anyway,Chinook Centre has done with their expanding because they have already opened some new stores last year especially with that department store which has replaces Sears. Nordstrom replaced Sears since Sears filed for bankruptcy protection sometime ago which has caused them to cut its entire workforce and close a couple of their stores. Nordstrom,I wonder how they are going to do when they are there.Hopefully they do well since they seem like a pretty good company.

Now,I had just taken a picture of that renovated KFC which has been finished and I was going to post it on this site but I will post it next year since I had to get this news out about the commercial real estate market.The residential market has been going strong in Calgary since oil money has been the difference and other things.But commercial real estate has been taking off in recent weeks especially in areas where residents live since most companies which have been operating downtown are finding out that they’re paying a lot of money in rent downtown causing them to move their business operations into the residential areas.Next year in 2015 we might even see more business make this move since office rent in downtown Calgary is high.

Anyway,that’s all for this entry and this blog for the year.I will be back but in the meantime,have yourselves a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015.

Back Again With Some Construction News From My World

Welcome back to this blog once again.It has been a long while since I have written anything in here related to construction and real estate.Right about now I will be heading out soon to the gym to get a workout.But I just want to get this off my chest before heading out.It has to do with the way the real estate market has been going.There are still a whole lot of houses going on sale and a whole lot of buildings which are going up.In fact,near my house I am seeing a whole lot of construction going on regarding residential homes.But what I would really like to pay more attention to is commercial real estate which has skyrocketed here in Calgary. I have been downtown a couple of times and I have to say that a lot of buildings are going up.I will have to read more about that.Construction in Calgary has been keeping me occupied mentally but I have been having a hard time trying to keep up because I am constantly working most of the time.Maybe if I do read more of the Calgary Real Estate News then I will be able to keep up with the frantic pace of the whole building construction industry.But I will have to say for this month that I have been doing some reading on real estate,commercial real estate on this globe.But the buildings haven’t been taking place in Calgary.They have been taking place in Africa particularly East Africa in which I am witnessing more shopping malls going up.Of course I have to say the same for West Africa since with the Accra Shopping Center in Ghana.

Well,I have to end this entry by saying that I want to let everyone know that I have been keeping up with my reading regarding the construction industry but due to time constrains it has been a slow process for me.But gradually I will start once again but it will be a hard process because I have been looking for a job in this field but it has been hard because of a lack of experience in construction especially the designing aspects of the construction industry. I am doing all I can but it is a hard process.I would have to talk about in this blog,about the lack of minorities in the construction industry because I am always seeing things from the white perspective.I hardly hear anything about black people or people of color in the construction industry. 

See you in November.