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.

 

Home Construction/Renovation News

Good morning. Back again after the holiday rhetoric celebrating both Canada Day and Independence Day with today’s report that I am going to write about. Anyway, I have to say that this house that has been built way back in the 1950’s has been bought. I don’t think that I talked about this before and I am sorry for that but I was busy and didn’t get a chance to take a picture of it to put it in this blog. Anyway, the house is an old bungalow in Rutland Park built I think in 1954 with an old kitchen and a triple detached garage. That property has been sitting there for weeks and weeks.Then finally someone found the money to buy it and is now renovating it. I think that the owners are going to renovate and either live in it or sell the property to someone else and make the money for themselves. I say this because the owners have already started work on it because the garage doors on the garage have been replace with new doors and the outside of the house has been done. It will be interesting to see what the new owners do on the inside of the house because I think that the kitchen the last time I saw it had some old style oven and some old cabinets which needed to be replaced. So I am curious to see what the house looks likes when it’s finished.

Anyway, more houses are on the market here in Calgary and I have to say that as I write this housing costs I think are going down a bit and sales are probably dropping since the oil prices have really lowered making it impossible for anyone to buy and sell their properties. So people are staying put and spending some extra money they have to renovate their homes and I am still seeing a whole lot of homes being renovated near where I live while at the same time seeing some homes being built in the inner communities in Calgary. There is this house which is being built in a quiet section of some neighborhood I used to live in is being built from scratch since the old house has either been torn down or have just been bought by some customer and taken somewhere else. And home building in other areas are occurring too. So the building industry is alive and well along with real estate as well.

Anyway, that’s all for this month and hopefully things go well for you readers out there.

Take care and see you in September.

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.

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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Heating And Plumbing Replacement

Just trying to get over what happened last night regarding that interaction with a friend.I merely wanted to say something and for some reason got the cold shoulder or some sort of freezing reaction from this person.I was trying to talk about something which had to do with Mexican girl who went to the school she teaches at but got cut off.Then suddenly I went to just eat my food and that was the end of it.Was I being disruptive?Did I say something out of context?Or did I interrupt her?It could be the latter since this friend and a family member wasn’t really interested in what I had to say.I guess it shows that I will have to make some new friends and just leave the old ones alone.I had the same reaction regarding that customer who came in to buy gas and I said something about her heritage which was sort of out of context and I ended up getting the cold shoulder for some reason.Maybe I come off too strong and aggressive when it comes to interactions and should maybe tone it down a bit but I find it hard at times.

Anyway,now that I got that off my chest I am going to talk about what is going on right now in the construction industry but this time from a personal level.Right now as you will see, I am getting a hot water tank and heater replaced this morning and I will post a picture at the end of this entry. But I will try and talk about the job just a bit.Right now some company is taking out the old hot water tank and heater and putting in new ones.Now I don’t know how they are going to be able to do that since there is a lot of hammering and drilling going on right now.So this is why I am wide awake right now writing this stuff and in a few minutes if there is time I am going to do a video or a couple of videos for my channels since it is that time again.But for now,I am just going to sit here for a while and wait for the workers to finish.I probably won’t be able to take a shower this morning due to the work that is being done with the hot water tank.The hot water tank controls most of the hot water that I use for my showers and baths so I am going to have to wait for them to be done.Of course I cannot forget the heater as well since that controls the amount of heat which comes into my house.So I guess that if both need to be replaced and I don’t know why that is,then I have to just wait until later to take my shower or take my shower at the gym since I will be going there this morning.

Well,I must be going now since it is getting late within this morning.This entry wasn’t really about construction but I did get to talk about what is going on regarding home renovations since my house has been getting renovation jobs for years and it is still getting renovations.But I should be back into the thick of things in two months from now.To end this entry off I will post some pics of my old hot water tank and heater and will post the new ones in May of this blog.Here is the picture.

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See you in May.