Help me make a difference

Think about this for a second: globally, men die 6 years earlier than women. To make it worse, the reasons are largely preventable. 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men. And 3 out of 4 suicides in Canada are men.

Pretty shocking, right? That’s why I’m doing Movember this year: they’re dedicated to changing the face of men’s health and so am I.

The money I raise this Movember will help fund groundbreaking research, innovative health projects, scientific breakthroughs for cancer treatments and life-changing mental health programs.

Can I count on your support?



This year I am once again donating my upper lip to Mo’vember (year eight!).  Since we started supporting this initiative in 2012, the Stache Group has raised $38,959 for this worthy international cause. We are a few good men growing gnarly moustaches to help bring awareness to – and raise funds for – men’s health issues.

To find out more about the Mo’vember movement you can go here. To join us for this fun and rewarding endeavour, go to our team page and pledge your alliance to our silly band of bandits!

If you will not be able to join us this year, you can still help us by making a tax deductible donation to the cause – either to myself, anyone on the team, or the whole team  – any amount will do as every little bit helps!

Looking forward to a scruffy month, and to bringing awareness to Men’s health!

Looking Forward to 2018

2017 was a very interesting year in Alberta. It would seem that our economy is back on the upswing, oil prices are on the rebound and our future is so bright, we gotta wear shades… it seems those rose coloured glasses are being worn by most economists. I do hope they’re right and look forward to an awesome year as well!

Before we do that, though, let’s have a closer look at how real estate fared this past year in Calgary. For, perhaps, some insight into the coming year.

The first half of 2017…

We were off to a good start in early 2017 with 12% more sales in the first six months compared to the prior year. Those numbers were looking very promising and many were predicting that we were finally moving out of the lacklustre sales period following the oil price collapse in late 2014. In that year, prior to the oil fiasco, our sales were the best in many years and very similar to our peak numbers in 2007.

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