Real Estate Blog

Introducing 4827 Bowness Road NW, a great investment opportunity in the heart of Montgomery.  

This property is a very large, 1133 square foot, fully developed, half duplex on an M-C1 lot, featuring a bright and totally self contained legal non-conforming suite. The main floor unit boasts a large kitchen, a sunny living room with a cozy wood burning fireplace, three generous bedrooms, spacious closets and a 4-piece bathroom. The bright lower level offers huge windows and a spacious living room, two bedrooms, a den and a 4-piece bathroom.

The location makes this great suite even better. It is inner-city, close to transit, the U of C, two hospitals, a short walk to Notables fine dining, a quick commute to downtown and provides easy access west to the

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August is one of the busiest times of the year for rental properties. This because one major portion of renters are students preparing to go back to school in September. With so many people looking for affordable housing in Calgary, renters and landlords need to be informed. 

Renting is a great option if you are not planning permanent settlement in the location or if you cannot yet afford to purchase a home. Renting gives you the freedom to negotiate terms (such as payment, length of stay, etc.) and allows you to "shop around" until you find a location you want to stay in permanently. 

If you are planning to permanently live in the location and can afford a down payment on a house and a mortgage, we highly recommend you look into purchasing a

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Nothing says summer quite like sitting by the lake with a cold drink in one hand and a good book in the other. The air that sweeps over the water is cool and refreshing, the sound of the shore summer's best symphony. Dig your toes into the sand and wade through the water. If summer was something tangible, this would be it.    Does this all sound like a beautiful dream from a faraway place? A little too exotic for dry Alberta? For a long time it was nothing more than a pipedream. The only solution was to buy a vacation home someplace like Arizona or Radium. However, innovators quickly found a sweet solution: lakefront living.    One of the most popular trends in real estate  is crafting communities around man-made lakes to provide family's the…
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http://www.digitaljournal.com/topic/Perseid+meteor+showerEvery August the Perseid Meteor Shower is visible here in Calgary, and it is an opportunity you do not want to miss. This year's is particularly important for all of you amateur astronomers out there, since NASA has advised the public that it will be their best chance to see a meteor shower this year.

Although the moon will be bright enough to hinder some visibility, you can expect to see, on average, 80 meteors an hour. Meteor sightings are best after 1 a.m, just before dawn. If you're planning to catch the show, make sure you are prepared with warm clothing, blankets, snacks and water.

The best place to witness any astronomical event is far away from any light pollution. Light pollution is at its most concentrated in big cities such as Calgary. If

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There are some great events happening around Calgary this month! Check them out before it is too late.

Calgary Fringe Festival || Various Locations || August 4th - August 12th || The Calgary Fringe Festival is back! Avenue Calgary has this to say about it: "The Calgary Fringe Festival brings its outside-the-box theatre performances to Inglewood once again this August. Don't miss out on the local and international talent that will be on display and see one of the 160 performances offered over nine days of festival happenings." For more information visit their website HERE.

Movies At The Meadows || Spruce Meadows || July 19th - August 23rd || Enjoy a movie under the stars at the Spruce Meadows Green Ring. Spruce Meadows is screening family-friendly

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Every month we post a summary of what happened in the Calgary real estate market in the month previous. These housing statistics come from CREB®, the Calgary Real Estate Board. CREB® is dedicated to providing sellers, buyers, investors and renters information they need to be successful in the real estate market. Just like us, their mission is to equip and inform consumers.

There is a reason why reading through the market summaries are important. When you are entering the market you need to know what you are getting yourself into. Being informed allows you to make wise, calculated decisions that will benefit you. Remember that the market is always changing; be flexible and stay on top of things.

The Calgary Real Estate Board is a great resource, but

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Photo by: Chasing The Tailwind Congratulations on making it through another long work week. Your reward? The August long weekend! The long weekend is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. There is a lot happening this August long weekend for you to enjoy. Here are some highlights to check out:

Heritage Day: Alberta celebrates Heritage Day each year on the first Monday of August, which is also always the long weekend. This year Heritage Day is August 7th! Calendar Canada writes, "this day is to recognize and celebrate the variety and richness of cultural heritage of the province of Alberta." Here are some places around Calgary to celebrate Heritage Day: 

  • Heritage Park Heritage Day:  Here's Heritage Park's challenge for you: "Can
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Summertime is in full swing and we are basking in the beautiful weather. This week the weather forecasts all sunshine and 25+ degree weather. If that is not something to celebrate, we don't know what is.

With so much nice weather on the horizon, not to mention the August long weekend, now is a great time to check off any summertime renovations you had on your to-do list. We don't want you to get caught mid-winter with half-finished projects, so here is your reminder to grind it out. Remember: if you get it done today, you won't have to worry about it tomorrow. 

Do you want to change things up but aren't sure where to start? Are you wondering what things you should be working on that you have not yet? Look no further. We have got you covered. Here is

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The process of buying a home can be long and complex. This is why we always recommend that you work with a licensed REALTOR®. No amount of googling can compete with a knowledgeable, experienced REALTOR® such as Ken Richter. With 30+ years of experience, Ken is fully equipped to help you find your dream home with little to no hassles. 

When it comes to buying a home, finding a property is the easy part. The Calgary real estate market is thriving right now, giving buyers many options when it comes to finding the perfect home.  Whether you are on the hunt for a chic downtown condo, a detached home in the suburbs, a new infill in an established community, a luxury property or anything in between, Calgary has something for you. 

Once you have found the

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Buying a home is an extremely personal investment. With so many options available on the market, homeowners get the luxury of picking whatever will be best for them.

Buying a property is not all about keeping up with the Jones's. Do not waste your valuable time and money trying to find a home just like everyone else. You need to make a long-term decision that benefits you. After all, you'll be the one living with it. 

There are many factors that go into purchasing a home, such as location, job opportunity, space requirements and desired amenities. However, one of the most important factors is type of property. Different property types have different pros and cons. Carefully evaluate all your options before committing. 

Discover what property type

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