Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: March, 2011

If you are looking to enjoy the benefits of home ownership without the maintenance or purchase price associated with a single-family house, a condominium could be right for you.

Condominiums are popular with singles, young couples/families, downsizing empty nesters, retirees, and senior citizens because of the lifestyle they offer. The limited maintenance involved is ideal for both busy young professionals who lack the time to undertake gardening chores and older individuals who feel physically incapable of performing tasks such as mowing the lawn.

If price is your main motivation, condominiums will allow you to get into the market for significantly less than a single-family dwelling. Whether you’re in search of a bachelor or a spacious 2-bedroom,…

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When there is a showing at your home to a potential buyer, you obviously want to make the best impression possible. You don’t want to make a mistake, and miss out on an opportunity to sell. So here are some of the most common home viewing blunders and how to avoid them:

1. Being inflexible with scheduling: Don’t be too strict about when you’re willing to schedule a viewing. After all, if a buyer is unable to see your home in the times you’ve allotted, they’re not going to buy. Be as accommodating as possible. Sure, it can be inconvenient to okay a viewing on an hour’s notice, but if that buyer ultimately purchases your home, it’s worth it.

2. Hovering: It’s natural to want to guide buyers through your home and give them the tour. Regardless of your…

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Feeling nervous about what’s happening in real estate?

Team Ken Richter can guide you through today’s changing market. Whether you are a first-time buyer looking to take advantage of lower prices or a homeowner looking to sell in a time of high-inventory, we will help determine your best plan of action.

If you are buying: Falling prices mean that there are deals to be had if you are a first-time buyer. With high-inventory, you have more homes to choose from, and with homes staying on the market longer, you have more time to make a decision. You have more negotiating power now than in the frenzied, bidding-war market of the past. It’s a good time to buy if you are looking to move to a larger, more expensive house. You may have to sell your home for…

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Consider a timer switch for you bathroom exhaust fan to save your walls!

Bathroom exhaust fans are designed to remove the humidity created by running hot water. They help prevent an excessive build-up of moisture, which can damage furniture and walls, and cause mold and mildew to grow. However, some bathroom fans are hard-wired to their bathroom light switch, so they are often either turned off before they have done their job or left to run all day. Unless you have an expensive humidity sensor in your bathroom fan, the cost-effective solution is to install or attach a timer power switch specifically for the fan, so that it will turn itself off in the appropriate amount of time.

Save energy and save some cash!

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