Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: December, 2014

Christmas is a season of beautiful decorations, snowmen, carols, and treats! Everyone’s inner baker comes out this time of year, and we are delighted to share some yummy treats with you! Baking is such a great way to spend time with the people you love, and join in community over a common adoration for sugar and sweets. Here are our top ten recipes for this Christmas:

1). Turkish Delight: Deliciously reminiscent of the Chronicles Of Narnia, Turkish delight will make you a little more sympathetic towards Edmund and filled with sugary goodness to keep you up during late night gift-wrapping.

Check out the recipe here:

2). Frosty The Snowmen Pretzels: Salted chocolates are all the rage this…

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As a naïve child you once crossed your fingers and hoped with all of your might that it would snow during the Christmas season. You would stand at the window, enchanted by the fluffy flakes as they settled on your front lawn. Your father would come up behind you and grunt, shaking his head. What could possibly be wrong? It was the most beautiful time of the year.

Now that you are an adult, you know exactly what your father was so disgruntled about: snow means shoveling, and shoveling means numb fingers and a runny nose.

Snow is undoubtedly beautiful, and if you live in Calgary, you likely do not completely dislike it. After all, what is a Calgary winter without loads, and loads of snow? However, despite its beauty, snow can become a major pain to…

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Everyone has that one person on their shopping list that is impossible to buy for during the Christmas season. This person either has everything they could ever need or want, or they have absolutely no clue what they want and keep saying over and over “it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter.” It does matter, because you love them and want to treat them to something that they would really like. So, what do you do?

While we live in a world caught up in consumerism and acquiring materialistic goods, there is a strong movement stirring in the hearts of people—especially in Canada—to give back, rather than to receive. Thanks to so much media at our fingertips, we are more aware than ever of the tragedies going on around us. Everyone wants to help, but how?

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When someone says “Build Your Own Home Theatre” your knee-jerk reaction is most likely something along the lines of “I can’t afford that!” We have some good news for you: yes you can. Having a home theatre does not mean you need six rows of reclining chairs, a popcorn machine, and a T.V screen that takes up an entire wall. If you can make that happen in your home, congratulations! This article is not for you.

Most people have a T.V room, so we are going to tell you how you can transform that mundane area of the house into a home theatre! While it may seem like a frivolous expense, home theaters, in any capacity, add loads of property value! They are a fantastic investment, and fun for the whole family!

The first thing you need to do is pick what…

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The month of November is always a gap month between fall festivities and Halloween gimmicks, and wintertime activities and Christmas celebrations! November seems to have flown by this year, much to the delight of everyone who dreams of time off work and school. While the Christmas season is well underway, complete with constant carols and ads for the perfect gift, there is one last thing from November that we need to take care of: the Calgary real estate statistics.

The Calgary real estate scene has been a seller’s market for a long time now: with a low number of properties on the market, sellers are at the advantage because they do not have an incredible amount of competition. Rather, buyers had to compete in order to win the bid on the properties…

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Christmas is a time when people splurge: on presents, food, decorations, anything that will contribute to a fun, festive holiday. While it is fun to celebrate the season and make the most out of it, there is a way to spread Christmas cheer without falling into the trap of cavalier consumerism that marks the 21st Century. Why is it important to find alternative ways to spread your ho-ho-ho’s? Because the Christmas season does not just affect your wallet—it also affects the environment.

North America is very conscious of its ecological footprint. Environmental broadcasting is prevalent and many cities are trying to go as “green” as possible. However, it always seems as though as soon as December 1st hits, this awareness goes down the drain. Suddenly, ads…

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