Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: February, 2016

Home Staging || Def. || The act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money.

The goal of staging a home is to curate a space that draws people in. The space needs to feel warm, inviting and open for opportunity. There must be a delicate balance between providing visual stimulation to pull people in while at the same time leaving room for people to envision their own things in the space. So, how can you stage your home so that it is a space people will fall in love with?

The first thing you want to do is remove all clutter so that the space feels open. It does not matter…

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Calgarians are busy. We are a city that thrives on an entrepreneurial spirit that works hard snow or shine. With such a bustling atmosphere, Calgary needs something to keep it chugging along at full speed ahead. Lots of things enable Calgarians to work hard: family, culture, community, etc. And what is the key ingredient to the start of a long day? Coffee.

Here in Calgary you can find a Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Good Earth or Second Cup on nearly every block. However, we also have a thriving independent coffee shop community. These coffee shops are locally owned and curated. These unique shops are the perfect place to grab a cup of joe on the go, or to sit and soak in the atmosphere. Either way, we guarantee you’ll love every single one.


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Every month we post the real estate market statistics from the previous month. This is a good way for us to summarize city-wide activity in the market and also give you some insight into what is predicted for the current month. We recognize that not everyone is numbers focused, but here are two good reasons why you should be reading these posts:

1). The housing market is a reflection of the city’s economic condition, so you gain insight into that sector, too.

2). They enable you to be an informed buyer / seller / investor.

So, without further ado, here is the January housing market statistics summery:

2016 has started off as a buyers market, just like this time last year. CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie explains this by saying, “The…

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