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

The economy is slowly but surely beginning to recover. While some people have had to cut back on extra expenses, such as a home away from home for summer (and winter) vacations, others have been able to take advantage of the market conditions. With rent and housing prices dropping significantly to adjust to this high-inventory, low-purchase market, there are some great deals out there.

Whether you are looking to sign a long-term lease or buy, these beautiful areas of Canada are a great place to start looking for your dream vacation home. These destinations are full of things to do all year round, so choose today and secure a great getaway for this summer.

Whistler, British Columbia: If you’re looking for somewhere that serves as a year-rount tourist…

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August long weekend is almost here and with it comes the opportunity for many people to get away from the city and go exploring. While not everyone has the time or the money to go on some elaborate vacation across the globe, one needn’t drive far to find beauty and new things.

Here are some daycation ideas for those wanting to explore Alberta this August long weekend:

Frank’s Slide: This is the perfect place for those of you who love history. Frank’s Slide is located north of Calgary and is a historic site marking the place where part of Turtle Mountain collapsed, burying a small town back in the early 1900’s. Not only is there a great visitor center full of old photos, artifacts and information, but you can walk through the massive rocks at the…

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July is National Ice Cream month! Finally, a month where our ice cream habit has a good excuse. Surprisingly, for a city that is so cold with not ideal ice cream conditions, Calgary has a great ice cream scene. YYC has stepped up its game when it comes to frozen treats and we are so excited to share them with you. Without further ado, here are some great places to grab a scoop in YYC:

1). Made By Marcus: This company began on the streets of Calgary, using festivals and markets to share their delicious ice cream with the world. They opened their flagship store on 17th Ave and have a new location coming to Hillhurst later this month! The ice cream flavours are decadent and surprising, like Beets & Cream. Our favourite is the White Chocolate Birthday…

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Even the best built home filled with the fanciest appliances will experience normal wear and tear as the years go on. How quickly this happens depends on a number of factors, such as materials, installation, climate, use, etc.. This is completely natural and should be expected. The problem is most homeowners do not expect it–or, they forget about it and then are hit with unexpected and bank account altering issues.

By taking preventative measures and really caring for every part of your home, you can make it last much longer without the hardship of replacing things. Here are some areas outside of the home with things you can do now to prevent damage to them:

Roof: Spring and summer are the perfect time to do roof maintenance since it is so nice…

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In May inventory levels continued to rise as more homes were put on the market. Meanwhile, sales activity slowed to one-thousand nine-hundred twenty-three units being sold. CREB® explains this development in their monthly housing summary for May. An in-depth report with specific statistics can can be found at their website, www.creb.com, but here are some of the major highlights:

Why did the market play out the way it did in May?

“While recent oil price gains may have some feeling optimistic, weakness in the labour market continues to impact housing demand,” says CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “Job losses are spreading into other sectors, wages are declining and unemployment levels remain high. At the same time, we’re seeing housing supply…

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