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

Here in Calgary we are lucky enough to experience all four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. While others need not be concerned with weather patterns beyond one season’s limitations, Calgarians must be ready for anything. Evidence of this would be the snow that fell in some areas of Calgary earlier this week. In July.

While these differing seasons provide us with spectacular sights–Golden forests in the fall, fresh blankets of snow in the winter, blossoming flowers each spring and pink august skies–the weather each season brings can put a lot of strain on properties. Shifting ground, sun-bleached surfaces, hail damaged paneling: all results of the way our often unpredictable environment can damage our properties.

Exterior finishing already…

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Kitchens are one of the most frequently used areas of the home, making it understandable that they often experience the most wear and tear. Kitchens are an area where dust and grime can build up quickly if left unattended, making them one area potential buyers will zero in on quickly to see what the level of cleanliness is in your home. When it comes to home staging, kitchens cannot go neglected.

Here are some easy ways to fix up your kitchen without having to completely remodel it. Doing this will be good for your wallet and good for your home, along with making it a much more aesthetically pleasing space for buyers.

1), Wipe down all surfaces and re-paint where needed. Using a simple mix of water and vinegar helps clean away dirt, stains and…

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The June statistics are in!

For those of you just joining us here at Team Ken Richter, welcome! Every month the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) publishes a summary of what happened in the housing market during the previous month. This is a fantastic way for buyers, sellers, investors and renters to stay up to date on market conditions. By tracking trends you can make smarter real estate choices, and we are here to help.

So, what happened in June?

Home prices continued to slide downwards as a buyers market persisted. What is a buyer’s market, you ask? That is when there are high inventory levels with low prices. This kind of market gives buyers the advantage because they have more to choose from at a lower price.

The detached home sector was…

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