Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: February, 2017

Welcome to our closet edition of home staging!

While potential home-buyers will hopefully not be snooping through every closet in your home, some of the major closets your home features will be looked into. People want to see what kind of space they would be working with. That being said, do not think that when your home is being shown you can stuff all your miscellaneous belongings into the closet and never look inside it again.

The great thing about staging your closet is that not only will it be beneficial when it comes time for you to show off your beautiful property, but it makes keeping your things organized so much easier. Give yourself and your home a helping hand and stage your closet. Here are our top 3 tips:

1). De-cluttering. This…

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The market is in an interesting place right now. It continues to do better than this time last year, but it is still falling short of long term, ten year averages. This is leaving people in an awkward space where they should be encouraged, but also not comfortable. There will be lots of growth and changes yet.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie says, “while housing conditions continue to favour buyers, a slow transition toward more balanced conditions is helping to ease downward pressure on home prices. Conditions have improved over last year, but people need to remember that last year’s market was one of the weakest on record. Despite the appearance of a major shift in activity, the transition in the housing market is going to be a slow process.”

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At the start of each month we like to list out just a few of the many events happening around the city. There are way too many to cover in just one blog post, but we curate a list of what’s new and what we are most looking forward to.

Here in YYC we have some very fun events coming up this month that we know you will love. After all, it is the season of love. Read on:

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest : Travel around the city trying out different specialty Hot Chocolate’s from cafe’s and restaurants. All claim to have Calgary’s best hot chocolate, but you get to be the final judge. You can vote for your top choice and a portion of all sale proceeds is going to Meals on Wheels. For more information check out THIS link.

The Audience : If you love all things…

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If you are looking at entering the real estate market now is a great time to do it.

Right now the Calgary real estate market is perfectly poised for buyers. Interest rates are incredibly low. This means that paying off your property will be faster and cheaper. Inventory levels have dropped and prices have stabilized, giving you more property options, less competition and better prices. Given how up and down the market has been for the last two years as it has been in recovery mode, now is a great time to get locked in during ideal conditions.

Real estate has always been a great investment. Although at times the market has taken a hit, if you are willing to put in the time and the effort you can turn a great profit. This can be done with your…

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