Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: September, 2018

Tomorrow is the official first day of Fall! Things have been particularly autumnal around Calgary lately, most notably in the crisp weather we've been having. So as summer dresses and bathing suits are stored away and mittens and heavy jackets come back out, many Calgarian's are hurrying to get their homes and lives winterized. 

One area of the home that needs to be winterized is the garden! Rather than simply closing up shop, take a moment to do one final harvest! You may be worried that the food your harvest will go bad before it is consumed. If so, we highly recommend canning whatever is leftover so that you can have fresh, home-grown food even in the middle of winter. Not everything is good canned, but many things seem to get even better once…

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The Bank of Canada has decided to hold interest rates at their current rate for September, though a rate hike in October seems likely. 

Global News writes, "despite the uncertainty around NAFTA, the BoC appeared to take comfort in the fact that business investment and exports are increasingly stepping in as engines of economic growth. Meanwhile, the bank said, the housing market has begun to stabilize after higher interest rates and changes in housing policy like the tighter federal mortgage rules that kicked in on January 1st, 2018.Canadian families are also adjusting to higher interest rates, with the household debt-to-income ratio beginning to edge down, the bank said. At the same time, a healthy job market and higher wages are helping to support…

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Be the first to view this four bedroom, fully developed walk-out bungalow on a huge, mature-treed lot! Located on a very quiet cul-de-sac, this is a great starter home waiting for a new family. Enjoy the new deck and from your private west facing newly fenced rear yard. Lots of potential here as the walk out lower has an illegal suite with a 2nd kitchen and separate laundry. Some new flooring through out, freshly painted interior and maintenance free exterior. Front drive access including two parking stalls. Move in and enjoy!

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Have you ever wanted to own a gorgeous piece of land right on the Bow river? Now is your chance. You do not want to miss out on this opportunity! 

These unbelievable 50 x 354 feet exclusive river estate lots are in one of the best locations on beautiful Bow Crescent. In fact, their street was voted by Avenue magazine as one of the best streets to live on in all of Calgary!

These lots slope right down to the rivers edge. You own every inch of land right to the high water mark of the river, so no pathways or other city development will ever block your view. Mature trees make the lots very private, providing coverage from both the street and the opposite river bank. 

Purchase one of the lots, or purchase both! Each is a fantastic opportunity to…

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It is officially fall in Calgary, Alberta! The leaves have all turned yellow, red and gold, a chill is in the air, pumpkins are being sold in stores and, most noticeably, the city experienced it's first snowfall! Someone once wrote, "autumn kissed summer goodbye with the tenderest of touch." Our transition from summer to fall may not have been that tender, but thankfully things won't get too snowed in for awhile yet. 

The fall is a really exciting time in real estate! Something a lot of people don't know is that even though people are getting more settled in for the winter, this is an incredibly active time in the market. If you're still looking for Calgary homes for sale now is an excellent time to get plugged into the market. This is because as…

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There is no denying it, autumn has arrived and it is time to start preparing for winter. With warm weather expected this weekend, now is the perfect time to prepare your property for the long, snowy months ahead (don't get too sad, Calgary is a great place to live in the wintertime! But more on that later). We're going to miss green grass and leaves, but the autumn colors are beautiful--so lets protect them. 

Winter can wreak havoc on your lawn if you do not prepare it properly. What your lawn needs most in the wintertime is Potassium so it can stay strong, just like us. Today's Homeowner writes, "Potassium is a very important nutrient in overall plant health. It works at the cellular level to strengthen and harden plants from top to bottom, making…

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Here are some fun events to check out this month as autumn waves goodbye to summertime!

This Girl Can Expo || September 8th || Big Four Building, Stampede Grounds || "Parents and girls ages five and up are invited to this new local expo, which aims to inspire and empower young girls. The one-day event will feature speakers like Olympic medalist Alex Gough, sessions on coding and healthy relationships, yoga and hip hop classes, and a show by the Calgary Girls Choir." Check out the exhibits, freebies and get inspired! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website HERE.

Red & White Comic Expo || September 9th || Red & White Club, McMahon Stadium || "Comic books, role-playing games, artwork, action figures — you'll find all this and…

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The latest stats are in! You do not want to miss out on this opportunity to get the inside scoop on Calgary's real estate market. 

Here are the recent highlights from the Calgary Real Estate Board that you need to know to be successful for the current real estate market:

  • Citywide benchmark prices edged down over previous months by 0.8 per cent and are 2.4 per cent below last year’s levels. 
  • Citywide sales totaled 1,490 units this month, down nearly seven per cent from last year and 14 per cent below long-term trends. 
  • Sales and price declines were not consistent across all districts and product types. Prices have recently trended down across most areas based on year-to-date figures, but have remained comparable to last year’s levels in…

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