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

Merry Christmas!

All of us from Team Ken Richter would like to wish you a fantastic holiday. 

May your celebrations with loved ones be joyful, and may the year ahead bring you true happiness. 


Ken, Sean, Vivian, Nicole & Alex
Team Ken Richter

"Christmas is more than a day in December
It’s all of those things that we love to remember
Its carolers singing familiar refrains
Bright colored stockings and shiny toy trains
Streamers of tinsel and glass satin balls
Laughter that rings through the house and its halls
Christmas is more than a day in December
Its the magic and the love
That we’ll always remember"
- M. E Miro

(Photo via Ken Richter)

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Tis the season for... buying a new home?

Here is a hot insiders tip about the real estate market: buying a home right before the end of the year has major benefits. Here are three:

1). Tax Savings: puts it this way, “if you close by December 31, you can deduct mortgage interest, property taxes, points on your loan and interest costs. These deductions are significant, especially in the early years of your loan when you’re paying off a lot of interest.” What’s not to love?

2). Motivated Builders & Sellers: Sellers and builders will want to close a deal before the end of the end of the year. For sellers, this is so that they too can take advantage of tax breaks on their home. For builders, they will want to close on as many properties…

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Custom built by a small, high quality, craftsman builder. This intricate detailed open concept 2 story features a fully developed walk-out offering dramatic south valley escarpment views!! Tons of square footage of tastefully developed living space, 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Main floor features a gorgeous contemporary kitchen complete with quartz counter tops, engineered hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, huge windows and large, sunny, south facing, rear deck. The upper level boasts 3 large bedrooms, enjoy the amazing south views from master bedroom complete with a walk-in closet & spa like 5 piece master ensuite and upstairs laundry! Natural sunlight floods in the fully developed walk-out, large wet bar in the family room, 4th bedroom & 4-pce bath!…

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'Tis the season for celebrating the holidays. December in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has many events in celebration of Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and more. If you are wanting to explore all that Calgary has to offer, December is a great time to do it. Enjoy the outdoor craft markets, free skates, tasty treats and more!

December 1 - 23 A Christmas Carol
December 1 - January 5 Zoolights
December 2 Hanukkah
December 2 Beginning of Advent
December 6 Loft Speaker Series: Holiday Hospitality
December 6 - 9 Make It Calgary
December 7 Dave Kelly Live
December 7 - 16 Market Collective
December 8 Bowness Annual Holiday Dinner
December 9 Teddy Bear Toss
December 9 Holiday Fest 'n' Film
December 9 Northwestival
December 14 Bowness JellyBean Dance
December 14 - 16 She…

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This is a spectacular three bedroom, 1122 square foot, bungalow character home. It sits on a large mature treed lot backing onto beautiful Bowness Park! There are original maple floors through out the main floor, wide baseboards and an ornate claw tub, all of which are a only few of the numerous character features in this house! Upstairs features large windows accentuating the beautiful Bowness Park views. The lower level needs some TLC but is well worth the effort, and there is a large sized single attached garage. Fantastic location only half a block from the Bow River, bike paths, short commute downtown, close to UofC, Foothills & Children's Hospitals, easy access to COP and west to the mountains! Priced to sell!

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The Calgary Real Estate Board has released their latest market statistics for the City of Calgary! Here are the highlights:

  • November sales in the city totaled 1,171 units, which is below long-term averages So far in 2018, there have been 15,349 units sold in Calgary. This is 20 per cent below long-term averages and a 14 per cent decline over last year.
  • There was a seven per cent ease in new listings this November compared to last year, preventing more inventory gains. Currently, there are 6,501 units available in Calgary. This is good, but still 32 per cent higher than typical averages for November. 
  • In November, the citywide benchmark price was $422,600. This is three per cent below averages and one per cent lower than last month's…

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