Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: September, 2021

Welcome to a very well preserved 3 bedroom, approx. 1,300 sqft. immaculate townhome on prestigious Bow Crescent!


Directly across from the historic Hextall Park and the Bow river beyond!! Enjoy a stroll or bike along the numerous river pathways right at your doorstep. The updated features include a newer furnace and hot water tank in the unspoiled basement. The upstairs features three good sized bedrooms, including a very large master bedroom including a walk-in closet and patio doors to a small balcony, a full 4-pce ensuite and another 4-pce bath on the upper floor. The main floor offers a country kitchen including, a 2nd set of patio doors to another balcony, the very bright south facing living room is highlighted by a brick-faced wood-burning…

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Today, September 30th, is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Some people having been coming to terms with the meaning behind this day for years; it has been a painful process of understanding every Canadian's role and relation to our indigenous people. For others, today may be the first time they've been forced to come face to face with this and really begin working through its significance. Regardless of where you stand, we're glad you're here. Here is some information to help you better understand what today means:

First, what is National Truth and Reconciliation Day? Canada.ca writes, "September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for

Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their…

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Autumn is the perfect time for finishing renovation projects you started in the spring/summer and beginning new ones to prepare your home for winter. Remember that home renovations are an important part of keeping your property up to date and in the best condition possible. They add incredible value to your property!

Here are three great renovations for your home this fall:

Painting

  • A fresh coat of paint is a great way to spruce up your home’s aesthetics. Not only will paint make your home look fresh and new, but there is also a psychology behind painting. Certain colours can elicit certain psychological responses. For example, blue is a colour that is great for productivity. You may not want to use extreme bright or dark colours, so look…

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Most people do not buy their homes outright. If you can, you should. After all, who wouldn’t want to live rent and mortgage free? But when the average home price in Calgary sits at around $488,000, most people are putting a 10-20% down payment on a house and mortgaging the rest.

What is a mortgage? A mortgage is money a lender provides you for the sake of purchasing a home. You pay this off over time, typically within a 15-30 year range, and pay interest on the loan. Mortgages not only help you get into a home, but help build your credit history and enable you to slowly build equity in your property.

There are many different kinds of mortgages available, but before you can even begin to assess which is best for you, you need to find a mortgage…

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Back to School season is exciting, but it can also be daunting. It is a lot all at once: a new schedule, new people, new plans, new places and so much more. It is total stimulus overload. If you’re only a couple of weeks deep but already feeling it, you are not alone.

There are a number of helpful strategies to keep you refreshed and excited for this new adventure, instead of overwhelmed and drained. Each person is different and will benefit from different practices, but here are five suggestions of things to do to fight the back to school blues:

1). Take a nap. Bring back the glory days and enjoy a nap when you get home from school or work. Even thirty minutes can be just the boost you need. Naps will make you feel more alert and productive.

2).…

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***Attention all renovators, builders and investors*** Welcome to "a diamond in the ruff" offering for sale a very, very special property that holds a tremendous amount of potential!!!

Owned by one family for almost 40 years is a large 1,076 sqft. total of 4 bedroom walk-out Bilevel that has two separate addresses. The lower walk-out suite was legal at some point in time hence the 2nd address but, the seller now cannot warrant the legality of the lower suite in its current state. The house requires some cosmetic TLC to restore this wonderful house back to its original charm but well worth the effort! The huge R-C2, 50x123ft south lot is located on a fantastic quiet street across from two schools and playgrounds, a church and a Catholic…

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Owner says sell!! View View View!!! Check out this "on the ridge" gem in a prime inner-city location that comes to the market and takes your breath away at a fantastic price!


Very large and extensively renovated from top to bottom, total of four bedrooms, 1,424 sqft. fully developed walk-out bungalow, on a huge 50x120 magnificent ridge lot in upper Montgomery. Several new and modern over one million dollar homes were recently built along this ridge location to capture the gorgeous south river valley escarpment and partial mountain views from this outstanding ridge location. There are amazing south escarpment views from inside and outside on the sunny south-facing large deck as well! Conveniently located only a few steps away from the Alberta…

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The summertime rush has slowly come to close, leaving in its wake many satisfied buyers, sellers and investors. It was a great season for Calgary real estate. Thankfully the good times do not have to end yet, we’re simply transitioning into another exciting season for the real estate market!

If your home is still on the market, don’t worry: fall is also a great time sell, buy or invest. Here at Team Ken Richter we work tirelessly every year, no matter what the season, to get your home sold at the right time, for the right price.

If you’re feeling anxious about not having sold your home yet, here are two things to consider to help give your home the competitive advantage this autumn:

1). Price: We always give our clients a suggestion on what their…

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Welcome to a three-bedroom fully developed 1,240 sqft bungalow on a very private almost "secluded" heavily treed inner-city oasis!!

Gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout the entire main floor. Adding to the old world charm and character of this house are curved crown moldings on the upstairs ceilings. Newer 3-pce bath up, updated f/a furnace and h/w tank in 2019, a cozy wood-burning stove in the large lower rec. room plus two more bedrooms down (they need egress windows). There are two private front and rear decks, plus an enclosed summer room. greenhouse and a huge dream triple 33x24 heated garage and/or shop! Located on a very quiet street only a few steps away from the Brentwood Mall and LRT station and very close to U of C! Fantastic…

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** The photos and online 3D tour are for a similar unit.** Welcome to one of the few new builds in all of Montgomery currently for sale and under construction! Another quality and luxuriously built infill by Chandan Homes Ltd. offering an amazing wide-open design featuring a huge window package and a jaw-dropping, sunshine dripping layout.

The uncompromising high-end kitchen features a luxurious 16ft quartz island and full height cabinets in the 10ft main floor ceilings. The gorgeous kitchen is accompanied by a high-end stainless appliance package. An amazing great room on the main floor is accentuated by soaring 12ft ceilings, several built-ins, a gorgeous linear fireplace and beautiful 5 inch wide plank engineered hardwood flooring…

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