Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: April, 2022

Spring is slowly arriving, pushing through any fresh snow that dares to fall. Blossoms are appearing through the lingering frost and pavement is emerging under ice. Spring seems to happen slowly in Calgary, and then all at once. 

The start of a new season always ushers in a boost in the real estate market as people make not only seasonal, but physical transitions. Spring is no exception. In fact, it is one of the most popular times for both buyers and sellers to enter the market. Sellers finish their spring cleaning and put out 'for sale' signs, which prompts buyers to begin seriously searching for a new property, which prompts more 'for sale' signs. It is cyclical, and can be a competitive time in the market, but a lucrative one. 

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Welcome to a very well maintained, total of four bedrooms, very large 1,260 sqft four level split on a massive 50x120 R-C2 south rear fenced lot!!


This house exudes character featuring a stone-faced wood-burning fireplace feature wall in the living room, real and gleaming hardwood flooring, an updated kitchen including cabinets, the upstairs main bedroom/loft features cedar vaulted ceilings, skylight and its own balcony offering wonderful views of C.O.P.! The 3rd level is wide open, includes the laundry and could be used as a studio or office, the lower level has a 3-piece bath, rec room plus the 4th bedroom requires an egress window. Tons of parking including a front driveway and rear patio finished with beautiful exposed aggerate areas!…

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**ATTENTION ALL BUILDERS AND OR INVESTORS!!!*** Welcome to a large 1,109 sqft, 3 bedroom plus a den bungalow on a massive a M-C1 (multi-family zoning) 50 x 120 south rear lot backing onto two playgrounds for two schools!!

Don't let the Bowness Road address dissuade you from looking at this one - there is a large setback and green space between this property and the main road. There is also an oversized, single 28x16 detached garage. Very private fenced south rear yard. This is an excellent location only steps to two schools and the new Superstore, close to the Trinity Hills shopping area, Greenwich's new farmers market, a short commute to downtown and easy access west the mountains! INVEST TODAY AND PROFIT TOMORROW! This home is move-in ready!…

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***OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, April 24, 1:30-4:00 pm*** New to the market is this fully finished, 4-level split on a sunny corner lot in the heart of Martindale!

You will be impressed by the very well kept, one owner, pride of ownership family home on a private, manicured and fenced corner lot!! The special features of this home include a bright open floor plan, a total finished area of 1,782sqft, soaring 10' vaulted ceilings on the main level, 4 bedrooms, two 4-pce baths, plus a lower level c/w a massive open family room and walk out to a large deck. This is a family-friendly area, close to all schools, parks, shopping and all amenities, Stoney Trail, City Transit + LRT. This property also includes a double-wide paved parking pad + 4 street parking…

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Gardening season is upon us, and the secret to a great garden is great soil. What makes soil great? Compost!

Thanks to the City of Calgary, every home has a Green Compost Bin. You can regularly put compost waste in it for collection, or you can keep it inside your yard and do your own thing. If you choose to make your own compost, here is what you need to do:

Add Base: Food scraps are the base for your compost. You can basically compost any kind of food, except for meat & dairy products. This is because meat and dairy will attract rodents and maggots, but also compromises the nutrient balance of the compost. Have a mini compost container in your kitchen for easy access, then regularly dump it into your compost bin outside and clean it to reduce…

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We know you have seen the ads. Billboards proclaim 'WE WILL BUY YOUR HOME!' or 'Home Not Selling? Let us Buy!' These renegade real estate companies promise that if your home does not sell within a set number of days, they will buy it from you. It sounds like a good deal, but it really does not benefit you unless it is absolutely essential you be rid of your property right away. Here is why:

Typically the contracts for these deals state that the company will list your home for an agreed upon price for an agreed upon time. If your home does not sell within that amount of time, they will buy it from you for a different price. As previously mentioned, if it is crucial that you sell your home in the next sixty days these types of deals can be a last…

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Decorating Easter eggs is such a fun tradition. It's a great way to sit down together with loved ones (or peacefully by yourself) and indulge in your creative side. Whether you're a skilled egg decorator, or a first-timer, egg decorating is all about being present and having some Easter fun. Have you ever wondered where this tradition began? Read on!

Egg decorating has been around for a very long time. Sorcha McCrory writes for Scandinavia Standard, "the practice of decorating eggshells itself is quite ancient, with decorated, engraved ostrich eggs found in Africa that are 60,000 years old. Representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver were often placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians."

Quickly adopted by the Christians,…

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The pictures were from when the house was vacant. Welcome to a large four bedroom split level on a massive 72.5ftx120ft west facing rear yard RC-2 lot. There is potential for 3 infill lots!!! The bonus to this property is a huge 32x24 ft shop with 10ft ceilings. This home has only had two owners and requires some TLC. The property is rented at $1,800/month plus utilities on a month to month tenancy and the tenants would like to stay. Close to the new Superstore, Bowness and Bowmont parks, the new Greenwich Farmer's Market and the Trinity box stores. A short commute to downtown and easy access west to the mountains! Excellent value here!!

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Are you looking for an amazing character home on a massive 50x125 (M-C1 redevelopment), mature treed lot? ... look no further!

The original hardwood floors are only part of the highlights of this 1950's well-preserved home. Upgraded wiring and 100amp electrical box, newer kitchen, updated bathrooms, updated f/a furnace and a newer tar and gravel 25 year roof. There is a total of three bedrooms and one bedroom could be used as a non-conforming separate entrance, walk-out, one bedroom illegal suite. Quick possession is possible if assuming tenants. The tenants are on a fixed term lease until October 1, 2022, at $1,600/mth plus utilities. ***This property's zoning was recently changed to accommodate higher density under new multi-family re-zoning…

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This weekend is Easter Long Weekend!

We hope you use the extra day this weekend to spend time doing something you love with the people you love. One popular activity during the may long weekend is to do some spring cleaning. This may not be something you love, but it is important to keep your home in tip-top condition!

We have written many articles in the past about spring cleaning, so we are confident that by now you are well-versed in it. However, one aspect of spring cleaning that often gets overlooked or is handled without care is the waste side of it. Once you have your pile of throw away (you remember the three piles to make while spring cleaning: keep, donate, throw away), it can be tempting to throw it all in the landfill and be done…

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