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

Ahhh, the long weekend is here! Everyone seems to take a deep breath when a long weekend arrives, knowing they will have one more day to rest.

Did you know that in some countries, such as Belgium, nearly every workplace keeps to a four day work day? They find it makes employees more productive, and has increased levels of happiness. Instead of packing one day of your weekend with errands, you have a day just for that. After all, we were never intended to work a 40 hour work week AND take care of domestic duties. If you’re having trouble balancing it all, go easy on yourself.

This is why long weekends are so lovely. They allow time for you to really rest, and go do something if you’re so inclined! If you’re looking for something fun to do this long…

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Keeping your home safe and secure while you’re away on summer holidays is extremely important. There would be nothing worse than returning from your glorious summer vacation to a mess back home. Statistics show that homes are most vulnerable to predators during the summer months and at Christmastime, because both are seasons where thieves know people are traveling and distracted. Here are some easy tips to help keep your home safe that don’t require a hefty down payment:

1). Get a Beware of Dog sign. Whether you have a menacing guard dog, an overly friendly companion , or no dog at all, Beware of Dog signs are proven to deter criminals. These signs are incredibly inexpensive and easy to post on your gates and doors.

2). Leave on a light and the…

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Professionally remodelled from top to bottom, inside and out!! Have you ever wanted to live on beautiful Bow Crescent in a newly renovated home under $650k..... well here's your chance!

This lovely character bungalow boasts a total of 4 bedrooms, highlighted by a bright and sunny floor plan! Some of the special features included are a brand new gorgeous and high-end modern kitchen complete with quartz countertops, all new flooring from top to bottom including wide-plank engineered hardwood, two brand new spa-like bathrooms including a brand new 5-pce upstairs, two bedrooms on the main floor and an accented turret sitting/dining area, all new paint, plus much, much, more!!!!. The fully developed lower level includes two bedrooms, a good sized…

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It’s camping season! This summer has ushered in incredible weather, with plenty of rain and heat. The grass is green, the water is cool, and the sun is shining. Many Calgarians are taking advantage of this beautiful weather by packing up and heading to their favorite campsite to breathe in the fresh air. Looking for some tips and tricks to make your camping experience better? Here are some of our favorites:

Frozen Water Bottles: Instead of buying a bunch of ice for your cooler that will melt and leave a mess, instead buy a flat of water. Crack the lid and dump out a little bit from each bottle to release the pressure, then pop it in the freezer overnight. Once frozen, you can line your cooler with them to keep things icy! As they melt, they also…

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***OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, July 23rd - 1:30-4:00pm*** Welcome to a pride of ownership, two bedroom townhome in the fantastic inner city area of Point McKay!

This very affordable and exceptionally well cared for, 4 level split townhouse is centrally located very close to the Children's and Foothills hospitals, University of Calgary, Market Mall and just steps away from the Bow River bike and walking path system plus a short 10 minute commute to downtown! This unit features a single attached garage, new laminate flooring on the 2nd level, a bright and open kitchen c/w large windows, a built-in hot tub /Jacuzzi on the lower level and a newly fenced rear yard. Never worry about shovelling the driveway or landscaping maintenance again, as it's all…

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Wonderful Jayman Built home in Mahogany with lake access.

Sonata style, 3 bedroom home with 2-1/2 baths, quartz kitchen counter tops, 11-foot ceilings in the living room and vinyl plank flooring on the entire main floor. The owner has added an oversized, detached double garage. Tankless hot water heater, Kinetico water softener, air conditioner and solar panels are additions to this home. The basement ceiling height varies from 7 feet to 11 feet and is undeveloped. Near schools, shopping and golfing. See what a Lake Community can offer you.

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It was another Stampede for the books!

We had so much fun celebrating with you, Calgary. The theme for the 2022 Stampede was ‘Together Again,’ a fitting sentiment. As many of those who didn’t return last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis came back to the grounds for the first time in two years, there was a feeling of relief this summer as the greatest outdoor show on earth began. We’re back, and we’re betting than ever.

This year had everything we love about the Stampede: community, pancakes, western wear, sportsmanship, two-stepping, sky-high rides and more! The feeling on the grounds was electric. Whether you were watching the chuckwagon races or the BMX show, shopping in the BMO center or playing games on the midway, it felt like being…

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The search for a new home can be exciting! You are starting a new chapter; and you want to do everything in your power to make sure it is a good one. This is why it's important to keep an eye out for red flags when conducting your home search. Your real estate professional will be able to help with this, but here are some general things to keep an eye on: 

A Lack of Photos: Listing photos are all about showing off a property. Some listings will have thirty plus photos. Others? Not so much... A lack of photos can sometimes mean there is a lack of a good home to show off. They may show the outside only, or just the kitchen. It could be those were the only photos available, but usually it means the rest of the property doesn't show as well. It's always…

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***ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS***.....Just listed is a legacy revenue property that is extremely rare and hard to find, legal 4-corner, 4-plex in any area of the city, especially in the exclusive close-in, inner city area of Varsity! For sale are all four units together and the titles are strata condo tilted and have four separate titles for selling individually into the future. Located on a huge 62x103ft M-C1 lot offering 6 parking stalls! These buildings are very well constructed and three out the four units are totally renovated including kitchens and bathrooms. Each 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, two storey unit offers approx. 1100sqft per unit, plus full undeveloped basements, and patio doors to a balcony. Current yearly gross rents are $62,280 and are low…

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The big headline for this market report from The Calgary Real Estate Board? The market is starting to shift as sales slow down. 

If you've been putting off listing your home to take advantage of the sellers market conditions, you need to act now. Contact Team Ken Richter today at 403-630-6363 or email 

Here are the highlights from the Calgary Real Estate Board's report, which you can read in full here: 

  • "Sales activity in June eased relative to the past several months and with 2,842 sales...the decline was driven by a pullback in detached and semi-detached home sales."
  • "This pullback in sales was not met with the same level of pullback in new listings. This caused inventories to trend up over previous months. These…

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