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

F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall"; and oh, how crisp it has become! The autumn leaves are in full bloom, flaunting gorgeous shades of reds, yellows and oranges. Autumn is a beautiful--but short--transition time between our hot summers and cold winters, so embrace this small window of beauty while it lasts!

The most popular destination to see the fall colours is the mountains, where larch season is underway and autumn is on full display. However, mountain destinations can be packed with locals looking for an escape and tourists coming to stand in awe and wonder. Popular Kananaskis hiking destinations, the towns of Banff and Canmore, and Lake Louise are crowded these days, so skip them! Did you…

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As a real estate group, we want you to sell or buy a home. After all, that is what we are here for! We are so proud to serve our valued clients, helping you make your big move. It is one of the biggest financial decisions you'll make, so we want you to feel good about it every step of the way. We are here to help relieve stress and any fears of the unknown. When you partner with Team Ken Richter, you can be assured you'll be supported every step of the way. 

If some of your anxiety comes from being unsure of if you should stay put or make a move, take a deep breath. This is normal; this is a massive decision to make! We always recommend first meeting with Ken Richter to discuss what you're hoping for. With thirty-plus years of experience helping…

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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 taken care of for you in a very well-managed townhome…

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ATTENTION ALL BUILDERS!!! Welcome to the progressively changing and rejuvenating northwest inner city community of Montgomery!

Just listed is a huge 50x120 R-C1 south lot in an amazing location offering wonderful south escarpment valley views! Very quiet location and this lot is prime for a walkout basement development and most recently on this street are properties re-zoned to accommodate new semi-detached infills as well! Currently on the lot is an older bungalow c/w a full finished concrete basement in need of a little TLC and the house is a good rental for the interim until you're ready to build! Only a few steps to Bowmont park and the Bow River bike path system, 2 minutes to Market Mall, U of C, two hospitals, and the Tom Baker Centre, a…

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Are you selling your home this fall? Here are some tips:

1). Don’t rely on the market to sell your home for you. While we may be at the tail end of a seller’s market, things are shifting. Gone are the days of every home selling before it’s ever listed for way over asking price. While the market still skews slightly in the seller’s favor, you need to be strategic to set it up for success.

2). Figure out what your home’s selling feature is. Every property has that key, top-of-the-list quality that is it’s best feature. This could be the neighborhood, new appliances, the layout, the zoning for the lot; whatever it is, capitalize on it and highlight it as much as possible.

3). Get staged. Whether you think your home is beautifully decorated and…

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Back to school season is in full swing, with many grade schools starting classes as early as August! With the back to school season comes new schedules, activities, processes, people, and so much more. It can be an overwhelming and over-stimulating couple of weeks getting settled into a new routine; so be gracious with yourself and your loved ones as you navigate this transition. We know it’s exhausting, so take care of each other.

One of the ways you can be gentle on yourself and others during this season is to celebrate the start of the school year the best way possible: by ordering take-out and putting on a family-favorite movie. Jen Hatmaker, author and speaker, encourages her readers to make the first Friday of back to school season a pizza…

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Welcome to an amazing building lot and location in an exclusive enclave of Bowness!!

This huge 50 foot wide R-C1 lot was created by subdividing off the lot next door that the owner is currently in the process of finishing a brand new, approx. 3,000 sqft single family home! Numerous new homes were recently built in the immediate area creating a sense of community within the well established area of Bowness! There are plans available to build another approx. 3,000 sqft home on this lot as well. Only a block away to the Bow river and river bike/walking path system, only 5 minutes to two hospitals, the Tom Baker Centre and the U of C, only 2 minutes away from Trinity Hills box stores, the new Greenwich Farmers Market and the new Superstore. A short…

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Calling all BUILDERS and/or INVESTORS - just listed is an excellent developing lot or holding property for future development!! Huge 50x120, M-CG zoned (for building multi-family units), south rear facing walk-out lot, located along the new "Main Streets" initiative to downtown, in one of the most progressive re-developing inner city areas of Calgary!

Currently on the lot is a recently remodelled, fully developed walk-out, 2+2 bedroom bungalow, featuring a newer kitchen including cherry wood cabinets and centre island, slate and hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and updated bathrooms. The fully finished walkout lower level has two bedrooms (requiring egress windows), a large family room, 4-pce bath and another area that could be…

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Happy September, Calgary!

Autumn is on the horizon, Back to School is in full swing, and some great events are coming to our city. Check some of them out!

September 1-31 Millarville Farmers Market
September 9-10 The Price is Right Live
September 11 ZooLaLa
September 11 Canadian Country Music Awards
September 16 Carnivale at Heritage Park
September 16 Ultra Calgary Night Run 5K & 10K
September 17 The Stampeders vs. Lions
September 22-31 Pumpkins After Dark
September 22 The Calgary Opera's 50th Anniversary Concert
September 23-24 Etsy Calgary Fall Market
September 29 Tracy Morgan Live
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

What are you most looking forward to this September?

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It was another busy month in Calgary Real Estate! The Calgary Real Estate Board has released it's monthly summary of what happened in the market, which is an excellent resource for buyers, sellers and investors. Read the highlights of the August 2022 Calgary Real Estate report below: 

  • "...there continues to be a shift towards more affordable options as the year-over-year pullback in detached sales was nearly matched by gains for multi-family product types."
  • "... new listings continue to trend down, preventing any supply gains or a substantial shift in the months of supply."
  • "The months of supply in August remained at just above two months, not at tight as earlier in the year, but still below levels traditionally seen this time of year."

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