Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: June, 2023

Canada Day is a national holiday in Canada celebrated on July 1st each year. It commemorates the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867, which united the separate colonies of Canada. Canada Day is a day of national pride and a time for us to celebrate our country's history, culture, and achievements.

Canada Day is not only a celebration of the country's past but also a reflection of its diversity and multiculturalism. Festivals and cultural events highlight the rich heritage and traditions of Canada's Indigenous peoples, as well as the contributions of various immigrant communities that have helped shape the nation.

As a statutory holiday, Canada Day provides us with an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, take…

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Back on the market due to due financing! A very rare find! "ON THE THE RIDGE!" VIEW VIEW VIEW! Very few homes come up for sale in this premium ridge lot location....featuring a large 1,472 SQFT raised bungalow on a large 60ft wide frontage offering AMAZING and STUNNING south river valley escarpment, mountain and partial downtown views!

Directly overlooking Bowmont Park and the Bow River below is an outstanding quiet location encapsulating nature right at your doorstep!! The house is a "diamond in the ruff", and is very well preserved and has strong bones but requires some cosmetic TLC updating and is well worth the effort in this premium ridge location! The special features of this house include the ground level open foyer leading you to a…

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It's barely summer, but Calgary AB has already faced multiple heatwaves! It is gearing up to be our hottest summer yet, and the scorching heat and intense sunlight can make your home feel uncomfortably warm. One effective way to combat this issue and create a cool and comfortable living space is by choosing the right window coverings. Here are some options:

  1. Cellular Shades: Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are an excellent choice for summer. Their unique design features hollow cells that trap air, providing an extra layer of insulation. This insulation helps to keep the heat outside while maintaining a cooler indoor environment. 

  2. Solar Shades: Solar shades are specifically designed to block harmful UV rays and reduce…

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Back on the market due to financing!!Welcome to a pride of ownership and a very well cared for 1,050 sqft, total of 3 bedroom bungalow and on a huge 50x120 R-C1 south, manicured, fenced, mature treed lot! Very quiet location and close to all schools making this is a great starter home in a fantastic inner city location!

The main floor features a large living and dining combination area, the kitchen is right adjacent to the beautiful cedar lined 14ft x 14ft sunroom (currently there is a hot tub in it), a large master bedroom, the 2nd bedroom, plus a den that also has a door to the sunroom. The lower level was used as a sound studio and has sound proofing insulation in the rec. room, a 3rd bedroom (requires an egress window), 2-pce bath with…

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In today's real estate landscape in Calgary AB, prospective home buyers often find themselves facing a significant challenge – a seller's market. A seller's market occurs when the demand for homes outweighs the supply, granting sellers the upper hand in negotiations. However, with the right strategies and a focused approach, buyers can still succeed in purchasing their dream home. Here are some tips: 

  1. Be Prepared: In a competitive market, preparation is key. Start by getting your finances in order and obtaining a pre-approval letter from your lender. This shows sellers that you are serious and ready to make an offer. 

  2. Define Your Priorities: With limited inventory and increased competition, it's crucial to have a clear understanding…

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The Calgary Stampede is right around the corner, and we cannot wait to celebrate the best ten days of the year with you, YYC! We are so excited for this years' shows, food, events, shopping and western spirit. In celebration of Stampede being less than one month away, here are some fun facts about this years' Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth:

  • The parade marshal this year is Jeremy Hansen! "Hansen will become the first Canadian to venture to the moon as part of the historic Artemis II mission. It’s the first crewed mission to leave Earth’s orbit since 1972 and will pave the way for deeper space exploration, including to Mars" (The Calgary Stampede).
  • The Powwow competition will be back and bigger than ever! "The Calgary Stampede Powwow returns to…

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Moving to a new home can be an exciting chapter in your life, but it can also be a major source of stress. The process of packing, organizing, and transitioning to a new environment can feel overwhelming. However, with some careful planning and a few stress-reducing strategies, you can make your move a smoother and more enjoyable experience. Here are some tips:

  1. Plan and Organize in Advance: One of the most effective ways to reduce stress during a move is to plan and organize well in advance. Create a moving checklist that outlines all the tasks you need to complete before, during, and after the move. Break down the process into smaller, manageable steps, and set realistic deadlines for each task. This will help you stay organized and alleviate…

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Welcome to an exceptional cabin-like starter home or investment property nestled in the heart of the inner city!

Rarely do you come across such spacious inner city lots situated in a peaceful location, just a block away from the river (unaffected by the 2013 floods), all on an expansive 50x120 R-C1 zoned lot! This property boasts tremendous potential for future development, making it an ideal investment, or simply enjoy living in this fantastic location at a remarkably affordable price.

The house features two cozy bedrooms, a generously sized living room, and a charming country kitchen. Conveniently, the main floor hosts the laundry area, and you'll also appreciate the large 16'x 9' front greeting porch/deck. While the house doesn't have…

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With the arrival of summer, it's time to dust off your grill and gather your friends and family for some mouthwatering barbecue parties. Whether you're a seasoned grill master or a beginner, these summer BBQ tips and tricks will help you elevate your grilling game and create unforgettable experiences..

  1. Prep and Marinate in Advance: One of the keys to a flavorful barbecue is marinating your meat ahead of time. Plan your menu in advance and allow your meats to marinate overnight. This will infuse them with delicious flavors and tenderize the meat, resulting in juicy and succulent bites. Experiment with different marinades, such as citrus-based or smoky barbecue blends.
  1. Preheat and Clean Your Grill: Before you start grilling, make sure to…

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The May 2023 Calgary Real Estate Market Statistics update is here, thanks to the folks at the Calgary Real Estate Board. They are an invaluable resource for anyone looking to buy, sell, or invest in the local market. With the economy being where it is at, it is more important than ever to make sure you get the most out of such a big transaction. Being informed is the first step. 

Here are some highlights from the Calgary Real Estate Board's latest report:

  • "Thanks to a significant gain in apartment condominium sales, May sales rose to 3,120, a new record high for the month" (The Calgary Real Estate Board). 
  • "We continue to see fewer new listings on the market than last year, causing inventory levels to fall. With a sales-to-new-listings…

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