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

Calgary is known for its beautiful landscapes, vibrant culture, and adventurous spirit. However, during the scorching summer months, the city can experience soaring temperatures that might leave you seeking refuge from the heat. Luckily, Calgary offers a variety of fantastic places where you can cool off and enjoy the summer season to the fullest. From serene river escapes to exhilarating water parks, here are the top places to beat the heat in Calgary:

  1. Sikome Lake at Fish Creek Provincial Park: Sikome Lake is a popular man-made lake situated within the breathtaking Fish Creek Provincial Park. It's an ideal spot for a day of family fun and relaxation. With its sandy beach, designated swimming area, and well-maintained facilities, Sikome Lake…

80 Views, 0 Comments

The process of buying or selling a home can be both exciting and overwhelming. A professional and reliable agent can streamline the process, provide invaluable guidance, and ensure you make informed decisions.  In this blog, we'll discuss the essential factors to consider when selecting a real estate agent to ensure a successful and stress-free real estate journey; and, why partnering with Ken Richter as your real estate agent gives you the advantage! 

  1. Experience and Expertise: One of the most crucial factors to consider when choosing a real estate agent is their experience and expertise in the local market. An experienced agent will have a deep understanding of the neighborhoods, pricing trends, and market conditions in the area you are…

75 Views, 0 Comments

Introducing the property you've been eagerly awaiting - "A Country Estate" nestled right in the heart of the inner city! Prepare to be captivated by this stunning, fully renovated four-bedroom bungalow, situated on an expansive almost half-acre lot that backs onto a private and lushly treed hillside reserve. It's a rare gem to find an essentially brand-new home on a magnificent 70x300ft south rear lot, tucked away in a serene enclave of the inner city area of Bowness.

Boasting over 2,800 sqft of luxurious living space, this home has been thoughtfully reimagined from top to bottom, inside and out. The attention to detail is evident throughout, with no expense spared in creating a custom-designed chef's dream kitchen, masterfully crafted by a…

49 Views, 0 Comments

There's something magical about a lemonade stand. It's a rite of passage for many kids—a chance to learn about entrepreneurship, responsibility, and the satisfaction of running a small business. Whether your child is eager to set up their first lemonade stand or wants to improve their existing operation, this blog post will provide valuable tips and tricks to help them make their lemonade stand a sweet success.

  1. Perfecting the Recipe: The key to a successful lemonade stand starts with a delicious and refreshing recipe. Encourage your child to experiment with different combinations of lemons, water, and sugar to find the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness. Adding a unique twist like fresh mint or berries can also help set their lemonade…

92 Views, 0 Comments

In the world of investment opportunities, few options can match the long-term financial benefits and stability offered by rental properties. Whether you're a seasoned investor or a first-time buyer looking to make your money work for you, investing in rental properties can be a lucrative venture. Here are some of the advantages of owning a rental property: 

  1. Steady Stream of Income: One of the most enticing benefits of investing in rental properties is the opportunity to generate a steady stream of income. By leasing out your property to tenants, you can enjoy a monthly rental income that can supplement your primary earnings or even replace them over time. But be warned: It's not passive income. Being a landlord can be a lot of work,…

56 Views, 0 Comments

Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in our homes is essential for our well-being, and one design style that continues to captivate hearts is Western-inspired home decor. Combining rustic elegance with a touch of nostalgia, this style evokes images of sprawling ranches, cowboy hats, and the enchanting beauty of the Albertan Wild West. Here are some ideas to help you create a Western-inspired haven that embraces the spirit of the west: 

  1. Earthy Color Palette: To capture the essence of the Western landscape, start with a warm and earthy color palette. Shades of warm brown, terracotta, deep red, and burnt sienna will mimic the hues of sunsets over the prairie. Introduce these colors through your walls, furniture, and textiles to create a cozy…

120 Views, 0 Comments

Presenting an incredible opportunity to acquire this fantastic SxS (side-by-side) duplex, being sold by a long-time owner, and it has proven to be a lucrative money maker!

One side of the duplex is currently vacant and readily available for viewing at your convenience through appointment. On the other side, there's a tenant in place on a month-to-month tenancy, paying $1000/month plus utilities. With a 24-hour notice, this occupied unit can also be viewed. Both units are thoughtfully designed, featuring 3 bedrooms per side. What makes this duplex particularly enticing is the rare bonus it offers – the lower levels remain unspoiled and are primed for development, presenting a valuable opportunity to enhance the property further!


49 Views, 0 Comments

The stats are in for June, and the Calgary real estate market remains strong!

Each month we cover the real estate statistics updated provided by the Calgary Real Estate Board. You can see all of our summaries with links to their data by clicking here. 

Without further ado, here are some highlights from the Calgary Real Estate Board's latest report:

  • "The housing market in Calgary witnessed a surge in apartment condominium sales, setting a new total residential record with 3,146 sales achieved in June. Although year-to-date sales are currently 23 percent lower than last year, they remain significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels" (The Calgary Real Estate Board)
  • "... there has been a positive trend in new listings, providing relief and…

54 Views, 0 Comments

Welcome to the vibrant neighborhood of Inglewood, where you'll find this charming one-bedroom apartment condo boasting several desirable features, including a titled underground parking stall and a titled storage locker, all nestled within a serene and soundproof concrete building.

The unit welcomes you with an abundance of natural light streaming in through wall-to-wall windows, providing a delightful view of the courtyard adorned with lush summer foliage. Step inside to discover the elegance of engineered hardwood flooring gracing the living and dining area, complemented by granite countertops in the well-appointed kitchen. The high ceilings add to the open and spacious feel of the condo.

Indulge in the luxury of a spa-styled bathroom,…

51 Views, 0 Comments

Happy July, Calgary!

Can you believe we're halfway through the year already? Here are some of the fun events happening this month. Calgary is always busy in July, so take advantage of these great offerings!

July 8 Bowness Stampede Parade & Breakfast
July 7-16 The Calgary Stampede
July 7, 14, 21, 28 Family Fun Nights at Calaway Park
July 8, 15, 22, 29 Market Nights at Heritage Park
July 10 Poetry Slam & Open Mic Night at Dickens
July 18-23 Disney's Aladdin on Broadway
July 20 Montgomery Community Association Senior Social
July 23 Calgary Stampeders: Family Day
July 26 University District Night Market
July 28 I Love The 90's Tour
July 28 Corks for Conservation

What To Do in Calgary Every Day This Summer!

What are you most looking forward to this July?

50 Views, 0 Comments