Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: March, 2024

Happy Easter!

It feels rather strange the Easter comes so early this year, but we're excited for the long weekend and time to spend with loved ones. If you're hosting the Easter gathering this year, here are some tips:

  • Create a festive atmosphere by decorating your home with Easter-themed decorations. Consider using fresh flowers, pastel-colored tableware, and Easter eggs as part of your decor. Don't forget to set the table with care, using your best linens and tableware to create an elegant and inviting setting.
  • Easter is often associated with delicious food, so be sure to plan a menu that will delight your guests. Consider serving traditional Easter dishes such as ham, lamb, or a spring vegetable quiche. Don't forget to include a variety…

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Welcome to this spacious, renovated bi-level offering over 1,850 sqft of developed living space!

Recently and extensively renovated, this house boasts a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Nestled in the heart of Bowness on a large R-CG lot, this well-maintained home exudes charm and warmth, featuring real hardwood floors, an open sun-drenched floor plan with multiple skylights, and a southern exposure rear yard that creates a welcoming ambiance. The massive detached, insulated, and heated 27 ft x 23 ft "mechanics dream" garage with 11 ft high ceilings provides ample parking and storage space.

Conveniently located, this property is close to all levels of schools and offers easy access to the University of Calgary, hospitals including…

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After a long winter in Calgary, Alberta, there's nothing quite like the sight of new growth and the promise of a vibrant garden. To make the most of the upcoming spring season, it's important to prepare your garden properly. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, these tips from gardening experts will help you get your garden ready for spring:

  1. Be sure it is the right time to get started: "Research should be the first task on your list. Before you start digging in your garden, make sure that it's the appropriate time to do so based on your agricultural zone... If the ground is still frozen and there's still a threat of frost, you'll mostly be wasting your time" (Martha Stewart).
  2. Clear away the old to make way for the new:…

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You have likely read before that the spring is a great time to buy or sell a home in Calgary, Alberta. This is a popular phrase many real estate professionals use, and we are here to tell you that the rumors are true! Spring is indeed a great time to buy or sell a home. Here are some of the reasons why:

For Buyers:

  • Many homes get listed in the spring, which means you need to be ready to scoop up a great property before it is sold. With such a competitive market right now, buyers need to be one step ahead of everyone else in order to secure a property. Contact Team Ken Richter today to get poised to buy!
  • The weather is better! Simply put, it is easier to navigate going to viewings, booking inspections, and more when the weather is nice. As…

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St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and we can't wait to bask in a little Irish luck! Calgary, Alberta may be a wee bit far from Ireland (6,600 KM separate Calgary and Dublin!), there are still plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day right here in the city! For those looking for some inspiration, here are some recommendations:

  • Spend the day at St. Patrick's Island! It just seems obvious, doesn't it? St. Patrick's Island is full of parks, pathways, art installations, and more. Rent a scooter or take a stroll. The trees are starting to bud and greener pastures are on the horizon, so get a head start on enjoying the fresh spring air by spending the day basking in it. 
  • Check out an Irish Pub! Calgary is home to so many Irish pubs,…

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As the flowers bloom and the weather warms, it's not just nature that's getting a fresh start—homebuyers are also on the lookout for new beginnings. Spring is an ideal time to sell your home, and a thorough spring cleaning can make your property even more appealing to potential buyers. You're going to want to clean it either way, so here are some tips to help give your home a fresh start:

  1. Declutter! Start by decluttering every room in your home. Remove any items that are not essential or that you no longer use. This includes old furniture, decorations, and personal items. Decluttering will not only make your home look more spacious and inviting to prospective buyers, but it will help you ensure you don't pack up and haul items you don't want in…

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Here in Calgary, Alberta, Spring is the beautiful redemption on the horizon that follows a harsh winter. We eagerly anticipate the moment we can unplug our block heaters, store away mittens, and crack open the windows for the first time since the frost. 

Spring is the perfect time to give your home a little refresh! Declutter and recycle/donate/throw away items you no longer need. Wipe down all the nooks and crannies, and take out the outside furniture again.

The most fun part of the post-spring clean is decorating for the new season. Whether you choose to lean into the upcoming Easter holidays or not, spring decor is a great way to add some life back into your home following a cold snap. Here are some tips from the experts:

  • Lighter…

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Welcome to two custom-built, semi-detached, fully developed infill homes, each offering four bedrooms and three and a half baths, meticulously constructed by a reputable local builder in a prime west Bowness location!

These exceptional homes, boasting a total of 2,933 sqft of luxurious living space per side, are designed to impress even the most discerning buyers. The main floor welcomes you with a sunlit, south-exposed open floor plan featuring soaring 9ft ceilings. The chef's kitchen is a standout feature, complete with a stainless steel appliance package and an impressive eleven-foot quartz-covered center island.

Upstairs, you'll find three well-appointed bedrooms, a convenient laundry room with a sink, and a lavish primary suite. The…

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Here are the highlights from The Calgary Real Estate Board's market report for February 2024, which you can read in full by clicking here:

  • "New listings continued to rise in February, reaching 2,711 units" (The Calgary Real Estate Board).
  • "[Sales] increased by nearly 23 per cent compared to last year for a total of 2,135 units" (The Calgary Real Estate Board).
  • "Low supply and higher sales caused the months of supply to fall to just over one month, nearly as tight as levels seen during the spring of last year" (The Calgary Real Estate Board).
  • " The unadjusted detached benchmark price was $585,000" (The Calgary Real Estate Board).
  • "[The] East district is experiencing the highest year-over-year price growth at 25 per cent, while the...…

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March is here already, can you believe it? While we're getting a snowy and cold start to the month, things are looking up! Here are some of the events happening this month around Calgary:

March 1-23 Jubilations Junior Dinner Theatre Presents: Beach Barbie's Birthday Bash
March 1-31 Thunderin' Thursdays: Free Line Dancing Lessons at Ranchmans
March 10 Daylight Savings Begins
March 15 Spring Backyard Canada Market Fest
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 18-22 Indoor Pan American Cup
March 22-23 Grape Escape
March 19-24 Broadway Across Canada Presents: Hairspray
March 29 Good Friday
March 28 Noah Khan: We'll All Be Here Forever Tour
March 28-30 2024 Western Canadian Ringette Championships
March 29-31 Shun Yun
March 31 Easter Sunday

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