Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News

Black Friday, a massive shopping event originating in the United States the Friday following American Thanksgiving, has become increasingly popular in Canada. This annual extravaganza offers Canadians fantastic deals and discounts across a wide array of products. To make the most of this shopping frenzy, here are top tips to navigate Black Friday as a Canadian shopper:

  1. Sign Up for Alerts and Newsletters: Subscribe to newsletters and sign up for alerts from your favorite retailers. Many stores offer exclusive discounts and early access to deals for subscribers.
  2. Set a Budget: Create a budget and stick to it. Black Friday deals can be enticing, but it's important not to overspend. Prioritize your purchases and focus on the items you truly need.

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The classic saying "location, location, location" is a classic for a reason. The importance of location cannot be overstated; it profoundly influences the value, demand, and potential return on investment of a property. Understanding the role of location in real estate investment is crucial for making informed and profitable decisions in the market. 

So, why is location so important? Here are the top 5 reasons:

  1. Property Value: Location significantly impacts a property's value. Desirable locations—such as those with proximity to amenities, good schools, public transport, and low crime rates—tend to command higher property prices. Conversely, less favorable locations might result in lower property values, impacting potential profits for…

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Remembrance Day is tomorrow. Each year we look forward to the opportunity to stand in remembrance of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe and free. We strongly encourage everyone to take a moment this weekend to honor those who have fallen and those who remain. 

Laurence Binyan wrote, "they shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” And so we shall. 

Click here for a list of all of the ceremonies happening across the city tomorrow, and make sure to wear your poppies in solidarity with our heroes,; past, present, and future. 

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Attention Builders and Developers

A golden opportunity awaits with the listing of this prime 50x120 R-C2 building lot in the prestigious inner-city community of Montgomery!

The surrounding landscape is witnessing a surge of activity, with several new semi-detached builds currently under construction or reaching the final stages of completion along this avenue. The location is simply fantastic, offering captivating southward views of the river valley escarpment, and it's just a stone's throw away from the natural beauty of Bowmont Park and the off-leash area along the Bow River.

Please note that the existing house holds no intrinsic value, as the services have been disconnected, and it is being sold "as is, where is." However, envision the…

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The stats are in! Here are some of the highlights from the Calgary Real Estate Board's latest report:

  • "... with 2,171 sales, levels were 17 per cent higher than last year and amongst the highest levels reported for October" (Calgary Real Estate Board)
  • " Sales activity has been boosted mainly through gains in apartment condominium sales" (Calgary Real Estate Board)
  • "New listings also improved this month compared to last year, reaching 2,684 units" (Calgary Real Estate Board)
  • "... months of supply [is at] one and a half months" (Calgary Real Estate Board)
  • "The unadjusted benchmark price in October reached $571,600, a gain over last month and nearly 10 per cent higher than last October" (Calgary Real Estate Board)

CREB® Chief…

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Here are some of the great events happening around the city of Calgary, Alberta this month:

November 8 BCA Planning & Development Committee Meeting
November 11 Remembrance Day
November 11 Shania Twain
November 12 KISS World Tour
November 16 MCA Senior Social
November 17-January 7 Zoolights
November 17 The Hangar Flight Museum's 48th Anniversary 
November 18 Fireside Storytelling at Fort Calgary
November 18 Schoolhouse Christmas
November 18-19 BCA Holiday Craft Fair
November 24 Black Friday
November 24 Locked Library
November 24 MCA Volunteer Appreciation Pub Night
November 24 BCA Arts Wrap-Up Showcase
November 25 Small Business Saturday
November 25-December 17 Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park
November 26 Circus Workshop with Bravo Circus
November 27 Cyber…

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Step into a cherished family home that has been meticulously maintained and thoughtfully updated, both inside and out.

This charming 3-bedroom bungalow in the sought-after upper Montgomery area is a testament to pride of ownership. Its exceptional location places you just a stone's throw from Market Mall, a few blocks from the Children's Hospital, and in close proximity to the University of Calgary and the vibrant University district shopping.

A series of valuable upgrades ensures that this home stands out. Newer windows flood the interior with natural light, while a recently installed forced-air furnace and tankless water heater, as well as a modern central air conditioner, enhance your comfort and convenience. The attic has been generously…

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Considering a move to a new location is a significant decision, and it's natural to want to test the waters before taking the plunge. "Putting out feelers" is the perfect approach to explore a new place without fully committing. Whether it's for a job opportunity, a change of scenery, or a fresh start, here are some effective ways to gauge the suitability of a potential move:

  1. Visit Friends and Family: If you have friends or family living in or near your target area, visit them. This allows you to spend time in the area, assess the lifestyle, and gain a better understanding of what daily life is like.

  2. Take a Test Commute: If your move involves a new job, consider taking a test commute. This means visiting the area during rush hour to…

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When winter descends with its icy grip on Calgary, Alberta, it's essential to ensure your home is well-prepared to withstand the deep freeze. The bitter cold, snow, and freezing temperatures can take a toll on your property and your comfort. Well, Calgary: next week it's going to get cold!

To keep your home warm, safe, and functioning smoothly throughout the winter months, here are some important tips to consider.

  1. Service Your Heating System: Before winter arrives, have your heating system professionally serviced. This ensures that it's working efficiently and reduces the risk of breakdowns during the coldest months. Replace air filters regularly to maintain good indoor air quality.
  2. Draft Guards and Weatherstripping: Install draft guards…

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The way we live in Calgary, Alberta is evolving, and traditional notions of home and community are being redefined. A significant contributor to this transformation is the rise of co-living spaces. These innovative living arrangements offer a unique and appealing alternative to the conventional housing model, catering to a range of lifestyles and needs for many Calgarians. 

So, what is Co-living? Co-living spaces are a housing option where residents share living spaces and often, resources. It's more than just a place to stay; it's a lifestyle choice.. Here are some reasons why co-living is on the rise:

  1. Affordability: The cost of housing in Calgary, like other cities all across the country, has risen. Co-living spaces provide a more…

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