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Just Sold- Morgans Road, Morgans Rise, Springbank

by Stewart J Lowe & Associates

Congratulations to Jane & Mika and the new owners- Great Home in the Country



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C4135569  $849,000 4.11 ACRES. 2015

FOOTHILLS HIDEAWAY! Rare opportunity! Pristine NEW HOME in the Bragg Creek area! 4+ acres of peaceful privacy. Seasonal CREEK + groomed TRAILS. 5 min to restaurants/shops in Bragg Creek. Next door to Kananaskis Country! 9’ ceilings. Walls of windows for forest VIEWS + NATURAL LIGHT. Open plan. LVP + Ceramic tile flooring. CUSTOM HICKORY DOORS, CABINETS + CASINGS throughout! Stunning FIR PLANK staircase. King-sized MASTER RETREAT offers 4-pce ENSUITE with double tile shower + private S-FACING BALCONY. CHEF’S KITCHEN features HICKORY cabinets, QUARTZ counters, SS appliances + expansive ISLAND. Bright Dining area exits to S-FACING DECK + STONE PATIO. Family Rm showcases OSBORNE WB STOVE w/STONE back wall. Bathrooms feature Hickory cabinets, QUARTZ counters with under-mount sinks + artistic TILE BACKSPLASH. QUAD GARAGE w/professional WORKSHOP–30 Amp outlets! O/S SEPTIC MOUND system. 800 gall BACK-UP CISTERN. Circular driveway + lots of RV PARKING. You'll love the quiet country lifestyle this property offers! The property has beautiful woodlands, varied terrain and groomed trails throughout. The professional workshop offers the home-based business option, as well. So close to Calgary and K-Country, this is the perfect opportunity to live where you play and play where you live. Come take a peek! ALSO INCLUDED: Upright Freezer and metal Fireplace on Patio.  Call today! Sharon 403-554-8978



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Like most of us, you wonder if your home is safe whenever you’re away. Leaving for a long vacation or a short weekend getaway? In addition to your security system, these steps will help protect your home and ensure your peace of mind.


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We are proud to of listed this fine Taradar Built home on Morgans Rise, Springbank



by Stewart J Lowe & Associates

Well it's official. We sold the rest of the farm land today. Great news as the house and some land sold a month ago and the movers are coming the end of April.

Once again special thanks to our realtor and friend, Stewart J Lowe, Remax House & Calgarydreamhomes for his hard work and perseverance in getting the job done. Always a pleasure Stu!

Randy & Pattie Neely, MD Rocky View

What Alberta Buyers Actually Look For In a Home

by Stewart J Lowe & Associates

What Buyers Actually Look For In a Home

Ok, so we are about to list your home and you think you have it right. We have given you our advice and some complimentary staging options, then you start to second guess what the potential buyers will like or dislike!. But this is where you have to relax because part of our service is to take away anxiety, and selling your home should not be stressful.


So usually they are ok with the price range or they would not see the value in your home and their realtor would not be showing it to them. Remember first impressions, the home has to have good curb appeal, grass cut and weed wacked, front door and entrance washed down and sparkling clean. If they have a negative at the front door such as lack of TLC it will follow them through the home and everything they look at. Blinds up for showings, remember it’s showtime! Light and space is what most buyers like and you already de-cluttered didn’t you?

Tick the Boxes: They begin the walkthrough and hopefully start to tick the boxes. Flooring, appliances, open concept. The floors look good and the job you did on cleaning the house is paying off. Nobody likes someone else’s dirt.

Projects: Most people don’t mind one maybe two projects especially if they are cosmetic, but don’t have the “they can fix it attitude” because you are setting yourself up for a low offer.

Organized: Features that help keep them organized are important to many homebuyers. Having a laundry room where they can keep laundry out of sight in a separate room is good. In a recent survey 90% of those surveyed said it was a huge plus. An astounding 57% said they would be unlikely to buy a home without it.

Entertaining: They will picture their family and friends visiting, have they got the space, is there some outdoor living.

Efficiency: A top priority for many buyers is the energy efficiency of the home, insulation, how are the windows, have the furnaces been maintained, and is the home energy-star rated

Location: Will the home work for them as the kids grow up, school location as well as the homes location can be a big plus or minus.

Road access: How hard or easy will it be to get to work, and what is the travel time at both busy times of the day.

Ninety percent of buyers are looking for a linen closet in their bathrooms to help keep towels and toiletries organized. Garage space for storage of bikes, lawn care and sports equipment is high on their wish list. A walk-in pantry in the kitchen is considered desirable by 85% of respondents.

When buying or selling a home there are many features to consider as being on the tops of the minds of home buyers. Remember: Nobody sells more homes than Re/max !  403.850.0669

Qualifying for a Mortgage as a Self-Employed Applicant.-Al Nenshi

by Stewart J Lowe & Associates

Qualifying for a Mortgage as a Self-Employed Applicant.

If you are self-employed, you can still qualify to buy a house, but it can be a bit trickier as most lenders will require a track record of consistent income. READ MORE The standard is a two year average of your net taxable income. Lenders do recognize that many self-employed individuals will make legitimate tax deductions in order to reduce their taxable income. If you don’t pay taxes on the income, the lenders will most likely not accept anymore then the net declared income.

If you’re self-employed and show a HIGH net income, and can prove that you’re earning a healthy gross income, and that your deductions are limited to your field you’ll be good to go. Your income tax portion will not be brought down.

For example: If a net line 150 income was $98,000 in year one, and was $122,000 in year two the 2-year average is: $98,000 + $122,000 / 2 = $110,000
$110,000 is the number we use as the 2-year average of income.

Lower annual incomes will show different brackets of down payment requirements and financing options. A trained mortgage professional should be able to review your financial statements and find items that may be allowed to be ‘added back’ into your income. Call Al today!


12 Advantages Of Living On An Acreage

by Stewart J Lowe & Associates


12 Advantages Of Living On An Acreage

  1. Lots of Space.
  2. Looking out your windows and not seeing your neighbors
  3. You can be as loud as you like.
  4. Less Traffic Noise !
  5. Listen to the quietness
  6. You don’t have to shovel sidewalk snow.
  7. Lots of parking if you have more than one car
  8. Feeling like you own a big piece of Canada
  9. Clear open big skies
  10. You will not have to move your vehicle on the snow route!
  11. Over 2 Acres you can keep a horse!
  12. Did we already mention space!!


SOLD: Neely Acreage

by Stewart J Lowe & Associates




It's official. The Neely Acreage is sold! Special thanks to our realtor and now good friend, Stewart J Lowe. Calgarydreamhomes & Remax House.Sold for 96% of asking price. Randy & Pattie Neely



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Stewart J. Lowe & Associates
Real Estate Professionals Inc
202 5403 Crowchild Trail
Calgary AB T3B 4Z1
Direct: 403-850-0669
Fax: (403) 476-7608