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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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NEELY ACREAGE SOLD 40.1 ACRES MD ROCKY VIEW

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

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

 

 

JUST SOLD -251083 Range Road 271

by Stewart J Lowe & Associates

Congratulations to Pattie & Randy on the sale of the Rural Rockyview County Acreage !!

 

5 Reasons Why Calgarians Should Buy A Home In 2016

by Stewart J Lowe & Associates

by Wayne Karl

Why is 2016 a good year to buy a home in Canada? Let us count the ways.

1. LOW INTEREST RATES

In its latest rate announcement on Jan. 20, the Bank of Canada held its target for the overnight rate at 0.50 per cent, citing a setback brought on by a decline in oil and commodities prices. BoC expects the economy to grow by about 1.5 per cent in 2016 and 2.5 per cent in 2017.

Some experts, such as Benjamin Tal, deputy chief economist at CIBC World Markets, expects interest rates to remain low through 2016, if not fall.

At least one lender, in Ontario, even recently introduced what it says is the lowest posted fixed mortgage rate on the market - at 1.69 per cent for a one-year term.

The BoC's next rate announcement is March 9.

2. THE UPSIDE OF DOWN PRICES

When the The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released its latest statistics on Feb. 16, one number jumped off the page and into the headlines: 17 per cent - the rate by which the national average sale price rose on a year-over-year basis in January.

"Holy," prospective homebuyers might have thought, "how will I ever be able to buy a home if this keeps happening?"

The key thing to look for when you see such news, however, is what's happening in your market. Real estate is local, not national. You don't buy the Canadian market, or even a provincial or regional one. You buy one home in one location.

Excluding British Columbia and Ontario from CREA's January stats, the national average sale price actually declined slightly, by 0.3 per cent.

Economies and housing sectors in markets such as Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon are feeling the pinch of the extended slowdown in oil and gas. For existing homeowners, of course, this isn't great news; average home prices in Calgary dropped 3.05 per cent year-over-year in January, and in Saskatoon they fell 2.11 per cent.

For prospective buyers, however, this means opportunity.

Naturally, buyers might not too jazzed about getting in when prices are dropping, fearing their home's value will go down after they purchase. But look at the longer term. In Calgary, prices have increased 14.29 per cent over the last three years; in Saskatoon, 2.07 per cent.

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Staging Your Calgary Home : Get Them Hooked On Your Home !

by Stewart J Lowe & Associates

Get Them “Hooked” On Your Home

Let us entice the buyer and get them hooked on your home and not the competition ! “Staging” is about setting up and decorating each room of your home so that it looks as attractive as possible. It is not always about bringing in expensive furniture most times a good stager can work with what you have and with our free consultation before we list. Advising on things that work and things that don’t, they have the mindset of a buyer! Studies show that on average “Staged Homes” sell in about half the time. On average staged homes get 4.3% more than their asking price.

Here are a few simple tips: Remember it is not “A Honey Pot” so do not overdo it.

  • Fresh flowers or flowering plants placed in a couple of rooms, such as the kitchen and living room, can have a dramatic impact on how inviting that room looks. Just don’t overdo it.
  • Make sure office desks, countertops, coffee tables and ottomans, etc. are totally clutter free. Give the impression in all rooms that there’s lots of space available on horizontal surfaces.
  • Colors that clash may work for you, but not everyone will share your daring sense of style. Always stick to neutral colours.
  • Be honest about the amount of furniture you have in each room. If you can take out pieces and put them in storage, less is more. Light , space and condition perception are huge things when selling your home.
  • In a buyer’s market they have more choice, so you need to bring your “A” game and compete. Sometimes we advise our clients to let us show them the competition in their area. It also gives them the competitive edge!
  • Staging is adding effective amenities, the house becomes more valuable than it’s comparables in that price range and it gets moved into a higher price bracket , where it becomes the lowest priced in that price range! Makes sense?

Call / Text or email us today, we offer a free 2 hour consultation with our in-house stager to all our clients. 403-850-0669

24061 MEADOW DRIVE , BEARSPAW - SOLD

by Stewart J Lowe and Anne M Lindsay

We are please to have sold 24061 Meadow Drive Bearspaw. A beautiful McKinley Masters built home on 4 acreas within minutes of the city. Congratulations to the Browns!

301248 COYOTE VALLEY ROAD, BEARSPAW-SOLD

by Stewart J Lowe and Anne M Lindsay

Despite sales in Bearspaw being slow at the moment buyers are still seeing value in the one million plus price range home on 4 acres. We are pleased to mark our listing on Coyote Valley Road as SOLD. Congratulations to Dino & Marie who had lived there for over 21 years!

Stewart J Lowe & Anne Lindsay
 

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