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This home is incredible. It has only ever had one owner, and pride of ownership is evident inside and out! It is immaculate in every detail and loaded with extras that the discerning buyer will adore. Here is a list with all the highlights YOU could enjoy by acting now, calling Ken Richter at 403-630-6363, and booking a showing:

  • Wide open floor plan
  • Plenty of sun from it's south facing windows
  • A den on the main floor
  • Maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, island and a gas oven in the kitchen
  • Flooring is a mix of hardwood, ceramic tile floors and lush carpet.
  • Feature stone fireplace in the great home
  • New, classic finishes throughout
  • 3 large bedrooms upstairs, all with walk-in closets
  • Massive
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The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines downsizing as "undergoing a reduction in size." Downsizing is sometimes used as a negative--a company may let go employees when forced to downsize due to a bad bottom line--but sometimes used as a positive--like when we clear out the clutter in our life. There are also positives and negatives when it comes to downsizing our home.

Buying a smaller home can be as liberating as it is hard work. However, if it is what is best for you and your family, it is worth it. If you are contemplating downsizing to a smaller home, make sure you think through the following carefully.

Positives to Downsizing:

  • Home maintenance ease (both indoors and outdoors).
  • Fewer Home Expenses
  • Investment Diversification &
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Right on the corner and right on the price! Wow!

Have a look at this amazing one owner, 4 year old, semi-detached infill offering a total of approximately 2600 square feet of sun drenched, south facing living space. The open floorplan is highlighted by numerous large windows; this wonderful inner city family home provides gorgeous views of the south river escarpment & is conveniently located across from a large playground of an elementary school.

Numerous upgraded features include a massive gourmet kitchen and large granite island, built-in appliances, engineered wood flooring on main & lower levels (great for pets), cozy front living room & additional sitting area complete with a gas fireplace, feature wall built-ins and a separate mudroom. The

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Begin a new chapter in the Sierras, one of the top 40+ condominium complexes in Alberta! This suite for sale is on the southwest of the building, boasting gorgeous views and 836 square feet of pristine condominium living.

This single-floor condo has one master bedroom with a walk-in closet and private entrance to the three piece bathroom. The suite includes private laundry in a spacious utility room and a large balcony boasting gorgeous views, complete with a gas BBQ. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and oak cabinets. The spacious living room has large windows that bring in natural sunlight. Bright, open floor plan here!

The condominium building itself offers incredible amenities, such as: state of the art security system, underground

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Now is the time to purchase a revenue property or your first home!

With record low interest rates and no condo fees, this property is a steal.

This recently and extensively updated three bedroom bilevel is ready for immediate possession. The upgrades include new vinyl siding, soffits and facia. No need to worry about cleaning a carpet here... this home has worry-free vinyl planking and laminate flooring. The sunny south living room includes a wood burning fireplace and patio doors to a south balcony with nice valley views. There is a separate dining room and a large country kitchen. All the work is done, simply move in and enjoy.

Priced to sell!!

Please note... The other side of this building is rented to long time tenants of 15 years and

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"Walk Score" is a real estate term that gets thrown around a lot, but is rarely ever  defined. So what is this all-important walk score? A walk score is a score an address is given between 0 and 100 regarding how friendly the area is based on walkability. Variables that go into calculating this score are:

  • Area safety & Crime Rates
  • Nearby Transit & Bike Routes
  • Proximity to essential services such as Grocery stores, pharmacies, schools and businesses
  • Composition of  land (Hills, Forests, Plains, etc.)

A walk score is a fast way for potential buyers to see how, essentially, accessible their new home is based on location.

Having a high walk score is often exalted as a wonderful thing, but having a low walk score is not necessarily

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Mother's Day is this weekend! Have you prepared something in celebration? If not, here are some ideas:

Prepare a Pamper Basket || Put together a basket of all of your mom's favorite things! This can be done inexpensively and can be completely customized to your mom. Spend some time thinking about her favorite things, then put them all in a basket (Michael's Craft Supply stores have gorgeous baskets). Here are some ideas for things to include to get you started:

  • Candy
  • Candle
  • Magazine or Book
  • Bath Bomb
  • Favorite Drink 
  • Customized Mug

Take Her to Brunch || Mom's love quality time. By you taking the time to find a nice restaurant, sit down to a meal and spend time with her, she will be so happy! Skip Denny's and try something

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Very rare opportunity here!

Great location and new to the market, this huge, 60 feet wide, mature-treed lot backs onto the canal of Bowness park. This is truly a rare property on the quiet side of the Bowness park gates. Enjoy the year round amenities of Bowness park as your back yard! Easy access west to the mountains and Stoney trail.

This property is a large, 1472 square feet, updated bungalow. It features:

  • Beautiful hardwood maple flooring throughout the main floor
  • A 4 piece bathroom featuring a claw tub
  • A massive main floor family room complete with a gas fireplace
  • Amazing views of the Bowness park lagoon and the new "Seasons of Bowness Park" restaurant and patio
  • A massive master bedroom that was two separate bedrooms
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Welcome to your new home-sweet-home.

This better than new, fully developed, 4 bedroom infill in the heart of Bowness exceeds all expectations. Pride of ownership is evident inside and out of this immaculate home that has only ever had one owner; could you be the next? With a total of approximately 2300 square feet of luxury living space at a very affordable price, you do not want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a home in beautiful Bowness.

The main floor is sunny and bright, highlighted by the open floor design. The spacious, gourmet kitchen includes a new fridge and dishwasher, a raised eating bar with custom bar stools, a large centre island and granite countertops. The great room off of the kitchen has maple flooring, a gas

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Sales are continuing to struggle in this tight economy. Paired with stricter lending rules that are making it more difficult for people to get approved for a mortgage following  a stress test, the Calgary market is not thriving. Supply levels have also not changed, which is putting more pressure on sale prices. Despite all of this, we are optimistic that now that the snow has melted and the spring market is in full swing, things will start to get better. 

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie says, "Slower sales do not come as a surprise, given the economy has not yet improved enough to offset the impact of changes in the lending industry. While the rising inventories are being monitored, prices have remained relatively flat as gains in some areas

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