We live in an absolutely stunning province. Alberta is world-renowned—people travel from all across the world to visit this incredible place. Big blue skies and mountain views are hard to come by, and if you ask anyone who has traveled lots or moved elsewhere, they always remark on the beauty of the land being one of the things they miss most about being here.
We are so lucky to live in this beautiful place, and as such, we need to take advantage of all it has to offer! So many people live their life saying “It’s RIGHT here, I’ll get to it eventually…” and then they never do! Make sure to check out the following places to explore in Alberta and soak in all the beauty this land has to offer.
Infills are becoming increasingly popular for homeowners across the world. An infill is a home that is built on an existing property lot, often following the destruction of an older structure. Infills are new homes in old neighbourhoods. As the subarbs sprawl further and further away from city centres, infills are becoming an increasingly attractive option for homeowners looking to remain central.
Here at Team Ken Richter we serve homeowners all across the city, but specialize in the communities of Bowness and Montgomery. These two communities are rich in history and thus filled with old structures. Therefore, infills have become very popular for people wanting to own property in the area but who are seeking more modern structures. If you’re thinking
If you are buying, selling or investing in today's real estate market, The Calgary Real Estate Board (referred to by the acronym CREB®) is your second best resource--your first best resource being your real estate agent, Ken Richter.
CREB® provides helpful real estate market information that will keep you informed on things such as benchmark prices, inventory levels, long-term projections, year over year comparisons, end of month summaries, current activity, etc.. Their goal is to educate, making this a fantastic place to go for the latest information.
CREB® just released their summary of what happened in the real estate market in June 2018. Though they are optimist about the future, June, a month where they market typically thrives thanks to
It's Christmas morning for cowboys and cowgirls everywhere as Stampede officially kicks off! The greatest outdoor show on earth attracts millions to Calgary every single summer and has been a wild hit since its inception in 1912. While some Calgarians roll their eyes as tourists flock to our city, we feel proud to live in a place that hosts such a fantastic event focused on sportsmanship and the wild, wild west. The Calgary Stampede has been wowing attendees for over 100 years, and this year will be no different.
Some new activities are hitting the Saddledome grounds this year, such as a quarter pipe in the Monster Energy Compound and curling in the Big Four Roadhouse. One highly anticipated new event is sidesaddle racing. Avenue Magazine writes,
Nothing says summer quite like sitting by the lake with a cold drink in one hand and a good book in the other. The air that sweeps over the water is cool and refreshing, the sound of the shore summer's best symphony. Dig your toes into the sand and wade through the water. If summer was something tangible, this would be it.
Does this all sound like a beautiful dream from a faraway place? A little too exotic for dry Alberta? For a long time it was nothing more than a pipedream. The only solution was to buy a vacation home someplace like Arizona or Radium. However, innovators quickly found a sweet solution: lakefront living.
One of the most popular trends in real estate is crafting communities around man-made lakes to provide family's the…
This very spacious and bright two bedroom end unit in a very well maintained 40 plus adult building is located in the Northern community of Country Hills. This suite offers in-suite laundry, two bath rooms, one of which is a three piece en-suite, and a walk in closet. Unique to this end unit are two large sunny balconies!
This Medican built complex is a 40+ adult building that is packed with amenities, featuring a grand entrance that opens onto the large library, multiple games areas, an indoor pool with a hot tub, an exercise room, bowling alley, theatre, large social room with a dance floor, craft room, wood workshop & more! Does it get any better? Yes it does. The indoor heated parkade features additional storage and a car wash, with your
In Calgary it typically rains the most during the month of June, and this year has been no different. The rain is a welcome alternative to the snow, and a refreshing way for spring to flow into summer. The rain makes the grass a little greener, the flowers bloom, the crops flourish and the worms happy. As long as the river doesn't rise as much as it did in 2013, we will be happy!
This weekend Calgary is expected to be hit with classic summertime thunderstorms, and you need to be prepared for the downpour. While we do appreciate the moisture, storms have the potential to cause numerous problems that you need to be prepared for.
The most common negative outcome of a thunderstorm is a power outage. When this happens, you need to be prepared. Take
Planning what to do each summer is exciting. Most people have been dreaming about their summer vacation plans since fall. It gives people something to look forward to and to work towards.
Nothing feels better than a restful holiday well earned. In fact, taking vacation time is highly recommended for a very scientific reason: vacations help you to live longer. Daily life is stressful for many people, so taking time to relax is important for your mental, emotional and physical health. Your body will thank you for taking a break from have-tos and indulging in the rest of want-tos.
That being said, not all vacations are stress free--especially when you are ill-prepared. Here are some tips to help you
Long time owners selling their three bedroom bungalow on one other the largest pie shaped south rear lots in upper Montgomery! The frontage is over 53ft and 97ft across the sunny south back yard. The house needs cosmetic TLC, but has good bones to renovate. The full height basement is partially developed, including a 3-piece bathroom and huge rec room. This massive south-exposed lot also features a huge 24x24 double garage and RV parking. Several new homes are built on this street and immediate and adjacent streets. Very quiet location, only a short walk to the Market Mall , U of C and The Children's hospital. Only a short commute to downtown and easy west to the mountains. Incredible opportunity here!
This immaculate, three bedroom bungalow is for sale.
Pride of ownership is evident in this home that is very well positioned at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a massive mature treed, meticulously maintained, landscaped corner lot. The three bedroom bungalow has had several upgrades over time and is in "move in ready" condition! The lower level is unspoiled; this rare opportunity means that no removal of older development is required.
Complete with a 24x16 single detached garage and beautiful backyard, this is a fantastic opportunity to live in a great home in an established community. The river bike path system is at your door step and across from the off lease area in Bowmont park. This area is not in flood zone and the house did not
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