July 2015

Found 6 blog entries for July 2015.

If there is one thing Calgarians love, it is a beautiful vacation home somewhere warm to visit on chilly winter days and as a summer getaway. Not only are vacation homes a great refuge to escape the busy city life, but they are also a fantastic investment. While real estate is one of the most popular places people invest their money, it can also be a risky investment if it is not done properly. So, today we are going to be going over how to find a great vacation property that doubles as a great investment.

Popular places for owning vacation homes are Palm Springs CA, Arizona, and Radium B.C. You definitely aren’t limited to only searching for homes here, but they do have some bonuses: the plethora of other vacation homes there mean that it is a

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It has been a long time coming, but we can finally say with certainty that the Calgary Real Estate market has finally stabilized and is back to where it once was. For some, this is incredibly surprising considering the fact that the overall economic market of Calgary nearly plummeted back in January when the oil sector crashed. For the optimists, this in an unsurprising result of a city who has fought through way too many things to be thrown off track for long. Welcome back, Calgary. We missed you.

While transaction levels this June were 5% below the average, this is completely consistent with trends we’ve seen over the past 10 years.

“We’ve seen less concern from consumers lately. Consumers who were waiting for wide-spread price declines have been

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One of the most attractive features of a new property can be the outdoor space included. Here in Calgary, many properties include nice outdoor living spaces compared to other cities where homes are lucky to have a strip of grass in front of the door. With this space, Calgarians get creative. If you search the city, you can find people who have created elaborate garden oasis’ in their backyard, or crafted mini hockey rinks during the winter. While these features are fun, they aren’t always the best example of maximizing the space.

Outdoor living spaces are something to be treasured and taken care of. In fact, here in Calgary we have bylaws about maintaing this part of the property. Part of taking care of your outdoor living space is properly designing

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This week has been a tumultuous one weather-wise. From hail to tornado warnings, Calgarians everywhere have been hunkering down and taking refuge from the storms. While blue sky has managed to sneak through the gloomy clouds for hours at a time, it remains a terrible tease for what August is typically like here. Rain, rain go away, don’t come back another day.

In today’s post, we want to take your mind off the rainy weather. It will go away soon, we promise. After all, this isn’t Vancouver. We want to prepare you for when the rain finally does go away and you can go back to enjoying Calgary in all of its glory. Since Bowness and Montgomery are two of Team Ken Richter’s favourite communities, we’re going to focus on what they have to offer for beautiful

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Calgary has so much to offer for travellers and locals wanting mini day-trip adventures. Containing many historic sites and a rich arts culture, YYC is a fantastic place to visit if you’re looking for fun things to do with the family. However, Calgary isn’t the only place in this area that has a lot to offer. Here are some places nearby that are great for family vacations:

1). Bearberry: This gorgeous piece of land located just west of Sundre is filled with beautiful hiking trails, a river, local wildlife, and a beautiful campground and cabin area. Open at all times of the year, Bearberry is the perfect city getaway for those who want to embrace their inner Waldo Emerson and spend some time away from it all with the family.

2). Waterton Lakes

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Last week we discussed some beautiful places in this stunning area of the world to visit. Summertime is the season for adventures, after all. It is the time for booking that extra day off, gathering your loved ones, packing up the car, and leaving the city in your dust. As much as we love Calgary, sometimes a change of scenery is exactly what the doctor ordered.

While leaving it all behind to embark on a wild adventure is exciting, you can not completely negate your responsibilities back here. After all, the safety of your property lies in the gentle embrace of a little foresight. Studies have proven time and time again that homes are most vulnerable when their owners are away. Without you there regularly to keep an eye on things, lots has the

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