May 2017

Found 6 blog entries for May 2017.

When it comes to finding a new home, most buyers put together a wish list. This wish list has two sections: need to have and a nice to have. For example, for some people a pool in the backyard is a need to have. For others, it would only be a nice to have. Different buyers have different needs. These needs are based on preference and what is required for each buyer’s particular lifestyle.

Some people are extremely picky when it comes to what they want out of a new home. Others are more relaxed. Either way, there are a number of home features that can make a property more desirable to potential buyers. The list below is not universal; like we said, everyone is different and will want and need different things out of their home. However, this list is a

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Happy May Long Weekend!

We hope you use the extra day this weekend to spend time doing something you love with the people you love. One popular activity during the may long weekend is to do some spring cleaning. This may not be something you love, but it is important to keep your home in tip-top condition!

We have written many articles in the past about spring cleaning, so we are confident that by now you are well-versed in it. However, one aspect of spring cleaning that often gets overlooked or is handled without care is the waste side of it. Once you have your pile of throw away (you remember the three piles to make while spring cleaning: keep, donate, throw away), it can be tempting to throw it all in the landfill and be done with it. However,

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Spring has arrived in Calgary! The grass is green and the flowers are in bloom. People are beginning to venture outside and play again as Calgary warms up for the summertime. Another thing that is warming up is the housing market.

Spring is always the most popular time in real estate. While other times of the year experience peaks in the market, spring is consistently active in the selling, buying, investing and renting sectors. There are a number of reasons why spring is the most popular time to enter the market.

Read on to find out why and how you can reap the rewards of such an active time in real estate.

First and foremost, the timing is ideal. Spring is a time of change and transition. University students are moving for the summer or

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Mother’s Day is this sunday!

What a great opportunity to honour the hard work and love of mother’s everywhere.  Here at Team Ken Richter we are very thankful for for the women who have shaped us into the people we are. One of the ways you can show the mother’s in your life some love is by blessing them with a gift.

Here are some gift ideas for those of you who have left your shopping to the last minute:

1). Dinner & Movie: This one is a classic, but a great way to treat your mom to a night out and spend quality time with her. Often times different restaurant’s have deals or special menu items to celebrate Mother’s Day. There are also often movies that centre around a relationship with a mother that come out. Check showtimes and pick your mom’s

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April was another great month for Calgary real estate! We have continued to see stability in the market, leading to better prices and inventory levels. The success of the real estate market relies heavily on the economy, so as long as our economy continues to get stronger, so will market conditions.

CREB® president David P. Brown had good news to report this month: “More jobs [in Calgary] means less uncertainty for people who are sitting on the fence [about entering the real estate market]. There also tends to be fewer people who need to sell when employment improves, and that can prevent inventory gains and further price reductions in the market.”

CREB® president David P. Brown adds, “it’s a good scenario for sellers who are entering a spring

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!

This celebratory day is a great way to kick off the beautiful weather we have been having here in Calgary. While many believe Cinco De Mayo to be Mexico’s Independence Day, it actually marks “the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations” (read more about it HERE).

Cinco De Mayo starts May’s celebrations, but here are some more events happening around YYC you definitely will want to check out:

Montgomery and Bowness Spring Clean Up || May 6th and 28th,

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