Congratulations on making it through another long work week. Your reward? The August long weekend! The long weekend is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. There is a lot happening this August long weekend for you to enjoy. Here are some highlights to check out:
Heritage Day: Alberta celebrates Heritage Day each year on the first Monday of August, which is also always the long weekend. This year Heritage Day is August 7th! Calendar Canada writes, "this day is to recognize and celebrate the variety and richness of cultural heritage of the province of Alberta." Here are some places around Calgary to celebrate Heritage Day:
Heritage Park Heritage Day: Here's Heritage Park's challenge for you: "Can
Summertime is in full swing and we are basking in the beautiful weather. This week the weather forecasts all sunshine and 25+ degree weather. If that is not something to celebrate, we don't know what is.
With so much nice weather on the horizon, not to mention the August long weekend, now is a great time to check off any summertime renovations you had on your to-do list. We don't want you to get caught mid-winter with half-finished projects, so here is your reminder to grind it out. Remember: if you get it done today, you won't have to worry about it tomorrow.
Do you want to change things up but aren't sure where to start? Are you wondering what things you should be working on that you have not yet? Look no further. We have got you covered. Here is
Congratulations Team Ken Richter on placing 28th in the RE/MAX Western Canada Top 100 Individuals for May 2017. This is a great testament to our valued clients who choose to partner with Team Ken Richter time and time again. We are very excited about what we have been working on this summer and look forward to a strong month ahead. Thank you to all of our clients for your continued support.
The Drumheller dinosaur museum is at the top of our list because there is so much available for you to do when you go there. First, enjoy the beautiful drive through the heart of Alberta's prairies that slowly turn into the badlands. In the town of Drumheller there are plenty of places to stop for lunch, along with over 30 dinosaur statues hidden around the town. Don't forget to climb the world's biggest dinosaur statue, a massive T-Rex standing 86 ft. tall, at the heart of Drumheller. The vantage point from its mouth boasts beautiful views.
At the Royal Tyrell Museum there are beautiful, life-like, to-scale exhibits for you to marvel at. This immersive,
Selling your home is a lot of work. There is lots of purging, cleaning, re-organizing, packing, viewing, moving and setting up to be done. Add kids to the mix, and it is a task for only the strongest of heart. However, know that the task ahead is not impossible. You have extra bodies to coordinate, but it has been done successfully before and can be done successfully again.
Realize that your kids are as much a part of the move as you are. They are going to have to say goodbye to the property and all the memories they made. They might be preparing to leave friends behind. They may not understand why you are moving to begin with. This is a huge deal for everyone involved.
Get your kids excited about the moving process. Explain to them why you are
Stampede season is in full swing! We hope that the rain has not dampened your spirits at all and that you take time to celebrate and go have fun. Nothing kicks off a great summer in YYC quite like the Stampede.
By now, most people know the basics about the Stampede: it’s called the largest outdoor show on earth, there is a rodeo where you can win big money, the midway is full of quirky food, etc.. However, here are some interesting facts about the Calgary Stampede that you may not know:
Crash Landing: “During the 1919 Stampede, the revelers of Calgary had their midway fun suddenly interrupted by the expected emergency landing of a Curtis Jenny biplane on top of the midway carousel” (Flight Network). Luckily no one was injured and the show went on
CREB® is happy to report that "Calgary’s housing market in June saw a modest improvement in sales along with an increase in new listings." This is great news for both buyers and sellers! For buyers this means that there are more options available for purchase, and for seller's this means that there are actually potential byers for their property.
There was a lot of inventory gain in June. Inventory levels were 11% higher than last years average, coming in at 6,659 units. However, CREB® affirms that despite this, the market remains stable. They report, "second quarter activity continues to demonstrate improved supply-demand balance and price stability. City wide benchmark prices totaled $441,500 in June. This is a 0.5 per cent gain over last month and
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