July 2018

Found 9 blog entries for July 2018.

 

Beginner homes hold a lot of memories. They were your first major property purchase, where you paid your first mortgage, where you learned exactly what it means to be a homeowner, where you first put nails in the wall and flowers in the garden, where you began to create the life you have now. Some people buy their first home and stay there for their entire life; others buy their first home and then eventually move onto something else. It can be hard to know when it's time for that next big step: to upgrade, or downsize, depending on your situation. 

Have you outgrown your starter home? Your biggest indicator of this has to do with space. 

When families have more children, or an elderly parent moves in with them, they often need extra space

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Incredible value in this well kept, over 1750 square foot home located in the heart of Bowness! This fantastic location is only a short walk to three schools, has easy access to the Rocky Mountains and is only a short commute to downtown. The bright, open design main floor features a formal living room, open concept family room with a gas fireplace, a dining room and chefs kitchen. The kitchen features a large center island, granite counter tops, cupboards which extend to the ceiling, stainless steel appliances, a large pantry and additional built-ins, great for extra storage. Upstairs has two generous sized bedrooms plus the master bedroom that features a massive walk-in closet and spa-like 5 piece ensuite with a glass door tiled shower & a

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Welcome to your new home! This ultra contemporary, 1950 square foot home is located in a quiet, inner-city neighborhood. With four fully finished bathrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this home is move-in ready. The builder spared no expense as can be seen throughout the many significant upgrades, such as large windows to let in as much natural light as possible and high end finishings. The main level features a soaring 10 foot ceiling, chefs kitchen, large island with quartz counters, huge pantry and high end appliances. The spacious living room has a cozy gas fireplace, and the den is perfect for your home office. The upper level boasts 9 foot ceilings, a master bedroom with a large walk-in closet & spa-like ensuite, two generous bedrooms and a laundry

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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. 

The Grotto: The Grotto is located just outside of

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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

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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

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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,

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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…
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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

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