August 2018

Found 9 blog entries for August 2018.

 

Making the decision to find a retirement home can be difficult financially and emotionally. The reason? For most this means moving away from a home they have had for many years.

One local Calgarian described how difficult it was to make the decision to sell the home she had lived in with her late husband for over thirty years. They had made so many memories in that house, and poured their whole hearts into it. She noted that while leaving was hard, the transition gave her freedom to move into the next stage of life, onto the next adventure. Now she lives in a condo near her grandkids that has given her the financial and physical freedom to travel and spend more quality time with her family. She said the decision to find a retirement home was

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Back to school is right around the corner! The commercials are on TV, people are flooding Staples and Walmart for supplies, schools everywhere are dusting off their desks and students are trying desperately to soak in every stray moment of summer. With back to school time comes a new dedication to keeping things organized, especially the house. Here are some creative DIY additions that will make back to school easier on your home.

1). Front Entryway Locker Room: Transform your front entry into a mock-locker room by installing little stalls with space for yourself and each of your kids. Put a shelf up for winter hats and gloves, a coat hanger for jackets and backpacks, and a basket for miscellaneous items. This will prevent everything from getting

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This is an immediate development opportunity!

These two lots are land value only, already approved for a high-end and luxurious 19 suite apartment building. The current M-C1 zoning was recently changed to DC to accommodate a four story structure that includes under ground parking. The plans and renderings are in place and are attached in the supplements section of the listings. Over $100,000 has been spent in permits, approvals and zoning changes that will be passed along to the new buyers.

This is an amazing very quiet inner city location, walking distance to two hospitals, only a short commute to downtown, close to the river bike path system(no flooding) and easy access west to the mountains. Only a few multifamily lots remain in this

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Why rent or pay condo fees when you could own?

This property has only ever had one owner for the past 30 years, a great testament to the stability of this unique setting in Bowness. This property is very well cared for and maintained. It is a 1255 square foot, two bedroom, two story home on a manicured fenced and treed lot! Please note: the home originally had three bedrooms and could be easily converted back to three bedrooms. The cozy wood burning fireplace in the living room is frequently used by the current owners and they have a good supply of wood for this winter that you could have. The lower lever is undeveloped and could easily be developed for more living space. The large two level deck and patio from the kitchen leads you to a

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Welcome to this lovingly preserved, 1200 square feet plus character bungalow. It's filled with vintage charm, but also contains numerous modern updates to make it efficient and family friendly. This impeccable home is unique and filled with character that you will fall in love with. 

The main level includes a large country kitchen with a dining area, a spacious living room, three bright bedrooms, a four piece bathroom and a large laundry room with a newer washer and dryer. There are custom cupboards for extra storage and neat gadgets, such as a saran wrap dispenser and a trash compactor. 

The lower level is vintage at its finest, complete with wall sconces, a built in bar, a feature brick wall and a small sauna room.  Just off the stairs

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One of things people most look forward to about purchasing their own home is having the ability to freely have pets! Bring on the puppies!

Often when renting, pets are either not allowed at all or renters are charged an extra fee per pet on the property. Both of these options are terrible for anyone who loves having a furry friend around. However, when you own the property, you can have as many pets as your heart desires. 

Pets bring so much joy into a person's life! Scientific studies have proven time and time again that people with pets live longer and are generally happier. Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, fish, or even a reptile, pets make life better. If you have the space for them, why not? They will bring light and love into your

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Can you believe that summer is almost over? In two weeks classes will be starting and schedules will go back to normal. While here at Team Ken Richter we are determined to soak in every stray ray of summer available, we’re gearing up to help prepare you for the fall. After all, it will be here before you know it.

One thing that happens at the end of summer is students move back into the city. As students begin pouring back into Calgary to begin a new semester, the rental market spikes. Not only must renters find a new property, but in many cases people need to find new roommates. While there are some single occupancy properties in Calgary, the majority of suites for rent are designed for two or more individuals. Picking a roommate is a crucial

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Summertime is one of the most anticipated seasons in Calgary for two reasons: 1). It is a welcome respite from the snow and often unpredictable weather, and 2). It is the shortest season we experience. Lasting only two months between rainy springs and crispy falls, summers in Calgary are short but sweet. This is why Calgarian's are always determined to make the most out of their summers. 

We always recommend starting summer with a list of all the fun things you want to do. Popular items on this list are:

  • Check out the Bowden Sunflower Maze 
  • Try every new scoop at Made by Marcus, Village Ice Cream and Fiasco Gelato
  • Spend a day at the Calgary Zoo and see the Pandas
  • Eat Cotton Candy and enjoy the rides at Calaway Park
  • Learn
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There are some amazing events happening across the city this month as Calgary celebrates one last summer hurrah! Check them out:

Calgary Fringe Festival || August 3rd - 11th || This festival is always wildly popular in YYC, so don't miss it!

Shakespeare By The Bow || August 1st - 19th || Check out the talented performers and a literary classic in a gorgeous outdoor venue! This event is free, but donations are welcome. 

Movies at the Meadows || August 1st - 22nd || For $20 per carload of people you can see a movie in the park at Spruce Meadows. Snacks and refreshments available for purchase at this family friendly event!

Milky Way Nights || August 9th - 11th || Check out the Perseid Meteor Shower with some of Canada's best telescopes

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