February 2019

Found 12 blog entries for February 2019.

Here at Team Ken Richter we conduct our business with integrity. This quality has always been a pillar in our philosophy and mission. We pride ourselves on providing clients with top tier service that has their best interests at heart. We are committed to you and would love the chance to show you just how important your goals are to us.

Unfortunately, not everyone conducts their business with integrity. 

Real estate scams that prey on both present and future homeowners are commonplace. With the economy the way it is right now, more cases of people being scammed are beginning to arise across the city. In order to help prevent you from falling victim to these scams, in todays post we will be going through the most popular scams out there and how to

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There was once a time when starting a small business in Calgary, Alberta meant that you were an outsider going against the norm; shunning a big corporate job and forging your own path. It was not an idea that was embraced. These days, small businesses are everywhere. People who endeavour to start their own small business are considered innovative, creative, hardworking and brave. 

Calgary has an amazing entrepreneurial spirit that has captivated the hearts of many, bringing small businesses to YYC to hone their craft and be encouraged by the people who are dedicated to shopping small and local. With so many great examples of small businesses done well, we asked a simple question: what makes a small business successful?

The answer is simple. In order

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Massive 50 by 167 square foot, mature-treed, corner lot on a quiet street. Lovingly maintained 770 square foot bungalow featuring newer windows, updated 4 piece bath, 2 spacious bedrooms on the main floor and a large lower level 3rd bedroom. Lower family room features cozy wood stove. Huge west backyard includes 25x13ft deck with firepit and bar, perfect for outdoor entertaining, a double 31x20ft detached garage, gravel parking pad and additional RV parking at the rear.

Fantastic location close to the Bow River, Bowness Park, bike paths, short commute downtown, close to UofC, Foothills & Children's Hospitals, easy access to COP and west to the mountains!

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Ken Richter is a trusted name in Calgary real estate; his

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Affordable acreage living just 25 minutes from downtown Calgary!

Perfectly located, very quiet subdivision, mature-treed, 2 acre parcel perfect for the growing family. It features its own private pond/skating rink, gazebo & tons of space for activities. This Ranch style bungalow has over 3,000 square feet of developed living space, highlighted upstairs by 3 good sized bedrooms, including the master which has its own 3 piece ensuite, vaulted open beam ceilings and bright open main living areas. The fully developed lower level features 4 additional bedrooms including large windows, and the 4th bedroom could be modified as an additional living room. There is a massive attached 28x28 triple heated garage, 220 power & additional rear door for back yard

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Gorgeous luxury home for sale!

This extensively preserved, Victorian style, two storey home sits on the brow of the escarpment overlooking the entire south river valley. With gorgeous views and land to spare, this home is an inner-city dream.

This five bedroom character home with a triple car garage offers approximately 4000 square feet of total living space on a huge 50x120 south view lot. Maintenance free exterior (all windows & doors are metal clad), new (3yrs old) shingles & roll roofing, newer wiring throughout, tankless hot water, gorgeous real maple hardwood flooring on the main & upper floors, brand new carpet in 2018, beautiful granite countertops, 3 gas fireplaces with rock feature walls, newer maple kitchen cabinets, freshly painted

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The process of buying a home can be long and complex. This is why we always recommend that you work with a licensed REALTOR®. No amount of googling can compete with a knowledgeable, experienced REALTOR® such as Ken Richter. With 30+ years of experience, Ken is fully equipped to help you find your dream home with little to no hassles. 

When it comes to buying a home, finding a property is the easy part. The Calgary real estate market is in a deep buyers market right now, giving you many options when it comes to finding the perfect home.  Whether you are on the hunt for a chic downtown condo, a detached home in the suburbs, a new infill in an established community, a luxury property or anything in between, Calgary has something for you. 

Once you have

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Family Day Long Weekend has arrived!

Most people will be enjoying one extra day away from school and work to relax. This weekend was designed to give families the opportunity to spend quality time together, since doing so in the midst of a busy new year can be difficult. Whether you have family or friends to celebrate with, extend yourself to those around you to make the most of this opportunity. If you are scratching your head wondering what you could possibly do this incredibly cold family day in Calgary, Alberta, here are some ideas: 

1). Visit the new Public Library: Calgary's new library has been drawing crowds from around the world; literally! People have come from far and wide to see this architectural feat. What is so unique about this

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Happy Valentine’s Week, Calgary!

All of us here at Team Ken Richter would like to offer you our sincere thanks and love. You are the reason we have loved serving the City of Calgary all of these years. Calgary has so many wonderful things to offer its residents and visitors that they could never all fit into one list; but we're going to try. 

Here are 10 reasons we love YYC: 

1). The Location: In real estate we always emphasize location, location, location! So location must be the top reason we love Calgary. Calgary is perfectly nestled between the prairies and the mountains. On a clear day, the views are bare-none.

2). The Amenities! Hiking, skiing, walking, climbing, shopping, eating, drinking; Calgary has it all!

3). The

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Home insurance in Calgary, Alberta is one of those things that is extremely misunderstood, but extremely important to understand. Why? Because it is not finite. It will need to change and adapt to the value of your home so that you aren’t covering more than necessary or covering less than necessary.

Here’s the deal: your home is not insured based on what it would cost to buy it if it was up for sale again. Market value has nothing to do with home insurance. What matters is replacement value. Thus, your home is insured based on what it would cost to replace your home if it was damaged.

Home insurance is designed to cover the value of rebuilding your home the exact way it is now if the absolute worst were to happen, such as your home being burned to

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The Calgary Real Estate Board announced its stats for January 2019! Read on for the inside scoop.... 

As economic challenges linger into 2019, housing markets remain on a sluggish pace.

  • In January 804 units were sold. This is 21 per cent below long-term averages for the month of January, and 16 per cent below last January's averages. 
  • Citywide benchmark prices eased to $414,800 for residential homes, dropping 1 per cent from the previous month of December, and 4 per cent below averages from January in 2018.
  • Months of supply now sits at seven months. This is due to yet another increase in inventory, without enough sales to balance the scales. As such, Calgary continues to stay locked in a buyer's market. 

CREB® chief economist

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