It is shaping up to a glorious spring here in Calgary, Alberta. The sun is already shining, the snow melting, and some Calgarian's are being inspired to - brace yourself - pack away their mittens and toques. With such generous weather, calendars are filling up with fun things to do this spring. After all, here in Calgary we have learned to appreciate good whether.
The communities of Bowness and Montgomery have always been particularly active when it comes to bringing the neighborhood together in the name of family friendly fun. Have you visited either of these two communities lately? There have been numerous developments to each so that they can continue to serve Calgarian's well. They also have lots planned for this spring, so here are some
Professionally remodelled from top to bottom in the 'new everywhere' modern chic & sleek decor for the discriminating buyer!
Just move in & enjoy this amazing 12th floor sunny south/east exposed 2 bedroom unit c/w wrap around balcony offering panoramic outstanding views of the downtown skyline & the river escarpment! Over $100,000 in recent renovations include high-end modern high gloss cabinets, quartz counters, all new bathroom fixtures, luxury vinyl planking, all new tiles (backsplash, wall tiles etc.), all new plumbing fixtures, all new light fixtures, new walk-in closet built-in shelving unit, new laundry room in master closet, all new Hunter Douglas blinds thru out, ceiling stipple was removed and replaced with know down modern ceilings &
Calgary was established in 1875, garnering its name from the Isle of Gull in Scotland. Fun fact: loosely translated from the original Norse language, Calgary means 'cold garden.' For years people have flocked to our great city; this beautiful, cold garden; in search of something more. Calgary has always been viewed as a welcoming place for those seeking more opportunities for themselves and their families. Here at Team Ken Richter, we are proud to be Calgarians.
One of the biggest draws to this city has been the energy sector. Many jobs in the oil and gas industry are based in Calgary. If you ask any Calgarian, chances are someone in their immediate family works in the energy sector. Because of this great opportunity to find work in a booming
It's still a little chilly outside, which means that most of us would rather be curled up inside with a warm drink instead of out in the cold. While temperatures are expected to rise soon, you can never be too weary when it comes to weather in Calgary, Alberta. Our friendly groundhog Phil may have promised winter was at it's end, but that does not mean our toes will be thawing anytime soon. For now, we're going to keep our sweaters on.
During cold winters a fun pastime is scrolling through Pinterest, dreaming of all the fun projects you can do once it is warm enough outside. This is especially true when it comes to home renovations, which most people tend to complete during the summer months before a big freeze. After all, most home renovations
There is no doubt about it: Calgary is currently in a buyer's market.
What is a buyer's market? A Buyer's Market is when there are more units on the market than what are being sold; inventory is high, sales are low. This drives down prices on homes as seller's scramble to do whatever it takes for their home to stand out and sell, since during buyers markets homes end up sitting on the market for much longer than usual. Buyers simply have more options, which is great if you are planning to buy.
It may seem obvious, then, that as a buyer this is a fantastic time to enter the market. The reason why this has not been as simple as it seems is because of the new stress test put in place by the Bank of Canada to ensure all prospective buyers desiring a
Scientists around the world may not agree on everything, but the one thing they are sure of is that we need to make significant changes if we want this planet to sustain human life in the future. For years now we have been warned of climate change, a nasty side effect of human's ecological footprint on this earth. While some people say we are already doomed, the reality is that we have the power to help this planet thrive so long as we are willing to act now.
Owning a home has a big ecological footprint. The space your home sits on is no longer a natural habitat, the structure itself is built of cut down trees and products that will not biodegrade, oil and gas are needed to keep the space warm during the cold winter months, water is used to wash
Pride of ownership is evident inside and out of this immaculate, long time owner's home in a special hidden enclave of west Bowness!
This huge 1638 square foot bungalow has a total of 3 bedrooms plus a den and sits on a manicured, mature-treed, south, rear-facing 200 square feet deep lot that backs onto a heavily treed, natural reserve! This lot is impeccably landscaped and offers a very private retreat you will enjoy all year round. This house has no basement, but still has lots of room to roam in the sprawling ranch style space. This house features a large country kitchen and includes a centre island, an adjoining dining room, a nice bright family room at the rear of house, plus the aforementioned bedrooms. It is only a couple blocks away from
If you love beautiful Calgary views, one of these properties is for you! These two homes offer the best views in the inner city, and in one of the most progressive, re-developing inner city areas in all of Calgary! What's more is that you can customize either one of these homes since they are still under construction. The builder has generously included the opportunity for the buyer can select numerous interior selections and finishes, such as cabinets, flooring and countertops. The wide open floor plans and walk-up southern exposure accentuates the amazing views from every floor. Each home has a total of 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. Made by a quality local builder that produces high-end, modern homes, these properties are a fantastic new home
There are so many fun things to do in Calgary this month! Check some of them out and experience everything this vibrant city in Alberta has to offer.
March 5: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition - Watch the best of the best compete in this inspiring event. Calgary is home to some truly incredible musicians that have spent thousands of hours honing their craft. Marvel at their great skill and enjoy a night of beautiful music.
March 6: Heritage Park Ghost Tours - They are back and more popular than ever! The Heritage Park Ghost Tours sell out almost immediately every single Halloween, so they are making a ghostly visit this spring for one night only. Act now if you like haunting encounters...
The Calgary Real Estate Board has released it's statistics summary for the month of February. You may have noticed that each month we summarize their report for you. Here is the reason:
When it comes to buying or selling a home, you need to be informed. The real estate market can be fickle, so having a good understanding of current market trends, long-term forecasts and more is crucial in helping you make the best decision possible. Stay informed, but also don't feel like you need to figure it out all on your own! Your real estate professional is your absolute best resource when it comes to understanding the housing market.
Ready to make a move? Contact me directly at 403-630-6363. I would be happy to offer you a complimentary home evaluation
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