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Pride of ownership is evident throughout this immaculate, fully developed, appox. 1670 square feet, fully developed living space! The spacious main floor is highlighted by vaulted ceilings, an open concept kitchen & living area. Upgraded granite countertops, trendy backsplash, corner pantry, new stove, upgraded sink & faucet & breakfast bar. Living room is made complete by a beautiful mantle over the electric fireplace and views of the large south rear deck offering tons of sun & wonderful views! Upstairs living space ideal for a small office,two good sized bedrooms and a large master bedroom complete with a 4 piece ensuite. The walkout basement is great for entertaining and has several built-ins and a wet bar. The sunny south walkout features a large

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Bring on the 'WOW' factor! Amazing 2500 square feet plus of luxury total living space is featured in this quality Jayman built, five bedroom, family orientated home! The spacious and open floor plan greets you as you walk into the main living area featuring a beautiful and spacious grand kitchen complete with a raised granite topped eating bar and separate island. Built in appliances include a gas cook top, massive great room off the kitchen complete with a gas fireplace and a large dining area for the whole family! Upstairs offers 3 large bedroom plus a massive bonus room, upstairs laundry room, spa like 5 piece ensuite including two separate walk-in his/hers closets. The lower is fully developed including a rec. room and two more bedrooms, 4 piece bath

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Custom built by a small high quality craftsman builder. Photos are for next door show suite. This intricate detailed open concept 2 story features a fully developed walk-out offering dramatic south valley escarpment views! Over 2400 square feet of tastefully developed living space, including 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. The main floor features a gorgeous contemporary kitchen complete with quartz counter tops, engineered hardwood floors, gas fireplace, huge windows and large sunny south facing rear deck. The upper level boasts 3 large bedrooms. Enjoy the amazing south views from master bedroom complete with a walk-in closet & spa like 5-piece master ensuite and upstairs laundry! Natural sunlight floods in the fully developed walk-out, large wet bar in the

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When it comes to buying a home, you must play the delicate game of not being too picky, but also not being too lenient. You need to ensure you don't miss out on a fantastic property in a fantastic location at a fantastic price simply because it does not have some small item from your dream list, but you also need to ensure you don't buy a lemon simply because you think what the home is lacking is not a major deal. You need to navigate both your wants and your needs carefully. 

Many realtors will tell you to draft up a wish list of what you want your home to have. Homeowners put items on these lists such as french doors to the bedroom, upstairs laundry, a room for an entertainment centre, Jacuzzi tubs and more. All of these are lovely items that may…
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The Calgary Board of Real Estate notes in their January report, "as oversupply continues in Calgary’s housing market, December prices eased by one per cent compared to last month and are over three per cent below last December." This summary of what happened in the final month of 2018 paints a bleak picture of December, which hopefully ended a difficult year in the real estate; though still better than others. Our hopes are that we see even more improvement in 2019!

Here are the highlights from their statistics summary: 

  • December sales totalled 794 units. This is a 21% decline compared to December of 2017. 
  • Year-to-date sales in the city totalled 16,144 units. This is 20% below long-term averages and about 14% less than in 2017.
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Happy New Year! Here are some of the events happening around the city:

January 1 New Year's Day
January 1 Calgary Icbreaker Polar Bear Dip: Dive into the cold to raise money for a fantastic cause! If you're not particularly excited about diving into freezing water, you can watch from the sidelines and show your support for those who are crazy. This fun event is a great family outing for the last day of the holiday break.
January 4 - 6 The Motorcycle Show: Calgary may not have a long motorcycle season, but those who choose to live free and ride with the wind in their face are very dedicated. Check out the motorcycle show to see some incredible motorcycles, check out all the new motorcycle gadgets and enter a ton of giveaways. This show will inspire

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Merry Christmas!

All of us from Team Ken Richter would like to wish you a fantastic holiday. 

May your celebrations with loved ones be joyful, and may the year ahead bring you true happiness. 

Sincerely, 

Ken, Sean, Vivian, Nicole & Alex
Team Ken Richter
www.KenRichter.com
Team@KenRichter.com
403-630-6363

"Christmas is more than a day in December
It’s all of those things that we love to remember
Its carolers singing familiar refrains
Bright colored stockings and shiny toy trains
Streamers of tinsel and glass satin balls
Laughter that rings through the house and its halls
Christmas is more than a day in December
Its the magic and the love
That we’ll always remember"
- M. E Miro

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Christmas is right around the corner! Did you know that December 21st is the busiest day of the holiday shopping season? It's estimated that 600-700 credit and debit card transactions are made in relation to holiday shopping and preparation every single second. That is absolutely astronomical! If you are one of the brave souls heading out into the wild Calgary streets this evening to finish your holiday shopping, we've got some tips for you:

1). Make a list, check it twice. Head to the stores with what you need in mind, and make sure the shops you'll be visiting have your items in stock. This will save you the stress of going from shop to shop, wandering around lost and confused. This will also help you budget out how much you'll be spending and

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Tis the season for... buying a new home?

Here is a hot insiders tip about the real estate market: buying a home right before the end of the year has major benefits. Here are three:

1). Tax Savings: Realtor.com puts it this way, “if you close by December 31, you can deduct mortgage interest, property taxes, points on your loan and interest costs. These deductions are significant, especially in the early years of your loan when you’re paying off a lot of interest.” What’s not to love?

2). Motivated Builders & Sellers: Sellers and builders will want to close a deal before the end of the end of the year. For sellers, this is so that they too can take advantage of tax breaks on their home. For builders, they will want to close on as many

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In Calgary we are blessed (and somewhat stressed) to get all four seasons. It means that in the spring we get rain and fresh blooms, that the summer brings hot sunny days, the in the fall we can walk through crunchy golden leaves, and that in the winter we get a blanket of snow over beautiful Calgary. In many other places in the world, they are lucky to experience two seasons, let alone all four. 

Because we get all four seasons, Calgary has worked hard to make sure that there are activity opportunities for residents no matter what the weather looks like outside. One way they have done this is by efficiently transforming sites from season to season, adapting to each new need. The best example of this is the Bowness Lagoon. 

The Bowness Lagoon

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