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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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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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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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Happy February! Check out some of these fun events during this month of love…

February 1 The Big Ball – Help raise money for a fantastic cause by securing your ticket to the Big Ball tonight! This event is aimed at destigmatizing men’s health and raising money to support those living with testicular cancer. Have fun for a great cause!

February 1 - 9 Shakespeare In Love – This classic tale is being brought to life by Morpheus Theatre. They write, “This charming evocation of another time and place takes us back to Elizabethan England, to witness the early career of one William Shakespeare.” Enjoy this fantastic tale and learn a little something while being inspired along the way.

February 1 Locked Library – Explore Calgary’s newest public

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When you are thinking of real estate, especially now in 2019 during Calgary’s challenging real estate
market, think no further than to hire myself, Ken Richter for excellent service and ultimate results. As
your trusted professional Realtor® I have 30+ years of experience, 2018 ranked Top 6 Individual Agent at
RE/MAX Real Estate (Central), the #1 Selling Real Estate Office Worldwide for 19 consecutive years and
finished in the Top 100 in RE/MAX Western Canada once again. Contact me today at 403-630-6363 or ken@kenrichter.com.

This month the Calgary Real Estate Board released it's 2019 forecast, which echoed much of what we've heard in the last year: this economic climate is making buying and selling homes challenging. 

CREB® Chief Economist

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The summer brings smoky campfires, the fall pumpkin spice lattes, the winter Santa Claus, and the springtime fresh blooms; and the taxes. The tax man is coming to collect from Canadians in Calgary, Alberta very soon... are you ready?

Taxes are complicated. Whether you are a young student trying to claim your school expenses as you file a T4 from Starbucks, or a CEO trying to navigate not only your personal income taxes, but all of the taxes associated with your business, tax season can be overwhelming and stressful. However, there is no reason to worry. There are many incredible resources available to help you get everything sorted so you can feel confident and secure in your filing.

Most importantly, breathe deep: the deadline for filing isn't

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Nowadays it is nearly impossible to purchase a home in Calgary, Alberta Canada without getting a mortgage. With homes as expensive as they are, it is extremely rare that a person is able to purchase a home upfront and avoid a 10-20 year mortgage. This is why when you are considering buying a property, it is important to set yourself up so that you qualify for a mortgage. After all, banks do not give out mortgages to just anyone.

There are a number of factors that go into qualifying for a mortgage, such as credit history. The most important one is annual income. Banks need to make sure that you will be earning enough money to pay back what you borrowed. While this factor is easy to overcome when you have had a steady job that you will continue to

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Security systems have always been a way to give homeowners peace of mind whenever they are away from their property for work, school, vacation, errands, or simply sleeping. In medieval times, castles were surrounded by moats to ward off unwanted visitors. In Victorian times, bells were placed along doorways and windowsills to alert residents of arrivals. In the seventies, 'beware of dog' signs were posted and pit bulls purchased. More recently, alarm systems triggered by the opening of a secured door have been used. Today, technology companies are designing new and improved home security. 

Studies have shown that the mere presence of home security, whether legitimate or not, is enough to ward off a potential trespasser. Some people will post…
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