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Tomorrow is the official first day of Fall! Things have been particularly autumnal around Calgary lately, most notably in the crisp weather we've been having. So as summer dresses and bathing suits are stored away and mittens and heavy jackets come back out, many Calgarian's are hurrying to get their homes and lives winterized. 

One area of the home that needs to be winterized is the garden! Rather than simply closing up shop, take a moment to do one final harvest! You may be worried that the food your harvest will go bad before it is consumed. If so, we highly recommend canning whatever is leftover so that you can have fresh, home-grown food even in the middle of winter. Not everything is good canned, but many things seem to get even better once

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Daylight savings was last weekend, and some of us are still feeling the effects. While an extra hour of sunlight in the evening has been a welcome change from the dark winter months, losing an hour of sleep was the last thing we wanted or needed on the weekend. The good news is that are bodies will adjust, and the next time change come fall will give us an extra hour of sleep. We are counting down the days!

Sleep is incredibly important; this has never been up for debate. Since the dawn of time, sleep has been considered an absolute necessity in order for people to function at their highest possible level. Our human bodies require sleep to rest and recharge. It comes only second to eating and drinking. Most treatment plans for any bodily ailment

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For many Canadians, seeing America's panic over the bomb cyclone sweeping over the southern states and up the coast has been somewhat comical. As they experience high winds, snow and plunging temperatures, some regions are calling states of emergency. For those of us in Canada, high winds, snow and plunging temperatures are an average winter day. It's called a blizzard, and we have survived many. 

However, we need to be somewhat empathetic. Cities such as Calgary who experience bomb cyclone-like conditions regularly are well equipped to handle the intense weather; places in the southern states are not. In many of the areas that the bomb cyclone is passing over, cities don't have a fleet of snow plows ready to go when needed, vehicles don't have winter

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Ontario and Alberta have a complicated relationship; particularly in Calgary, one of the country's main Oil and Gas hubs. Though we may have our differences, we are also similar in some ways! Our buyer's agent, Sapna Sharma, moved to Calgary from Toronto and has noted how some of our inner-city and downtown neighborhoods remind her of Toronto.

As part of our continuation of the Canada 150 blogging series, here is a brief history of Ontario:

The area of present day Ontario, Canada was originally inhabited by the Algonquian, Iroquois and Huron aboriginal tribes. Samuel de Champlain was a French explorer who reached Lake Huron in 1615 and prompted French missionaries to established ports around the Great Lakes. The Native American tribes of Ontario

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It's been a chilly day, so heat up the oven; it is time for comfort food. This dessert is easy to make and is the perfect mid-week treat! 


8 eggs
3/4 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 
1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon of salt
8 thick slices of whole-grain bread, cut into cubes
1/4 cup of blueberries 


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and grease 8 cups of a 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. In a big bowl mix the eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, allspice and salt. 
  3. Add in the bread cubes and stir, soaking everything through, then let set for five minutes. 
  4. Fold in the blueberries, then spoon everything into the greased muffin tins. 
  5. Cook for
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Looking for some healthy back to school treats? Look no further. Team Ken Richter has got you covered. 

Veggies in a Mason Jar: Cut vegetables, such as peppers, cucumbers, celery and carrots, into strips. Put them in a mason jar, then put dipping sauce into an empty (and cleaned) fruit cup. Attach the fruit cup to the jar using the sealing ring and you are good to go!

Frozen Grapes: Flash freeze grapes by spreading them out, already rinsed, on a baking sheet and putting them in the freezer for 3-5 hours. Flash freezing helps keep the grapes from freezing onto each other. Once frozen the grapes can be put into Ziploc bags and stored back in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy them!

Chips & Dip: This is a classic for a reason. Get some plain

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Ken Richter placed in the TOP 50 of the RE/MAX Western Canada TOP 100 Residential Individuals for June 2017 year to date.

This achievement is a testament to Ken's hard work and dedication to serving the Calgary community. We would like to thank all of our valued clients for choosing Team Ken Richter, and we look forward to a strong second half of the year!

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The Little Free Pantry idea began in the United States. Someone saw a need in their community to help provide the poor and marginalized the necessities of life. They wanted something that those in need could go to for free and without obligation; as if they could go into someone’s pantry and take what they need. Thus, the Little Free Pantry was born.

The concept is this: build a small outdoor pantry and fill it with things those in need may be able to use, such as non-perishable food, bus tickets, toothbrushes, deoderant and on-the-go snacks. The pantry is placed on the edge of your private property, available to those who need it. Note that you cannot build a Little Free Pantry on city property or someone else’s private property. Doing so is illegal

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Happy Valentine’s, Calgary!

All of us here at Team Ken Richter would like to offer you our sincere thanks and love. You are what has made working in this city so wonderful. Calgary has a lot of wonderful things to offer its residents and visitors. In light of this and the season of love, here are 4 reasons we love YYC:

1). The Location: Calgary is perfectly nestled between the prairies and the mountains. It makes it easy to take a day trip to the stunning town of Banff or to take a drive through the wheat feilds. Calgary is inspirational calendar worthy, making it the perfect city for those wanting a great backdrop for their home.

2). The Communities: Calgary is filled with the most enchanting little communities, from sprawling city edge estates

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New year, new me, new goals, new willpower, new drive, same…old…workspace. The problem with new years resolutions is that they are made on the balconies of ballrooms with champagne in hand, but violently actualized in the mundane spaces of years past. Everything is sparkly and new until we sit down at our old desk with our old resolutions stuffed in dusty drawers, staring at the pages of a blank notebook with the same lethargic sigh. New year, same me.

The number one most important part of beginning a new resolution is maintaining your initial drive and following through. Old workspaces do not help this. Old workspaces are filled with the remnants of past abandoned resolutions. This is why in order to keep your new resolution, you need to craft a new

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