Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News

There is so much to remember when you are moving. This is why it is so important to be working with Ken Richter, your trusted real estate professional! Ken's expertise can help ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible on the transaction side, so you have the headspace to focus on all the other little details.

Here is a list of some things to remember and take into careful consideration as you begin the moving process:

Organizing your Move

  • Get estimates from different moving companies to see what works best for your budget. Make sure you also read their online reviews to ensure you've found high quality movers. Two weeks before your move call and confirm the date and time they will be arriving.

  • Sell, give away, and discard…

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Father's Day is this weekend! What an excellent opportunity to celebrate the incredible father-figures in your life. If you're still looking for a token of your love and appreciation, here are some gift ideas:

Carhartt Deluxe Lunch Cooler Bag: "Perfect for toting to work or game day tailgates, the water-resistant Carhartt Deluxe Lunch Cooler Bag has an insulated main compartment to keep snacks and lunches cool, and is big enough to store a six-pack of soda or beer. It also features a separate top dome that can hold additional foods or beverages, while the front zippered compartment is great for keeping smaller items like keys, utensils, or napkins safely in place" (Real Simple).

Motion-Activated Head-Lamp: "We love headlamps for everything from…

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Summertime is right around the corner, and is a favourite season for home buyers. The warmer months have so many advantages that make finding a property a fun and fruitful endeavor! Here are the top reasons why summer is a great time to search for your dream home:

  • More inventory! The real estate market tends to be more active in the summer, leading to a higher number of available listings. Sellers often wait until the warmer months to list their homes, resulting in a greater variety of properties to choose from. This increased inventory can enhance your chances of finding a home that meets all your criteria
  • More potential! Homes tend to look their best during the summer. Gardens are in full bloom, lawns are green, and outdoor spaces are…

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Check out some of the great events happening this summer!

June 6-27 Thunderin' Thursdays: Free Line Dancing Lessons
June 8-August 10 Jubilations Dinner Theatre: Friends - The One with Ace Ventura
June 14 La Fille Mal Gardee
June 15 Neighbour Day
June 15-16 Heritage Park Children's Festival
June 15-16 Wings and Wheels at The Hanger Flight Museum
June 16 Father's Day
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21 Snoop Dogg: Cali to Canada Tour
June 22 Midsummer Masquerade
June 23 Wordfest Presents: Carley Fortune
June 27-29 Sound Atlas Music Festival
July 1 Canada Day 

What are you most looking forward to?

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Welcome to a premier adult building, Silverwood on the Park, overlooking gorgeous Bowness Park!

Very secure, solid brick and concrete building, this suite is located on the seventh floor featuring an open concept. This one bedroom unit offers a spacious and a good sized north facing balcony with amazing views of Bowness Park, the Bow river and hillside escarpment beyond. Only a short walk to explore one of the nicest parks in the city including Bowmont Park and the Bow river bike path system. This unit offers a spacious living and dining room, in suite storage with newer tile and laminate flooring throughout and the building has newer windows. The condo fees include ALL UTILITIES (excluding cable/telephone) and a heated underground assigned…

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Here are the highlights from The Calgary Real Estate Board's market report for April 2024, which you can read in full by clicking here:

  • "ENTER" (Calgary Real Estate Board).
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  • "ENTER" (Calgary Real Estate Board).

Calgary Real Estate Board Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie says, "ENTER.”

Are you ready to make your move? Contact Ken Richter directly today at 403-630-6363 or email Ken@KenRichter.com. 

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Welcome to a very rare and special property backing onto the banks of the Bow River!

Thinking of building your dream home or renovating an existing one? Look no further! New to the market is a magnificent "One of a Kind" property, highlighted by an original 1943 log cabin converted into a spacious 1,558 sq ft bi-level. This unique home features a full-height basement on an extra-wide, maturely treed 57 ft lot, offering over one-third of an acre that backs onto the high water mark of the Bow River. The extra-wide lot is a rarity on Bow Crescent, perfectly suited for the next generation of executive homes, similar to the custom-built homes already adorning this beautiful street.

This home's rustic charm includes the potential for TLC to…

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Outdoor lighting is so important for your home! Not only does it enhance safety, it can add to the ambiance and overall aesthetic of your home. 

Not sure where to start? Here are some tips for the different areas of your property:

  • Deck and Patio: If you have a deck or patio, proper lighting can turn it into a cozy outdoor living space. String lights, lanterns, and recessed deck lights add charm and functionality. Consider installing dimmable fixtures to control the ambiance according to different occasions.
  • Pathways: Pathway lights are essential for both safety and aesthetics. They guide visitors to your front door and highlight the beauty of your landscaping. Solar-powered stake lights are a popular, eco-friendly option that’s easy to…

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In Calgary we love our coffee shops!

Instead of giving money to a big corporation like Starbucks or Tim Hortons, support a local business! Here are some of the incredible local coffee shops in the city for you to taste test:

Cadence Coffee: “Cadence Coffee is a 21st century diner located in the heart of Bowness, where friends meet to enjoy great food, superfine coffee, and fresh baking.”

Analog: "Analog was founded with the view that every cup of coffee poured should be something special, and that ‘good enough’, is never good enough. The first Analog was opened in 2011 at the Calgary Farmers Market, followed by the 17th Ave location right in heart of the city’s beltline in 2012. Our community (and cafés) have only continued to grow from…

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With summer right around the corner, the market for vacation rentals is heating up!

If you own a vacation property that you rent out, it is likely already booked for the summer. Most properties get booked well ahead of time, with a few vacancies that last-minute shoppers can snag if they’re lucky. This is perfect for property owners, because it allows you a chance to get prepared ahead of time. After all, you want to be able to enjoy your summer, too!

Here are some tips for getting prepared for the busy season:

  1. Mark your calendar! Whatever system you use to track your daily activities for your personal life, make sure to add notes of what is happening with the rental. This way you don’t have to cross-check calendars, and you are always…

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