Real Estate Blog

This beautiful summer is slowly turning into a crisp fall, complete with frosty mornings and golden leaves. Stores are rolling out Halloween decor and pumpkin inspired treats, and back to school is in full swing. While you pack away your summer dresses to make room for sweaters, also start thinking of how you can prepare your backyard for autumn.

There are a number of things you should be doing before the snow hits in order to prepare your backyard for autumn and winter. What’s the light at the end of the tunnel as far as cleaning and preparing is concerned? After doing the following things your backyard will be ready for one final hurrah while the weather holds up!

First off, take care of outside structures such as children’s play places, tree

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Immaculate 2 storey walk-out 3 bedroom very bright & sunny south exposure infill in the progressive inner city community of Montgomery!

Gorgeous expansive chef's kitchen incl. a large granite covered centre island & the adjoining great room offers a cozy gas fireplace & feature wall built-ins, large balcony c/w nice river valley escarpment views from the expansive dining area, convenient front den, beautiful engineered maple floors throughout the main floor and on the upper stairs and upper floor. Three good sized bedrooms including a large master bedroom featuring a glorious 5-piece ensuite and a massive walk-in closet. Convenient upper laundry c/w sink. Unspoiled lower walkout level South c/w 9ft ceilings, roughed in plumbing for future

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It has been our greatest pleasure to serve Calgary for the past 30+ years, and we look forward to many more years to come. Here at Team Ken Richter we are passionate about equipping our valued clients with the information they need to make wise real estate decisions. As your trusted real estate professional, Ken is always looking out for you.

Whether you are in the process of buying, selling or investing with us, are simply starting to consider your options, or are just visiting our site for fun, we have so many resources for you to check out! Here are some highlights of our website and some new features for you to check out: 

  • Even though Calgary's real estate market has moved slowly so far this year, Team Ken Richter has been busy selling
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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 and 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 fixture, new walk in closet built in shelving unit, new laundry room in master closet, all new Hunter Douglas blinds throughout, ceiling stipple was removed and replaced with knock down modern ceilings &

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September is full of fun events to check out! Get out of the house and enjoy this rainy fall before the snow comes and sends everyone into hibernation mode. These events are sure to inspire you, connect you with fellow Calgarians, and provide loads of fun. 

September 11 - The Mashing : Breweries from across Canada are back again for The Mashing, a ticketed event where you can try samples of incredible, home-grown craft beer. Simply purchase your tokens at the door and redeem for samples of lagers, sours, ales, pilsners and more. This is an 18+ event with lots of opportunities to connect with your next favorite brewery!
September 14 This Girl Can Expo : This event is designed to celebrate the creativity, strength, ambition and value of young girls

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The forecast is in! The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) reports, “increased sales and easing new listings reduced housing inventories in August. Sales were primarily driven by homes priced below $500,000.” The sale of homes priced under $500,000 kept the market from suffering, even though higher price range homes didn’t experience as much activity.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie reports on the economy, “employment numbers have been improving, but mostly in industries that are traditionally lower paid. This is contributing to the shift that we are seeing in the housing market, with growth being limited to product priced below $500,000.” The jobs available are not ones that afford people the luxury of buying a home, but typically once these

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Going back to school this fall? Whether it is grade school, University, night classes, or online school we have some tips to make your back-to-school as great as it can be!

1). Buy new supplies! Even just having a new pencil case and notebook is great motivation to stay organized and work hard! There is something psychological about having fresh school supplies that makes people want to use them and use them well.

2). Sign up for your favorite stores’ email alerts! Although they are annoying for ninety-nine percent of the year, around back-to-school season they are your best chance at catching those great one-day sales for everything from supplies to clothing!

3). Spend a day off trying out your new commute! If you’re driving, see how long

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Team Ken Richter is here to get your home sold! 

We know that this recent Calgary real estate market has been challenging. Homes have been sitting on the market for longer than usual, leaving sellers frustrated as buyers continue to withhold offers and inventory levels remain high. While these are not ideal conditions to step into as a seller, you can still come out on top by doing two things:

First, stay informed! Each month we summarize the Calgary Real Estate Board's latest statistics report. You can find those summaries here and visit CREB yourself here.

Second, partner with us and experience the Team Ken Richter Advantage. When you are one of Ken's valued clients, you get to experience the power of an incredible professional real estate

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**Attention Investors** Tenants are in place and are on leases until next year!! Current rents are $900 plus 60% utilities upper and lower is $600 plus 40% utilities.

Three bedroom bilevel 1/2 duplex plus a lower illegal one bedroom suite down. Very quiet crescent location backing onto a natural hillside reserve. No condo fees and rents go right into your pocket after taxes and insurance. Close to all amenities and transportation. 3 schools are within a short walk. Two hospital and U of C are five minutes away, a short commute to downtown and easy access West to the mountains! Priced for an immediate sale!

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Foreclosure. 

This daunting word haunts our television screens as we watch fictional, and sometimes real, people face losing everything. All of the love and care they put into making their house a home was for naught; now the bank owns it and they have to be gone by Monday. We feel sick hearing that word because everyone knows that foreclosure is not something you ever want to experience. So, what is it and how can you avoid it?

Foreclosure is when a homeowner loses ownership of their property to the bank. It's not that the bank ever owned the home, but when you can't pay back the bank, they take your assets. Typically foreclosure happens because homeowners have failed to pay monies owed on debts, particularly a mortgage. As you can see from the

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