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*** OPEN HOUSE - Monday, May 23, 1:30-4:00 pm *** Calling all mechanics, car enthusiasts or someone who would want a shop like 30ftx30ft triple car garage, that is heated, has tons of electrical power, and high ceilings!!! Huge 50x120ft fenced private lot in a quiet Bowness location across from the hillside homes.

The total of 3 bedroom raised fully developed bungalow requires some cosmetic TLC but is well worth the effort. They are numerous gorgeous ornamental trees that compliment this wonderful property. Lots of parking front and back plus RV parking! Almost totally maintenance-free exterior and most windows were recently replaced. The front window is cracked, is on order and will be replaced soon. Hurry on this one, it won't last long!!…

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Downsizing is hard; especially when you're downsizing to one of the last places you'll reside. There is not a particularly easy way to tip-toe around the reality of this, and we know it can be an emotional process; not just for you, but for your loved ones, too. Here at Team Ken Richter we have helped many people sell their homes as the final step before moving into a retirement home. There's a lot involved, but we're here to support you. 

There are many types of retirement homes. For some, it's a smaller house or condo that is easier to manage and a more appropriate size for their needs. For others, it's a room in an assisted living space. Regardless, you're likely going to need to downsize significantly. Here are some tips for that process:

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Welcome to a very luxurious (owner/builder) total of 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and fully developed newer infill in the heart of the inner city in Montgomery! Excellent south-facing valley and escarpment views, directly across from Shouldice Park, Shouldice Pool, the Bow River and the Bow River bike path system.

A wide open and bright floor plan including quartz covered island and counters and a cozy gas fireplace in the great/family room. Upstairs features 3 good sized bedrooms including a large primary bedroom c/w a "Romeo and Juliet" balcony, 5-pce ensuite & walk-in closet and upstairs laundry. The fully developed lower level offers a huge 4th bedroom plus a 4-pce bath, and a convenient wet bar in the large recreation room with soaring 9ft…

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Gardening in Calgary is not for the faint of heart!

Calgary experiences all four seasons in full force. Our Springs are wet, our summers scorching, our falls blistery, and our winters freezing. In the regular gardening season that spans from Spring-early Fall, we often experience every single type of weather: heat waves, snowstorms, hail and more. Frankly, we can experience all those types of weather in just one day! These conditions make gardening challenging; but not impossible. 

So, how can you successfully garden in Calgary? Here are the steps:

  1. Invest in good soil. Kath Smyth, a horticulturist with the Calgary Horticultural Society, tells Avenue Calgary, "Soil is the foundation of any good garden. Compost to create soil that is…
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It has been such an exciting season of real estate with the market booming. With so much happening right now, it's important to stay updated and informed. This is a great market to jump into, but extra complex because of how fast-paced it is moving. If you're going to enter the market, you need to have all the facts and be as strategic as possible. This is where the Calgary Real Estate Board comes in. 

The Calgary Real Estate Board is a fantastic resource for learning market trends and projections. Each month they summarize what happened in the real estate market in the month previous, which we also highlight monthly here on our blog. These summaries are a great snapshot for everyone: buyers, sellers, and investors alike! 

You can read the…

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"High on the Hill" surrounded by parks...Montalban & Bowmont Parks!! Welcome to this unique enclave of Montgomery offering amazing south river and escarpment views from this very spacious 1,300 sqft walk-out bungalow!

The main floor great room features numerous large windows exuding light into every corner of the main floor. Throughout the main floor features beautiful real hardwood and softwood flooring, cozy gas fireplace feature wall in the great room, a covered front veranda off the great room as well, two good sized bedrooms and the master bedroom includes a 4-pce en-suite. The finished walk-out lower level has an illegal self contained one bedroom suite or mortgage helper with its own furnace rented at $800/month incl. utilities on a month…

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Don't forget: Mother's Day is this weekend on Sunday! Mother's Day is a great opportunity to spend some time showing appreciation for your Mother, or Mother-Figure. Moms do so much for all of us, so it's important to give back every opportunity that we have. You never know how much time you have with your Mom, so make the most of it and treat her to some quality one-on-one time. 

Not sure what to do with Mom this Mother's Day? We recommend getting out the city for a fun day in the mountains! Here are some of our mountain getaway recommendations:

1). Drinks for the Road: Kick off your road trip with Mom by picking up a drink from your favourite local cafe! There are tons of independent coffee shops in Calgary, such as Monogram, Good Trade Co,…

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Wonderful, Truman built, 3 storey, Noble townhome in Calgary's University District available for purchase.

This developing, 7000 unit, community (1100 units so far) has a shopping/entertainment area within walking distance with stores/entertainment / dining facilities like Save-On-Foods, Scotiabank, Cineplex, Five Guys, and YYC Cycle to name a few. This air-conditioned townhome with modern decor and open layout has 3 bedrooms (some with balconies) and 2-1/2 baths with a rooftop terrace / composite deck with panoramic views of Nose Hill - great for sun-tanning or BBQs in the summer. Off the kitchen, there is a patio as well. Many upgrades have been added to this home - engineered hardwood, built-ins, upgraded lighting packages, etc. Book a showing…

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Welcome to a wonderful and very well maintained three bedroom, 1.5 bathroom two story offering approx. 1,800 sqft of developed living space in a quiet Abbeydale location!

Featuring a large 4,800 sqft lot, plus a single attached garage, a private patio and fenced rear yard. The main floor features a large bright living room, a spacious eat-in kitchen and a 2-pce bathroom. Upstairs are three good sized bedrooms, a 4 pce bathroom and a small office/desk space. In addition, the lower level includes a family room and a second office space, the partially finished basement has lots of potential to build up some future “sweat equity.” Upgrades include $20,000 of new renovations upstairs including laminate flooring, new paint, doors and closet doors,…

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Happy May, Calgary! Here are some of the fun events happening around our city this month:

May 6-7 Calgary International BeerFest: "The Calgary International Beerfest brings the beer world together at Canada’s largest beer festival. Rated as one of the best beer festivals in the world, with 700+ beers from 200+ breweries, and so many innovative destinations within the festival, your biggest challenge will be deciding where to start."

May 15 Bowness Spring Clean Up: "The Bowness Spring Clean Up is a partnership between the Bowness Community Association, the City of Calgary, and other local organizations and businesses to provide free disposal services to our community. Residents can drop off their unwanted items to various recycling vendors and/or…

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