November 2019

Found 10 blog entries for November 2019.

 

 

Canada has fully embraced Black Friday and Cyber Monday, both days marked by incredible retail sales. For many Canadians, this long weekend of savings has marked the start (and end) of all Christmas shopping. Many retailers boast incredible sales, free shipping and one-day-only savings events. Want to take advantage of this year's great deals? Here are some tips:

1). Make a list & check it twice: What are you hoping to get during this weekends deals? Make a list and check it twice. Consider everything: gifts, work clothes, food, home goods, etc.. Literally everything will be on sale somewhere. Having a list will help you stay focused and not forget anything. However, be flexible! You never know what great deals could await... 

2). Be

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With the advent of the digital age comes a series of tech innovations aimed at making life more efficient. From searching for the best pizza place in town to messaging thousands of friends and family at once, the golden era of the internet is here. Love it or hate it, it is not going away anytime soon. 

For homeowners, the advancement of technology has helped them better find service providers for their property, secure their property, keep tabs on their property and easily access important property guidelines and documents. Most agree that these advancements are generally positive, but there is one new app that people are split on: Airbnb.

Airbnb and services like it are designed to enable homeowners to rent out their property, either a single room

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Rare opportunity 2 storey loft in Glamorgan's Highland Park, a well managed building with new windows and doors.

Wonderful location in the heart of everything with all the amenities only steps away and only a 10 minute commute to MRU with with easy access to Glenmore & Sarcee. The large main floor master bedroom shares the 5 pc ensuite with steam shower. The inviting dining area and living room are perfect for entertaining with a corner wood fireplace to set the mood. New double patio doors open to a huge south facing balcony to allow the warm light enter this open space with 17" open to above vaulted ceiling.

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Quality, Quality are only a couple of words to portray the attention to detail, "hands-on built", beautiful new infill on an extra wide quiet street in the heart of Bowness!

The wide open floor plan and 9ft ceilings exudes west facing sunlight which filters into each room. Luxury vinyl planking on main floor adds durability to the wonderful total of 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathroom family home. Many quality features include on the main floor, a huge quartz covered centre island and beer spacious kitchen several built-ins c/w gas fireplace feature wall & separate rear mud room. Upstairs offers 3 good sized bedrooms, a 5-pce main bathroom, beautiful 5 piece spa-like ensuite (c/w huge separate shower & bench seat), huge walk-in closet & several wood

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Calgary has turned into a winter wonderland. It has been snowing steadily since Christmas Eve, blanketing our beautiful city in white, fluffy flakes. With such a beautiful winter landscape to explore, many people are embarking on adventures. With so many beautiful places close to the city, day trips and longer road trips are a fantastic way to enjoy the season. However, while the snow is beautiful, it also makes for dangerous driving conditions. Here are some tips for how to have a safe road trip experience:

1). First thing you need to do is make sure your vehicle is ready and equipped to handle the winter driving conditions. It is essential that you have winter tires (and a spare), that your battery, belts, brakes, heater and windshield wipers are

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The sky growing dark by five in the evening is always a sure sign that Christmas is around the corner and that winter has arrived (incase the heaps of snow we received did not already tip you off). While people absolutely love having one more hour to sleep due to daylight savings, the sun falling quickly always seems to throw everyone off. Even when it is daytime, the shadow of winter seems to make any stray ray of light murky and grey.

During a YYC winter, everything seems grey. The snow is grey, the side of your car is grey and the skies are grey. With all this grey it becomes difficult for sunlight to give your home the extra touch of light that it would normally have. To compensate, people must turn to artificial lighting and optical illusions.

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If you have lived through a Calgary winter before, you have undoubtedly collected some nifty tricks to make the season more bearable. Every Calgarian could probably write a book about their adventures in the wintertime, which is both a blessing a curse. If this is your first winter in Calgary, talk to your neighbor for a wealth of knowledge! Also… good luck.If you have looked outside of your window recently, you may have noticed the fluffy white stuff sticking to the ground. The green grass from the summer is all dried out, the beautiful leaves have all fallen, and daylight savings has officially begun to cover the sun with dark skies early in the evening. It is that time of year, folks! Wintertime.

We, too, have collected some tricks for

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If HGTV is any indication, people love the idea of renovating a home. Shows like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers are wildly popular, audiences tuning in every week to see neglected homes turn into dream homes. There's something about an underdog that people love to root for--homes included. 

These shows are inspiring. They make fixing up a home seem easy! You drive past an old house and say, "some exposed brick would do that property wonders," or, "it's got great bones - imagine what a fresh coat of paint could do!" Don't let the edited smiles of Chip and Joanna Gaines fool you; renovating a home is hard work. It can be incredibly rewarding and profitable, but you should know these things before making an offer on that shack down the street:

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On this Remembrance day, all of us here at Team Ken Richter would like to thank the brave men and woman who have fought for our country, and anyone that has been affected by war. Thank you, fallen soldiers, for sacrificing your lives so that we may experience freedom. Thank you, Veterans, for your courage and sacrifices. Thank you, doctors and nurses, for healing the wounded and providing support admits the trauma. Thank you, men and woman back home, who have cooked, sewed, created, wrote, and supported our troops from one generation to the next. Thank you, everyone who wears a poppy today, for standing in remembrance of the sacrifices, losses, and victories that Canada and its fellow nations have experienced. We are incredibly lucky to live in a

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The Calgary Real Estate Board Report is available now!

Here are some of the highlights:

Sales activity in October improved by nearly 10 per cent compared to last year, driven mostly by improvements for apartment and attached product. 

New listings also eased, which helped reduce inventory levels and the oversupply in the market. Despite the move to more balanced conditions, the market remains oversupplied and prices continue to remain below last year's levels.

"Employment has shifted in the city, with job growth occurring in our non-traditional sectors and often at a different pay scale. This is consistent with the shift to more affordable housing product," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

"However, at the higher end of the

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