April 2020

Found 7 blog entries for April 2020.

In this day and age people have access to information that makes it easier for them to act as their own realtor. However, here are the top 3 reasons why having a realtor is so useful:

1). Experience: Here at Team Ken Richter we like to make sure our clients know that our experience is their advantage. With over 30 years of experience, we have truly seen it all. We have weathered many different market conditions, helped all different types of buyers and sellers and have watched the City of Calgary grow and change. We apply our years of experience to every aspect of our business. When you partner with Team Ken Richter, our experience will help guide you in ways that no google search can. 

2). Knowledge: The knowledge we have gained from working in

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One of the most fun parts of owning a home is decorating it and getting to make it your own. Even the smallest change in visuals can liven up your home and make everything feel fresh and new, which is something we could all use these days as we're quarantined at home. If you’re looking for some inspiration on what to do for your next home decorating project, look no further! We’ve got you covered.

This spring, decorating trends are all about vibrantly neutral colors that are in style, but will remain classics. Gold, modern calligraphy and strong lines are predominant among many designs, along with feux-rustic accent pieces. Here are some trends in colors, fabrics, furniture and art.

Color: The colors trending right now are vibrant neutrals.

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We are certainly living in strange days as we navigate the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. With such a constant flow of news, not to mention a sprinkling of fear mongering, it can be hard to keep your head above water. If you're looking for some positive news and resources, we've got you. Check out the following for a dose encouragement and tips & tricks:

  • 5 Good Things That Happened in Calgary This Week
  • Text4Hope - Daily Messages of Encouragement
  • Services to Support Seniors During COVID-19
  • Official Coronavirus Updates from Alberta Health Services
  • UpWorthy - Good News Stories
  • Watch the Calgary Zoo Panda's Live

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Flipping homes refers to the practice of purchasing a house, completing necessary renovations, and then selling it for a profit. Many people attempt to do this and are unsuccessful, because there is a lot of risk involved. Buying a home is typically the biggest financial investment a person makes. Buying a home and hoping to flip it for a profit in a short amount of time is risky, but can have major payoff. Just look at all the shows on HGTV!

If you're considering trying to flip a home, here are some tips:

  1. Work with your local professional real estate agent--me! You need an expert to help you navigate the process of buying a home, since resale is an incredibly important factor. I can help you find a property that you can eventually sell for
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Happy Easter Long Weekend!

This weekend may not feel like a long weekend since most of us have been stuck at home due to COVID-19 social distancing protocals, but Easter is definitely still worth celebrating! This is a holiday that represents new life and springtime, two things we could use these days. Here are some creative ways you can celebrate Easter from home this year:

  1.  Attend Church from Home: "Many churches have now made their services available online, either through a live stream or through a recorded podcast. If your own place of worship doesn’t have streaming capabilities, 'visit' another church instead. Furthermore, you may not be passing around the offering plate at church, but consider making an Easter-inspired donation to an
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March was an interesting month for the Calgary real estate market. It started off strong, but like everything else in our world, was significantly impacted by the new coronavirus pandemic. Here are the highlights from the March 2020 Calgary Housing Market Statistics provided by the Calgary Real Estate Board:

  • "March sales activity started the month strong, but quickly changed, as concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 brought about social distancing measures. This had a heavy impact on businesses and employment." - CREB® 
  • “This is an unprecedented time with a significant amount of uncertainty coming from both the wide impact of the pandemic and dramatic shift in the energy sector. It is not a surprise to see these concerns also weigh on the
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COVID-19 continues to bring business, schools and cities to a standstill as we practice safe social distancing in attempts to flatten the curve of this global pandemic. Still confused on what COVID-19 is and how you can help us eradicate it? Check out our article on it here. 

This week felt different for many Calgarians as we settled into a temporary new normal. At first being home from our regular daily activities felt like a fun snow day, a welcome chance to catch up on Netflix and sleep in. However, now people are starting to feel the anxiety the comes with knowing this isn't just a two week fix; this could be our reality for a number of months now. 

It is more important now than ever for people to follow Alberta Health Services advice on how

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