Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: May, 2022

The hope is always that you will never face an emergency situation. However, it is best to have a game plan just incase. This can also ease anxiety about possible future events, by giving you a clear vision of how you'll respond ahead of time. It is important to have the skills and knowledge to survive, and to decide that you will do whatever it takes to survive.

Sometimes people purposefully put themselves in situations where their skills are tested. Just take the television show 'Alone' as an example. In 'Alone,' contestants are dropped off in isolated areas of the wilderness. If they can last 100 days (that's right, one-hundred days), they win the prize money. If they're forced to tap out at any point, due to illness, injury, or overwhelming…

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If you're like many Calgarians this spring, you may be in the market for a home!

First things first, make sure to contact us today at 403-630-6363 or email Ken@KenRichter.com. We would love to help you find your dream home. Let our experience be your advantage as you navigate this incredibly hot market. When it comes to finding a great home sweet home, we can help you filter through the listings and advise on if a home really is the dream it claims to be.

There are also things you should be looking for specifically. Here are some areas to watch for:

  1. The Neighbourhood: A great home in a bad neighbourhood does not exist. Why? Because the neighbourhood you live in is just as important as the house itself. We never recommend compromising on…

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We live in an absolutely stunning province. Alberta is world-renowned—people travel from all across the world to visit this incredible place. Big blue skies and mountain views are hard to come by, and if you ask anyone who has traveled lots or moved elsewhere, they always remark on the beauty of the land being one of the things they miss most about being here. 

We are so lucky to live in this beautiful place, and as such, we need to take advantage of all it has to offer! So many people live their life saying “It’s RIGHT here, I’ll get to it eventually…” and then they never do!

Make sure to check out the following places to explore in Alberta and soak in all the beauty this land has to offer this long weekend:

The Grotto: The Grotto is located…

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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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