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

Happy New Year! We thank you for an incredible 2022, and look forward to a bright 2023. Have fun celebrating the dawn of a new day!

Some New Year wishes...

Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.

Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives,
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.

And when we ponder those who do,
We immediately think of you.

Thanks for being one of the reasons we'll have a Happy New Year!

By Joanna Fuchs

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All of us here at Team Ken Richter wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This holiday season take time to cherish those you love and look back gratefully on all the highlights of this past year. Be present, take a deep breath, and enjoy the little things. 

Thank you to all of our valued clients, friends, and family for your continued support. We look forward to serving you in 2023 and beyond!

Happy Holidays!

Ken & Vivian Richter
RE/MAX Real Estate (Central)

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Christmas is this weekend! Are you ready? If not, you may be resorting to purchasing a gift card for everyone left on your Christmas list; and while many gift guides will rag on gift cards as impersonable and somehow less special, we are here to tell you that gift cards are great. Why? Because at the end of the day, people want cold hard cash.

Most people don't have something specific on their list; but they do have an idea of places they like to purchase from. It is absolutely glorious to be standing in the checkout line and realizing you have a gift card. Suddenly, the items in your hand are basically free. It's such a lovely treat, and the gift that keeps on giving. Plus, as people get older the things they really want often come with a heavy…

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Skating on the Bowness Lagoon is a Calgary tradition! The City of Calgary writes, "Bowness Park was built before the First World War by John Hextall, a local land developer. It was built in the town of Bowness as a weekend retreat for nearby Calgarians." For over a hundred years, Calgarians have enjoyed Bowness park through rain, shine, and snow. Now, it's your turn. 

The City of Calgary offers the following information for those of you wanting to visit the park for a skate:

Enjoy free outdoor skating on the lagoon in the eastern portion of the park from mid-November to mid-March (weather dependent). Helmets are strongly encouraged.

Skating hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily

Skate rentals: Rentals provided by the University of Calgary Outdoor…

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There is no place like home for the holidays, and this time of the year many people are focused on the upcoming celebrations. However, did you know this is actually a great time to sell your home? There are many advantages to selling your home in Calgary Alberta at the very end of the year. Here are just a handful, according to experts:

  1. Buyers are more serious! Investopedia writes, "if your house is up for sale in the winter and someone is looking at it, chances are that person is serious and ready to buy. Anyone shopping for a new home between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is likely going to be a serious buyer—they aren’t going to spend their precious time around the holidays seeing how the other half lives. Putting your home on the market at this…

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Christmas in Calgary is a magical time of the year. With so much to do and see, there is something for everyone hoping to make their spirits a little more merry and bright. Looking for some classic Calgary Christmas activities? We've got your Christmas in Calgary bucket list!

Here is your guide to Christmas in Calgary:

  1. Experience an old fashioned Christmas at Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park. Not only can you learn the holiday traditions of days past, but you'll get the chance to see Santa, explore the exhibits, pet fuzzy animals, try authentic Candy Cane, and so much more. These events are very family friendly, with lots to enjoy for every age. 
  2. Volunteer with Operation Christmas Child! Calgary is home to one of Samaritan Purse's…

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The highlight from the Calgary Real Estate Board's market analysis for November 2022? "2022 [is] on track to be a record year for real estate" (Calgary Real Estate Board). This should come as no surprise to those who have been following market trends this past year and stayed informed on what has been going on. The informed buyers, sellers, and investors have been successful, reaping the rewards of one wild year of real estate!

Here is what else the Calgary Real Estate Board had to say in their most recent report:

  • "Residential sales in the city slowed to 1,648 units" (Calgary Real Estate Board)
  • However, "year-to-date sales remain nearly 10 per cent above last year’s record high. The year-to-date sales growth has been driven by a surge in…

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December is such a fun month, with so many activities around the city! While it would be nearly impossible to list them all, here are some upcoming highlights to check out:

December 1-17 Agatha Christie's Murder on The Orient Express
December 1-17 17th Days of Christmas
December 1-24 Santa's Enchanted Forest
December 1-24 Enchanted Winterland at CrossIron Mills
December 1-31 Glow: Calgary
December 2-4 Spruce Meadows Christmas Market
December 3 MCA Festive Artisan Market
December 3 Bowness Holiday Dinner
December 5 Central Commons Park Grand Opening
December 7 Barenaked Ladies: Hometown Holidays
December 9 Tea with Mrs. Claus
December 9-10 Home Alone in Concert
December 14 Holiday Paint Night
December 16-18 Speed Skating World Championships
December 17-18 Once…

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