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All of us here at Team Ken Richter would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It may be different than in years previously, but we hope the season brings you time to rest and take comfort in small graces.

2021 is just around the corner, and though you may be tempted to rush into the new year, we encourage you to take time to pause. Reflect on this last year, the good and the bad, and take time to be thankful. You made it, and that is something to be proud of. 

This holiday season we would also like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our valued clients for your continued support throughout this challenging year. We look forward to serving you again in 2021 and beyond!

We hope that…

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These infills are under construction and the buyers can select finishes depending on timing for an offer.

The current pictures are for a similar build and not for this specific unit. Progressive 10 year new home warranty.

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Calgary loves to celebrate the holidays. A drive through any neighbourhood will quickly get you in the Christmas spirit. In Bowness, Christmas wreaths are lights adorn the streetlights and shops, giving the community even more of a festive, small-town feel. It is our favourite time of the year to drive through one of our favourite communities. 

Here is an inexpensive holiday activity idea: get a cup of hot chocolate from Tim Hortons and take a drive through the city. Set your radio to 95.9 CHRM for non-stop Christmas music and turn up the heat. Not sure where to start on this beautiful, Christmas adventure? Here are some places to check out:

1). Downtown Core: Many buildings in the downtown core are adorned with Christmas lights inside and out.…

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Christmas is only a few days away! You know what that means… the malls are packed because people have not finished shopping for gifts. This may be the most wonderful time of the year for businesses that are profiting from last minute gift-buyers, but it is definitely not the most wonderful time of the year for shoppers that just want to get home. Especially with new COVID-19 restrictions, getting in and out of shops is more difficult and less advisable. 

To make your last minute gift shopping process faster, we have complied a list of Christmas gift ideas that are easy to aquire. Figure out exactly what you need, exactly where you can get things and get ready to wade through the crazies. It is time for your last minute gift guide:

1). Starbucks:…

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Have you begun watching Christmas movies? Classics such as Griswold Family Christmas, Santa Clause, and Elf are staples in many homes and the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. Another classic? Home Alone.

If you're not familiar with the plot of Home Alone, it goes as follows: a young boy is accidentally left at home when his family flies to Paris for Christmas vacation. He swiftly learns that one part of being a home owner is protecting your property. It brings up the age old question: how can you keep your home safe during the holidays?

First and foremost, recognize that the holidays always bring with them a rise in home crime. Homes are filled with more valuables than ever thanks to wrapped gifts, and people are typically more absent…

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During the holiday season many people choose to express their gratitude and love for others with gifts. It’s a tangible way to show thoughtfulness and care, and is a long-standing tradition of many religious and nonreligious homes during this season.

Well it may be pious to say you get more pleasure from giving than receiving, it is fun to receive a gift picked out especially for you. Some people even buy themselves a Christmas gift, a little treat in celebration of the end of the year. At Christmas, items such as perfume, books, toys, tech and more are popular gifts for under the tree.

Another popular Christmas gift? A house! Arguably the most extravagant and expensive Christmas gift one can receive, a house is a great option. This long term…

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One of the most important things you can do when selling your home is to stage it properly. Staging is the art of presenting your home in its best possible light. When staging your home you want buyers to come away remembering it as clean, bright and open. They should be able to picture themselves lounging on the couch in the living room or having breakfast in the kitchen.

If you are looking for an idea of what a well-staged home looks like, visit a staged new infill. There are professionals you can hire to stage your home for you, as you will see in a show home. You can also stage your home yourself. Check out this link to read all of our blogs on home staging! 

Home staging is easy, but what about during the holidays? What if you want to…

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With American Thanksgiving over, the Christmas holidays are officially in full swing!

This year Christmas is going to be different as families are modifying their plans in the wake of new COVID-19 restrictions. Even though some of our traditions may no longer be feasible, like large family dinners or sitting on Santa's lap, one tradition that stands the test of 2020 is decorating for the holidays. As we settle in for a new round of quarantine here in Alberta following a state of public health emergency being declared, it's becoming more appealing than ever to decorate our homes. If there is one thing we all need right now, it is holiday cheer and coziness.

There are consistent holiday decorating staples, such as a Christmas tree and stockings over…

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Calgary has a thriving small business sector that we always like to encourage people to check out. It is important to support small local businesses and the Calgarian's that pour their hearts into them, especially this year as many Calgary businesses have faced loses due to COVID-19. As they say, when you shop from a big box store, a CEO doesn't blink twice. When you shop from a small business, the owner does a little happy dance. Support a fellow Calgarian this Christmas by buying your holiday gifts from one of these local shops:

  • Outside The Shape: A curated shop with items from local YYC makers. You can find everything from candles to jewelry to workshops here!
  • Plant: Your succulent dreams will come true in his gorgeous shop featuring all sorts…
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