Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Ken Richter's Blog

Welcome to a custom built, semi-detached, fully developed quality in every detail, infill home with a total of four bedrooms plus three and a half baths, constructed by a prestigious local builder located in a fantastic west Bowness location!

The fine accoutrements and finishing details for this fully developed 2,933sqft of luxurious living space is unsurpassed and will be sure to please the most discerning buyers! The special features of this modern infill home are: the main floor offers a gorgeous sun drenched south exposed open floor plan including soaring 9ft ceilings, the exceptional chef's kitchen with a stainless appliance package and an eleven foot quartz covered center island! The upstairs features three good sized bedrooms, a…

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Every month the Calgary Real Estate Board releases a report detailing what has been happening in the real estate market. These reports provide really valuable information to sellers, buyers, and investors alike. Real estate requires strategic decision making, so staying informed is crucial to ensure you are making the best moves possible.

Here are the highlights from The Calgary Real Estate Board's market report for June 2024, which you can read in full by clicking here:

  • "Sales in June reached 2,738, marking a 13 percent decline from last year’s record high" (Calgary Real Estate Board).
  • "New listings also eased relative to sales, causing the sales-to-new-listings ratio to remain elevated at 72 per cent. However, with 3,789 units available,…

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VIEW VIEW VIEW! A very rare find "ON THE RIDGE!"

Few homes come up for sale in this premium ridge lot location, featuring a 1926 sqft two-storey split on a massive 80 ft wide frontage offering AMAZING and STUNNING south river valley escarpment, mountain, and partial downtown views! Directly overlooking Bowmont Park and the Bow River below, this outstanding, quiet location encapsulates nature right at your doorstep.

The house is a "diamond in the rough" with strong bones, very well-preserved but requiring some cosmetic TLC. It's well worth the effort in this premium ridge location! Special features of this house include a ground-level open foyer leading to a large living room with a brick-encased gas fireplace, a separate dining room, a main…

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Canada Day is Monday! This is such a special and patriotic day for Canadians. It is important to celebrate Canada Day as we honor our past, embrace our present, and work hard to make the future even brighter. 

How much do you know about Canada? Try out this quiz to test your knowledge!

Q U E S T I O N S

Question 1: In which Canadian province did the temperature drop to -63C on February 3 1947, making it nearly as cold as the surface of Mars?

Question 2: In Canada we have 563 lakes larger than 100 square kilometres, making us the country with the most amount of lakes worldwide. True or False? 

Question 3: The Amazon Rainforest may be considered the lungs of the earth, but Canada boasts an incredible amount of forested area, too. In fact,…

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Attention all developers, builders, and investors! A wonderful little cabin in the inner city on a massive 50x120 R-C1 mature treed flat lot!

Located on a very quiet street in the lively, community-oriented area of Montgomery, this mid-century two-bedroom house needs some TLC but is primarily land value. It features an upstairs loft or storage area and hardwood flooring that adds to the property's character. The converted single attached garage is not heated and is not included in the square footage.

Montgomery is one of the best inner-city areas for newly constructed infills in Calgary, offering numerous amenities. Enjoy proximity to the Shouldice Pool and Park, the Bow River, and the Bow River bike path system right at your doorstep. Two…

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As the temperatures rise, keeping your home cool without skyrocketing energy bills becomes a priority. Especially with prices so high on utilities in Canada. Fortunately, there are several energy-saving strategies you can implement to maintain a comfortable indoor environment while also reducing your carbon footprint. It's a win-win! Here are some tips:

  • Close the curtains! Direct sunlight can significantly increase indoor temperatures. Close blinds, curtains, or shades during the hottest parts of the day to block out heat. Consider using blackout curtains or reflective window films for even greater insulation.
  • Use appliances sparingly! Appliances like ovens, dishwashers, and dryers generate a lot of heat. Try to use these appliances during…

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This summer it is going to get HOT. Our summers have consistently been experiencing higher levels of heat, for longer durations. While this makes some people want to stay inside, parked in front of the AC unit, we want you to still enjoy the outdoors! With that in mind, here are some tips for landscaping that beats the heat:

First, invest in a Pergola! These are your new best friend. The structure themselves offers shade from the sun, even more so in time as flowers grow across it. Not only is it functional for helping to add shade, but they look beautiful and can become quite the garden statement piece. Pergolas can also be adapted to any size or design you want, making them functional for any space.

Second, embrace nature! Instead of clearing…

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Happy Stampede season, Calgary!

Waking up to the first day of Stampede can feel like waking up on Christmas morning. The city is buzzing with visitors, country music, and the wild west spirit we still hold tightly onto. Stampede is such a point of pride for many Calgarians, and we cannot wait to celebrate with you. 

As per usual there is an incredible lineup of events and things to check out this Stampede. Here are some highlights:

  • The Evening Show: "The Calgary Stampede Evening Show is a unique entertainment doubleheader that takes place nightly at 7:45 p.m. The blast of a klaxon kicks off the Cowboys Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races—excitement that’s measured on the Richter Scale. When the last wagon thunders over the finish line, the…

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There is so much to remember when you are moving. This is why it is so important to be working with Ken Richter, your trusted real estate professional! Ken's expertise can help ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible on the transaction side, so you have the headspace to focus on all the other little details.

Here is a list of some things to remember and take into careful consideration as you begin the moving process:

Organizing your Move

  • Get estimates from different moving companies to see what works best for your budget. Make sure you also read their online reviews to ensure you've found high quality movers. Two weeks before your move call and confirm the date and time they will be arriving.

  • Sell, give away, and discard…

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Father's Day is this weekend! What an excellent opportunity to celebrate the incredible father-figures in your life. If you're still looking for a token of your love and appreciation, here are some gift ideas:

Carhartt Deluxe Lunch Cooler Bag: "Perfect for toting to work or game day tailgates, the water-resistant Carhartt Deluxe Lunch Cooler Bag has an insulated main compartment to keep snacks and lunches cool, and is big enough to store a six-pack of soda or beer. It also features a separate top dome that can hold additional foods or beverages, while the front zippered compartment is great for keeping smaller items like keys, utensils, or napkins safely in place" (Real Simple).

Motion-Activated Head-Lamp: "We love headlamps for everything from…

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