All Blog Entries by Ken Richter

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Foreclosure. 

This daunting word haunts our television screens as we watch fictional, and sometimes real, people face losing everything. All of the love and care they put into making their house a home was for naught; now the bank owns it and they have to be gone by Monday. We feel sick hearing that word because everyone knows that foreclosure is not something you ever want to experience. So, what is it and how can you avoid it?

Foreclosure is when a homeowner loses ownership of their property to the bank. It's not that the bank ever owned the home, but when you can't pay back the bank, they take your assets. Typically foreclosure happens because homeowners have failed to pay monies owed on debts, particularly a mortgage. As you can see from the

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Pristine condition totally updated and extensively remodelled from top to bottom, inside out is an amazing fully developed infilled home on a beautifully mature treed landscaped yard!!

Soaring 23ft front entry windows greet you at the front door and exudes light into both floors, beautiful exotic Acacia Walnut hard wood is throughout the main and upper floors, all newer windows, all newer cement fibre board exterior, wide open floor plan accentuates the modern decor including brand newer kitchen and a huge 8ft quartz covered center island, new modern wire railings and walnut handrails, plus newer 2 piece powder room on the main floor. Upstairs features 2 bedrooms plus an open den/loft area, large master plus a spas like newer 5-pce ensuite c/w a

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Quality, Quality are only a couple of words to portray the attention to detail, "hands-on built", beautiful new infill on an extra wide quiet street in the heart of Bowness!

The wide open floor plan and 9ft ceilings exudes west facing sunlight which filters into each room. Luxury vinyl planking on main floor adds durability to the wonderful total of 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathroom family home. Many quality features include on the main floor, a huge quartz covered centre island and beer spacious kitchen several built-ins c/w gas fireplace feature wall & separate rear mud room. Upstairs offers 3 good sized bedrooms, a 5-pce main bathroom, beautiful 5 piece spa-like ensuite (c/w huge separate shower & bench seat), huge walk-in closet & several wood

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We know you have seen the ads. Billboards proclaim 'WE WILL BUY YOUR HOME!' or 'Home Not Selling? Let us Buy!' These renegade real estate companies promise that if your home does not sell within a set number of days, they will buy it from you. It sounds like a good deal, but it really does not benefit you unless it is absolutely essential you be rid of your property right away. Here is why:

Typically the contracts for these deals state that the company will list your home for an agreed upon price for an agreed upon time. If your home does not sell within that amount of time, they will buy it from you for a different price. As previously mentioned, if it is crucial that you sell your home in the next sixty days these types of deals can be a last

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*** Attention all investors and builders***

Primarily land value. Currently there is an older large 1755sqft in need of repair split level on a huge 50x120 M-C1 lot. Right next door is a 6 flex built on the same sized lot. Quiet location and backing onto Notables fine restaurant and adjoining shops, close to transportation, a short commute to downtown, only a few minutes to two hospitals, U of C and Market Mall, and easy access West to the mountains. Be a part of one of the most exciting re-developing inner city areas of Northwest Calgary!!

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"Diamond in the Rough" calling all renovators, builders and or someone who would like a fantastic location and build up some 'sweat equity' in this large split level!

Very quiet enclave across from a wide open green belt and the Silver Springs golf course is a wonderful renovators special. Recent updates to the home include most windows replaced, all new hardie cement board siding and newer shingles but the rest of the house requires some TLC. There are several seriously upgraded homes all along this street this one would also be a great one for a full reno! This house has great curb appeal with a full brick front face and a low maintenance front yard. There are hardwood floors through out, nice brick feature wall, wood burning wall fireplace,

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Finding a new home can be difficult and emotional experience.  After all, this is a major life decision. This why it is so important that you partner with a licensed, experienced real estate agent like Ken Richter. Ken has been working in this industry for over 30 years and understands everything that needs to go into making this major decision. He will always be looking out for your best interests and will make sure you are informed and protected throughout the entire process. Call him today at 403.630.6363 to discuss your real estate needs!

After walking through different properties, doing research on the areas and starting to imagine what all your furniture would look like different homes, making a final decision can be hard. When you're torn

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FANTASTIC Location - just a two minute walk from all that Bowness has to offer. Enjoy the very spacious and upgraded end unit next to the park.

Beautifully finished bright eat in kitchen that flows perfectly into the dining room. The well lit living room boasts a wood burning fireplace for those cozy winter nights. The third floor has three bedrooms and a renovated bathroom. Storage and a laundry room are conveniently located on the ground level. Incredible value in this 3 bedroom townhouse gives you all of the benefits of having your own front door and a garage without the worry of maintenance and yard work and snow removal. Must see, book today!

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Calgary is a great city for so many reasons. The people here are hardworking and kind, and the city itself is clean and welcoming. Most importantly--especially to those of us in the real estate industry--the location is incredible. After all, you know what they say: location is everything.

Nestled right between the prairies and the mountains, Calgary is ideal if you like beautiful views and experiencing all four seasons. Another perk of this city's location is that it remains relatively untouched by natural disasters. It is too close to the mountains to get tornadoes, and too far from the sea to get hurricanes. It is not significantly affected by earthquakes, and is not in a hot bed for forest fires. Albeit a little too much snow some winters, Calgary

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Good news, everyone! We are starting to see a trend emerge: inventory levels are declining, edging off a buyers’ market into more balanced conditions.

The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) reports, "for the fourth consecutive month, inventories in the market declined compared to last year. This is due to the combination of improving sales and a decline in new listings." While the market still leans towards benefiting buyers, if supply continues to reduce and sales balance out, we should see really strong conditions.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie notes, "we are starting to see reductions in supply across the resale, rental and new-home markets. This adjustment in supply to the lower levels of demand will support more balanced

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