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

Welcome to a custom built, "Wow Factor" 2,580sqft 4 bedroom two story split backing onto a large green space (the Sherwood Sandstone Citadel) in a very quiet Sherwood location!

Some of the special features of this house are; the grand 18ft high ceilings greet you at the main entrance, a custom designed two story dry-pack rock feature wall is captivating and a part of the allure for this fine custom home, gorgeous Gatoba (Brazilian Cherry) hardwood flooring throughout the main floor, a large main floor office/den c/w approx. $20,000 in high end finished custom cabinetry and a granite covered desk. The dream kitchen features a granite covered eating bar, high end Maple cabinets with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances including a…

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In a world increasingly dependent on modern conveniences and centralized systems, the concept of living off the grid offers a refreshing alternative. It's a lifestyle that embraces self-sufficiency, sustainability, and a deeper connection to nature. For those seeking to break free from the grid and live more independently, self-sustaining properties provide an opportunity to do just that.

Here are some reasons why self-sustaining properties are drawing more attention: 

  1. Self-Sufficiency: Off-grid living empowers individuals and families to become more self-reliant. By generating their own power, growing their own food, and sourcing water independently, they reduce their dependence on external resources.
  2. Sustainability: Off-grid living is often…

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In an increasingly fast-paced city like Calgary, Alberta, the concept of mindfulness has gained prominence as a practice to promote mental well-being and reduce stress. Beyond meditation and yoga, mindfulness can be seamlessly integrated into our daily lives by transforming the spaces we inhabit. Here are some ways to help your home promote mindfulness and serentiy:

1. Clear the Clutter: Mindfulness begins with simplicity. A cluttered space can lead to a cluttered mind. Start by decluttering your surroundings. Remove items that no longer serve a purpose or bring you joy. Minimalism is not about having less; it's about having what truly matters.

2. Natural Light and Greenery: Invite nature indoors. Maximizing natural light and incorporating indoor…

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Welcome to this immaculately maintained ground-floor, two-bedroom apartment condo that offers a harmonious blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability, all wrapped up in a package with LOW condo fees!

Upon stepping inside, you'll immediately notice the meticulous care and attention that have been lavished on this home, ensuring it remains in excellent condition. The spacious living area now boasts brand new laminate flooring, creating a welcoming and cozy ambiance. One of the standout features of this unit is the rare inclusion of air conditioning, providing you with the comfort and coolness you need during those hot Calgary summers. Step outside onto your generously sized walk-out patio, the perfect oasis for enjoying your morning coffee…

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Welcome to a truly remarkable executive two-story home, boasting custom design and exceptional craftsmanship, offering over 4,800 sqft of total living space. Situated in a tranquil enclave of the Bow River escarpment, this lovely residence features a total of 5 bedrooms plus a den, along with 4 and a half bathrooms, making it perfect for a growing family.

Step inside to discover a stunning fusion of fine craftsman finishes and state-of-the-art hi-tech home systems, adding a modern touch to the expansive living space. The main floor is bathed in natural light, thanks to the massive window package that accentuates the 10-foot ceilings and enhances the open floor plan, creating a sun-drenched ambiance. The heart of this home is undoubtedly the custom…

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In recent years, there has been a notable shift in the way families choose to live together in Calgary, Alberta homes. Multigenerational living, where several generations of a family reside under one roof, is becoming increasingly popular. This shift is reshaping the real estate market, as homebuyers seek properties that can comfortably accommodate the needs and preferences of multiple generations. 

Multigenerational living is a departure from the traditional nuclear family model, where parents and children live separately from grandparents or other extended family members. Today, various factors are driving this trend:

  1. Economic Factors: Rising housing costs, student loan debt, and the desire to save money on childcare and elder care have…

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The first weekend after the first week of school is a golden opportunity to unwind and recharge, It's time to indulge in a relaxing evening that sets the tone for a stress-free school season. Here's how to make the most of that precious first weekend:

1. Create a Stress-Free Environment: Start by creating a stress-free environment at home. Tidy up your space, light some soothing candles or diffuse essential oils, and put on your favorite calming music. A clean and serene space sets the stage for relaxation.

2. Disconnect from Screens: Take a break from screens, especially if you've spent the week on your computer studying and writing. Put away your phone, turn off the TV, and disconnect from social media. This digital detox allows your mind to…

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The Calgary Real Estate Board has released its update on the market! Here are some of the highlights from their report:

  • "Thanks to a surge in the condominium market, August sales reached a record high with 2,729 sales" (The Calgary Real Estate Board ).
  • "The sales-to-new-listings ratio remained elevated at 87 per cent, preventing any significant shift from the low inventory situation. Inventory levels in August dropped to 3,254 units" (The Calgary Real Estate Board ).
  • "The unadjusted benchmark price reached $570,700 in August, representing the eighth consecutive monthly gain. Prices have trended up across all property types, with row-style properties reporting the largest increase" (The Calgary Real Estate Board ).

Calgary Real Estate…

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September 1-17 Wildscapes at The Zoo
September 4-10 PGA Tour Canada Fortinet Cup
September 7 The Chicks & Marin Morris
September 9-October 7 Halloweekends at Calaway Park
September 10 Fifty Cent: The Final Lap Tour
September 15 Carnivale at Heritage Park
September 15-16 Fahr Oktoberfest
September 16 30 Years of Helping Wildlife
September 16 Bowness Lutheran Church Tea & Bake Sale, 2:00-4:00 pm
September 17 La French Run in Rouleauville
September 17 Terry Fox Run at Fort Calgary
September 17 University District Block Party
September 20 Indigenous Night Market
September 21-October 1 Calgary International Film Festival
September 23 September Equinox
September 23 Calgary Stampeders Pink Power
September 28 Iron Maiden: The Future Past Tour
September 30 National Day for…

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In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the way people view and approach residential construction and design. The rise of green homes, also known as sustainable or eco-friendly homes, reflects a growing awareness of the environmental impact of traditional housing and a desire to create living spaces that are more energy-efficient, resource-conscious, and in harmony with nature.

Green homes are designed and built with a focus on reducing their carbon footprint and minimizing the use of non-renewable resources. Here are some key factors contributing to the rise of green homes:

  1. Environmental Awareness: Increased awareness of the depletion of natural resources has prompted homeowners, builders, and governments to seek…

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