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Welcome to the big, beautiful world of real estate! We are so excited to have you here. What a way to kick off 2021!

If you are looking to buy a home, you have come to the right spot. With thirty plus years of experience helping people buy and sell homes all across the city, Ken Richter is the perfect person to make your home-sweet-home dreams come true. We would love to sit down (virtually, of course) with you and begin the conversation on what you are looking for and how Team Ken Richter can help you get there. Contact Ken directly at 403-630-6363 to set that up.

In the meantime, take a moment to explore our website. It's not just here to look pretty: it's here to be an invaluable resource. Here is a brief breakdown of all the exciting content…

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People are faced with two options when it comes to home sweet home: buying or renting. For some the choice is easy: they can either afford to purchase a property or they can’t so they choose to rent instead. However, in some cases people are on the cusp of either signing a new long-term lease or making a down payment on a home and beginning to pay a mortgage. What are the pros and cons to each decision? Read on so you can make an informed decision about something that will have a massive impact on your future (no pressure)!

Pros to Buying Your Own Property:

  • You get to start building up good credit by making monthly mortgage payments.

  • You are investing in something long-term that one day you can sell to get your money back (plus…

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The real estate market has certainly changed in Calgary, Alberta -- especially for sellers. While for a long time the market was flooded with excess inventory from an economic downturn, COVID-19 cleared the slate and has left a distinct shortage in properties available to potential buyers. This won't last long, so act now! 

If you have been considering listing your home, now is a great time to do so! Contact Ken Richter directly at 403-630-6363 or email him at Ken@KenRichter.com. With 30+ years of experience working in the real estate market, Ken has helped sellers of all kinds in all areas of the city find the right buyer at the right time at the right price. Looking for more information? Check out our home sellers page by clicking here. Whether…

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Sweet, sweet winter break is ending for most Calgarians as offices open back up and email auto-responses turn off. Whether you did way too much during the break or nothing at all, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things. For those of you who are already back at work, we imagine this week was rough. It is not an easy transition to make, but here are some tips:

  1. Plan for your first day back to work. Pack a lunch, make sure your bags are ready to go, clothes are laid out. Shower the night before, make a checklist of things to do in the morning, ensure your car has gas or your at home workspace is tidy. Do what you can to make the mornings easier!
  2. Make sure you get lots of sleep. Sleep is essential in giving your brain the rest it…
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Here are some of the highlights from the Calgary Real Estate Board's December Real Estate Monthly Statistics Review:

  • "With December sales of 1,199, this is the highest December total since 2007." - CREB® December Report
  • "The number of sales exceeded the number of new listings in December contributing to further declines in inventory." - CREB® December Report
  • "Annual sales activity declined by one per cent compared to last year and remain well below long-term averages." - CREB® December Report
  • "The recent gain in the benchmark price was not enough to offset earlier pullbacks as the annual residential benchmark price in Calgary declined by one per cent over last year." - CREB® December Report
  • "Housing demand over the second-half of…
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Once again, events look different in Calgary this month. With restrictions still tight due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many events are being moved online, post-phoned or cancelled altogether. As we continue to stay home and stay local, we encourage you to engage in safe entertainment across the city. This past year has certainly challenged us to find the adventure in our own cities, and Calgary has plenty to offer. 

Go explore YYC! Check out the art murals, support local businesses, enjoy the parks and green spaces, try a new curbside pickup restaurant, go look at fancy houses in new neighbourhoods, check out areas of the city you've never gotten to, and find ways to create safe, meaningful connections with the thriving Calgary community.

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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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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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After a tremendously difficult year, many people feel as though they're barely managing to crawl into the new year. If there has ever been a year where "new year, new me" seems applicable, it's this one. As 2020 comes to an end, many people find themselves self isolating at home, likely wearing yesterdays sweater and still picking through Christmas leftovers. The glimmer on the horizon? A new year. A fresh start. 

Before you begin goal setting for 2021, we want to encourage you to take a moment to pause. Acknowledge the tremendous effort and strength it took to accomplish what you did this past year, and give yourself grace for the items on your to-do list that you never got to. As the year comes to a close you're likely to begin seeing posts about…

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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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