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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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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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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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The year of 2020 has been unprecedented, to say the least. This has had incredible impact on the Calgary, Alberta real estate market. Back in April we saw a near standstill in the market as the entire world shut down. Many feared this would have long-lasting impacts on our already struggling economy and real estate market. Despite the naysayers, the Calgary real estate market has outperformed expectations and risen from the ashes. There is still a long way to go, but trends are looking positive and worth holding hope in.

Each month the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) releases a summary at the top of the month of what happened in the market the previous month. Here are some of the highlights from their latest report on October 2020, which you can…

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Virtual 3d tour is available for online viewing . Are you looking for "Not Your Typical Cookie Cutter" infill? We have the perfect solution...builder/owner is proud to present this very unique architecturally designed semi-detached infill on a massive corner lot!

This unique fully developed 5 bedrm family home offers a sunny southwest open concept main floor with 10ft ceilings, large kitchen c/w pantry & breakfast bar, quartz counters thru-out, cozy gas fireplace in living rm & separate dining area. Upstairs features 9ft ceilings, large master bedrm with 5-pce ensuite c/w jet-tub, 2 additional bedrms, 4-pce bath & convenient laundry room. Lower area offers 2 bedrms, 3-pce walk-in shower & rec room. Bonus Double Attached Garage! Located in the heart…

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Welcome to the world of investment properties!

An investment property can be a property you use yourself (such as a vacation home), a property you lease to others (such as renters or a business), or a property that you fix up and flip for an immediate return. Whatever you plan on using your investment property for, consider the following:

  • Purchasing an investment property is a major decision, so don't rush it! Take the time to think critically about if an investment property is right for you, what kind of investment property is right for you, and, when you find a property, if it is the best investment property for you. There is absolutely no need to rush! Take your time so that you can be 100% (or at least 99%) confident in your end decision.…
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There are many factors that help sell your Calgary, Alberta home: the real estate professional you partner with, the location, open houses, word of mouth, a competitive listing price, and the right timing. One of the largest factors is, quite simply, your listing photos.

Most buyers search online listings extensively before narrowing down which homes they actually want to see in person, especially during COVID-19 times. Your listing photos show the world exactly what your home has to offer. It is an inside glimpse into the space and layout.

It is your real estate professional's job to provide your listing with photos. Some real estate agents take them themselves, and others will hire out the work to a photography company. Here at Team Ken…

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