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Selling a home for the first time is a big decision!

Perhaps you are ready to upgrade or downsize, or are simply just wanting something new. We understand that selling a home is just as big of a financial decision as buying it was, and an emotional one. You've made memories in this house, and as the saying goes, parting can be such sweet sorrow. It may also feel overwhelming, and you may be unsure of where to start. Don't worry; Team Ken Richter is here to support you from start to finish!

The first thing to do is connect with us. You can call Ken Richter directly at 403-630-6363, or email directly at Ken@KenRichter.com. One of the first things we will do is provide you with a complimentary home evaluation. This information looks at what your

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As the economy is preventing more buyers from owning their own home during these unprecedented times, many are turning to rentals for a place to live. Despite facing their own challenges, landlords in Calgary, Alberta are hoping to capture this market. 

Being a landlord is a fantastic side-business to have, because it allows you to make the most out of the property (or properties) that you own. Renting out space to a tenant is an excellent way to pay off your mortgage, make extra money for other endeavors, and keep your property occupied and, hopefully, well looked after. There are downsides to being a landlord too, but here are three tips for renting out your home: 

  1. First you need to make sure that the space you want to rent is habitable. There
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Happy May Long Weekend, Everyone!

After weeks of shut downs and quarantine, the world is slowly starting to open back up again; including Calgary! While it is important to make sure that we continue to use precautions (wear face masks, keep 6 feet of distance whenever possible, continue to practice good hygiene, stay home if you're sick, etc.), it's becoming safer to navigate this brave new world. That being said, if you're going stir crazy and ready to get out and about, here are some ideas of things to do this weekend: 

  • BBQ from home with a local barbecue kit: Avenue Calgary writes, "Now that the weather is nice again, it’s time to break out your barbecue and start grilling. While you can, of course, pick up supplies from the grocery store,
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If you are currently in the market for your first home, you probably have lots of questions. This is a major investment of both your money and time, so you're likely feeling the weight of this as you begin your search. Ken Richter has a wealth of experience in helping first time home buyers, and he is here to help you make the most out of this moment!

Here are some tips that will make your home buying process successful: 

Tip #1: Do Your Homework: The perfect home won’t find you by itself. A key step in buying a home is doing the proper research. Educate yourself on local schools, neighborhoods, and the kinds of homes available. By reading available materials and talking with experts, you can start to put together what the perfect home looks

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The Calgary Real Estate Board has released the Calgary housing market statistics for the month of April. The biggest takeaway is that coronavirus put everything on hold, including the real estate market. Here are some highlights from the Calgary Real Estate Board’s report:

“April sales hit 573 units, a decline of 63 per cent over last year… Sales activity eased across all price ranges, but the largest declines were for homes priced above $600,000. New listings this month totaled 1,425 units, a decline of 54 per cent compared to last year. Inventories also declined, but with 5,565 units available, they remained high enough to push the months of supply above nine months.” - Calgary Real Estate Board April Report

“The decline in home sales does not

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Normally at the beginning of each month we share fun events happening around the city for you to check out. However, these days life looks different as we continue to self isolate and social distance. 

Alberta.ca has rolled out really encouraging information regarding the reopening of the province following strict shutdowns. They write, "Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. While we face a long road to recovery, there are signs our collective efforts are helping slow the spread of COVID-19. We must ensure the sacrifices we have already made are not wasted. To be successful, we must stay vigilant to slow the spread: follow public health measures,

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In this day and age people have access to information that makes it easier for them to act as their own realtor. However, here are the top 3 reasons why having a realtor is so useful:

1). Experience: Here at Team Ken Richter we like to make sure our clients know that our experience is their advantage. With over 30 years of experience, we have truly seen it all. We have weathered many different market conditions, helped all different types of buyers and sellers and have watched the City of Calgary grow and change. We apply our years of experience to every aspect of our business. When you partner with Team Ken Richter, our experience will help guide you in ways that no google search can. 

2). Knowledge: The knowledge we have gained from working in

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One of the most fun parts of owning a home is decorating it and getting to make it your own. Even the smallest change in visuals can liven up your home and make everything feel fresh and new, which is something we could all use these days as we're quarantined at home. If you’re looking for some inspiration on what to do for your next home decorating project, look no further! We’ve got you covered.

This spring, decorating trends are all about vibrantly neutral colors that are in style, but will remain classics. Gold, modern calligraphy and strong lines are predominant among many designs, along with feux-rustic accent pieces. Here are some trends in colors, fabrics, furniture and art.

Color: The colors trending right now are vibrant neutrals.

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We are certainly living in strange days as we navigate the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. With such a constant flow of news, not to mention a sprinkling of fear mongering, it can be hard to keep your head above water. If you're looking for some positive news and resources, we've got you. Check out the following for a dose encouragement and tips & tricks:

  • 5 Good Things That Happened in Calgary This Week
  • Text4Hope - Daily Messages of Encouragement
  • Services to Support Seniors During COVID-19
  • Official Coronavirus Updates from Alberta Health Services
  • UpWorthy - Good News Stories
  • Watch the Calgary Zoo Panda's Live

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Flipping homes refers to the practice of purchasing a house, completing necessary renovations, and then selling it for a profit. Many people attempt to do this and are unsuccessful, because there is a lot of risk involved. Buying a home is typically the biggest financial investment a person makes. Buying a home and hoping to flip it for a profit in a short amount of time is risky, but can have major payoff. Just look at all the shows on HGTV!

If you're considering trying to flip a home, here are some tips:

  1. Work with your local professional real estate agent--me! You need an expert to help you navigate the process of buying a home, since resale is an incredibly important factor. I can help you find a property that you can eventually sell for
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