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Calgary First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Preparing Your Finances

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Calgary First-Time Buyers Guide for Finances The most common questions I get from first-time home buyers are about finances. If you’re in the market for your very first property, here’s how you should begin preparing your finances to accomplish your real estate goals. #1 – Decide if it’s the right time to buy Is now a … [Read more...]

5 Factors to Consider When Buying a New Condo in Calgary

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5 Considerations Before Buying a New Calgary Condo Are you thinking about making a move in Calgary's new condo market sometime soon? If so, there are some definite considerations you'll want to make before signing on any dotted line with a developer - or lender for that matter. Buying a new condo may just be one of the biggest … [Read more...]

Calgary First-Time Home Buyer Agent Review by Alex

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Calgary First-Time Home Buyer Tells His Story Are you planning on making a move in Calgary’s real estate market sometime soon? If so, you’ll want to work with an experienced REALTOR®, one who has the knowledge, skillset and expertise to guide you through your transaction with ease while providing all the information you need … [Read more...]

Suburban vs. Urban Living: Pros and Cons

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Suburban vs. Urban Living: The Pros and Cons The age old question remains when a move is on the horizon... What area of the city should I buy in? The downtown area, a bit further out in the inner city, or perhaps a suburban location would be best? Suburban communities have a lot to like in comparison to an inner city or … [Read more...]

5 Must-Ask Questions for Calgary Infill Builders

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Top 5 Questions to Ask a Custom Infill Builder When you are deciding on which new Calgary infill to buy, it's extremely important you do research on the prospective home builder to make sure you know exactly what you are buying. Purchasing a new infill home may be one of the most expensive things you'll ever buy. You owe it … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why Home Ownership is Better than Renting

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7 Key Reasons Why Owning a Home is Beneficial Calgary's real estate market has had its fair share of ups and downs over the past several decades. As a first time home buyer looking to make the jump from renting to owning, you might be wondering when exactly is the best time to buy.... Will the market go up ...?               … [Read more...]

Real Estate Terms Defined: Agent

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What is an “Agent”? Do I Have to Use One? Agent: A person who has been given authorization by another person to act on their behalf. In real estate, the agent definition may be used a few different ways, including: Buyers Agent: An agent who has been chosen to represent the best interests of a home buyer. Dual Agent: An … [Read more...]

Calgary REALTOR® Interview Guide: Education

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What to Ask Your Calgary REALTOR®: Question #4 Hiring the right REALTOR® in Calgary is as important as it gets when buying and / or selling real estate. You want someone who is experienced, service-focused and will go above and beyond the standard call of service to make your transaction as smooth as possible. With that in … [Read more...]

How to Buy a Quick-Possession Home in Calgary?

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Use a Quick-Possession Home Specialist! Quick possession homes are found everywhere in Calgary, providing you with the opportunity to move into a brand new home quickly without sacrificing your conditions & buyer protections. Also, just because you may want to move-in in less than a month doesn't mean you have to put up … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Buy a Half or Full Duplex Home in Calgary

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Why Buy a Half or Full Duplex Home in Calgary? Aren’t sure if a duplex home is right for you? In today’s residential market, affordability is a key part of purchasing real estate for many home buyers and is one of the many benefits of considering a half or full duplex home. But why else should you consider purchasing a  duplex … [Read more...]