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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...]

Calgary Condo Guide: Condo Fees

Calgary Condo Guide to Condo Fees

Calgary Condo Guide to Condo Fees When you buy a condo in Calgary, you don't only own the physical living space that you purchased, but you also own a share of ownership in the condo corporation. That corporation needs revenue to pay for day-to-day operations such as cleaning of common property, snow removal, landscaping … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

10 Benefits of the Inner City Lifestyle in Calgary

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What's So Awesome about Inner City Living in Calgary? Living an inner city lifestyle in Calgary has many benefits such as accessibility to downtown, amenities and entertainment to name a few. These, among the others listed below, are part and parcel of the high demand for Calgary inner city real estate and why so many love to … [Read more...]

Calgary Infill Buyers Guide – Lighting

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Calgary Infill Buyers Guide to Natural Light Who turned out the lights? That's one question you never want to ask yourself in the middle of the afternoon inside of your home especially when you've just bought a property in the inner city! New infill properties in Calgary are designed to maximize privacy and natural lighting. … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Buying a New Inner City Home in Calgary

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10 Tips to Help With Your New Inner City Home Purchase Are you thinking about buying a new inner city home in Calgary sometime soon? There are several items of critical importance when you buy a new infill property, the first being the implications of such a decision not only on your family and way of life, but also … [Read more...]