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5 Essential Showhome Tips for New Home Buyers

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5 Tips to Help You Navigate a Showhome Effectively Are you thinking about buying a new home sometime soon? If so, visiting showhomes is a great way to introduce yourself to the product a builder has to offer while also discovering exactly what kind of features appeal to you. Not everyone is familiar with showhome territory. I … [Read more...]

7 Getting-Started Tips for Calgary First Time Home Buyers

First Time Home Buyers

7 Tips to Help You Get Started Buying Your First Home in Calgary Are you planning on purchasing your very first home or condominium ever in Calgary, Alberta? If so, this is a very exciting time to say the least, although its likely you may have several questions about the first time home buying process. Here are seven simple … [Read more...]

Relocating in Calgary? Choose Your Home’s Exact Location Carefully!

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Exact Location Can Make or Break Your Purchase! When thinking about moving to another part of Calgary, it’s always best to know exactly what community or area you would like to live in. For example, relocating to a new home on the brim of the west sector will provide the convenient access to the mountains that you may have … [Read more...]

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 Condominium 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, … [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...]