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The Best Advice for Calgary First-Time Home Buyers

What is the Best Advice for First-Time Buyers?Buying your first home is a really exciting experience and something to be proud of. Let me be one of the first to say congratulations to you!But remember... home ownership is also a very serious financial commitment. You'll want to take your time as you work towards finding … [Read more...]

Calgary Infill Buyers Guide: Area Plans

Calgary Infill Buyers Guide to Area Plans It's important as a home buyer to understand everything possible about an inner city infill before making any decisions including the concept of "area plans" and how it could affect your living experience. So, what exactly are the area plans? Basically, we can divide this term into … [Read more...]

How Much Are Closing Costs in Calgary? Ask a REALTOR®

Closing Costs when Buying a Home in CalgarySo you’re thinking about buying a home in Calgary and are being diligent with your budget. You’ve got your mortgage approval, but what about other additional costs associated with buying a property? Closing costs are another expense you’ll want to consider in your total budget. But … [Read more...]

What Documents Do I Need for a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

What Documents Do I Need to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage by a Lender? If you want to know what documents you need before seeing a mortgage specialist for a pre-approval, you’re likely going to making a move into home ownership in the near future. This is exciting to say the least!But let’s discuss the home loan … [Read more...]

Real Estate Terms Defined: Appraisal

What is an “Appraisal” in Real Estate? An appraisal is the value of a property determined by a professional appraiser. This person will make an impartial estimate or opinion of value based off relevant features, location and other characteristics of a property. Appraisals are in written form to allow the appraiser to track … [Read more...]

5 Essential Showhome Tips for New Home Buyers

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

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!

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

Calgary First-Time Buyers Guide for FinancesThe 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 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...]