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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 Condo Guide – Condominium Corporations

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Calgary Condo Guide to Condo Corporations Why is it important when it comes to understanding condominium corporations? Let's start off with a few of the basics. What is a condominium corporation? A condominium corporation is a legal entity consisting of all the unit owners identified in the condominium plan. This condominium … [Read more...]

20 Tips for Buying a Condo in Calgary

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20 Tips to Help With Your Next Calgary Condo Purchase Condos in Calgary are found throughout the city in all shapes, sizes and price points. From the deep suburbs of communities like Evanston to the downtown neighbourhood of Eau Claire, you'll find a wide selection of condo listings for sale on the real estate market any given … [Read more...]

Additional Costs Associated With Buying a Home in Calgary

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Be Ready for Additional Costs When Purchasing a Home What costs are associated with buying a home other than the purchase price? As a matter of fact, there are a bunch of additional charges and fees that you should be prepared for the next time you’re looking to buy. Here’s a list of some you can expect to encounter. Having … [Read more...]

Real Estate Terms Defined: Benchmark Price

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What is Meant by “Benchmark Price” in Real Estate? Benchmark price is defined as the price of a typical home in a given area. For example, the city-wide benchmark price for condominiums in November of 2016 was $271,300. In the same month, the benchmark price for detached properties was $498,300 See our Calgary Real … [Read more...]

Are You a First Time Home Buyer in Calgary?

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Are You a First Time Home Buyer in Calgary? If the answer is yes, you may be as nervous as many other first-time home buyers who begin on the road towards home ownership. On the other hand, you’re probably also very excited to have reached a point in life where buying your first property is, or will soon be a reality. So why … [Read more...]

How Will Changes to Canadian Mortgage Insurance Affect Buyers?

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What You Should Know as a Home Buyer Related to the Changes in Canadian Mortgage Insurance The changes to Canadian mortgage insurance has some implications for buyers in Calgary’s residential real estate market. For anyone planning on putting less than 20 percent down of the purchase price on a home, that person must now … [Read more...]

New Calgary Condo Guide – Buying from a Floor Plan

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New Condo Buyers Guide on How to Buy from a Floor Plan Usually when you buy a new condo it’s in the pre-construction or construction phase; you’re not buying a completed unit, which means you are buying off a floor plan. The developer may have one or two show suites, but in most new condo buildings there can be 8 or even 10 … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide to Insurance

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Understanding Insurance When Living in a Condominium When living in a Calgary condo you are usually surrounded by other units above, below, to the left and right of you. You may ask, what happens regarding insurance if someone in another unit has a water leak or accidentally starts a fire? The potential for damage to … [Read more...]

5-Step Guide to Buying a Home in Calgary

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What Steps Are Involved in Buying a Home in Calgary, Alberta? Buying a home or condo is a very exciting thing to say the least! Whether you are a first time home buyer or have already lived in a handful of different properties, knowing what to expect on the road ahead is essential in making your transaction go as smoothly as … [Read more...]