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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?

First Time Home Buyers

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...]

Real Estate Terms Defined: Months of Inventory / Supply

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What are “Months of Inventory” and How Will It Affect Me? Months of inventory: the amount of time (or months) it would take for all current MLS® listings to sell given that no new listings come onto the market. This is calculated by dividing the total number of homes for sale by the total number of homes sold for a given … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide to Listing

New Calgary Condo Guide to Buying the Right Condo Plan

Planning on Selling Your Calgary Condo? Be Prepared! It's crucial to that you are fully prepared for the sale process and do what you can to ensure that when a buyer who does want to make an offer on your condo comes along that there is absolutely no delay whatsoever! Listing a condominium is easy. All you have to do is … [Read more...]

Why Use a REMAX Real Estate Agent in Calgary?

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6 Reasons Why You Should Use a REMAX Real Estate Agent... Are you thinking of buying or selling Calgary real estate, but aren’t too sure why you should choose a REMAX real estate professional as your third-party representative? When you choose to work with a REMAX agent you will not only experience exceptional service, but … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide to Foreclosures

Calgary Condo Guide to Foreclosure

Your Guide to Buying Calgary Condominium Foreclosures If you are thinking about buying a Calgary condo foreclosure listing then you need to make sure you understand the process, any risks and how to protect yourself. Here's a quick overview to some of the pitfalls of buying a foreclosure and how you can avoid them. Do Your … [Read more...]