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Calgary Condo Guide to Bylaws

Calgary Condo Guide to Bylaws When I say you need to read your condominium bylaws as soon as possible, hopefully you're not surprised. If you are, however, and haven't just yet, you need to now! Never ever, ever even think about buying a Calgary condominium without reading the bylaws first. Do this while you're still in the … [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...]

Calgary Condo Guide: Ownership in a Condominium

Understanding Your Condo Ownership in Calgary When you think about owning a condominium, do you really understand to the full extent of what you own or are planning on buying sometime in the future? It's important that you do! When buying a single-family home you and I both know that the purchaser owns the land and everything … [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...]

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...]

5 Factors to Consider When Buying a New Condo in Calgary

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...]

Real Estate Terms Defined: Agent

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

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

20 Tips to Help With Your Next 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...]