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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 First-Time Home Buyer Agent Review by Alex

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Calgary First-Time Home Buyer Tells His Story Are you planning on making a move in Calgary’s real estate market sometime soon? If so, you’ll want to work with an experienced REALTOR®, one who has the knowledge, skillset and expertise to guide you through your transaction with ease while providing all the information you need … [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...]

Calgary REALTOR® Interview Guide: Becoming an Agent

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What to Ask Your Calgary REALTOR®: Question #3 Hiring the right real estate agent and REALTOR® for the job, one who will take care of all the details for you while providing only the best service and advice, is a key part of being 100 percent satisfied with your home buying and / or selling experience. Part of finding the … [Read more...]

New Calgary Home Buyers Guide – Choosing a Floor Plan

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How to Choose the Right Floor Plan When Buying a New Home One of the most exciting things about buying a new home in Calgary is getting to choose the floor plan. The type of lifestyle that you and your family live should ultimately weigh in on the one you choose as it will shape how you experience your home. From room size and … [Read more...]

15 Red Flags for Home Buyers to Look Out For

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Buying a Home in Calgary? Watch Out for These Red Flags! If you’re thinking about buying a home and are using a real estate agent to help you along with the process, it’s likely they’ll recommend getting a professionally done home inspection. Also see Why You Should Use a REMAX Real Estate Agent. After all, making such a large … [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...]

VIDEO: Calgary First Time Condo Buyers Testimonial

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Calgary First Time Condo Owners Share their Story See what Anthony and Jeanette had to say about their first time condo buying experience in Calgary using Cody Battershill, Certified Condo Specialist and top-producing REMAX real estate agent in Western Canada (2013, 2014, 2015h). Seeing is believing! Do you like what Anthony … [Read more...]