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Buying Your First Home in Calgary? Hire a REALTOR®

First-Time Buyers: Hire a REALTOR®!Are you buying your first home in Calgary? If so, you're probably as nervous as many other first-time home buyers who begin on the road towards home ownership. 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. … [Read more...]

Why Change the Locks When Buying a New House?

Bought a New House? Change the Locks... ASAP! Did you just buy a new house? If so... that's amazing, and congratulations! Buying a new home is as exciting as it gets, and you'll want to take a few steps to make it as secure as possible after taking possession - like changing the locks! During the home buying / building … [Read more...]

5-Step Guide to Buying a Home in Calgary

What Steps Are Involved in Buying a Home? 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 several different properties, knowing what to expect on the road ahead is essential in making your transaction go as smoothly as possible. Part of that … [Read more...]

10 Common Mistakes Made by First-Time Home Buyers

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Buyer Are you thinking of purchasing your first property? As a first-time home buyer, looking for your very first place is as exciting as it gets, especially when the time is right to move out and onward with life.But there also can be some stress involved! Getting pre-approved … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide to Contracts

Use the Right Contract for Your Condo Purchase!Real estate transactions typically come with a bunch of contracts you'll have to sign off on if you want to move forward with your sale or purchase. Condominiums are of no exception. If you are buying a resale condominium in Calgary, make sure you are using the specific resale … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide: Read Your Condo Bylaws!

Read the Condo Bylaws Before Making a Decision! Unlike single-family homes, there’s several rules and regulations you’ll have to abide by when living in a condo. These are also known as bylaws.If you’re thinking about making a move into a condominium, I can’t stress enough that reading the building’s bylaws is one of 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...]