Buying Tips

Tips about Buying Real Estate In Calgary

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Steps to Follow For Building a HomeSetting out to build your home is a significant milestone, and navigating this venture requires a reliable home-building checklist. From securing the plot to selecting the perfect finishes, we'll guide you through new construction homes without the fluff. Get ready for a straightforward, step-by-step approach to transform your blueprint into the house of your dreams.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Key Takeaways

  • Careful planning, including setting a realistic budget, defining must-haves, and understanding local building codes, is critical to a successful home-building experience.
  • Assembling a skilled team of professionals,
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What Condow Owners Need to Know About Choosing InsuranceCondo insurance is an important topic for many property owners in Canada. Not only does it protect your personal property, but it also provides liability coverage and coverage for additional living expenses. However, with the complexity of the insurance market, it's important to do your research before signing an insurance contract for condos. In this article, we'll provide you with 5 tips for researching condo insurance.

Know the Types of Condo Insurance

Before you start researching the best condo insurance for you, it's important to understand the different types of coverage available. Generally, there are three main types of condo insurance:

  1. Personal Liability Insurance: This type of insurance protects you if someone is injured on your
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Is January the Best Time to Apply For a Mortgage?Buying a home is the project of a lifetime for many people. It pays to be well-prepared and well-coordinated in terms of timing. Of course, you are free to start this process whenever you want, but some times are better than others to get a home loan. In this article, learn why January and the beginning of winter months are great times to apply and qualify for a mortgage.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage or home loan professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

January Is One of the Best Months to Apply For a Mortgage

Generally speaking, winter months represent a valuable opportunity for real estate buyers. Real estate is a seasonal industry, and the market tends to slow down during

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How Does Lenders Mortgage Insurance Work?You know that you need a down payment for a home when you're applying for a mortgage. But did you know that a small down payment may mean you need to purchase lenders mortgage insurance (LMI)? Learn what LMI is, how it works, and who needs it.

What is LMI?

Mortgage insurance protects your lender if you default on your mortgage. Home buyers who are putting down less than 20 percent will be required to purchase this insurance. If you own a home and you decide to refinance, you may need to purchase LMI if your established home equity is under 20 percent.

You'll pay a one-time premium for LMI, which is expressed as a percentage ranging from 0.6 to 4.5 percent of your mortgage. This premium can be paid upfront to keep your interest down, or added

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5 Tips to Make Moving EasyLet's face it, the stress of selling a home and moving can weigh anyone down. But with a bit of planning and a few helpful tips, you can minimize the hassle. Or, best-case scenario, avoid it entirely.

In this post, we'll list some of the most common moving mistakes people make and arm you with tried-and-true moving advice. With these moving hacks, you can spend less time worrying about the logistics of getting from point A to point B and more time enjoying the new digs. Keep reading to become an expert at moving.

Mistake #1: Diving In Without a Plan

Like any large project, making a moving itinerary and checklist will make the process more manageable in the short term and the long run. If you take the time to make a list of the tasks you need

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How to Find Profitable Real Estate Investment OppurtunitiesThere are many online real estate platforms where you can find properties for sale. However, these platforms aren’t enough. You must ensure you’re putting your hard-earned money into the right property.

When investing as a buyer, you need to make sure the property will be profitable. One that generates enough rental income to settle the property expenses and leave you with a handsome gain. While going through hundreds of property listings, identifying the profitable one can be gruelling, but you don’t have to lose your sleep over this process.

We’ve created this essential guide to help you identify a profitable investment property so you can succeed in your investing journey. Keep reading to find out how to spot lucrative investment

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How to Remotely Buy a Home When Moving ProvincesAre you planning to move out of your current province and hoping to find the perfect home in your new town? Moving to a new home in a new place is full of excitement and fun. However, it can get stressful if you’re not prepared. There’s a lot to be done before moving, and buying a house can feel completely overwhelming.

Fortunately, new technology makes it easier to buy a home remotely. Keep reading to find a step-by-step guide on shopping remotely for a new home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Assess Your Needs, Create a Budget, and Find The Perfect Place

Whether you’re moving across the street or moving cross country, the first

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Should You Buy Your Home Before Selling or Sell Your Home Before Buying?The home selling process can be complicated, but it's especially complicated for people who already own a home. The decision to sell their home first and then buy, or buy then sell, can be a difficult one. If you're a homeowner who would like to sell one home and buy another, it's important to weigh all the factors. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each option can help you decide which one is right for you.

Benefits of Selling Your Home Before Buying a New One

Some homeowners choose to sell their home before purchasing another. While this does have its advantages, there are problems that can be associated with it as well. Below, we've noted important reasons that many homeowners choose to sell first.

You Can Offer More Money Down

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Brick Home or Stick Home? Which is Right for You?Although there are many building materials that can be used to make a home, two of the most common types of building materials are stick and masonry. These two types of homes are very different from one another. Knowing the differences between stick homes and masonry homes can help you decide which type of High River home is right for you.

Stick Home Characteristics

Stick homes are homes that have been built from wood. They have a wooden frame and wooden siding. Wood is a common material used to build homes because it is relatively inexpensive. Stick homes are built in all parts of the country. Wood is a traditional building material that has been used for hundreds of years.

Pros and Cons

Wood is common primarily because it is inexpensive

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A Breakdown of the Home Closing ProcessClosing on a new Chestermere home is an exciting step, but the complexity of the process might take some wind out of buyer's sails if not approached properly. Between all the paperwork and negotiations, buyers will certainly feel challenged at some point, but these tips will help streamline those procedures.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Hire Real Estate Professionals

It often requires an entire team of real estate experts working alongside other agents such as attorneys, lenders, notaries, insurance reps and other solicitors to get the keys in the hands of new owners. Buyers purchasing homes in certain provinces may have the ability

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