Buying Tips

Tips about Buying Real Estate In Calgary

Found 99 blog entries about Buying Tips.

Can You Afford Calgary Condo Fees?If you're planning on purchasing a new condo and have never owned your own property before, there's one important thing to remember. When you see a lovely condo being advertised on the listings and you feel that it's something you can afford, you'll first want to find out what the condo fees are. The fees will need to be paid monthly and should be added to the mortgage amount of the condo when you're trying to determine whether you can afford the monthly payments.

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

Condo Fees

Condo fees can vary across the board from one condo to the next. Quite often, these fees aren't listed in the advertised listing

4,597 Views, 0 Comments

How to Win a Bidding WarYou have been looking around at different homes on the market and have finally found it - the home of your dreams. The problem is that another couple also have their eyes on the same home and seem to want it as much as you do. The bidding war begins for the real estate and you don't know what to do next. Here are a few tips to help you get through it.

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

Submit A Clean Offer

Although it may seem surprising, it's not always the price that determines the winner in a bidding war. A clean offer will sometimes beat out a higher offer. A clean offer refers to the agreement terms. If you have a preapproval for

1,839 Views, 0 Comments

What to Know About Home Interest RatesAre you in the market for a new home this spring? If so, it's a great time to purchase a property due to the low interest rates. If you're like most borrowers, however, you don't pay a lot of attention to the mortgage rates posted since you know that this may not be the exact amount you'll be paying. These posted rates do matter though and it's important that you understand why.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Should You Get a Variable-Rate or a Fixed-Rate Mortgage?

If you are looking for a mortgage with a variable rate, you may still have to meet the standards for the posted higher fixed rate to qualify. This is due to the fact that the Canadian

895 Views, 0 Comments

How to Plan for a MoveOnce the big day has arrived and the green movers are pulling up in your driveway, everything starts to really sink in. Although you have probably been preparing for this move for months, the reality really starts to come to life when the moving truck arrives and the movers start approaching your door.

In order to stay sane and rational during the moving process on this big day, here are 5 tips to help you get through it.

Stay Calm While Preparing For The Move

The calmer you remain the better the process is going to be. You'll be able to remain in control and on top of things by staying as calm as possible. If you ever find that your nerves are starting to get to you, take a quick walk up and down the sidewalk outside to get a breath of

1,677 Views, 0 Comments

A Calendar and Timeline for Moving to a New HomeMoving to a different home is both exciting and stressful, and when people decide to pack up and move, they can quickly get overwhelmed. Fortunately, with a proper timeline and a good calendar, it's possible to take a lot of stress out of the experience of relocating or buying a new home. Here's a calendar/timeline that can help.

Start at Least Eight Weeks Before Moving

Not only should a homeowner have a firm moving date, they should also have a timeline of the things that need to get done before that date arrives. Eight weeks out, consider:

  • Hiring a mover and setting things up
  • If you have a large safe, talk to a professional about moving your safe
  • Getting everything out of the basement, attic, and shed
  • Using up things that
1,243 Views, 0 Comments

There are beautiful parks and great amenities in every quadrant of Calgary, and all outdoorsy Calgarians should make time to visit if they have a chance.

Living in Calgary means that you'll find yourself spoiled for choice when it comes to parks to get out and about in to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine with your friends and family.

The History of Parks in Calgary

There's a running joke that you know you're Canadian when you measure a car journey in terms of how many hours or days it will take you instead of miles, and it's only when you land in a Canadian city that you understand why people say this. Landing in most major cities around the world means flying over urban sprawl for a lot of the time and then landing in or near the heart

6,710 Views, 0 Comments

How to Construct the Perfect Home Buying Wishlista Calgary house purchase is in your plans make sure that you go through every aspect of the buying decision with your partner first in order to avoid any potential future disagreements.

Things can get pretty heated when you're looking for a home and you don't have a firm understanding between the two of you of what you're looking for.

Common Factors of a Home Wishlist

order to help you simplify your needs and wants for a home you can follow this easy to use step-by-step checklist as a guide. Simply go through the items from top to bottom to help you put your thoughts in order. It should help you narrow down the exact type of home you want to get and where you’d like to look for it. Once you have established this it's easy to work with a

8,807 Views, 0 Comments

What Buyers Need to Consider Before Investing in a CondoWhile the condominium lifestyle is a dream for many homeowners, certain individuals may discover that living amid a condo community isn't exactly their cup of tea. Of course, there are pros and cons of buying a Calgary condo, just like there are in any community. So, before signing on the dotted line here are five considerations before buying a condo.

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

1. Privacy Preferences

Individuals who prefer a great deal of privacy may find condo living challenging to their senses. After all, most condominium communities have dozens or even hundreds of units, usually joined by common walls. This means means that

2,303 Views, 0 Comments

Know More About These Home Buying ProcessesSome may be looking to buy their first home and not know about the common requirements and initial challenges they may face. Canadian residents may need prepare themselves beforehand, learning how to best position themselves to have a seller accept their offer and move toward closing on a home. What do new potential homeowners need to know?

Understand more about common home buying processes and challenges faced by Canadian buyers today.

Your Credit Score and the Canadian Home Mortgage Process

Most buyers are not paying for a home in cash and will have to seek a home mortgage loan from a lender. It is important to know your credit score as this is a major factor in getting approved for a loan and getting better rates. One's credit score and

1,728 Views, 0 Comments