Our Guide to Buying a Home in Calgary

Calgary offers residents a great selection of homes, low unemployment, and a beautiful landscape, so it's no wonder that people are excited to relocate here! It's not uncommon for people to come here "temporarily", fall in love with the city, and decide to make it their permanent home.

Calgary offers buyers a variety of vintage homes, new construction, luxury homes and condos, urban downtown lofts, and a great selection of single family homes as well.

Searching for a Home

With the great selection of homes in this area, buyers can have a difficult time deciding on the home or property that is uniquely appropriate for their needs.

Search for Calgary homes for sale

Browsing MLS® listings is one way search for your dream home, but weighing the investment potential of each property can be difficult, some homes for sale are never listed publicly, and some homes are sold before they ever make it on the MLS®. The best way to ensure that you have the best opportunity to find a home that perfectly fits your needs is to work with a REALTOR® who can keep an eye out for new listings.

Managing the Home Buying Process

As you begin to think about buying a home, you're probably acutely aware that this is likely to be one of your greatest investments, and you might be wondering if there's anything you really need to know as you go into this process. This is where your real estate professional comes in. With the help of a trained agent, you can come out on top of a closing that might otherwise have pushed your retirement back by a decade! This is sadly not an uncommon occurence, buyers benefit a great deal from having an agent work exclusively on their side.

If you'd like to know about the home buying process visit our Home Buyer's Guide.

Five Reasons to buy your home with a REALTOR®

  1. Your REALTOR® is a wealth of experience, knowledge, and resources.
  2. Your REALTOR® can work full time at looking for a home that fits all of your family's needs.
  3. Your REALTOR® has a great deal of experience with negotiating prices.
  4. Your REALTOR® can help you assess your financial capacity to buy a home
  5. Your REALTOR® can use their experience to make closing a far more stress-free experience

New homes hit the market daily; as your representatives, we will be in regular contact with sellers and other real estate agents to ensure that you see any new listings that meet your criteria right away, whether or not they're made public. Often, our clients can put in offers with little or no competition and walk away with an impressive deal on the property of their choice. Your agent will make sure you see only the properties that meet your needs and investment preferences, so that you don't spend time on listings that aren't of interest. As you compare the best deals, we'll provide you with important information about the home, its neighborhood, zoning issues, utilities, and nearby plans for development.

Many real estate transactions include an extensive negotiating process, and as your buyer's agency it will be our job to represent you here and get the best deal possible. We'll also attend property inspections, make sure any and all agreed-on repair work is carried out, and handle paperwork related to the sale. We can also help set up the financing for your invesment, and work directly with a broker to provide you with a seamless service package.

Working with a dedicated agent on your next home purchase will save you time, and add professional assurance to every step of the process. With the guarantee of a solid investment, the decision could also make you more wealthy when it's time to sell. To get in touch with us today, please contact us with any questions or to make an appointment.

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Listing information last updated on September 23rd, 2017 at 5:30pm MDT.