Buying a home in Calgary and surrounding areas is exciting! But it can also be overwhelming to think about the mountain of tasks ahead to making your move happen. We've put together a moving checklist to help you break it down week by week and make the tasks flow easy!

As you think about your move into your new place, we'd recommend that you plan out beforehand (especially if you're hiring movers) to look at your new floor plan and create a moving plan to help have items boxed accordingly, it's also recommended that you obtain a few quotes, create budgets, and track your expenses for the move and put them in a specific 'moving' folder.

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 8 - 7 weeks before moving

  • Contact moving companies and van lines to obtain estimates, there are…

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Essential tips for home buyers
Tips for Calgary Home Buyers

We'll dig a little further into these tips and provide our readers a bit more information on these five essentials for Calgary home buyers. 

1. Before you start shopping for homes and potentially getting attached, we always advise our buyers to obtain a pre-approval from their mortgage adviser, this prevents heart break if you find your dream home but are unable to afford it. So you're ready to buy your dream home, you have an area picked out, an agent lined up (hopefully from the Real Estate Partners!) and a few homes you've fallen in love with, but you haven't sat down with a mortgage representative! We hear about this quite frequently in the industry, typically before we start shopping with our clients (and…

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Welcome to your very own waterfront oasis, only 1.5 hours from Calgary. This waterfront acreage is the perfect home to enjoy on one of Southern Alberta's largest lakes. McGregor Lake is perfect for swimming, fishing and enjoying all other water activities.

Looking for a seasonal or year round home that’s on the lake, close to schools, shopping and gorgeous views? This walkout bungalow features almost 3500sq ft of living space and is sure to impress. It has been immaculately kept by the original owners who built it in 2004. When you arrive at this home, you will notice the mature trees that were individually planted throughout the years all over the property. An irrigation system has been put in place to ensure your yard looks pristine at all…

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Calgary carries a high dependency on the oil and gas sector, this accounts for roughly 70% of businesses based in Calgary, this can mean high volatility and risk of bust-boom cycles that come and go with a natural resource like oil. Recently Calgary has been recovering from highs in 2012 due to Oil prices taking a nose dive. Residents in Calgary on average earn more than other cities in Canada with an average weekly take home pay of about $1150 per week, this compared to Toronto and Vancouver being $1015 and $950 respectively.

Calgary is considered one of the top business hubs in Canada and the top of Western Canada with over 100 head offices, our city is recognized as a global leader in Energy and Engineering. Calgary usually sees a GDP growth of…

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