The question many homebuyers ask is whether they should get a newly constructed building or a resale property. Today we're digging into buyers who are seeking a new build home for sale in Calgary.
Buying a new house can be quite the experience for home buyers and is often described by many of our buyers early on as "nerve-racking". You want the best, you want to work with a trusted builder, and you want a good deal as well, right?
Below are a few things you should know when purchasing new construction in Calgary, there are both advantages and disadvantages of buying new homes and we unwrap these in detail below starting with the benefits.
One of Calgary's most popular destinations, Kensington features a large collection of trendy businesses including boutique shops, incredible restaurants, pubs with outdoor patios, some great coffee spots, very similar to Inglewood with it's own style and flavour.
~ Image Description: Much like every other trendy and emerging neighbourhood in North America, Kensington features some incredible street art. ~
Our neighbourhood guide is built to give you an idea of this revitalization zone, which primarily runs along 10th Street Northwest and throughout Kensington Road.
If you're a dreamer, an HGTV'er, a DIY'er, or you rock a popping Pinterest board, chances are you have thought about owning an older character home, possible one that needs work, where you can roll up your sleeves and dive deep into a transformative renovation on a charming old space.
What to Do When You are Searching for an Older Home in Calgary?
First off, if you're looking for an older home in Calgary, you're going to begin your search through homes for sale located in the inner city of Calgary. Many of these original homes have architectural influences from before the 1900's' through the 20' 30's 40's and throughout the 60's, 70's, etc. In the inner city community of Sunnyside you can find homes built before 1910! Moving a bit further out…
If you're not familiar with real estate, or aren't in the industry, you may have never heard of the term "Infill" Essentially an Infill is a new home (with many various styles) located on an old lot and is within a mature and existing established neighborhood.
You'll find Infill homes in various communities within Calgary, we'll cover some of the best Infill neighborhoods within Calgary a little later on, but Infills are usually built when you have an older home that is typically on its last legs sold for the purpose of being torn down and developed as an Infill. This is because the location and value of the land is significant enough in…
So you’re thinking about buying or selling your home in Calgary, but haven’t gone through the process of utilizing a licensed REALTOR®, you may have inherited the property, are a first time buyer or seller, or have done transactions privately, and now you're wondering what a REALTOR® might charge for their services.
First and foremost, fees are always negotiable and are not set in stone by any means. This means one agent or Calgary real estate team could charge differently from one another as they may offer more value or built in services than the other, a common commission rate that you might see with listings throughout Calgary and surrounding areas (most of Alberta in fact) is the 7 and 3…
With over 5,000 agents in the Greater Calgary market, our team shows you some ways to help locate the best real estate agent or team that Calgary has to offer! Read below to see our tips for finding and hiring the best of the best.
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HOW TO FIND AND SELECT A TOP REALTOR® IN CALGARY
By the Real Estate Partners Team with Re/Max First | Your Top Calgary Real Estate Team
When it comes to selling or buying a property in Calgary, you must ensure that you’re working with the best real estate agent Calgary has to offer! This can come in the form of a team or an individual agent, but is ultimately an agent who is not only experienced in your area, but one who is always looking out for your best interests and can…
With new information and changes coming daily, our impact mortgage partner Renee Huse who runs the incredibly popular and busy Spire Mortgage Team took the time to digest and provide her thoughts on one question many Calgarians, and Canadians have been asking in their homes. Should I defer my mortgage?
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Thanks to the SPIRE mortgage team!
To defer or not to defer – it’s the million dollar question! As COVID 19 hit Canada over the past weeks and many non-essential businesses began laying off employees, there has been much miscommunication from the government, both federally and provincially, that lead both homeowners and tenants to believe that mortgages are being “forgiven.” This is just not correct. Period. …
It's important for our team to provide communication not only to our clients, but consumers wondering how this virus effects and shapes the world as new measures and changes come through.
Presently our team is working with buyers and sellers throughout the city, however, we have had clients postpone showings and viewings on homes for the interim until more clarity on the outlook of this pandemic is certain.
Our team has taken the efforts and steps to help provide clarity online through social media to educate buyers and sellers of precautions for showings whether you're a buyer, seller, or buyers agent and have updated our showing instructions to reflect these new measures in hopes that responsibility within…
REALTOR Dusko Sremac serving Canyon Meadows Real Estate
If you live in Canyon Meadows there's a good chance you've seen the name Dusko Sremac leader of the Real Estate Partners Team with Re/Max First around the community, whether it's an open house, a for sale sign in front of one of our listings, or on one of the many bus benches seen throughout the community. Dusko is an experienced
If you're not familiar with the community of Canyon Meadows, it's a community located in the heart of the southwest side in Calgary, whether you're in a car, or taking transit, this community is easy to commute from. You'll find the Canyon Meadows LRT station located within the neighborhood, this provides you with direct access to downtown, as well as SAIT and…
Often our first time home buyers have one thing in mind, and that's hitting as many checks on their list of what they need and want in their dream home, the home they've been thinking about for the past few years. But before you find your perfect home, fall in love, and make it your own, read our list of 10 things you probably should know when buying your first home in Calgary.
#1: *THIS MAY SOUND HARSH* But For The Most Part, There Are No Perfect Dream Homes, Your List Will Probably Evolve Throughout The Process
Sure if you build a custom home and see the development from front to end, you can quite easily hit your list of desires depending on your budget, but even our clients who have built homes have said "We love it, but we'd definitely add…