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Buyers Guide

  • Avoiding Top Relocation Mistakes

    Moving to a new city can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be incredibly stressful, especially if something goes wrong. Make sure you understand the most often made mistakes before you start.
  • Arranging a Mortgage

    Almost everybody requires a mortgage to purchase a Calgary home, but if this is your first mortgage you probably have a lot of questions. Learn more about mortgages here.
  • Behind the Scenes of Closing Day

    The day has finally arrived, and it's time to close the deal and take possession of your new Calgary home. Learn what to expect and who gets involved in closing day so you're prepared.
  • Choosing the Mortgage That's Right For You

    When buying a home, the type of mortgage you choose, the down payment you make, and the amortization period can all make a big difference. We review the different types of mortgages.
  • Closing: Calgary Home Buyers Guide

    Buying a home is a complicated process, and it isn't finished until Closing Day has come and gone. This process involves both the buyer and the seller, as well as legal representation for both sides.
  • The Canada Mortgage and Housing Coorporation

    The CMHC plays a major role in Canada's housing industry, and offers many services to buyers and sellers including research services, market evaluations, and access to affordable financing options.
  • Consider Your Present and Future Lifestyle

    Before you start searching for a Calgary home for sale, you should first consider your present and future lifestyle to ensure you are looking for the home that will best match your needs.
  • Additional Costs of Buying a Home

    There are several costs associated with buying property that you should be prepared for, including inspection fees, appraisals, legal fees and insurance.
  • Buying a Home: Needs vs Wants

    It's important to sit down before you start your Calgary house hunt and make a list of the things you need in a new home and the
  • Home Buyers House Hunting Tips

    When it's time to begin searching for a Calgary home, there are some tips that will help you keep focused and make the best decision for you and your family.
  • How to Avoid Common Home Buying Errors

    Shopping for a new Calgary can be an emotional experience, and is always a time consuming process. It's important not to get too caught up in the excitement and forget the details.
  • How to Make the Most of Your Move Up

    When you're moving to your second or third home, the process can be more complicated since you have to both buy and sell a home. Timing is an important factor to consider.
  • How to Save Money When You Move

    Moving to a new home isn't anyone's favourite thing to do, but it's a necessary part of life. There are ways you can reduce stress and make the moving process more enjoyable for everyone involved.
  • How to Make the Most of Your Mortgage

    In the excitement of searching for your first Calgary home, it's important not to forget to spend the same time searching for a mortgage.
  • How to Make Moving Manageable

    Moving to a new home or new city takes a lot of time, effort and energy, but in the end it's almost always worth it. Here are some ways to keep your move as stress free as possible.
  • An Overview of Home Mortgages

    If you've never had a mortgage before, this article will help you understand what it is and provide easy to understand definitions of many of the legal terms associated with getting a mortgage.
  • Pre-Shopping: Calgary Home Buyers Guide

    Before you begin searching for your Calgary home, begin by considering your lifestyle, what you need from a home, and how much you can reasonably afford.
  • How to Qualify for a Mortgage

    Applying for a mortgage is a straightforward process, and when you are properly prepared and know what to expect, it's unlikely there will be any surprises during the process.
  • First Time Calgary Home Buyers & RRSPs

    Under the Canadian federal government's Home Buyer's Plan, you can use your RRSP savings to help finance the down payment on your first home. Find out more about who qualifies to use RRSPs.
  • Reasons to Invest in Calgary Real Estate

    Investing in Calgary real estate can be a great way to create long term investments that reliably grow, providing great opportunities.
  • Plan Before You Start Your House Hunt

    Sometimes a Calgary home buyer will get excited and fall in love with a home for the wrong reasons. It's important to go into the home shopping experience carefully and thoughtfully.
  • The Move: Calgary Home Buyers Guide

    Moving to a new home or new city can be inconvenient and a major life disruption, but with the proper forethought and planning you can make your move manageable and as stress free as possible.
  • The Offer: Calgary Home Buyers Guide

    You've found the Calgary home of your dreams and now it's time to make an offer to purchase. This section of our guide will help you understand the offer and negotiating process.
  • Understanding the Offer

    When you have found the home you want, the next step is to make a formal offer, a legally binding document that must be completed with due diligence and care, usually with the help of a professional.
  • Viewing Homes: Calgary Home Buyers Guide

    The section gives you advice on how to make the most of the home viewing experience, so you make sure you go into the offer process with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
  • What Can You Reasonably Afford to Buy?

    When preparing your home buying budget, you want to carefully consider what resource you have and what can be reasonably allocated to pay a mortgage, condo fees, utilities, etc.
  • What is Fair Market Value?

    When you're buying a Calgary home, you want to know you're getting the best possible price. How do you know what the best price is for a particular home in today's market?
  • Your Calgary Home Buying Team

    When you're buying a home, there is an entire team of Calgary real estate professionals ready to assist you, including real estate agents, lawyers, insurance agents and mortgage specialists.

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