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Home Buying Blogs – Calgary

Home buying advice for Calgary, Alberta residents.

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Design Tips to Maximize Space in Your Condo

In the case of small spaces that often present themselves in condos, the best laid out homes have one common factor: they make full use of their available square footage. Those who choose to invest in a condo instead of a house can maximize their space through furnishing wisely, going upwards, or using walls for storage, decorations, or perhaps a little bit of all these approaches. Keep reading to discover design ideas to help you get the most out of your condo's limited space.

Think Vertically & Take Advantage of Wall Space

Vertical space in a condo is valuable and can be taken advantage of in several ways. One of the simplest ways to go vertical is to use shelving, and floor-to-ceiling designs are the most impactful and valuable. Tall shelves

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Your Calgary Real Estate Market UpdateLooking to buy or sell a home in Calgary? You'll need the latest information to research the local real estate market. We'll keep you updated on the average prices, current inventory, supply and demand, future prospects, and how these all relate year-over-year to help you make the best homebuying and home selling decisions. Read on for the latest quarterly update on the Calgary real estate market.

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

Calgary Real Estate Market Update for Q1 2022

Calgary's seen a record high in home sales, thanks to an influx of new listings. Homebuyers are seeing some choice again after the low inventory of the previous

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What Do You Own When You Buy a Condo?

Often boasting fantastic views and luxury amenities, condos for sale make excellent investments for first-time buyers and seasoned investors, alike. But after getting approved for a mortgage and signing on the dotted line, what do you actually own?

There are specific differences in definitions and terms that buyers need to know in order to understand the extent of their investment. Condos can be better investments than detached homes, but the legalities of condominium ownership are very different. It pays to investigate what those differences are upfront so that you are aware of the legal requirements and financial obligations that apply to each type of housing. Keep reading to learn about several key factors that influence what you actually own

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Reasons to Buy a Condo Instead of a Single-Family Home

Where to live is not the only thing to think about when buying property. It's also essential to consider what type of property is best. A single-family home works well for many as it offers ample space and the flexibility to design and style it as the owner wishes. Yet, there are a few compelling reasons to consider condos for sale instead. Condos are located in a shared building, but they still allow for full ownership. Keep reading to learn four reasons to buy a condo instead of a single-family home.

Condos Are Great First Investments

Condos can be an exciting point of entry to the real estate world for first-time home buyers. They tend to have a lower purchase price than homes of the same size. That lower cost typically translates into a

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Outdoor Design Tips for Luxury Waterfront Homes

Those looking to invest in a home for rental purposes or long-term occupancy typically have a vision in place. Some may be seeking endless recreational activities on lakes and beaches, while others want to enjoy peace along a stream or reservoir. Regardless of the location, waterfront homes are highly desired in the real estate market. Make the most of all opportunities to transition a vision into a daily reality by using the following design tips to meld the indoors with the outdoors.

Begin With Beautiful Waterfront Property Landscaping

Any well-thought-out luxury waterfront property maximizes views and catches the interest and adoration of passersby with a balance of hardscaping and soft landscaping installations. Of course, how owners and

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Construction Styles that Maximize Water Views

One of the greatest joys of owning a luxury waterfront home is the views it provides the owner, their family members, and visiting guests. Water views should be a top priority when a new waterfront home is built or an existing one is renovated. Unrestricted water view features can reduce stress, whether homeowners live next to a lake, an inlet, an ocean, or a river. Homes with waterfront views also make a statement about the owner's lifestyle and priorities. Keep reading to discover tips for maximizing water views when constructing a new home.

Windows Should Face the Water

This tip seems very obvious, but there is more to it than building a home with more windows. The way the house is oriented on the property makes a big difference, which

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Features of Penthouse Condos

If in the market for a lavish lifestyle, investing in a penthouse might tick off all the boxes. Aside from amazing views, many penthouse condos have top-notch amenities and features, which should be a primary consideration to achieve the lifestyle you seek. When considering a penthouse, it's helpful to know what to expect – especially since no two penthouses are the same. Keep reading to learn about the common features of penthouse condos.

Highest Floor Means the Best Views

Homebuyers with incredible views as a primary feature on their wish lists will find there's no better option than a penthouse. A penthouse's design typically maximizes views over their cities, skylines, beaches, mountains, landmarks, or other desirable landscapes. Often,

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Questions to Ask Before Buying a Penthouse Condo

Living in a condo offers many advantages, but choosing to purchase a penthouse unit provides many more benefits and features than buyers typically find in a standard condo unit. As home seekers explore the different condo options, it's important they ask plenty of questions to help ensure they get the lifestyle they seek, the home features they desire, and any potential drawbacks to condo living.

Before signing a contract, be sure and ask the following questions so there's no confusion about what a penthouse is and – perhaps more importantly – what it's not. This is because the definition of a penthouse has evolved in recent years and what's being sold may not exactly be what's expected. Getting answers to these questions will help buyers clarify

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Questions to Ask Before Buying Calgary Waterfront Property

Buying a waterfront home is an exciting opportunity. Doing so may mean having direct access to the water in some areas. In other areas, owners may have a view and the ability to walk to the waterfront itself. From lakes to rivers, buying waterfront homes requires paying close attention to more than just the way the home looks and its amenities. It is also essential to consider the laws and regulations regarding these properties. This can differ from one area to the next. To keep everything straight, it helps to know what to ask. Keep reading to learn what questions to ask before buying a waterfront home.

What Are the Boundaries of My Waterfront Ownership?

In Alberta, waterfront landowners typically own the land directly bounded by a natural water

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Best Calgary Lakes for Waterfront Living

Calgary is a vibrant metropolitan city with 1.3 million residents. Situated one kilometre above sea level, the community's landscape is diverse, with lovely valleys, the majestic Rocky Mountains, and gorgeous lakes. Calgary waterfront homes for sale invite anyone to enjoy life on the water, with all of Alberta's natural beauty just outside their front doors. Keep reading to learn about the best lakes for Calagary waterfront living.

Waterfront Homes at Chestermere Lake

Homes around Chestermere Lake are in high demand, as owners appreciate having private docks right on the lakefront. The majority of Chestermere real estate options found here are condos and single-family homes. Not only does the property line in this neighbourhood extends to the

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