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Home Buying Blogs – Calgary

Home buying advice for Calgary, Alberta residents.

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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 selling decisions. Read on for the latest 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 - September 2022

 

People often wonder if Calgary is catching up to other major Canadian cities in slow motion or if Calgary real estate is really in a class of its own. It's the

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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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What to Know 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 and home features they seek.

Before signing a contract, be sure to do plenty of research, 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.

Determine if a Penthouse is Worth It

How much does a penthouse cost? Is it worth the price tag? These are important

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Must-Have Amenities for Luxury Waterfront Homes

Owning a luxury waterfront home is about much more than enjoying the views of an inlet or lake—although that reason is essential. Living in a waterfront home is also about expressing a particular lifestyle. There are several ways to make the most of living on a river, from making additions to the home to ensuring that the riverfront property you buy is surrounded by amenities that you'll love.

Adapt Your Home to Your Lifestyle

When thinking about what to add to a luxury waterfront home, it is important to consider your lifestyle. While some additions might increase the value of the home, you're the one currently living in it—don't spend money making any changes that you won't enjoy yourself. For example, if you enjoy kayaking, you'll need

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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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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 buying a condo isn't like buying a home—condo owners don't own everything around their unit, and there are additional laws for unit owners to familiarize themselves with.

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

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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. But what is a penthouse? Aside from amazing views, many penthouse apartments 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 a penthouse apartment.

Top-Floor Unit 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

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Styling Ideas for Your Calgary Bungalow

The variety of home styles available to homebuyers is vast, ranging from modern masterpieces to Tudor revivals, but bungalow homes are among the most unique and popular styles on the market today.

Common characteristics of bungalow style architecture include their one-storey height, compact size, broad front porches, distinctive roofs, and open living areas with high ceilings. Many different homeowners enjoy the coziness and comfort found in bungalow-style houses, and everyone can enjoy the benefits of the bungalow.

Decorating a bungalow to meet your tastes often involves embracing the distinctive features of the bungalow architecture and working to make your decor and house layout work together. Keep reading to find out how to decorate and style

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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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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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