Looking to buy in 2017? If you’re in the market for a new home there’s reason for optimism. In light of the recent economic slowdown, home buyers can look forward to several unique opportunities that can benefit them both in the present and future. Here’s a glimpse into Calgary’s housing market forecast for 2017. 

As children move out and lifestyles evolve, most soon-to-be retirees will have a conversation about downsizing. The desire for low-maintenance living beckons. Flexibility and freedom become priorities. While some may turn to renting as they move into retirement, there’s a case to be made for buying new, and it’s worth some serious consideration. Here are … Continued

Whether you’re a new condo owner or a prospective buyer, you probably know that every condominium board collects condo fees, which contribute to the maintenance and repair of the building and grounds. On occasion, condo boards also exercise what’s called a condo assessment – or special assessment. These happen to cover the cost of a … Continued

When it comes to condo living, most people are enticed by the prospect of a maintenance-free lifestyle more than any other factor. It’s a rather fantastic perk to have seasonal yard work taken care of and upkeep reduced to a minimum. People often forget that there are things that you can do inside your home to … Continued

When it comes to buying real estate, there two primary ownership choices: condominium living or freehold housing. If you’re in the process of navigating the housing market, you’re choosing between one of these options. But what do these terms mean? We have the definitions for you, plus a few things to consider when it comes … Continued

If there’s one thing that’s certain about 21st-century urban dwellers, it’s that they’re all about convenience. It’s for this reason so many homebuyers are choosing the advantages of condo living over detached and semi-detached suburban homes; less maintenance and less care makes for a more convenient lifestyle. Whether you’re a millennial or a baby-boomer, or somewhere in … Continued

It’s commonly thought that spring is the best time to buy or sell in real estate. But is it actually true? While spring is certainly the busiest season in the market, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best. It really depends on what you’re looking for, and for most people, they’re looking for a smooth … Continued

Some days, getting out of bed on a cold, dark wintery morning and dreading the morning commute to work can be a drag. For some others, it’s hurry up and get the kids ready for early morning hockey practice or gymnastics before going to school. Sound familiar?