Is it the right time to buy a house in Calgary? Is buying a new house in Calgary a good investment? What about the Calgary condo market? What things should I consider when buying a home? What are the right questions to ask when I buy a home?

Here’s our step-by-step guide to answer all your initial questions about buying your next Calgary home.

1. Get in touch with the best Calgary real estate agents.


Buying a new home in Calgary is exciting stuff! But it can be intimidating and scary at the same time.

You want to make sure you find the perfect home. Knowing that you’ve searched every possible listing. Turned over every stone. And left nothing on the table.

So you need a Calgary real estate agent who is incredibly patient. Willing to listen. And has the industry knowledge to be able to point out potential flaws or defects you might be missing.

That's us!


Check this helpful post on Hiring the Right Real Estate Agent.



2. Do an inventory of your home buying needs and wants and make a list of questions to ask your real estate agent.



First ask yourself why you want to buy a home. To stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To finally purchase your dream house?

Answers to these questions will inevitably give you some insight into what kind of home you’d like. Where you’d like to live. And, most importantly, what you can afford.

Here’s an interesting article with Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent.


3. Financial Preparation.


Once you've determined what you need in a home the next step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Set a budget. And select the options that work best for you.

Looking for a mortgage broker? We can help with that!

There are also a bunch of additional costs you want to consider when buying a new home: such as lawyer's fees, service fees, inspections and moving expenses, and money for renovations and upgrades you might need to make along the way.

If you're a first time home buyer, you might want to consider this helpful article on Buying a Home and What Expenses to Expect.



4. Start your search for the perfect home with us.


We like to think that more goes into finding the perfect house than just a simple MLS search.

That's a great place to get started — but what you really need is a professional real estate agent who understands the nuances of what you're really looking for.

Someone who understands your must-haves and can't-do-withouts. Has extensive knowledge of different Calgary neighborhoods And knows where there might be wiggle room in the seller's price to fit your budget.
Get started now with our
Listing search.



5. Choose the right home for you.


With years of experience in renovation and construction, our team can point to the pros and cons of each listing we visit.

Alerting you to potential pitfalls and areas of concern you might have noticed. Or point out areas you might be able to add value to the property for when you decide to sell it later on.

You rely on your instincts and emotions. We’ll supply the colour commentary so you have our expert feedback and can ensure you are making the absolute right decision!



6. Make an Offer.


This part is our favourite. Here’s where we get to put our negotiating skills to the test.

Whether it's to save you $1000 or $10,000, rest assured our team will do everything we need to do to get the deal done and to get you the best possible price on the home you’ve chosen.




7. Celebrate Success


The deal is done. The sold sticker is on the sign.

But don't worry...this won’t be the last you see of us. We handle all the final documentation on your behalf and outline what you need to do next to finalize the sale.

Including celebrating the purchase of your new home!






Have a Calgary real estate question that’s not answered here?

Get in touch with us. We have the answer.

Trung Bien

eXp Realty

280, 23 Sunpark Drive SE  Calgary,  Alberta  T2X 3V1 

Mobile: 403-401-4222

Phone: 403-262-7653

Fax: 403-648-2765

trung@trungbien.ca

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