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  • 6 Woodhill Road SW in Calgary: Woodlands Row/Townhouse for sale : MLS®# A2111406

    6 Woodhill Road SW Woodlands Calgary T2W 3P2
    Main Photo: 6 Woodhill Road SW in Calgary: Woodlands Row/Townhouse for sale : MLS®# A2111406
    $355,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2111406
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,151 sq. ft.
    Open house Saturday March 2, from 1 to 4pm. Townhome living at its best with NO condo fees. over 1400 sq ft of developed living space. The main floor features a 2pc bath, living room, kitchen & family room with garden doors that lead to the rear deck. The upper level features a loft, 4pc bathroom & 2 good size bedrooms. The lower level is developed with a large rec room, laundry area & storage space. Shingles were updated approx. 8 years ago. Close to schools, shopping, bus, green spaces & all other amenities. Offers will be viewed Sunday March 3 at 1130am, if seller receives an offer prior to Sunday that they like, then they might accept prior to Sunday. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Real Estate (Mountain View)
    Glen Godlonton
  • 1104 4 Street NE in Calgary: Renfrew Detached for sale : MLS®# A2110880

    1104 4 Street NE Renfrew Calgary T2E 3T5
    Main Photo: 1104 4 Street NE in Calgary: Renfrew Detached for sale : MLS®# A2110880
    $399,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2110880
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,085 sq. ft.
    INVESTOR ALERT! Judicial Foreclosure! Investors, Renovators and Developers welcome to 1104 4st NE Calgary! Nestled in a great location with revelopment across the street, north of Bridgeland and South of 16th Avenue, this home is priced to sell! Minutes to Downtown, SAIT POLYTECHNIC, Trans Canada HWY and Deerfoot Trail! Court Foreclosure - SOLD AS IS WHERE IS. More details
    Listed by eXp Realty
    Glen Godlonton
  • 309 44 Avenue NW in Calgary: Highland Park Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2106296

    309 44 Avenue NW Highland Park Calgary T2K 0J2
    Main Photo: 309 44 Avenue NW in Calgary: Highland Park Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2106296
    $435,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2106296
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,098 sq. ft.
    Opportunity Knocks! Is it time to buy? What do you get for $435,000 any more? An apartment with Condo Fees? A townhouse? Why not buy a little home on a lot you own? Something inner city over looking the old 38 acre Highland Golf Course. Ill let you do your own due diligence on that piece of land right across the street from this home. This is a cute little home and it needs some work but you can make it all yours. Check out the photos and the 360 Tour. The mechanical on this home is pretty good shape including a modern Furnace, Hot water tank and Electrical Panel. The seller when they purchased in 2006 replaced the roof with a membrane roofing material. The lower level when you come into the home offers 2 bedrooms a storage utility area and a full Bath. The flooring is in nice shape up and down. As you go Up the wooden steps you will go up to a Large Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace and Windows that over look the Green Belt across the way. Note A large concrete deck to sit out on and enjoy a a favorite brew. There is a Dining Area and a Nice galley kitchen with maple cabinets I believe. There is also a storage room and Ill call it a Flex room, could be a 3rd smaller bedroom or office. It’s a starter! Inner City with easy commute to downtown either by center street or 4th street, in close proximity. More details
    Listed by eXp Realty
    Glen Godlonton
  • 720 20 Avenue NW in Calgary: Mount Pleasant Detached for sale : MLS®# A2105749

    720 20 Avenue NW Mount Pleasant Calgary T2M 1E1
    Main Photo: 720 20 Avenue NW in Calgary: Mount Pleasant Detached for sale : MLS®# A2105749
    $469,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2105749
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    609 sq. ft.
    *Pending waiting on deposit* This lovely home has captured the traditional essence of old-world charm. Built in 1912, has been updated for low maintenance on the exterior, painted with neutral colours, features a master bedroom with mirrored closet doors and laminate flooring. The bright and cheery kitchen comes with appliances and a built-in dishwasher. The huge living room boasts loads of windows to let in natural light. The basement is partially developed and offers plenty of storage, along with a washer and dryer. Recent updates include a new hot water tank installed in 2023. The home also has a railed deck on the South side with nice benches and a sitting area. The backyard also features a deck and the lot is landscaped and treed. There's a single detached garage with alley access, and extra parking is available on the west side of the garage. Located in the vibrant community of Mount Pleasant, just minutes from downtown, with beautiful parks and quiet streets, and steps from all the amenities of 16 Avenue. Call today to book your private appointment for viewing! More details
    Listed by eXp Realty
    Glen Godlonton
  • 62 Queen Alexandra Close in Calgary: Queensland Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2111391

    62 Queen Alexandra Close Queensland Calgary T2J 3P8
    Main Photo: 62 Queen Alexandra Close in Calgary: Queensland Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2111391
    $470,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2111391
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,107 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this charming and versatile duplex nestled in the heart of Queensland community in Calgary. This property offers a unique investment opportunity with its well-designed layout featuring both an upstairs and basement rental suite. Upstairs you will find 2 bedrooms, a spacious 4 piece bathroom and your own private laundry. You will love your fully appointed kitchen and an open floorplan perfect for entertaining guests. Out your front door you have beautiful trees and a balcony to enjoy the sunny mornings. The downstairs suite with its own private entrance is bright, boasting large windows and an open floorplan. Featuring 2 bedrooms, kitchen, 4 piece bathroom and private laundry. The allure of this property extends beyond its well-designed interiors. Situated in Queensland, residents enjoy the luxury of being just a 5-minute drive from the breathtaking Fish Creek Park. The proximity to schools and shopping further enhances the convenience and appeal of this location. The private fenced backyard adds an extra layer of exclusivity, providing a serene space for relaxation or entertaining guests. Additionally, there is ample room to fulfill your dreams of adding a garage to the property. This duplex is not just a home; it's an investment in a lifestyle. Whether you are an astute investor or someone looking for a home with the potential for rental income, this property is a gem waiting to be discovered. Don't miss the chance to own a piece of Queensland living – schedule a viewing today! More details
    Listed by eXp Realty
    Glen Godlonton
  • 303 38 Street SW in Calgary: Wildwood Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2108542

    303 38 Street SW Wildwood Calgary T3C 1S9
    Main Photo: 303 38 Street SW in Calgary: Wildwood Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2108542
    $475,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2108542
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    829 sq. ft.
    | OPEN HOUSE Saturday March 2: 1PM-3PM | ATTENTION INVESTORS AND FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS. Located in the heart of WILDWOOD, this semi-detached home w/ illegal SUITE is a must see. Just 10 minutes to downtown, walking distance to shopping, restaurants, Douglas Fir Trail + EDWORTHY PARK! Main floor offers a spacious living room, good sized kitchen w/ separate WASHER + DRYER, 4pc bath + 2 large bedrooms. Separate entrance to lower level boasts an illegal SUITE featuring a large living room, 1 bed + 4pc bath, kitchen, and NEWER washer + Dryer. Additional features include, A/C, Single detached garage, and WEST facing private backyard. Walking distance to schools, shopping, pathways, restaurants, Edworthy Park + the BOW RIVER. Exceptional Value! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX House of Real Estate
    Glen Godlonton
  • 652 Queensland Drive SE in Calgary: Queensland Detached for sale : MLS®# A2106886

    652 Queensland Drive SE Queensland Calgary T2J 4G7
    Main Photo: 652 Queensland Drive SE in Calgary: Queensland Detached for sale : MLS®# A2106886
    $479,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2106886
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,467 sq. ft.
    DON'T MISS THIS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! JUDICIAL SALE. 2 Storey, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a LARGE CORNER LOT located in the community of QUEENSLAND. MECHANICS DELIGHT OVERSIZED DOUBLE DETACHED HEATED GARAGE with a high (12 foot) door. LARGE FENCED YARD. This home requires renovation. SOLD AS-IS, WHERE-IS WITH NO WARRANTIES. ALL OFFERS MUST BE UNCONDITIONAL. More details
    Listed by CIR Realty
    Glen Godlonton
  • 3747 Cedarille Drive SW in Calgary: Cedarbrae Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2111371

    3747 Cedarille Drive SW Cedarbrae Calgary T2W 3J5
    Main Photo: 3747 Cedarille Drive SW in Calgary: Cedarbrae Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2111371
    $489,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2111371
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    972 sq. ft.
    Good news!!! Your Ideal Open Concept Family home in the friendly community Cedarbrae. Dream kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The fridge is a Samsung wifi screen, convection gas stove and convection microwave. The appliances are less than 2 years old. New flooring throughout, freshly painted and 2 bathrooms fully renovated. Open floor plan on main with gas fireplace and deck for BBQing. Amenities: strip mall, convenience store , gas station, public and separate schools, daycare, 4 churches nearby , community center and bus stops, the best part all within walking distance. Low maintenance yard front and back. Private backyard with Astro turf. and Canvas car shelter. More details
    Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE COMMUNITY REALTY
    Glen Godlonton
  • 31 Shawcliffe Circle SW in Calgary: Shawnessy Detached for sale : MLS®# A2110987

    31 Shawcliffe Circle SW Shawnessy Calgary T2Y 1E6
    Main Photo: 31 Shawcliffe Circle SW in Calgary: Shawnessy Detached for sale : MLS®# A2110987
    $499,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2110987
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,323 sq. ft.
    Nestled in the established neighborhood of Shawnessy, this 1983 charmer with its sloped roof silhouette merges classic design with modern touches. This home, spanning over 2,000 square feet of developed space, offers a seamless blend of coziness and utility appealing to today's discerning buyer. The main level boasts glossy walnut laminate flooring, which extends into a spacious living room, complete with ample space for a home office setup. The kitchen, adorned with stylish wainscoting, boasts an abundance of cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and enough room to accommodate a family-sized dining table, making meal times a communal joy. An inviting family room is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace and graced with a wall of windows that frame views of the west-facing yard, ushering in cascades of natural light. The tranquility outside is mirrored within, making it an ideal retreat for relaxation or entertaining guests. Ascend to the upper level where a master bedroom awaits offers "cheater access" to the family bathroom and accompanied by two additional generously sized bedrooms. The fully finished basement is a significant bonus, presenting a vast recreational room perfect for hosting gatherings, a full 3-piece bathroom, and a fourth bedroom endowed with double closets and a built-in desk. For the young or young at heart, a custom-built playhouse under the stairs offers a whimsical escape. Outside, the wraparound deck and raised planters invite the gardening enthusiast to indulge in their green-thumbed hobbies while admiring their urban oasis. The convenience of a concrete pad accessed via the back alley provides ample opportunities for RV parking or an additional vehicle. Situated in the heart of Shawnessy, the home ensures easy accessibility to shopping centers, public transit via the LRT, and MacLeod Trail. Community amenities such as an Ice Rink, Tennis Courts, and The Barn are mere moments away, ready to enrich your lifestyle. This residence promises a blend of comfort, convenience, and understated style for those seeking a place to call home More details
    Listed by CIR Realty
    Glen Godlonton
  • 832 3 Avenue NW in Calgary: Sunnyside Detached for sale : MLS®# A2109234

    832 3 Avenue NW Sunnyside Calgary T2N 0J4
    Main Photo: 832 3 Avenue NW in Calgary: Sunnyside Detached for sale : MLS®# A2109234
    $499,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2109234
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    747 sq. ft.
    Nestled in the heart of Sunnyside, one of Calgary's most delightful communities, this 1914 classic bungalow presents a unique blend of historical charm and modern potential. This inviting residence is perfect for those starting their homeownership journey or seeking a prime holding property with future building prospects. Key Features: Future Potential: Represents a perfect holding property for a future building site, boasting potential for mountain and river views that promise an unparalleled living experience. Location: An unbeatable location in Sunnyside, known for its strong community spirit and beautiful settings. Accessibility: Walking distance to all amenities Kensington has to offer - from shopping, schools, and restaurants to transit, ensuring convenience at your doorstep. Outdoor Lifestyle: Steps away from the Bow River and its pathways, this home is perfect for those who cherish an active outdoor lifestyle amidst nature's beauty. Bedrooms: 2 generously sized bedrooms offering comfort and privacy. Bathroom: A full 4-piece bathroom, combining convenience with classic style. Living Spaces: The house features a spacious kitchen alongside a living room dining room combo, drenched in natural light, creating a welcoming atmosphere for both relaxation and entertainment. This bungalow is more than just a home; it's a lifestyle offering in one of Calgary's most sought-after neighborhoods. Whether you're drawn to its historical roots, charmed by its potential, or captivated by the community's vibrancy, this property promises a blend of comfort, convenience, and future possibilities. A rare opportunity to own a piece of Calgary's heritage in Sunnyside, where every day feels like a walk through history with the modern world just around the corner. More details
    Listed by Real Broker
    Glen Godlonton
  • 1728 34 Avenue SW in Calgary: South Calgary Detached for sale : MLS®# A2110783

    1728 34 Avenue SW South Calgary Calgary T2T 2B6
    Main Photo: 1728 34 Avenue SW in Calgary: South Calgary Detached for sale : MLS®# A2110783
    $499,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2110783
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    643 sq. ft.
    *SAT OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED* Presenting 1728 34 ave SW, nestled within the coveted area of Marda Loop, one of Calgary’s most vibrant inner city communities. This charming heritage home has been thoughtfully upgraded throughout, all while preserving the original charm. Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by the sun-drenched sunroom, creating the perfect oversized mudroom and entry into the home. As you step inside, you will be impressed with the open beam vaulted ceilings which creates a spacious and inviting living space that’s truly one of a kind! The functional layout is ideal for those who love to entertain with its open concept and spacious kitchen, including a designated dining area. The kitchen has been upgraded including butcher block countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a convenient built-in pantry for all your storage needs. But wait until you see this bathroom! Featuring a large bathtub, plenty of storage space, modern black plumbing fixtures, and a beautiful feature wall. Other notable upgrades include vinyl plank flooring and windows. Don’t forget to head upstairs to the bright lofted area, which is a great for an at-home office, second bedroom, or hangout space. Head downstairs to find the gorgeous primary suite! This suite is generously sized with plenty of space for a king size bed, and features two closets including a walk-in closet. Head out to the low maintenance backyard that’s drenched with sunlight throughout the day, creating the perfect environment for those summer BBQs. Plus, this home comes with a single detached garage! Known for it’s incredible amenities and walkability, this location can’t be beat! Take advantage of River Park's off-leash dog park just a quick stroll away, indulge in a glass of wine at Avitus wine bar down the street, or treat yourself to a spin class at YYC just two blocks away! Don't miss out on this one of a kind property! *NOTE: Due to RMS guidelines, the loft square footage is not included. TOTAL INTERIOR ABOVE GRADE SQUARE FOOTAGE IS 894 SF* More details
    Listed by Real Broker
    Glen Godlonton
  • 106 Queensland Drive SE in Calgary: Queensland Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2109964

    106 Queensland Drive SE Queensland Calgary T2J 3R7
    Main Photo: 106 Queensland Drive SE in Calgary: Queensland Semi Detached (Half Duplex) for sale : MLS®# A2109964
    $499,999
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2109964
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    791 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this full furnished charming bi-level in Queensland! This well cared for semi-detached home offers comfort and functionality with its 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and over 1475 sq ft of well-designed living space. The upper level invites you into a cozy living room featuring built-in shelves and a fireplace, setting the perfect ambiance for relaxation. The adjacent dining room seamlessly connects to the kitchen, creating a delightful space for family meals and entertaining. Down the hall, discover two well-appointed bedrooms and a conveniently located bathroom. Descend to the lower level, where an additional spacious entertainment area awaits, ideal for hosting gatherings or creating a home theater. Two more bedrooms provide flexibility for guests, an office, or additional living space. Another bathroom adds convenience to this level. The lower level is further enhanced by a substantial laundry/storage room, catering to your practical needs. Step outside to the backyard oasis, complete with a beautiful garden, inviting fire pit, and a massive deck – the perfect setting for outdoor enjoyment and relaxation. The front of the house features a convenient driveway (rare, only home on the block with one), while extra parking in the back alley ensures ample space for vehicles. Recent upgrades and maintenance to the home include the following: Deck and stairs sanded/stained, furnace serviced, new furnace electric board, kitchen and bathroom plumbing upgraded and new pipes installed all in 2023. New hot water tank, vents cleaned, dryer vent replaced and cleaned, electrical panel serviced, some roof shingles upgraded, all in 2022. Nestled adjacent to Fish Creek Park, Queensland offers an abundance of pathways and natural beauty for your enjoyment. Less than a 2 minute walk away, discover major shops (Deer Valley MarketPlace, Co-op), restaurants (Big T’s, Starbucks, Winkin’ Owl), schools (Don Bosco, Horizon Leadership Academy), parks, and convenient access to public transit, providing you with seamless connectivity throughout the city. Experience the perfect blend of nature and urban convenience right at your doorstep! Contact your realtor for furniture details. All included furniture will be gifted to the future owner at no additional cost. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX House of Real Estate
    Glen Godlonton
  • 16 Woodglen Close SW in Calgary: Woodbine Detached for sale : MLS®# A2111362

    16 Woodglen Close SW Woodbine Calgary T2W 4N1
    Main Photo: 16 Woodglen Close SW in Calgary: Woodbine Detached for sale : MLS®# A2111362
    $500,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A2111362
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,093 sq. ft.
    4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS | OVER 2,100 SQFT OF LIVING SPACE | NEXT TO A PARK | OVERSIZED SINGLE GARAGE + RV PARKING | Welcome to this charming recently updated bungalow in the sought after community of Woodbine. This home has recently been updated with freshly painted walls, all new appliances, new garage door and opener, and new lighting fixtures, ready to welcome a new family. As you enter the home you are welcomed into a spacious foyer with the living room just off the front entrance with wood burning fireplace with gas starter and stunning hardwood floors. Just a few steps away, the kitchen features a spacious dining area with large large windows allowing natural light to flood the room. The main floor also features a master bedroom with 3-piece ensuite bathroom as well as two additional good sized bedrooms and 4-piece bathroom. The basement has a large open recreation room perfect to use as either a family room for movie nights or a games room. Additionally, the basement has a fourth bedroom and 3-piece bathroom. The home is situated next to a park with no neighbours on the east side, adding to its allure. Enjoy all that Woodbine has to offer with parks, playgrounds, schools and Fish Creek walking paths close by. Book your showing today, you won't be disappointed! NO SHOWINGS UNTIL SATURDAY MARCH 2ND More details
    Listed by RE/MAX First
    Glen Godlonton
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Basic Advice on Purchasing your First Home

The challenge of buying a home for the first time can seem so daunting that it’s tempting to either just go with the first house that falls in your price range or continue to rent. To help you demystify the process and get the most out of the purchase, we’ll examine what you’ll need to consider before you buy, what you can expect from the buying process itself, and some handy tips to make life easier after you purchase your first home.

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Considerations Before You Buy
The first thing you’ll need to determine is what your long-term goals are and then how home ownership fits in with those plans. It could be that you’re simply looking to transform all those “wasted” rent payments into mortgage payments that actually give you something tangible. Others see home ownership as a sign of their independence and enjoy the idea of being their own landlord. Narrowing down your big-picture home ownership goals will point you in the right direction. Here are five questions to ask yourself:

What type of home best suits your needs?
You have several options when purchasing a residential property: a traditional single-family home, a townhouse, a condo, or a multi-family building with two to four units. Each option has its pros and cons, depending on your homeownership goals, so you need to decide which type of property will help you reach those goals. You can also save on the purchase price in any category by choosing a fixer-upper, although the amount of time, sweat equity and money involved to turn a fixer-upper into your dream home might be much more than you bargained for.
When looking for a SW Calgary Homes for Sale What specific features will your ideal home have?
While it’s good to retain some flexibility in this list, you’re making perhaps the biggest purchase of your life, and you deserve to have that purchase fit both your needs and wants as closely as possible. Your list should include basic desires, like neighborhood and size, all the way down to smaller details like bathroom layout and a kitchen that comes with trust-worthy appliances.

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How much mortgage do you qualify for?

Before you start shopping, it’s important to get an idea of how much a lender will actually be willing to give you to purchase your first home. You may think you can afford a $400,000 home, but lenders may think you’re only good for $350,000 depending on factors like how much other debt you have, your monthly income and how long you’ve been at your current job.

How much home can you actually afford?
On the other hand, sometimes a bank will give you a loan for more house than you really want to pay for. Just like with the purchase of a new car, you’ll want to look at the house’s total cost, not just the monthly payment. Of course, looking at the monthly payment is also important, along with how much down payment you can afford, how high the property taxes are in your chosen neighborhood, how much insurance will cost, how much you anticipate spending to maintain or improve the house, and how much your closing costs will be.
Who will help you find a home and guide you through the purchase?
A real estate agent Contact Glen and the Team we can help will help you locate homes that meet your needs and are in your price range, then meet with you to view those homes. Once you’ve chosen a home to buy, these professionals can assist you in negotiating the entire purchase process, including making an offer, getting a loan, and completing paperwork. A good real estate agent’s expertise can protect you from any pitfalls you might encounter during the process. (Keep reading about this in Finding A Listing Agent and The Benefits Of Using A Real Estate Attorney.) Glen has Great team members he can Recommend
The Buying Process
Now that you’ve decided to take the plunge, let’s explore what you can expect from the home buying process itself. This is a chaotic time with offers and counter-offers flying furiously, but if you are prepared for the hassle (and the paperwork), you can get through the process with your sanity more-or-less intact. Here is the basic progression you can expect:

Find a Home.
Make sure to take advantage of all the available options for finding homes on the market, including using your real estate agent, searching for listings online and driving around the neighborhoods that interest you in search of for-sale signs. Also put some feelers out there with your friends, family and business contacts. You never know where a good reference or lead on a home might come from.
Consider your financing options and secure financing.
First-time homebuyers have a wide variety of options to help them get into a home, including federally-backed loans and loans for homebuyers who don’t have the standard 20% minimum down payment. Your state may also have its own programs for first-time homebuyers. Your mortgage interest rate will also have a major impact on the total price you pay for your home, so shop around. It will really pay off. (To learn more, read Understanding The Mortgage Payment Structure.)
Make an Offer.
Your real estate agent will help you decide how much money you want to offer for the house along with any conditions you want to ask for, like having the buyer pay for your closing costs. Your agent will then present the offer to the seller’s agent; the seller will either accept your offer or issue a counter-offer. You can then accept, or continue to go back and forth until you either reach a deal or decide to call it quits. If you reach an agreement, you’ll make a good-faith deposit and the process then transitions into a conditionally Sold property. The seller typically takes the house off the market with the contractual expectation that you will buy the house – provided you don’t find any serious problems with it when you inspect it.
Obtain a home inspection.
First Home Buyer .. Home Inspector SW Calgary Homes for SaleEven if the home you plan to purchase appears to be flawless, there’s no substitute for having a trained professional inspect the property for the quality, safety and overall condition of your potential new home. If the home inspection reveals serious defects that the seller did not disclose, you’ll generally be able to rescind your offer and get your deposit back. Negotiating to have the seller make the repairs or discount the selling price are other options if you find yourself in this situation.
Close or move on.
If you’re able to work out a deal with the seller, or better yet, if the inspection didn’t reveal any significant problems, you should be ready to close. Closing basically involves signing a ton of paperwork in a very short time period, while praying that nothing falls through at the last minute.Things you’ll be dealing with and paying for in the final stages of your purchase may include having the home appraised (mortgage companies require this to protect their interest in the house), doing a title search to make sure that no one other than the seller has a claim to the property, obtaining private mortgage insurance

Congratulations New Homeowner … Now What?
You’ve signed the papers, paid the movers and the new place is starting to feel like home. Game over right? Not quite. Let’s now examine some final tips to make life as a new homeowner more fun and secure for you SW Calgary Homes for Sale.

Keep saving.

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With home ownership comes major unexpected expenses, like replacing the roof or getting a new water heater. Start an emergency fund for your home so that you won’t be caught off-guard when these costs inevitably arise. (To make saving for your emergency fund a breeze, read Build Yourself An Emergency Fund.)
Perform regular maintenance.
With the large amount of money you’re putting into your home, you’ll want to make sure to take excellent care of it. Regular maintenance can decrease your repair costs by allowing problems to be fixed when they are small and manageable.
Ignore the housing market.
It doesn’t matter what your home is worth at any given moment except the moment when you sell it. Being able to choose when you sell your home, rather than being forced to sell it due to job relocation or financial distress, will be the biggest determinant of whether you will see a solid profit from your investment.
Don’t rely on making a killing on your home to fund your retirement.

SW Calgary Homes For SaleEven though you own a home, you should still continue to save the maximum in your retirement savings accounts each and every year. Although it may seem hard to believe for anyone who has observed the fortunes some people made during the housing bubble, you won’t necessarily make a killing when you sell your house. If you want to look at your home as a source of wealth in retirement, consider that once you’ve paid off your mortgage, the money that you were spending on monthly payments can be used to fund some of your living and medical expenses in retirement.

Conclusion
This brief overview should help put you on the path towards filling in any gaps in your home-buying knowledge. Remember that the more you educate yourself about the process beforehand, the less stressful it will be, and the more likely you will be to get the house you want for a price you can afford – and with a smile on your face. Contact Our Team for more Details

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