Calgary Real Estate Buying Tips
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What's Better, a One or Two Bedroom Condo?
Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 1:30pm. 3,019 Views, 0 Comments.
A question I frequently get from buyers, friends, investors is “should I buy a one or two bedroom condo?”
My answer generally is, if you can afford a two bedroom, go for it! But try not to sacrifice location on doing so. Your location plays a big factor into value, salability and future rental income potential. There will be times where a one bedroom unit will rent or sell better than a two bedroom unit in a different location. All long term factors should be considered. [how long you plan to stay there, whether you plan on using the unit as a rental, etc]
A two bedroom condo will definitely give you more options. If you want a spare room for guests/family, like to have a home office, require extra storage, or want to rent out the room as a…
5 Unique Things to Remember When Purchasing a Condo
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 10:20am. 3,259 Views, 0 Comments.
Now we all should know the standard items to look into from viewing my “Condo Purchase Checklist”, but here are 5 things you may overlook or easily forget when viewing...
STORAGE // Does the suite come with a locker? Is the locker titled or assigned? If so, make sure you measure the locker as you want it to be essential for seasonal items – ie. bike, skis, snow board, hockey gear, baseball equipment, Christmas tree – the list can go on and on especially in a city like Calgary because of the accessibility of amenities. Is there a storage space in the unit for linens and such? Storage becomes a big issue once you move in so make sure there is enough for you to feel comfortable, or else you will have to set aside a weekend of purging!
CONSTRUCTION // Is
The Condo Purchase Checklist
Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 12:50pm. 4,705 Views, 0 Comments.
The Big Kahuna, The Bible of Condo Buying, The list you should get to know before purchasing a condo in Calgary, or anywhere else for that matter.
The process of purchasing a condominium is quite different than purchasing a single family home. There are many things to consider with your Calgary condo purchase and I will try and outline most of the more important ones below in no particular order:
CONDO DOCUMENTS // You should have your condo document binder/package reviewed by a condominium document review specialist. Their thorough review will give you a full outline of what is going on currently and possibly what to look for in the future.
CURB APPEAL // Are you comfortable with the appearance of the building, both inside and out? You will not