Tips for newcomers looking to buy a home in Calgary

Moving to a new country can seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Luckily if you’re considering a move to Calgary, we have tons of experience in relocations and we’ve got some helpful tips and resources to get you started.

According to this Globe and Mail article, three of the biggest obstacles newcomers have when it comes to buying real estate are: coming up with a downpayment, proof of income and credit history. While these can be challenges in some situations, it doesn’t mean the homeownership dream isn’t an option. This is why working with a team of professionals can help.

We have decades of experience in not only the Calgary real estate market, but with relocations specifically.

Len and Laura are Certified Employee Relocation Council members and they are specialized in making arrangements for buyers who move here. Len, Laura and their Associates will tour neighbourhoods of interest with you on your buying visit, and provide information about local Calgary real estate services and other helpful tips.

To save you time, we will do the legwork to find your new Calgary home, so you don’t have to. We will review listings in Calgary based on your needs, then forward them onto you. This saves you time and money, and will make relocation stress-free.

The Life in Calgary website is an amazing resource for all things moving to Calgary, broken down into categories:

When it comes to transportation, City services, property information, parks and so much more, the City of Calgary website has a lot of important information.

If you’re looking to discover the city and find out some of the reasons our city is a great place to live, check out the Tourism Calgary website.

Calgary offers many choices for all levels of education. Calgary’s public system serves students from kindergarten all the way through to grade 12. There are two tax-supported school systems in Calgary, the Calgary Catholic Board of Education and the Calgary Board of Education. Below are pages for school listings by community for both the Calgary Board of Education and Catholic Board of Education. You will be sure to find a house for sale in Calgary that is close to an excellent school.

Calgary Board of Education – Schools by Community
Catholic Board of Education – Schools by Community

Len and Laura invite you to contact them with any Calgary real estate market questions you, or any questions about your relocation. They look forward to working with you on your next move. Contact us today.

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