Once you've got your mind set on buying your first home you'll need to figure out how to put together a down payment. Most people find this to be the biggest hurdle to get past and then it's clear sailing from then on.
Here is a quick guide to help you get started with a down payment budget.
1. Look at homes
Start by taking a look at the Calgary real estate market to get a realistic view of the home prices. Look through houses in different parts of the city since location can play a big factor in pricing.
2. Decide on what you want
Decide whether you want a condo, townhouse or a single family home. After looking through the prices you'll have a better idea of what you'll be able to realistically afford.
If you feel that a house will be a bit too much