Buying a Home in Calgary

Buying Calgary real estate

When in the market for a property in Calgary, it helps to narrow down your search by specifying it any way you can. There are so many homes to choose from, that determining the one that best suits you and your family takes a great deal of time and consideration.

Buying a home is usually the single largest purchase most people will make in their lifetime. This is why our team at works closely with each individual client, and put together our various online tools to assist our visitors who are looking for houses and condominiums in Calgary.

Are you looking to buy a home? If so, search our listings of Calgary houses below. You can also view our Calgary Home Evaluation page, which will help you if you will be selling your home.

Owning Property in Calgary

Key to your new Calgary home!One of the things we do to assist our clients with their Calgary property search is help to guide them through the process of pre-qualifying for a mortgage. The initial step will be to determine the amount of mortgage you will be approved for. Pre-qualification is essential when searching for Calgary properties for sale. It allows you to determine your price range before you begin looking for a home, potentially saving you a great deal of time and money. There is nothing worse than becoming attached to a home that you really want to buy, only to later realize that you cannot obtain a mortgage loan to cover the cost of the home. Whether you are buying a condominium or house in Calgary for the first time, or if you're an experienced buyer, the team of Justin Havre at RE/MAX First are here and willing to walk you through the prequalification process.

Once you have been pre-qualified and have determined the amount of mortgage you have been approved for, you'll be ready to really begin your search for a Calgary home. Here is where the fun begins. At, we provide our visitors with current listings of houses for sale in Calgary, including all condos and townhouses. Calgary homes can be searched with customized parameters based on your wants and needs. This includes the option of receiving an email notification as soon as a new listing in Calgary enters the market, so that you will be able to act quickly in this competitive market. You can also request showings. All of this can be done from the comfort of your own home to save you time, by registering with us.

If you will be moving to the area will be buying real estate in Calgary, have a look at our Calgary Relocation Guide. We've put it together to give our visitors useful information that includes an overview of the city.

Calgary Neighbourhoods

Calgary is a beautiful city that is divided into four quadrants: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast Calgary. Each quadrant is appealing to different people and for different reasons. Our team at Justin Havre at RE/MAX First has a wealth of experience between us, dealing with individual communities and neighbourhoods in all four Calgary quadrants, as well as the surrounding communities in the Calgary region. You will understand your needs and requirements of a home better than anyone. You will also know the kind of neighbourhood you would prefer to own a home in. Still, determining that neighbourhood can take a bit of time if you are unfamiliar with the area.

In your search for Calgary property, you may find your ideal home, but may feel as though you do not know enough about the neighbourhood to comfortably move there. To help you obtain additional information about a specific neighbourhood, provides detailed information on the communities that we have listings in. In addition, it can be useful for you to visit any neighbourhood that you are unfamiliar with to get a sense of what kind of community it is, and speak with area residents and business owners if necessary. They can also offer insight to the day to day happenings in the area to further help you get a feel of what living there might be like.

If you are looking for an affordable home that is still close to downtown, Northeast Calgary may be the quadrant for you. If it's a golf front or lakefront community that appeals to you, a Southeast Calgary neighbourhood could be what you're looking. Whether it's a luxury estate on the outskirts of town or an urban condominium, many neighbourhoods in Southwest Calgary will suit any homebuyer's needs. If a beautiful stylish home that affords views of the Rockies, Bow River Valley or the Calgary skyline is what you're after, the tree-line neighbourhoods of Northwest Calgary can definitely not be overlooked. Our agents are here to offer insight and to provide you with information pertaining to every Calgary neighbourhood and community around the region.

For more information on individual Calgary neighbourhoods, view our featured listings. If you'd like, you can also contact our team to get specific information on Calgary communities.