Buying a house
Many types of housing are available at a wide range of prices, so finding the right home for you and your family may take some effort. Like anywhere, prices depend on local economic and employment conditions and the number of houses and apartments available.
When buying a home, you can either hire a professional real estate agent to manage the purchase for you or buy the property directly from the owner yourself.
You will also need to consult with professionals, including:
- An appraiser and home inspector to assess the worth and condition of the home.
- A lawyer to protect your interests and to facilitate the transaction.
- A lender or mortgage broker to arrange for financing.
Get to know the market
Take the time to become familiar with both the real estate and new home building market. This will ensure that the process is a smooth one.
The Newcomer's Guide To Canadian Housing explains Canada's housing market and the steps involved in home buying, including mortgages, interest rates, and much more. Information on Alberta’s housing markets can also be found on the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website.
Housing prices vary by region and even by neighbourhood. See housing prices in your community. You can refine your search to reflect a specific budget or view properties in a neighbourhood of choice.
If you choose to buy a home directly from the seller without a real estate agent, you can also browse homes for sale by owner in Alberta.
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Date Updated: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 01:29:38