Buying Calgary Real Estate
Thinking of Buying a Home in Calgary or one of the Surrounding Towns?
Start by exploring our info on purchasing Calgary real estate for answers to important topics like How to Improve Your Purchasing Power or how to avoid the most common Top Buyer Mistakes. But don’t worry about reading everything out there, that’s part of wisely delegating the big task of buying real estate to professionals like us.
We’re experts in Calgary real estate so you don’t have to be. We also can help in towns such as Airdrie, Cochrane or Bearspaw. We strive to help every client find the best home in their price range. If you have a particular part of the city in mind already, our current listings are organized right here by Community. So you can get a good idea of what’s out there and what you might like. And when you’re ready, we’re always just a phone call or email away.
Our Buying Resources
WHY WORK WITH US TO BUY CALGARY REAL ESTATE?
Buying and Selling a home involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today can easily exceed $250,000. If you had a $250,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? If you had a $250,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? It only makes sense that when selling one of your largest assets, you obtain the professional assistance of a Calgary Realtor®. As the #1 Team for Royal LePage in Calgary, Kirby Cox & Associates is a great choice to help you fulfill your real estate dreams.
If you're still not convinced of the value of a Calgary Real Estate Agent, here are a dozen more reasons to use one:
TO ASSIST YOU IN DETERMINING YOUR BUYING POWER.
By providing us with some basic information about your savings, income and current debt, we can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you. Many mortgage lenders have strict criteria, so it is important you have access to one that suits your specific situation.
KIRBY COX & ASSOCIATES HAVE MANY RESOURCES TO HELP YOU IN YOUR HOME SEARCH.
Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised on the market or Calgary MLS® Listings and it will take some investigation to find all available homes, whether it is in Calgary or in one of the surrounding communities.
PROVIDE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT EACH PROPERTY TO ASSIST IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.
Kirby and his team can provide local community information on utilities, zoning. schools, etc. There are two important things you'll need to know. First, will the property provide the right environment you want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when you're ready to sell?
There are many negotiating factors, including price, financing, terms, possession date and often the inclusion or exclusion of appliances, repairs, and furnishings. The purchase agreement should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections of the property before you are required to complete the purchase. Kirby Cox & Associates have over 30 years experience in the Calgary market and are formidable negotiators.
DUE DILIGENCE DURING THE EVALUATION OF THE PROPERTY.
Depending on the area and home, this could include home inspections and roof inspections just to name a few. As Calgary Real Estate Agents, Kirby and his team can assist you in finding qualified responsible Calgary professionals to do these inspections and provide you with detailed reports. You will also want to see a preliminary report on the title of the property. The title indicates ownership of property and can be mired in a confusing state of past owners or rights of access. The title to most properties will have some limitations; for example, easements for utilities. A lawyer can help you resolve issues that might cause problems later.
HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT FINANCING OPTIONS AND DIRECT YOU TO QUALIFIED LENDERS.
There is a wide range of banks and mortgage companies to choose from all offering a host of different financing options and rates. Once you have decided on your home, we can make sure you have access to the right lender who can help make your transaction a smooth one at the best possible rate.
GUIDES YOU THROUGH THE CLOSING PROCESS AND MAKE SURE EVERYTHING FLOWS SMOOTHLY.
There are a myriad of details associated with the closing of a firm sale. Kirby Cox & Associates excels at taking care of all these details, ensuring your home sale or purchase is concise, easy and hassle-free.
GIVE YOU CURRENT INFORMATION ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CALGARY REAL ESTATE MARKET AND THE PRICE AND CONDITION OF COMPETING HOMES FOR SALE IN CALGARY.
These are key factors in getting your property sold or buying a property at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle. Kirby Cox & Associates will provide an accurate & honest, free property evaluation to get your home sold for top dollar.
MARKETS YOUR PROPERTY TO OTHER CALGARY REALTORS® AND THE PUBLIC.
Often, Agents can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property. Kirby Cox & Associates will market your property to other Calgary Realtors® and the public. Acting as the marketing coordinator, your REALTOR® provides information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) or other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, etc.
A REAL ESTATE AGENT KNOWS WHEN, WHERE AND HOW TO ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY.
There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. Most real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. Your Real Estate Agent will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your home.
OBJECTIVELY EVALUATE EVERY BUYER'S OFFER WITHOUT COMPROMISING YOUR MARKETING POSITION.
This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections, and financing -- a lot of possible downfalls. A REALTOR® can help you write a legally binding, win-win contract that will be more likely to make it through the process.
HELP WITH CLOSING THE SALE OF YOUR CALGARY HOME.
Between the initial sales agreement and closing, hurdles may arise. For example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or a problem with the title is discovered. The required paperwork can be overwhelming for most sellers. Kirby Cox & Associates will objectively help you resolve these issues and get the transaction closed.
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The above information is only intended as a guide.