What Kind of Home is Right for You?

Buying a home is an extremely personal investment. With so many options available on the market, homeowners get the luxury of picking whatever will be best for them.

Buying a property is not all about keeping up with the Jones's. Do not waste your valuable time and money trying to find a home just like everyone else. You need to make a long-term decision that benefits you. After all, you'll be the one living with it. 

There are many factors that go into purchasing a home, such as location, job opportunity, space requirements and desired amenities. However, one of the most important factors is type of property. Different property types have different pros and cons. Carefully evaluate all your options before committing. 

Discover what property type is best for you by reading through the following:

Detached Home: The detached home is perfect for those who value land space. Most detached homes in Calgary come with a front and backyard, perfect for people who want to create a garden or have room to play. Detached homes offer homeowners great freedom to remodel and redecorate, and often provide opportunity to belong to a tight-knit community of neighbors. However, detached homes are a lot of work to maintain, and the extra square-footage can be costly. 

Condos: Condos are becoming increasingly popular in Calgary because of their convenience. Typically located closer to the city Centre, condos make commuting easy. Many have underground, heated parking, a security and maintenance team and include an outdoor patio. Condos are great for singles or couples, providing an intimate, safe space. However, condos do not offer homeowners outdoor space and condo fees can quickly add up. 

Luxury Homes: These homes are big and beautiful. Luxury homes are filled with amenities that do not regularly come in most homes, such as fireplaces, walk-in closets, Jacuzzi tub bathrooms, wine cellars, games rooms and more. With more than enough space for the whole family, luxury homes are the perfect party pad and give you lots of square footage to customize. However, luxury homes can be ridiculously expensive to buy and maintain, and incredibly hard to sell. 

Infills: New Infills are a great option for people who want the luxury of a new home in an established community. Infills have become extremely popular in Calgary and are swiftly taking over neighborhoods such as Bowness and Mount Royal. They offer convenience and are high-quality homes. They are a fantastic fit for people who work in or close to the downtown core. However, they can be expensive to build considering the limited amount of square footage they offer. 

There are many other types of homes, but hopefully this has given you a good idea of what to expect! Explore our website for more options. 

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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