Pick a new community
If you have decided to move to Calgary, Alberta and you are now looking for a new community to buy a house and live in, you should know too well that choosing the house to buy is just important in choosing a new community that you family will live in for a couple of years. So, what are the factors that you need to consider in deciding on a new community in Calgary? Here are some vital points that you need to consider:
Visualize your ideal community
It’s not that bad to visualize your ideal community as long as you keep it realistic. Once you already know what type of community you would like to live with, you can now start searching. Make sure that you have a list of the “must-haves” such as freedom parks, middle school, elementary school, recreational areas, etc. and “would-like-to-have” such as mini market, location near the highway and security of the whole town.
Here are some questions that you need to consider to start searching for your ideal community.
Do you have little kids running around or are you planning to get married and have kids sooner or later?
If you are a parent, one thing that you should always look at in a community is the school for your children. Even if you are still single and young, you should also consider it because a house that is near the school will most likely increase the value of your property. Not only that but you might also want to live in a place near the park and other recreational areas.
What type of house would you like to purchase?
Also, consider the house that you want—and you can afford. Are you looking for a house that is suitable for a single family, a small apartment, a townhouse or maybe a co-op? There are different types of houses that you can choose from. It should suit your lifestyle and daily errands.
Are you willing to commute or not?
Whether you are working or not, you should consider if you want to drive from your home to your supermarket or would you rather walk a little and take public transportation vehicles around your area. Do you own a car or are you even planning to have one?
What type of neighbourhood would you want?
You can choose newly developed neighbourhood that offers new and modern but most likely; they are a bit far from the downtown. However, a historic neighbourhood will have a lot of character but it requires a lot of work to repair some, and it comes with strict standards and policies.
Do you want places to be walking distance?
Evaluate yourself if you ever want a house that comes with a restaurant at the end of the street or a mini market in just a walking distance. If you love coffee, having a Starbucks in your area could be one of your dream-come-true experiences.