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Jane Kinsella
The Real Estate Company Ltd.
11, 5080 12A St. SE, Calgary, Alberta
P: 403-874-6143
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Buying Guides

I’ve prepared the following guides that detail some of the subtleties and issues relating to buying in the Calgary real estate market. You’ll need to become a VIP to access the guides below.

A little about Calgary

Calgary has over 1,000,000 people and is the sixth largest city in Canada. It is nestled near the foothills of the awesome Rocky Mountains and as such is approximately 3,000 feet above sea level. Calgary has grown about 300,000 people since the 1988 Winter Olympic games. It is also the second largest head office city, second only to Toronto.

Calgary is in Mountain standard time, two hours earlier than Toronto and one hour later than Vancouver.

Alberta has a population of over 2.5 milion people, has an area of 264,474 square miles about the size of Texas or twice the size of Japan.

The major industries in Calgary reflect that of the whole province. Oil and gas is the top job-creating industry followed by agriculture and tourism.

Calgary is home the famous Calgary Stampede, "the Largest Rodeo on Earth" attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.And with the breath taking Rocky Mountains only an hour away, Calgary is considered a very desirable city in which to live.

Buying Guides
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Up to a Larger Home
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Up to a Larger Home Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you're looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It's very important for you to ... more
6 Must-Know Mortgage Facts
6 Things You Must Know About Mortgages Before You Buy Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping, and even small differences ... more
8 Simple Secrets to Avoid Costly Mistakes Buying Your Dream Home
8 Simple Secrets to Avoid Costly Mistakes Buying Your Dream Home So you've finally decided to buy your next home. Problem is while you were making up your mind, other fence sitters jumped into the home market too. Now you may be facing some ... more
9 Buyer Traps to Avoid
9 Buyer Traps and How to Avoid Them No matter which way you look at it buying a home is a major investment. For many homebuyers however, it can be an even more expensive process than it needs to be because many fall prey to at least a few of the ... more
How Much are Closing Costs?
How Much Should I Expect to Pay on Closing Costs? Whether you're looking to buy your first home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many costs ? on top of the purchase price ? that you must figure into your calculation of affordability. These ... more
How to Stop Paying Rent
Stop Paying Rent ? A guide to becoming a homeowner rather than a home-renter From basement suites to full houses, renting is a huge business in this country. If you currently rent, you know that paying out those hundreds of dollars every month to ... more
Save Thousands When Buying
Saving Money ? A guide to saving thousands of dollars when buying a home Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases you'll ever make, and by following some simple guidelines you can stand to save thousands of dollars. If you're like most ... more
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