It's well-known that buying a new home can be a difficult experience, but selling can be just as challenging. Homes often carry a lot of emotional value, not to mention often being the biggest asset Alberta families own. According to residential real estate experts, there are a few common mistakes sellers can make that cost them money in the sale.
Calgary's real estate market has been on the lips of many across the province, as sale rates continue to decrease through 2018. While a slowdown was expected by the Calgary Real Estate Board, sale figures have dipped lower than projected. From Jan. to Sept. 2018, less than 13,000 properties changed ownership in the Alberta city. This is a decrease of 14 percent in residential real estate sales from the same period in 2017.
Buying a house is a major financial decision. Naturally, the amount of debt and assets one has when taking on a mortgage is an important consideration. Is it a good idea for Alberta families to purchase residential real estate while they are facing debt from other sources? Unsurprisingly, the answer to this question can vary depending on the particulars of the financial situations.
When looking for a home, buyers have many options to choose from. Those who are seeking a location closer to one of Alberta's city centres may find a condominium to be a more affordable or convenient option than more traditional residential real estate. Those who are considering the purchase of a condo should consider a few specific things when making their choice.
Many people who are considering purchasing a home have considered the pros and cons of buying versus renting. Although there are some objective factors such as the housing market that may influence this decision, overall the choice comes down to personal preferences and financial situation. Here are some things Alberta individuals and families should consider when choosing between buying or renting residential real estate.