Steps to Buying

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves." Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.More...

Let me help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.

While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.

I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."

Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.

Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.

Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification

Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.

Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.

I Will Find The Right Homes For You

Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.

I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search my listings here at my website.

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.

 

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Albi Homes | Your Life Well Built

For more than 30 years, Albi Homes has brought an unwavering dedication to the art of homebuilding. We are passionate about crafting elegant, memorable homes that stand the test of time—and stand out among the rest. With this in mind, we use nothing but the highest quality materials and finishings. What might be considered an upgrade with other homebuilders is standard with Albi.More...

For more than 30 years, Albi Homes has brought an unwavering dedication to the art of homebuilding. We are passionate about crafting elegant, memorable homes that stand the test of time—and stand out among the rest. With this in mind, we use nothing but the highest quality materials and finishings. What might be considered an upgrade with other homebuilders is standard with Albi.

Uncompromising Standards

For more than 30 years, Albi Homes has brought an unwavering dedication to the art of homebuilding. We are passionate about crafting elegant, memorable homes that stand the test of time—and stand out among the rest. With this in mind, we use nothing but the highest quality materials and finishings. What might be considered an upgrade with other homebuilders is standard with Albi.

Thoughtful Details

We believe that all new homes should be thoughtfully planned and designed, crafted with unexpected details that please the eye and augment the feel and function of a living space. These types of special features are expertly built into every Albi project. We fill our homes with thoughtful touches that maximize luxury, quality and value.

Steadfast Commitment

We’ve heard it many times from our customers over the years: there’s just something different about an Albi Home. A style, a refinement, a wonderful distinctiveness. We believe it stems from the joy we feel for our craft, and the care we bring to our work. At Albi, we are committed to excellence in everything we do. And it shows.

 

For more information on Albi Homes, contact me today or call 403-463-7212

How much can you afford?

Buying a home usually means getting obtaining a mortgage loan. You will find a useful mortgage calculator below that will give you the monthly payments that you could expect given your particular financing situation.

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RE/MAX

  • RE/MAX Landan Real Estate
  • 102-279 Midpark Way SE
  • Calgary, AB, T2X1M2

About

With over 20 years of full time Real Estate experience in Calgary, Larry has dedicated himself to growing his business by providing the highest quality of service. As a result, Larry is continually one of the top Residential Realtors in Calgary.

Larry understands that buying or selling your home may be one of the largest investments, and most... Read more

Testimonials

Even before the start of putting up our house for sale, we appreciated your professionalism, trust, and honesty...along with the relationship that we built from the beginning to finally when we sold our house. We would recommend you, Larry Normandeau, to our friends and colleagues as one of the finest... Read more

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