Home Buying Blogs – Airdrie

Home buying advice for Airdrie, Alberta residents by Justin Havre & Associates.

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What Kind of Home Architecture is Right For You?Are you a home buyer seeking a new Kings Heights home for yourself or your family? If so, you should become familiar with many types of homes available where you live. Architecture styles can vary from one home to the next, and in one neighbourhood to the next. Each type of home has its own benefits. Understanding the differences between these types of homes can help you choose the home that will best meet your needs.

1. Rancher

Rancher-style homes are typically spread out over one floor, although some ranch-style homes have a basement for laundry and storage. Ranch-style homes are practical because they're easy to maintain. With every room on one floor, there's no need to go up and down stairs while doing daily chores.

Ranch-style homes are

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Everything You Need to Know About Home Architectural StylesThe style of home you buy can have a big impact on your quality of life, things you do in your spare time and your family's overall growth. If you're a home buyer who will soon be looking at homes available in the neighbourhoods where you want to live, it's helpful to know what architectural styles will be best for you.

Residential architectural styles have evolved over the years. They've gone from large in the Victorian era, to smaller and more easy to manage in the 20th century. Knowing which styles suit your lifestyle best will help you narrow your choices when trying to select a Bayside home.

Ranch Style: Perfect for Aging in Place

Ranch-style homes are generally all on one floor, although some ranch-style homes do have basements with

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Everything You Should Know About Real Estate Investment

The differences between residential and commercial real estate are in some ways obvious and in some ways not. Residential real estate investment usually involves the purchase, sale, flipping or rental of residential properties. Commercial real estate investment may involve purchase and sale of commercial real estate, and it may also involve the rental of commercial real estate to business tenants. Some major differences include:

  • Residential real estate investment often requires less money to get started.
  • Commercial real estate is often more dependent upon a good economy to be lucrative.
  • Commercial real estate can involve bigger returns.

Within the commercial and residential real estate categories, there are different types of

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What You Need to Know About Different Siding OptionsWhether you've ever bought a home or not, you've no doubt noticed that homes come with different siding options. Each type of siding has different characteristics. Some types of siding can be painted, others are left exactly as is until they're removed. Siding can be water permeable or waterproof. Some types of siding are more sustainable and environmentally friendly than others.

If you're thinking about buying a home or having a home built, you should be aware of the different types of siding for your home. Knowing the different types of siding can make the experience of building a home easier, because you'll know what to expect and what kind of maintenance you'll be expected to perform on a regular basis.

Wood

Wood is the traditional siding

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The Truth About Millennial Home Buyers in Today's MarketJust the mere mention of the Millennial generation is sure to spark a few eye-rolls and negative comments from those who hail from older generations. However, this massive group of young adults between the ages of 22 and 37 are making an impact on the world around them. In the real estate industry, there's lots of myths surrounding Millennial home buyers. Here's the truth:

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Myth: Millennials Are Not Financially Ready to Purchase Homes

For years, everyone only talked about the massive debt that Millennials were in. This was the generation that got saddled with student loans, have poor credit scores and

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ow Residential Building Is Changing Due to TechnologyThe stakes of every industry have been rising in the past few decades as new technologies debut on the market. And while new residential construction has moved at a turtle pace compared to other trades, that doesn't mean it hasn't seen its fair share of gadgets and techniques. Homeowners in Canada who follow these advancements will not only have a better idea of how home buying is being affected today, but they may also be able to predict the market better both now and in the future.

Shorter Scouting Sessions

Land may have once been plentiful in this country. The wide-open spaces and lack of regulation made it easy for developers to choose and build upon sites. Today, developers have to devote weeks to find the right place to build homes. Some

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Top Sustainable Construction TrendsWhen looking at construction technology, sustainability has become increasingly popular. Residential new construction home buyers may be looking for homes built in ways that are more environmentally-conscious and companies are interested in using less energy, and creating healthier work environments while avoiding sick building syndrome. As sustainability has impacts on not only the environment, but on those residing or spending significant time within a building, clients are exerting more pressure on construction companies to make sustainable construction a priority. Construction companies in the know can use this to their advantage as not all have yet embraced more sustainable construction technology.

Building green is not new to the construction

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What Every First-time Home Buyer Needs to Know About Their Credit ScoreMany people have long wanted to own a home, rather than rent. Canadian residents may appreciate the additional advantages that come with becoming homeowners, such as building equity and making upgrades to suit their preferences or improve the functionality of a space. However, the majority of Canadians cannot afford to pay for a home without taking out a home mortgage loan. As part of the approval process, an applicant's credit score does hold some weight with lenders.

Credit score is one of the factors that will be reviewed by a lender. It is important in the pre-approval process as well, even though being pre-approved for a mortgage loan does not guarantee that an applicant will secure the loan. Even those with poor credit may secure a home

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4 Tips For Buying a Home in a Seller’s MarketOver time, the housing market fluctuates and changes, and this can sometimes lead to a competitive market. One particular market is called a seller’s market, and this occurs when there are more people looking for homes to buy than there are homes for sale. Buying a home in a competitive market like this can be tricky due to the scarcity of homes, but it isn’t impossible so long as the buyer knows how to increase their odds. Here are some of the different strategies home buyers can use to help beat out the competition and land the home of their dreams.

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Be Ready to Move Quickly

In any type of

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Mortgage Information for Home Buyers Getting a Vacation HomeBuying a vacation home can be very different from buying a primary residence. In particular, mortgages for vacation homes function differently than standard mortgages. Anyone who wants to buy a vacation home should be aware of the how mortgages for vacation homes work, to make the home-buying process go more smoothly.

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How to Obtain a Mortgage for a Vacation Property

People choose to buy vacation property all over the world. The type of mortgage the person must get will depend on the location of the vacation property. Vacation property that is in Canada will require a different mortgage from vacation

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