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Union Square Calgary Condos First Street Village

Union Square Calgary Condos in Victoria Park Union Square was completed in late 2009. This post-modern glass, aluminum and concrete building spans 86 m high and houses 163 units. Developed by Apex on First Street Village in Calgary, it is ideally located adjacent to Haultain Park. Although the original plan was to build two … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide to Exposure

Your Calgary Condo Guide to Exposure Light and sunshine are important aspects of how we enjoy where we live. When buying a condo in Calgary it is even more important you are aware of your condominiums exposure to the sun. Make sure you are thinking about how much natural light you will get during every season. Most condos have … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide to Estoppel Certificates

Calgary Condo Guide to Understanding Estoppel Certificates What is an Estoppel Certificate? An Estoppel  Certificate is a critical document for the buyer to obtain when buying a condo in Calgary. This document is prepared on the behalf of the condominium corporation usually by the management company and is typically provided … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide to Condo Plans

What is a condo plan and why should you care? A Condominium Plan is a drawing prepared by a surveyor which shows, among other things: The common area The area of each Unit The boundaries of each individual Unit The boundaries of the Condominium plan The Unit Factor for each Unit and, sometimes the basis for … [Read more...]

Mission Calgary Condos for Sale

Mission Calgary Condos - Listings, Tips, Advice & More Mission is a distinct inner city neighbourhood in southwest Calgary, located only a few minutes south of the downtown core. This highly desirable neighbourhood is filled with some of the best restaurants and shops around, not to mention direct access to the Elbow River … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide to Current Financials

Your Guide to Condo Financials When buying a Calgary condo one important aspect of your due diligence and the condominium document review is the condo corporations financials. These will include the operating budget and the most recent year end financial statement plus a recent month end balance sheet. These documents … [Read more...]

Calgary Condo Guide to The Hallway

The Calgary Condominium Hallway Guide An often overlooked detail of buying a condominium in an apartment style building is the interior location of the unit. Not just the exposure and floor height but the location in the building and the distance from the elevator to your front door. Imagine you drive into your underground … [Read more...]

History of Condominiums in Calgary

A Quick History of Condominium Law in Alberta Alberta was the first province in Canada to pass Condominium legislation. The Alberta legislature passed the Condominium Property Act of Alberta on August 1st, 1966. In may 1996 the legislature passed the Condominium Property Act amendment Act and then which came into effect on … [Read more...]

From Renting to Owning in Calgary

From Renting to Owning May15th, 2011 in the Calgary Herald by Mario Toneguzzi Check out this article in the Calgary Herald about first time Calgary home buyers where I was quoted! "Cody Battershill a REALTOR® with Re/Max House of Real Estate, cites several benefits to home ownership. They include being your own landlord, … [Read more...]

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