Calgary, Alberta is one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities in Canada. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, friendly people, and diverse economy, it's no wonder that many people are interested in buying a home in this city! However, before you start your home search, it is important to understand the significance of location when it comes to buying a home in Calgary.

In this article, we'll discuss the importance of location in Calgary when buying a home and what you should consider when looking for the perfect location.

Why is Location Important When Buying a Home?

The location of your home can affect many different aspects of your life, including:

  1. Commute Time: The location of your home can have a big impact on your commute time to work or other important places you need to visit on a regular basis. If you live in a location that is far away from your workplace or the city center, you may have to spend a lot of time commuting each day. This can be both expensive and tiring.
  2. Access to Amenities: Location can also determine your access to amenities such as grocery stores, schools, parks, shopping centers, and other community facilities. If you live in a location that is far away from these amenities, you may have to spend more time and money to access them. Think long term, do you want kids in the future? Are you buying in a good school district? 
  3. Safety: The safety of your home is also affected by its location. Some neighborhoods in Calgary may have higher crime rates than others, and it's important to consider these factors when buying a home. Additionally, the location of your home can also affect your insurance rates and your sense of security. 
  4. Property Value: The location of your home can also affect its value over time. Homes located in desirable neighborhoods may appreciate in value more quickly than those in less desirable areas. Alternativley homes in poor locations lose value faster than homes in great locations. It's important to consider the potential for future growth and development when buying a home.
  5. Lifestyle: Your home's location can also play a big role in your overall lifestyle. If you enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, or skiing, you may want to consider a location that is closer to these activities. Similarly, if you enjoy city living, you may want to consider a location that is closer to the heart of Calgary.

A few factors to consider when thinking of purchasing a new home, for more information and guidance please call me!



New property listed in Edgemont, Calgary
I have listed a new property at 37 Edgebrook GREEN NW in Calgary.
A home that has it all! A garage lovers dream and an interior that has been renovated to absolute perfection with something to impress even the most discerning buyer. From the moment you walk in, you'll appreciate the high-end finishes, custom millwork and attention to detail. This luxurious 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom 2 story home boasts over 3,300 square feet of beautifully developed space. The chef's kitchen features hand crafted custom cabinetry with top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf gas range. The dual islands with granite countertops and open floor plan have plenty of space to entertain your family and friends. The living room is airy and inviting with a high-end Valor fireplace flanked with beautiful custom built-ins. Working from home would be a pleasure in the gorgeous executive style office space. Upstairs you'll find three spacious bedrooms including an elegant primary suite with an enviable walk-in closet, spa-like ensuite and heated tile flooring. Downstairs you will find a spacious laundry room with copious amounts of custom cabinetry, a cozy living room with fireplace and large flex room for a pool table or fitness area. There is also a beautiful 3-piece bathroom with heated floors and custom cherry vanity. Other features include Hunter Douglas window treatments, high end light fixtures and spectacular oak hardwood floors throughout the main floor. All cabinetry, vanities, moldings and doors are premium quality, solid wood materials. Do you have trouble finding storage for all of your toys? Look no further, this home has a front double attached garage AND a custom triple detached garage with rare alley access. The rear garage (24x32) has 1 bay that is insulated, drywalled and heated with 11-foot ceilings making it a perfect shop space for your favorite hobby. The double bay has an oversized 10-foot garage door and high ceilings allowing for larger vehicles, boats or additional storage. The oversized double attached garage has epoxy floors, ample storage space and is fully insulated and heated. There is also a large gravel parking pad to store a small trailer or additional vehicles. You will love spending time outdoors as the large deck with pergola and retractable awning is great for entertaining guests or relaxing. The fully landscaped yard with beautiful paver block patio, trees and irrigation makes it easy to keep everything looking great all summer! Location can't be beat being on a quiet cul-de-sac that backs onto a small green space and is walking distance to Nose hill park. With AC, beautiful custom millwork throughout the home, and obvious diligent maintenance, what is there not to love about this place? Recent upgrades include roof (2016), furnace X 2 (2010), windows (2010-2015) and countless others. This home is the definition of pride of ownership, rarely do places of this quality come on the market. Book your showings with your favorite agent today!

New property listed in Edgemont, Calgary
I have listed a new property at 41 Edgebrook GREEN NW in Calgary.
Welcome to this gorgeous home located in a coveted cul-de-sac location in the sought-after community of Edgemont. It boasts over 3500 square feet of developed space and has rare back lane access to the yard. The home is beautifully updated and gleams with pride of ownership. The sunny SE facing back yard is impressively landscaped (patio’s, perennial gardens and underground irrigation) creating a backyard oasis you and your family can enjoy all year long. As you enter the home you are greeted with gorgeous vaulted ceilings and large windows that flood the living room with sunlight. There is a private room off the front perfect for a music room or office when working from home. As you continue through the main floor you enter a spectacular formal dining room with wainscoting and crown moulding . The kitchen boasts fully updated custom cabinetry by Legacy, high end Miele induction cooktop and oven, Bosch dishwasher and a functional layout open to the breakfast nook. The back of the home has bright beautiful windows with Hunter Douglas window coverings that open to a view of your backyard retreat. The cozy living room with real wood burning fireplace is a perfect space to entertain or relax with the family. Main floor is completed with a powder room and functional laundry space just off the entrance to the double attached garage. Upstairs there are 4 spacious bedrooms including a primary bedroom with walk in closet and large ensuite. The second level has a landing perfect for kids homework or quaint reading area. The basement is ideal to host guests as there is another spacious bedroom and full bathroom. Working out from home is a pleasure in the open flex space with a large bright window. This lower level also has wall to wall finished indoor storage for all seasonal items you don’t want in the garage. The basement is every sports fan's dream with a great size family room, fireplace and bar area to entertain and kick back! Ideal location to walk your kids to school as Edgemont, Mother Mary Green and Tom Bains Schools are just minutes away and Winston Churchill Highschool is a 5 minute drive. Other notable updates include all new exterior stucco work (2013), updated windows and doors (2010-2013), complete Poly B mitigation, furnace, water softener and tankless hot water system (2015). The hard work is done, all you have to do is move in and enjoy!

I have sold a property at 23 Edgebrook CLOSE NW in Calgary
I have sold a property at 23 Edgebrook CLOSE NW in Calgary.
PRICE ADJUSTED WITH QUICK POSSESSION AVAILABLE | TRIPLE GARAGE | 9138 SQ/FT LOT- SOUTH & WEST FACING BACKYARD | NEWLY RENOVATED | PRIME LOCATION | Welcome home to one of the largest lots available in all of Edgemont. This magnificent estate home features a heated triple garage, over 2900sq/ft of above grade living space, over 50K in recent renovations, and one of the best backyards you will find on the market today. As you enter the main floor you are greeted with soaring vaulted ceilings throughout, leading to a grand curved staircase with an upper floor balcony. This level features a large main floor den that is perfect for a home office, formal dining and living area, a family room, powder room, and a large kitchen with an exit directly onto the covered patio. The upper-level features one of the largest master bedrooms you will find complete with vaulted ceilings and a large, 5-piece ensuite and walk-in closet. This level also has an additional 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom, perfect for a large or growing family. The partially developed basement features a 5th bedroom along with a second family room and plenty of room for storage and future development. The backyard is where this home truly shines featuring a full, covered patio and entertaining area, large outdoor shop/shed area, a second shed, numerous fruit trees throughout, and of course, the massive, wrap-around South & West backyard. Some of the recent updates in this home include a new hot water tank, new furnace, new carpet, scraped ceilings, new lighting, updated shop area in the yard as well as many more throughout the home. The location of this home is second to none, just steps to pathways, schools, and parks including Edgebrook Park, Nose Hill Park, and is within walking distance to transit and shopping. Homes like this do not come up often in this area and this one is available immediately, don’t miss this opportunity. **Full list of upgrades available in supplements**
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