The Tanya Eklund Group

First Time Homebuyers

First Time Homebuyers

You are ready to buy your first home. Congratulations! It is a very exciting and somewhat daunting process.  Don’t let the process intimidate you. You need the right team to educate you, guide you, and ensure you find the right property to start your journey as a homeowner. The Tanya Eklund Group has the market knowledge, the community insight, and the negotiating experience to get you into your first home.

And as we become your ally in finding and purchasing your first home, we strive to provide you with such a positive and successful experience that you return to us to help you meet all your real estate goals as you move through life.

First Time Homebuyers

Get It Right The First Time

You have probably figured out how to access online listings of Calgary homes. You have scrolled through the hundreds or thousands of listings and imagined yourself in this house or that house. You probably even have an idea of a lot of the features you want in your first home. But there is a lot more to the process. Here is how The Tanya Eklund Group can help you:

  • How Much Can You Afford - No one wants to be house poor. Let us help you figure out how much of a down payment you need and what your budget for your first home should be.
  • Where Should I Get Financing - We can put you in contact with a qualified professional to help you figure out what kind of mortgage you should consider and which lender will be right for you.
  • Where Should I Live - Is your ideal property a single-family home? A condo apartment? Townhouse? Which neighbourhood will provide the lifestyle you want? Let us share our insight into the pros and cons of different property types and communities to make sure your first home purchase puts you where you want to be.
  • What Extra Costs Should I Prepare For - Unfortunately the list price of your first home is not the only cost you need to budget for. Taxes, inspections, condo document reviews, and closing costs are all additional expenses you need to consider. As our team lends you through the buying process from A-Z we will ensure that you are prepared for all of the extra expenditures involved.

The Tanya Eklund Group has the skill and experience to guide you through your first home purchase. We are not in the business of just selling you a house, but ensuring that we find the right home for you! Now, let’s go look at some houses!

Homes For Sale Under 500 K

YOUR TEAM FOR BUYING OR SELLING

It may seem simple enough… buy or sell a house. But it can be a huge undertaking and you will benefit greatly by having an experienced team to coach you through the process. The Tanya Eklund Group knows Calgary and the Calgary real estate market. Whether you are buying or selling, our team has the market insight, tools and technology, and the negotiating skills to make your real estate goals a reality.

Acreages
Acreages

Do you have a dream of living on a quiet, secluded, county property? Are you looking to leave behind the hustle and bustle of city living and walk out your front door to your own slice of paradise? Perhaps you long for a little space and privacy, but yet yearn for the amenities of urban living nearb

Buyers Agent
Buyers Agent

Buying a home is exciting… and complicated. The Tanya Eklund Group brings years of experience helping buyers find the perfect home in the Calgary market. Our buyers’ agents are dedicated to ensuring each client has the information, access to suitable listings, and honest assessment of e

Empty Nesters
Empty Nesters

Down-sizing, right-sizing, scaling back. Whatever you want to call it, your nest is emptier and you are looking to create the home base for your next adventure. This might mean smaller, or in a different type of neighbourhood, or within a community of people in the same phase of life. It might even

Inner-City
Inner-City

Calgary’s Inner-City is a dynamic and exciting place to live. Close to some of our city’s best dining, amid funky boutique shops and name-brand retailers, theatre, sport and cultural events nearby, and easy access to major roadways make inner-city the best lifestyle choice for many. Not

Luxury Homes
Luxury Homes

The Luxury Home Market of Calgary is defined as properties over $1 million. The discerning buyer of luxury homes seeks an elevated experience and has expectations of unique home features and lifestyle amenities. Having a skilled and knowledgeable realtor on your side is key to any successful real es

Move Ups
Move Ups

Have you outgrown your first home? As you start a family, or your family grows and your lifestyle changes, it might be time to consider looking for your dream home. This is the home that you have worked hard to afford and that you dream of staying in for years to come. This is the home where birthda

Frequently Asked Questions

Ready for your first home?

Referrals and recommendations from friends and family are the best starting point. Another thing to consider is finding an agent that really has time to spend on the education portion of purchasing. As well as, an agent who is patient and prepared to walk you through the step-by-step process. 

There is no cost to use a Realtor when you purchase a home, as your Realtor is paid by the seller. Ask your mortgage broker if they do an appraisal on the property you purchased and who pays for the appraisal, either you or the bank? Depending on the style of home you are purchasing will dictate the cost.  

  • Home inspection: $500-$600.  
  • Condominium documents: $500-$600 
  • If the home is older than 1980 and it’s freestanding home, we suggest a sewer scope:  $300.00 
  • Other tests to ask your agent about are, asbestos and radon testing, pricing will vary.

Speak to 2-3 different banks/mortgage brokers to ensure you are getting the best rates and terms. 

First things first, get pre-approved! Choose your agent. Then, get set up on an automatic email.  Have your agent explain the process and have them walk you through terms and conditions that you may expect to see. Also make sure they explain the costs you may incur, i.e. closing cost, cost to purchase, etc. 

The Tanya Eklund Group

Partner With Calgary’s Best

Partner With Calgary’s Best

Working with The Tanya Eklund Group puts every resource for buying and selling at your fingertips. Our team of real estate experts is committed to an exceptional outcome for your buy or sell transaction. Connect with us, share your objective, and we will provide a strategy that is intentionally designed to help you achieve your real estate goal. You don’t have to navigate this complicated journey alone. The Tanya Eklund Group is the best choice of partner on your real estate adventure.

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The Best Choice in Real Estate

The Tanya Eklund Group is a team of highly knowledgeable, skilled, real estate professionals. Our team concept allows us to offer a full-service, elevated buying or selling experience to our clients. But most importantly, we are dedicated to building trusted and loyal relationships with our clients. Connect with us to share your real estate goals, and we will share with you why we are the perfect team to make them happen. 

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