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Real Estate in Calgary, Canada

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Mar 18, 2023

Summary: The average cost of a nice 2 bedroom home in Calgary, Canada is around $400,000 CAD. A nice 3 bedroom home in Calgary is around $500,000 CAD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, and updated bathrooms. Some may also include a backyard, a garage, and a finished basement. There are no restrictions on foreign ownership for properties in Calgary. An expat should search for a home to buy in Calgary by researching the different neighborhoods and areas of the city. They should also consider their budget and lifestyle when looking for a home. The most desirable neighborhoods in Calgary include Bridgeland, Hillhurst, Mount Royal, and Altadore. These areas are known for their close proximity to downtown, great schools, and vibrant communities.

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How do I find a place to live in Calgary?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Calgary is to use online resources such as rental websites, classifieds, and real estate agents. You can also search for rental properties in the local newspaper or by asking friends and family for recommendations. Additionally, you can attend open houses or visit local real estate offices to get a better idea of what is available in the area. Once you have narrowed down your search, you can contact the landlord or property manager to arrange a viewing and discuss the details of the rental agreement," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Calgary.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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