5 dream homes in Calgary that you can actually afford

Jul 18 2017, 1:13 am

It’s official, you’ve made it.

And by that we mean that you’re finally on the hunt for a place of your own. You’ve reached that age and you’ve saved a lot of money to get here.

The only issue is that you don’t know where you want to settle down in Calgary. And you’re worried that you won’t be able to afford anything on the market.

But as it turns out, buying that dream home you’ve always wanted can actually become a reality.

Daily Hive teamed up with online real estate agent Ovlix to highlight some of the best value dream properties on the market in Calgary. Believe it or not, there are many homes that you can buy for under $300,000. Indeed, they do exist. Now jumping on that property ladder is a reachable step-by-step reality.

Please note that all the following real estate listings were active at the time this article was written.

Auburn Bay: $279,900

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Size: 762 square feet
  • Address: 108 Auburn Meadows Walk Se, Calgary

Located on the main floor, this former show home boasts a contemporary interior, air conditioning to cool you down on warm summer days, and an outdoor patio where you could entertain guests in the summer. And with a location close to a shopping centre, transit, market, and more – you’ll have everything you need. The best part? The monthly mortgage repayment is only $1,002 which could easily mirror your current rent.

Glenbrook Meadows: $234,900

Glenbrook condo/Ovlix.com

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Size: 1044 square feet
  • Address: #93 3015 51 Street Sw, Calgary

You can access a patio from this large living room where you could spend an endless amount of summer nights. The location allows for easy access to the city and weekend getaways to the mountains. If you want, you could opt for a mortgage of $841 per month and call this place your own once you have it paid off.

New Brighton: $243,900

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Size: 1150 square feet
  • Address:  #307 250 New Brighton Vi Se, Calgary

Living in this contemporary unit means you’ll easily be able to commute as you can access many transit options. Or, you can drive and park your car in the underground car park. If you snagged this affordable dream home deal you would be paying just $873 per month back on your mortgage. And that means you could even have a little left over for a vacation.

Panamount Drive: $229,800

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Size: 870 square feet
  • Address: #6114 70 Panamount Drive Nw, Calgary

Freshly painted and ready to move in, this corner end unit condo boasts a large living area and brand new carpet and laminate flooring throughout. It’s centrally located with a two-minute walk to the Express Bus which will bring you right downtown. You could pay a monthly mortgage repayment of just $823.

Shawnessy: $239,900

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Size: 878 square feet
  • Address: #417 260 Shawville Way Se, Calgary

This condo instantly feels bigger and spacious with 10-foot high ceilings. Plus, it’s located within walking distance of the C-Train, a ton of good restaurants, and shops. You can leave your car in the underground car park so you don’t have to worry about finding street parking. If you were to buy this pad, mortgage repayments would cost you $859 per month.

For more information and to see even more listings in Calgary, visit Ovlix online. To get the latest updates and stay in the know, check out the online real estate agent on Facebook and Twitter.

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