Thinking of Moving to Calgary?

It’s tough to deny that Calgary is an excellent city to live in! With affordable home purchase options, excellent career opportunities, clean, safe neighbourhoods and even the Rocky Mountains – Calgary has something great to offer everyone!

In these post Covid times, many employers are continuing to operate with a work from home model – enabling excellent employees to continue their current positions while living literally anywhere in the world! With house prices soaring well beyond most people’s budgets and comfort zones throughout Ontario, BC, and many other parts of Canada – Calgary has become a popular destination for individuals and families looking to get significantly more out of their money.

Take a look at these quick comparisons of properties in popular Toronto neighbourhoods compared to similar sized homes in Calgary:

Toronto Area:


1,100 Square Foot Detached House

1,100 Square Foot Detached House (Double Garage!)

3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms

3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms


$450,000 (Yes – seriously!)


In addition to excellent value on some really great homes, Calgary is currently experiencing a very strong job market and great employers are actively looking for employees. With so many people retiring throughout the pandemic, this is truly a job seeker’s dream!
Now, if a great job market and buying your own detached house with a double garage in a nice neighbourhood for under $500,000 isn’t enough to get you excited (read that part again!) – have you visited the Rocky Mountains yet?

Banff National Park is only a ONE HOUR DRIVE from Calgary! With multiple AMAZING ski and snowboarding resorts to choose from – winter’s really not that bad here! Some of the hills you may want to visit include:

  • Lake Louise
  • Sunshine Village
  • Nakiska (only 45 minutes away!)

And if you want to venture on a bit more of a road trip further West, you can also check out Fernie, Kimberly, Panorama (my personal favourite!), and several more. If you like skiing and/or snowboarding – this might be worth checking out!

On another note – have you heard about Southern Alberta’s WARM Chinook Winds? Our snow normally gets melted (sometimes completely!) several times every winter to hit the reset button for all of us. (Isn’t that nice?)

Calgary has excellent schools, plenty of green space, a huge variety of excellent communities, and a great home option for everyone. So whether you are looking to purchase your very first home (we LOVE working with first time homebuyers!) or you are an experienced buyer looking to move or invest into the Calgary real estate market – we would love to connect for a conversation.

Our Simple 5 Step Buying Process is as follows

1. Connect for a completely FREE, NO obligation consultation about moving to Calgary or investing in Calgary residential properties. (We normally recommend at least 30 minutes).

2. Receive a completely FREE, NO obligation summary of recently sold and currently active target properties that meet your unique criteria - including your favorite neighbourhoods, personalized budget, requested search criteria (examples: finished basements, basement suite, double garage, 3+ Bathrooms, etc.)

3. Completely FREE, NO obligation follow up consultation to review and discuss the research

4. Completely FREE, NO obligation PROPERTY TOUR to view several sample target properties

5. When you’re ready – we can assist you with touring and making an offer on the PERFECT properties for you!

Important Note from Mark…

I was born and raised in Calgary, and I’ve lived in the Calgary area (now Airdrie just North of Calgary) for 44 years. I love Calgary and I love Alberta! It’s a great place to live and a great place to raise a family.

Whether you enjoy the great outdoors through hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding – or hanging out at the lake – Alberta truly has it all!

If you are interested in connecting with a no pressure Realtor who only has YOUR best interests in mind, please reach out to connect and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Mark Skauge – REAL Broker (403) 617-3754 (text this number!)

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