The Calgary region is one of the most sought-after areas for homebuyers in Canada. First and foremost, Calgary is unmatched in terms of its landscape and natural beauty. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, this area is perfect for any individual or family looking to take advantage of hilly terrain and a scenic view. Besides its beauty and the wondrous, annual Calgary Stampede, there are a number of reasons why one should consider a move to the Calgary region!
 

Cleanliness

Calgary is largely regarded as being one of the cleanest cities in Canada and in the world! It was ranked the world’s cleanest city by Forbes in 2007 and has received a number of accolades from global publications due to its focus on providing clean drinking water and proper waste disposal. In fact, there are substantial fines handed out to individuals that discard items (i.e. cigarette butts, miscellaneous litter) on city streets, parks, etc. Furthermore, the city has worked diligently to reduce traffic congestions, prioritize recycling initiatives, and ensure the highest standard of air quality.
 

5% Sales Tax

One of the biggest benefits of moving to Alberta is the lack of HST (harmonized sales tax). This is a major benefit for homebuyers for a number of reasons. For starters, if you’re purchasing a brand-new home, much like the ones available to you through Shane Homes, you will only need to pay 5% GST. This can end up saving home buyers thousands of dollars!
 
The lack of HST in Alberta also makes it easier for homebuyers to afford necessities like groceries and clothing. Furthermore, it gives buyers the opportunity to afford to build supplies and furniture that would otherwise be too costly in other provinces like Ontario and Quebec.
 

Close to Everything!

A big reason why many buyers look for a home in Calgary and the surrounding area is that it’s in close proximity to basically anything you’d want to do. It’s an ideal living location for adventurous and explorative people - whether you want to go on a hiking trip or want to explore the rivers and lakes surrounding the Rocky Mountains, you’ll never run out of fun things to do in the Calgary area while being close to the convenient amenities that make living in a big city great!
 
If you’re in the market for a new house, make sure that you check out all that Calgary has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a condo or a detached house, contact a Shane Homes customer service representative today. For more information, please visit our website. We can’t wait to help you find the home of your dreams.