016: Choosing the Right Community

In this episode, Tanya interviews Tara Molina, realtor with RE/MAX Real Estate Central. Tara caters the areas of Calgary and Airdrie and was featured in a previous episode about the Spring Market. Listen as comes back to share her insights on how to pick the right community for you when looking to purchase a new home.

Covered Topics:

  • How to Pick the Right Community When Looking to Purchase
  • How Lifestyle Trends Affect Buying Decisions
  • The Importance of Flexible Space
  • The Role Life Stages Play
  • Other Things to Consider when Purchasing a Home

Podcast Show Notes:

  • [00:28] – Tanya welcomes Tara to the show
  • 00:48 – Tara’s previous episode was about the Spring Market
  • [01:17] – Why Facebook is THE BEST place to start looking
    • Ask to join different community pages and listen
    • Go behind the scenes to find about the community and house you’re looking into
  • [03:56] – Lifestyle Trends: Finding the right home to match your needs
    • List down things you’re looking for to make the move
    • Learning about developers and their communities
    • Why moving is NOT just ABOUT the HOUSE
    • Know what fits well for you
  • [08:58] – Making an educated, informed decision
  • [09:55] – Tara talks about Flexible Space
    • Repurposing certain areas
    • The most important thing in your home
  • [13:35] – What Life Stages play in choosing a home and community
    • Understanding a person’s vision and knowing all possibilities
  • [17:19] – Other things to consider
    • Commuting time
    • Future developments
    • Extra curriculars
    • School opportunities
  • 22:23 – Connect with Tara on her website or thru her mobile 403 – 809 – 4639

Topic Takeaways:

  • Use online resources and social media to look at the community you’re planning to get in to.
  • Moving is not just about the house you’re purchasing, but also the community it’s in.
  • Know what fits your lifestyle and base your decision there.

Quotable Quotes:

  • “The best place to start is Facebook.”
  • “It’s not just about the house, it’s about what surrounds the house.”

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