How The Military Find Homes To Purchase In Edmonton, Alberta

12 February, 2015 (09:10) | Housing | By: shop

Edmonton, Alberta has one of the largest concentrations of military personnel in Canada, and the city’s real estate market caters to this demographic in numerous ways. Some military personnel enjoy searching for homes on their own, many Edmonton real estate companies have agents who have close ties to the Canadian army themselves, from family members in the forces to being retired military men and women themselves, and they truly enjoy helping their fellow soldiers.

Edmonton real estate agents who have such a background are able to understand the unique needs of a military family when searching for a home and are better able to assist them in finding the perfect house, apartment or condominium. Most real estate companies can pair their clients with an agent who specializes in military relocations or has a professional certification in military relocations.

The people who work in the real estate industry in Edmonton are highly supportive of the military and many even donate to or volunteer for military charities such the Canadian Hero Fund. Below is a video about the Canadian Hero Fund.

Another way Edmonton real estate companies cater to military families is by helping them learn about the different communities of the city and determine where they would like to live. This can also be done through mls listings online as well. Some members of the military may prefer to live in an area of the city further from where they work. In those cases, real estate agents can help their clients assess the available transportation options from potential homes to the base.

Agents can also assist with finding housing options that are available for purchase or rental. However, monthly mortgage payments on a home in Edmonton usually cost less than rental payments.

Though the various areas of Edmonton present newcomers with a variety of options, a lot of military members like the support that comes with living in a military housingneighborhood full of other military families or would rather live close to their base.

Just north of Edmonton is CFB Edmonton, or “Superbase” as some residents refer to it. Canadian Forces Base Edmonton is one the biggest military reservations in Canada and is a lovely community for recently relocated military personnel to join. There are also around 500 highly affordable Rental Housing Units with the Canadian Forces Housing Agency available on the base, though the vacancy rate is typically extremely low.

The base is an integral part of Edmonton as a whole and many real estate agencies have experience in that area as well as other nearby options. Although the population of Edmonton’s military community is over 13,000 people, the local real estate offices and their agents can be depended on to work hard and give their full attention to finding the perfect home for the brave men and women who serve their country.

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