Dan Welyk Calgary Realtor® Since 1999

There Is No Substitute for Experience.

The Essential Guide to Buying a Condo in Calgary

Buying a Condo in Calgary, Realtor® Help

Knowledge is Key

Having someone with experience guide you is extremely important when buying a condo. Questions will come up, I am here to help - simply ask.


Each section is separated and will link you to the corresponding sections to learn more.

What is a Condo?

A condominium is simply a building or group of buildings with several individually owned units or houses. This can be an apartment or townhouse complex or detached homes. 

  • Conventional Condo - typically apartment style and townhouse or row house. You normally own the unit itself with no yard.
  • Bareland Condo - typically detached but can also be town or row housing, your yard or garage can also be part of your ownership.

Skyview Ranch Condo Calgary Apartment

Condominium or Single Family/Duplex Living?

  • What is right for my lifestyle?
  • What should I know before choose?
  • Don't Tell Me What to Do!

What About Pets?

  • What kind of pets can I have?Dan Welyk Dog Koda Puppy
  • What are the rules?
  • Barking?
  • Pet Applications

Condo Fees

Condo Fees
  • What Are Condo Fees and Why Do I Have to Pay Them?
  • What Do Condominium Fees Cover?
  • Special Assessments - What is that?

Condo By-Laws - Get To Know The Rules

All condominiums in Alberta will have by-laws registered with land titles. These are the rules for you, other owners, the board and management.


Reviewing Documentation for a Conditional Purchase

By purchasing a condo, essentially you are buying shares in a corporation. With that, you want to know how the corporation is being managed. Your conditional offer will be subject to reviewing the following:

Condominium Document Review Dan Welyk Realtor®

  • Financials and Budgets
  • Engineering Reports
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Annual General Meeting Minutes
  • Judgements Against the Corporation (if any)
  • Reserve Fund Study and Recommendations


First Time BuyerHow to buy your first home

  • Home Buying 101
  • Financing / Mortgages
  • House Hunting

Get Trusted Advice

Most common questions first time buyers ask

I have personally owned condos and have help guide hundreds of clients through the condo home buying process. With over 17 years experience, you can confidently make your Calgary condo purchase with my trusted guidance.

What Is a Condo?

Is Condo Living Right for Me?

Pets and the Pet Approval from Condo Associations

Monthly Condominium Fees

The Reserve Fund and Special Assessments

Condo ByLaws in a Nutshell

Condominium Documents





Question about condos



client review


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