Where to buy an empty lot: Watermark at Bearspaw
Avenue Calgary just published an article on “Calgary Real Estate 2012: Where to Buy Now” and Watermark at Bearspaw is the place to buy a lot in Calgary.
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From new buyers wanting to break into the market to long-time landowners looking for a change, we have the best neighbourhoods for every purchasing personality.
Not too wild, not too dull. Not too old, not too new. Not too isolated, not too crowded. Sure, we’ve all been known to channel Goldilocks when it comes to choosing a community that’s just right. And it’s understandable. After all, a home is so much more than just the walls around us and the roof above us. If home is where the heart is, shouldn’t we make sure our hearts are in the right place by choosing the right neighbourhood for our needs?
This is where it gets tricky, because the right place for empty nesters looking for a quiet condo isn’t the same as for a 30-something looking for a starter home, or for a gutsy couple looking to try their hand at house-flipping.
With some of your most common home- buying objectives in mind, we did our homework and got the scoop from Calgary real estate experts on the best communities — whether you’re on the prowl for a condo, a luxury property or anything in between.
For those who are anxious to escape the concrete jungle, but who aren’t too eager to trade in their urban comforts for personal snowploughs and septic tank nightmares, Watermark at Bearspaw may offer the perfect compromise. Offering fully serviced home sites ranging from one quarter to more than one full acre, Watermark’s generously spaced sites are fully connected to regional water and sewer services and are close to schools, shops, restaurants and other essentials, from sports complexes to medical centres.
Sites start in the low $300,000s and, in addition to the cost of the lot, you’ll need to budget for a custom home and landscaping that adheres to architectural guidelines. Fortunately, the scenic and sought-after location still gives great bang for your buck.
Unlike some high-end communities, the guidelines at Watermark are set to preserve the quality of the community, without being so prescriptive (or restrictive) as to limit your creativity and personal style. In other words, here you can build whatever dream home you can dream up — within reasonable limits.
For your investment, you also reap all the benefits of a master-planned, stand-alone community, including a park complete with a pavilion, communal outdoor kitchen, firepit, picnic tables, barbecues, sports courts, playing field, playgrounds and restroom facilities.
by Leisa Vescarelli. Photography by Jared Sych.