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The Canadian real estate industry is highly organized and regulated by different government bodies. There are several real estate organizations tasked to serve consumers and regulate realtor and broker licenses. The main objective is to ensure real estate professionals are serving consumers well.

A huge amount of resources are spent to create useful guides, tools, and content to educate the public about the process of buying and selling a home, but they are often overlooked. Here are some useful websites and resources available to anyone considering buying a home in Alberta.

REALTOR.ca (https://www.realtor.ca/)

REALTOR.ca is Canada's most popular and trusted real estate platform displaying residential and commercial listings from REALTORS® across the country. Buyers, sellers, and real estate investors use REALTOR.ca to find, share, and compare trustworthy listings, search professionals, and research statistical demographic data in specific neighbourhoods.

Home Buyers’ Roadmap
https://www.realtor.ca/Resource/en-ca/homebuyers_road_map.pdf
Mortgage Calculator
https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/calculator.aspx

RECA.ca (https://www.reca.ca/)

RECA or Real Estate Council Alberta is the independent governing authority that sets, regulates and enforces standards for real estate brokerage, mortgage brokerage, property management and real estate appraisal professionals in Alberta.

Buyer Brochure
https://www.reca.ca/consumers/information/PDF/Buyer_Brochure_08.pdf
Buying a House or Condo
https://www.reca.ca/consumers/information/buying-a-house-or-condo.htm

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/)

CMHC has helped millions of Canadians meet their housing needs. CMHC provides mortgage loan insurance that enables you to buy a home sooner with a minimum down payment starting at 5%. CMHC provides valuable information to walk you through the process before, during and after your home purchase.

Home Buying Step by Step
https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/buho/hostst/index.cfm
The Buying Process
https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/buho/hostst/hostst_004.cfm

HowRealtorsHelp.ca (http://howrealtorshelp.ca/)

When you enlist the help of an expert REALTOR®, you're not just gaining support to buy or sell a house – you're gaining an ally who'll help you make the most out of your home. REALTORS® can guide you through every step of the process, explain the current market, help navigate complex paperwork and offer invaluable advice. When you're ready to make a move, get a REALTOR®.

Your Dream Home Checklist
http://howrealtorshelp.ca/pdf/Dream_Home_Checklist.pdf
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