Valerie Fortney | Calgary Herald | May 6, 2011: It sounded too good to be true. When Tyler Nixon heard from a friend in March that for only a few thousand down he could buy a new condo in a growing northwest Calgary neighbourhood, he was "sure it was a scam." On Thursday, the 24-yearold Nixon and his bride-to-be Laura Kapteyn join a crowd of supporters and media at the site of their under-construction home in Beacon Heights.
NW Calgary Living | June 22, 2011: Wondering if this is some sort of scam? I bet you are saying to yourself there is no way this can happen...right? Too Good to be True?
Honestly...this is one of the best programs that I have seen in Calgary for people that can afford a mortgage payment but cannot afford the time it takes to save for a downpayment.
Now before you go picking up the phone there are a few things that you should know beforehand:
You still need to be Pre Approved through your bank or broker for a mortgage
Calgary Sun | May 15, 2011: Two of the first purchasers of the Attainable Home Ownership Program in Calgary were all smiles on May 5, when they received the "key" to their new home from Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Tyler Nixon and Laura Kapteyn are exactly the kind of couple Attainable Homes Calgary is looking for to be a part of their program. Both work at the Centre Street Church and will be married this summer, but they thought homeownership was a long way off.
CTV Calgary | February 26, 2011: Calgarians struggling to buy a house in this city now have a new affordable option. "Treo" homes are now for sale in the southwest community of Beacon Heights. The homes are the first to be part of Calgary's new Attainable Home Ownership Program.
Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation (AHCC) is a nonprofit social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary that delivers well-appointed, entry-level homes for Calgarians who have been caught in the city’s growing housing affordability gap.
Through our Attainable Home Ownership Program, we connect builders, developers, lenders, lawyers and others to bring down the upfront costs of ownership so qualifying Calgarians can buy their very own home with a $2,000 down payment. Furthermore, when you decide to buy an attainable home, you're also choosing to pay it forward to help another family in the future. When you eventually decide to refinance or sell your home on the market, a share of the appreciation goes back into the program to fund more developments that will help even more people get a foot on the property ladder.
Do you aspire to own a home of your own? Contact us today and let us show you just how attainable this milestone can be.