2004 HOME Road NW in Calgary: Montgomery Land for sale : MLS®# C4000418$199,900Land
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- C4000418This Montgomery infill lot is priced to sell and ideal to build your new dream home or to build and resell it. It is zoned RC2, has a frontage of 8+ meter and a depth of 36+ meter. There is more than enough room for a detached double garage located at the back alley. This property is also for sale together with the adjacent lot at 2003 49th Street NW (C4000424)) for a reduced price of $499,900). Buying both will even give you the opportunity to build a 3-unit complex with enough space for multiple garages. Examples are available, as well as an older DP (expired) for re-applying purposes if wanted. Montgomery is an excellent community with shopping and schools nearby. Public transit around the corner and a quick way out to the mountains. Call for more information or an information package. Great opportunity! More detailsListed by Tanja Van de kamp and Ariette Van Pelt of DISCOVER REAL ESTATE LTD.
Calgary offers many options to build your own home. A few key factors are important. It is not just finding the right location to build, but also to find the right builder. And there is plenty more. Here are a few pointers to start.
In all cases, no matter where you build your house, you will have to do your due diligence when it comes to the city bylaws. The City of Calgary offers a very good website where this Land Use Bylaw can be checked upon. Regulations related to land use within the City of Calgary are the due diligence of the buyers, and not that of the sellers. It is also recommended that you contact the city for verification for everything. As the saying goes: “measure twice and cut once”! That already starts with your preparation.
Also, the website of the City of Calgary is just great and offers great information on building, building permits, development permits and everything else you need to know before you start.
In the inner city of Calgary, many communities have R-C2 zoning. This usually means that the lot allows for two homes to build. Great examples are Altadore River Park, Killarney and a number of communities north of 16th Avenue. Those older and inner city communities have many bungalows on lots that are zoned R-C2, and allow to build two infills. Depending on the size of the lot, you can build two attached or two detached homes. Another option is to build one single family home. For this you can buy a lot that is zoned R-C1 or R-C2. There are many more types of zoning and this subject is important. Always check the zoning of a lot.
Newer areas in Calgary may offer building lots. Often, in the newer communities, the builders sell those lots but with the condition that you use that particular builder. Although, that is not always a given, and sometimes you can bring your own builder. Check this when you are interest in a particular lot.
Always check for architectural controls that come with a building site. Some areas, Elbow Valley West is just one example, have architectural controls that tell, for example, the minimum square footage you are allowed to build and what type of materials you must use. Another important issue may be the time restriction. Do you have to build within a certain time, or can you buy it now and build when you retire in 10 years?
These are just a few pointers about building lots and building your own home in Calgary. However, the disclaimer is that the writing above is not complete. Last but not least, we do recommend you find a realtor to help you purchase a lot. A realtor that is on your side and has the experience with this section of real estate.