Houses for Sale in Calgary NW - How Much is a Down Payment on a House in Calgary?

houses for sale in calgary nwThe North West area of Calgary has everything you need. From new homes new infills to established neighbourhoods like Edgemont, Varsity and Brentwood. Many of the north west communities are consistently hitting the top 10 communities from Avenue Magazines yearly ranking for Calgary. With easy access to downtown and out to the mountains via Crowchild Trail and 16th Ave, you are going to love living in the NW zone of our incredible city.

As for downpayment, you will need a minimum of 5% down for the purchase price. When you have a down payment of less than 20% of the purchase price, the mortgage must be insured by CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation). If you have a downpayment greater than 20%, you can choose if you want to have the mortgage insured. 

Calgary North West Homes For Sale

All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000
$200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000

Calgary North West Homes For Sale

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44 Hawkwood Pl Nw
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44 Hawkwood Pl Nw, Calgary

$485,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,277 Sf

MLS® # C4288155

4828 Vanguard Rd Nw
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4828 Vanguard Rd Nw, Calgary

$554,900 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,755 Sf

MLS® # C4288153

#5 5400 Dalhousie Dr Nw
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#5 5400 Dalhousie Dr Nw, Calgary

$364,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,647 Sf

MLS® # C4288180

10189 Hamptons Bv Nw
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10189 Hamptons Bv Nw, Calgary

$719,990 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,585 Sf

MLS® # C4288304

1418 Ranchlands Rd Nw
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1418 Ranchlands Rd Nw, Calgary

$249,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,134 Sf

MLS® # C4288307

141 Tuscany Ridge Vw Nw
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141 Tuscany Ridge Vw Nw, Calgary

$619,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,307 Sf

MLS® # C4286883

#272 4037 42 St Nw
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#272 4037 42 St Nw, Calgary

$437,500 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,577 Sf

MLS® # C4282816

110 Royal Oak Gr Nw
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110 Royal Oak Gr Nw, Calgary

$565,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,339 Sf

MLS® # C4286545

#812 10 Brentwood Cm Nw
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#812 10 Brentwood Cm Nw, Calgary

$389,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 738 Sf

MLS® # C4288063

#140 99 Arbour Lake Rd Nw
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#140 99 Arbour Lake Rd Nw, Calgary

$69,500 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,056 Sf

MLS® # C4287893

#1103 950 Arbour Lake Rd Nw
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#1103 950 Arbour Lake Rd Nw, Calgary

$199,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 821 Sf

MLS® # C4288091

13 Royal Birch Hl Nw
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13 Royal Birch Hl Nw, Calgary

$599,900 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,688 Sf

MLS® # C4287216


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Northwest Calgary Communities

Ok, let’s begin by asking what you want. Does your dream home in NW Calgary look like a place next to the water? Close to your school? Near transit stations? Close to major shopping? Once we know what you’re looking for, we can sort through the options and help you determine where we can find your dream home.

Let’s start some of the major sites in the northwest, such as the University of Calgary. Places like Collingwood, Brentwood, and Varsity have incredible townhomes right next to the campus. Maybe you need something closer to the downtown district? Maybe Parkdale or Hillhurst townhomes would suit you better. But if you need something more residential, we could recommend some Calgary homes for sale in the north west (NW) near Arbour Lake or Tuscany, newer communities with access to both good shopping and excellent Calgary transit stations.    

Let’s also talk about some of the other features you’ll find living here, all of which will help you decide which area of the north west you’d prefer to live in. It helps to know exactly what you have and where to look before you start your search.

Calgary Northwest Amenities

To live in northwest Calgary means that you get to live amongst some of the best amenities in the city. To begin, have you noticed that massive hill that dominates the landscape up here? Hard to miss, I’m sure. This is Nose Hill Park and it forms the epicenter of much of the resident’s outdoor activities. This massive urban park is a natural reserve full of wildlife to explore, trails to ride, and much more on offer. You can find many houses in communities neighbouring this public park. 

The C-Train runs right through the centre of the northwest, offering many residents a convenient way to get around the city and travel where they need. The C-Train takes over 100 million riders every year to commute them into the downtown and to the ends of the city.

Major shopping centres like Northland Mall, Market Mall, and the Crowfoot Crossing complex are destinations for many of the communities here. These shopping districts offer much more than the basics. They have excellent entertainment, great dining options, and a healthy choice of local businesses to support.

Calgary Northwest Schools

A good number of our clients are looking for houses for sale in Calgary NW with access to good schools. So let’s highlight some of the best schools in the area, in all sectors. This section of the city has some of the best public, private, and Catholic schools for all ages. As long as you live in homes near them, your students will have access to these schools. 

St Vincent de Paul School is one of the best options, an elementary school in Varsity. This school is ranked 5th in the entire province of elementary schools, higher than many private schools. Other good elementary schools here include Marion Carson School, Hillhurst School, and Dr EW Coffin School

In the high schools, we have William Aberhart High School, which just outside of the top 10 in Alberta. This public high school in Banff Trail offers dual credit courses, high academic programs, good athletics, and a program for fine arts that competes against other schools in the province. We also have Sir Winston Churchill High School, which also ranks very well by the Fraser Institute for senior high schools in Alberta.

The private schools in the area include Westmount Charter which has classes from Kindergarten through to Grade 12. This school consistently performs well academically and has one of the best reputations in the city for schooling.

If you would like to find the perfect house for sale in Calgary nw, we can help. Call us today or by email us at Our experience and reputation is in serving Calgarians and making their dream home a reality. 

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Listing information last updated on February 25th, 2020 at 8:45pm CST.