Red Deer, AB Home Inspection & Real Estate Resources

A Comprehensive List of Red Deer Homeowner Real Estate Resources

For those looking to move to the Red Deer area, you don’t want to be scrambling to find needed information about the city. Looking for market trends, local emergency numbers, or school information can be a drag, especially if you’re in a rush and don’t have the time to sort through multiple papers. What you need is one source for all the homeowner resources in the area, and as such we’ve decided to go ahead and help you out.

We’ve put together a short list of resources that you may come to need in the Red Deer, Alberta area. From entertainment to public utilities, to emergency services, we’ve listed everything you might possibly need in your new city.

Real Estate Resources

Market Trends

When buying a home, you’ll probably want to know about the market trends in the area. The best way to do this is scour the real estate sites that cater to the area. We’ve linked two of the top sites for Red Deer below.

  1. https://www.royallepage.ca/en/ab/red-deer/properties/
  2. https://www.point2homes.com/CA/Real-Estate-Listings/AB/Red-Deer.html

Building Permits

For building, remodeling or adding onto your home, you’re going to need a building permit. There are different permits depending on what you want to do, but the site below is easy to navigate and will help you find exactly what you need.

  1. http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/permits-and-inspections/residential-permits-and-applications/

Property Taxes

If you’re looking for information regarding the property taxes in the area, then you can check out this site:

  1. www.reddeer.ca/city-services/property-assessment-and-taxes/

Public Utilities

Homeowners, and even renters, will need to know about the public utilities. Below we’ve put the links to find out more about the services, as well as where to go to pay for them.

  1. Electric — http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/electric-light-and-power/
  2. Garbage and Recycling — http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/garbage-and-recycling/
  3. Water — www.reddeer.ca/city-services/water-wastewater–stormwater/
  4. Billing — http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/utility-billing-service-centre/

Mailing Address

When you move, you need to change your mailing address to that of your new home. It’s incredibly simple to do so when you follow this link:

  1. http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/permits-and-inspections/change-of-mailing-address/

Community Resources

Entertainment

From parks to museums, there’s a lot to check out. If you’re looking for somewhere to go or something to do while in Red Deer, check out some of the following sites. Sometimes the best way to find out what to do is to visit the tourist sites, even if you’re not a tourist.

  1. www.visitreddeer.com/
  2. http://www.reddeernightout.com/entertainment#!

Events

It’s always a good idea to keep track of what’s happening in your city. The city calendar can usually help you do just that, as well as the news sites and bulletin boards. You can find it at the following link.

  1. http://www.reddeer.ca/whats-happening/

Public Transportation

If you want to know about the public transportation in Red Deer, then follow the link below.

  1. http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/transit/

Police and Fire

Everyone knows what the emergency numbers are, but if you need to get in touch with the police or fire departments in a non-emergency, then it’s good to have their numbers on hand.

  1. Police — http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/police-rcmp/
  2. Fire and Ambulance — http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/ambulance-fire-and-emergencies/

Schools

If you have school age children, then you’ll be wanting to know about the schools in the area. You can check out the school ratings and information at the following link.

  1. http://alberta.compareschoolrankings.org/elementary/SchoolsByRankLocationName.aspx?schooltype=elementary

When you’re moving, it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Keeping a list of resources on hand is the best way to make sure you’re not scrambling when the time comes that you need them.

All new homes need an inspection before buying, though, so if you are moving to the Red Deer area, and you need to have a home inspection to prepare your next home, then feel free to contact us. We’d love to help you out with that process and to answer any other questions you may have.