Drumheller Homes Blog - Results from #4

There are many costs that home buyers incur when purchasing a home or property.  Some of the expenses are one-time costs whereas others can be continuing.

Here are some of the things that you need to budget for:

Initial deposit (in the Drumheller market, this is typically between $500-1000 and is considered to be a part of the down payment when the transaction is complete.  However, you will have to write a cheque/bring cash for this amount when you make your offer).
Home Inspection costs.  Once you've made an offer, it's been accepted and your financing is in place, usually a property inspection is scheduled.  This generally costs about $400-$500.


When our family moved to the outskirts of town from our "inner-city" home, we adored seeing the stars every night, hearing the birds/frogs/crickets chirping, and the overall quietness that this new neighborhood brought.  What we didn't realize is, that without a lot of other development, and the way the hills/burms are, we have to battle significant winds frequently.

There are special considerations when you are looking at purchasing a property that has tenants in place.  Be sure you're aware of the nuances and special conditions that you should consider adding in your purchase contract.

If you are purchasing a tenant occupied property, be sure to include the following conditions:

Ask for copies of any and all lease agreements.  Read these carefully.  Investigate the terms and conditions of the lease.

Ask for a copy of the Tenant's insurance policy.  Ensure that they are covered for their belongings, in addition for your own policy on the property.

Clubs and Special Interests in Drumheller


There are plenty of clubs and interest groups for adults in the Drumheller community as well.  Whether you are into gardening or a service group, here is a list to get you started.


Beta Sigma Phi Call Heather 403-823-4057 (Preceptor Lambda Chapter)

Cottonwood Clayworks Studio call Yvonne 403-822-2127

Drumheller Farmers' Market 403-334-2115

Drumheller Freemasons call 403-823-5085

Drumheller Genealogy Club call 403-823-7705 - meets monthly (first Tuesday) at the library

Drumheller Heart to Heart Association call 403-822-2175

Drumheller & District Music Festival Association call 403-823-7483

Drumheller Rotary Club call 403-823-3165

Drumheller Legion 403-823-5611

Fully Relying on God (FROG) 403-823-8022

Junior Achievement 403-443-5643 jasouthalberta.org

Knights of Columbus  - St. Anthony's Church

Lions International 403-823-4002

Pioneer Trail Society call 403-823-6565 Senior's Activities- cards, bingo, pool, shuffleboard, bowling, bridge, quilting and choir.

Royal Purple of Canada call 403-820-0087

Sea Cadets call 403-823-3959

Tops 403-823-9938

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site 403-822-2225

Badlands Gallery 403-823-8680

Badlands Historical Centre 403-823-2593

East Coulee School Museum 403-822-2221

Homestead Museum 403-823-2600

Drumheller Library Society - 403-823-8460

Drumheller Travel Club 403-334-0150 Day trips and overnights