Buy Smart!

Starting the search for your dream home?

Here are 5 tips!

1. Get Pre-Approval
Get Pre-Approved For a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search

One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing whether or not your dream home is within your reach. This step will also help you narrow your search based on your budget and won’t leave you disappointed if the home you tour, and love, ends up being outside your budget!
2. Wants vs. Needs
Know the Difference Between Your ‘Must-Haves’ and ‘Would-Like-To-Haves’

Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now? Before you start your search, list all the features of a home you would like and then qualify them as ‘must-haves’, ‘should-haves’, or ‘absolute-wish list’ items. This will help keep you focused on what’s most important.
3. Research!
Research and Choose a Neighbourhood You Want to Live In

Every neighbourhood has its own charm. Before you commit to a home-based solely on the house itself, the article suggests test-driving the area. Make sure that the area meets your needs for “amenities, commute, school district, etc. and then spend a weekend exploring before you commit.”
4. T ‘&’ T
Trust & Transparency

Never forget that we work for you! The more we know, the more we can effectively do our jobs. We prioritize our clients who trust us to help them purchase & protect their interests.

To solve any puzzle, one must have all the pieces: timelines, budgets, funds available, limitations, needs/wants, etc.

We value trust & loyalty above all else.
5. Lock ‘n’ Load
Ready to Act on a Property is Vital.

Most Property, especially the more desirable ones, sell within 0-30 days. Unfortunately, when it comes to *thinking on it* is mostly a thing of the past. Think too long… and you’ll be seeing someone else moving into your home.

It’s a big investment. It’s a big decision! So let’s work together to expedite your knowledge, options, and together we will find and secure your home.