STEPS TO BUYING A HOME
Let me help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
STEP ONE: NEEDS AND WANTS
Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home. Next, list what kind of home you’d like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the “must haves” from the “want to haves.”
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general needs to the specific ones. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.
STEP TWO: PRE-QUALIFICATION
Once you’ve been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your lifestyle choice by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.
I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search my listings here at my website.
STEP THREE: LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.
You’ve heard the term “location, location, location” and though in many situations people tend to sacrifice space, new construction, and even sometimes safety just to be in the heart of all the action, it is so important to understand what you may be giving up to live where you think you want to live. It is important to compromise on some things and plan for the future. Ultimately, your home is usually your biggest investment and decisions made on your home purchase should not be taken lightly. Furthermore, it is also good to understand that your situation may change. I’m sure, you’ve heard the term “once a bachelor, always a bachelor”? Well, in real life that’s not necessarily true. Today you can be a single professional and tomorrow you might fall in love. You could be a happy newlywed couple and a few months later, your wife is expecting.
Planning for these life-altering changes is something to consider when looking at buying your next home. Don’t get too caught up in the allure of city-life and the quiet convenience of the suburbs. Plan before you buy! I will walk through the process of purchasing a home with you. But for now, below are some ideas of the communities in Calgary that fit your lifestyle choice!
When deciding on your next home, there are many things to consider. Is the home in close proximity to your regular preferences and activities? Is it a safe neighborhood with lots of recreational sites and schools? How close are the close and are entertainment amenities in walking distance? All these are common questions that many home buyers fail to ask, yet are so vitally important to the overall lifestyle you may want.
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