Is Thanksgiving making you dream of buying a new home?
With the fall market in full force, many home buyers get the itch to find their perfect home. Perhaps they are dreaming of the perfect gourmet kitchen and spacious dining room in which to cook Thanksgiving dinner and entertain their families and friends.
Buying a house is very exciting, especially if you are a first time home buyer. However, it can also be overwhelming if you are not aware of what to expect and find yourself unprepared. Here are a few things that all buyers should be well aware of before starting the hunt for their dream home:
How Much Can You Afford?
A big mistake that a home buyer can make is not getting a mortgage pre-approval before starting their search. This approval will let you know exactly what you can afford. That means being sure visions of five-course turkey dinners for 20 don’t have you choosing a home beyond your means. If you are just starting to think about home buying and want a rough estimate of what you can afford, the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation has a great tool to help you figure out the maximum home price you should consider at cmhc.gc.ca.
Determine Your Needs vs Wants
Figuring out your “must haves” vs. “would likes” is crucial. Is there a specific neighbourhood or school boundary you prefer? Do you want to buy something new or are you willing to do some updating? How will you decide what kitchen and dining space will indeed make Thanksgiving and other holiday get togethers everything you’ve ever dreamed of? Our detailed videos in the “Communities” section of our website at RoccaSisters.ca will help you choose a community that’s right for you, while our buyer agents will help you distinguish between your needs and wants so that you make the right decision.
Find the Right Buyer Representative
As the #1 Team in Burlington for Royal LePage in 2013, you can look to our full service, highly responsive, executive team of professionals for all of your real estate needs. Cathy and Tanya’s proven, hands-on buyer systems and strategies include the collaboration of our entire team, and we have enlisted some of the best and brightest Sales Representatives in the industry who work with buyers only – ensuring that you receive personalized and uncompromising service and that your best interests are always served. They monitor the market minute-by-minute and will alert you about any new properties as soon as they hit the market, including those that are from our own network and privileged to our clients 48 hours before they appear on realtor.ca. This is the key to successfully finding and securing your home in this fast-paced market as buyers that are relying solely on realtor.ca or mls.ca will be left behind.
For more tips on buying a home or to be set up on a personalized home search that will serve your every need, please call us at our office directly at 905-335-4102.
From all of us at Rocca Sisters & Associates, Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you spend the long weekend as we will, enjoying quality time with our friends and family!