House hunting can be lot of fun as well as frustrating, and the better prepared you are, the easier your search will be. Once you made the decision to buy property, you should first search for a realtor® that you feel comfortable with. Remember, the listing agent works for the seller, not the buyer.
Next, determine the neighbourhood in which you wish to live.
When you have decided on your area of choice, it's a good idea to make a detailed list of your requirements, as well as all of the features you would like to have. Now list these in order of priority. Remember to be flexible regarding your desired features, especially if they can (sometimes quite easily and without great expense) be added later on. Remember to differentiate between required and desired.
Include the following criteria in your list:
Be realistic about all of the desired features, your down payment and price range.
Now that you have identified your requirements, you can begin your search.
- Space - nbr. of bedrooms, bathrooms, basement, familyroom, finished basement suite etc.
- Property description - style of house (rancher, 2 storey etc.) townhouse, condominium, building lot.
- Amenities - such as view, schools, recreation, shopping, transportation, waterfront etc.
- Desired features - fireplace, hardwood floors, etc.
- Price range
Yourrealtor®will use various methods to find properties which meet your criteria and provide you with the information you will need. It's always a good idea to contact a real estate professional to get advice.
Using the latest computer technology, you are able to receive all available listings using your given criteria. When you find the right property, you and your realtor® will work together to develop, write up and present an offer of Purchase and Sale.
If required, you will receive a list of professional services i.e. mortgage lenders, building inspectors, conveyancing lawyers as well as notary publics. These are all services which you will need when purchasing property.
There are a lot things to consider when buying a home. As your chosen representative, your realtor® will work for you in your best interest. Finding the right home can be an enormous challenge. As your realtor® I will assist you with your search in any way possible and help you with my expert knowledge of the reale estate market. From this website you are able to search all publicly available homes in the Vancouver are. Just save the "MLS®" number or address from your search result and send an