Buying

Let Me Help You Every Step Of the Way.

When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. Finding that perfect home is not an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Once you've made the commitment to reach that home-purchasing goal, though, the rewards you can achieve are unquestionable.

I will help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.

1. Your First Step
Your first step in the home-buying process is to define the reasons why you want to purchase a new home. To stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To move up to a bigger house?

Determine the style of home you prefer and the Vancouver area in which you'd like to live. Be specific.

Develop a needs vs. wants list. Everyone has a picture of their ideal home. Begin the list with items you absolutely need like adequate room, garage space and number of bedrooms.

How much space do you really need? Basic needs should be considered first. After these have been established, you can consider additional features if you can manage these benefits financially. With such a list in your hands, you're less likely to be caught up in the excitement of the pursuit. You'll have a good idea of what you want, the features within your price range, and whether or not you can afford those additional items.

Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (downtown Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody); neighbourhood (older and settled or brand new). Check out the neighbourhoods you're considering, and ask around. What amenities does the area have to offer to support your lifestyle and needs? All of these factors will influence the way you experience your new home, so ensure you're well-acquainted with the surrounding area before purchasing.

Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (downtown Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody); neighbourhood (older and settled or brand new). Check out the neighbourhoods you're considering, and ask around. What amenities does the area have to offer to support your lifestyle and needs? All of these factors will influence the way you experience your new home, so ensure you're well-acquainted with the surrounding area before purchasing.