Home Buying Tips

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage.  Valentine’s Day is the yearly tradition of showing love to those you care for.  In terms of real estate, this could mean that the home you live in or the one that you’ll live in next can be part of your love story.  For some, their first home will be their forever home while others go on to buy & sell several properties.

 
As we embark in the spring market, here are some tips:

 
Get a mortgage pre-approval before looking at homes for sale. Falling in love with the perfect home, only to realize that you don’t qualify is potentially devastating.  Meet with a mortgage specialist or speak with an expert at your bank.  While mortgage apps are easy, they might not depict your affordability accurately.

 
Seeing more home pictures online or going to open houses on your own can be confusing.  Finding the right Realtor® will help you stay focused & find the right property by considering what you need and want ahead of time.

 
Your Realtor is able to connect you to his/her network of professionals (inspectors, lawyers, appraisers, movers, etc.) required to close on a property successfully to help you continue that love story with your home.
For more info, contact us at Homelife/Realty One directly – we’re your neighbourhood Realtors!

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