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All About Buyers!

Lately, you have probably heard a lot about sellers in the market. But what about you, the buyer? Here are a few tips for how to buy a property and things you will need to consider!

Ask yourself about....

Location: Where do you need to be? You have many things to consider. Do you need to be close to school or your children? Are there social activities you would like to be near? What kind of neighbourhood do you want to live in? City or country? 

Lifestyle: What kind of life do you see yourself leading? Do you want to be close to the water? What about parks and greenspace? Do you ride a bike, have a dog, go rollerblading? Maybe you need to consider being near a greenbelt or trails.
Perhaps you would like to be in the thick of things in the city. Do you like to be near stores, restaurants, night life? Do you like walking or do you need parking? Will you be taking transit? Do you want a house with property or would you prefer a condo so you don't need to take care of the gardening or snow shovelling?

Layout: What kind of floorplan works for you and your family? Open concept or separate rooms? Do you want to see everyone in the same room at the same time? Or is it better for everyone to have some personal space and privacy?

Finishes: Do you want to live in a house with everything done or would you like to finish the house yourself? Would you be willing to pay less and buy a house with carpet throughout (for example) and install the hardwood yourself? Or do you want to move into a house with everything done up and perfect?

The last thing you will need is a good real estate agent to guide you through this process. Purchasing a home can be a daunting prospect and you need a professional to help you avoid the pit falls. Give us a call and we can help!