LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME?
Finding the perfect home can be a large task, and there are a lot of decisions to be made before and throughout the process, but once you have determined that you are ready to move forward and chase after your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
I’ll be at your side each step of the way, and will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I’ll help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
I always stay up to date with the current homes on the market, and know the neighborhood values well so I can better help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
THE FIRST STEP
Your first step to buying a house in Nanaimo is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be as specific as you can. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves". Have any "must not haves"? Make me a list of those too.
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Consider how long you expect to live in this home or keep as an investment.
Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. Don't know of any? No problem; call me and I'll refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record.
FINDING THE RIGHT HOME
Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the Multiple Listing Service system to locate them. I can even set up a personal page for you where I can load notable listings in and you can preview them before we set up a viewing.
FROM START TO FINISH
I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.