As I’ve mentioned more than a few times, you need to be clear on your WANTS and NEEDS when house hunting! What you NEED in a home and cannot live without is different from what you WANT in a home and isn’t completely necessary. It is smart to compose such a list when you are ready to start house hunting, keeping in mind that the list may change from time to time after looking at different homes. Continue reading →
Buying a house isn’t just about the house hunting! There are other factors you need to consider before you start looking at houses. Click on 10 Tips to Consider Before Buying a House for some tips on getting started finding your perfect home!
As the title says…. it is better to house hunt with your head….. not your heart! Well, maybe a little bit of heart, because you do need to love it! But, mostly use your head. Know what you’re getting with the house (fridge, stove, window coverings, etc) and know that the inner and outer workings of the house (plumbing, insulation, electrical, shingles, siding, etc) are up to par! Continue reading →
Here’s a link to 10 must-have house hunting apps! There’s everything from Realtor.ca Mobile App that keeps you up-to-date on new listings, Royal LePage Canada app that can save your neighbourhood search and give updates on fluctuating home prices and open houses in that area, AroundMe allows you to quickly learn what’s in the neighbourhood like schools, stores, hospital, etc, Canadian Mortgage instantaneously calculates your mortgage, Magic Plan creates floor plans from pictures, Houzz gives inspiring interior design ideas, and more! And they’re all FREE!
House hunting is exciting! It is good to know what you are looking for, for your sake and for your Realtor’s®, that way I can help you find the best match for your WANTS and NEEDS! What you WANT as well as what you NEED! Obviously NEEDS come before WANTS, but if you are clear on what both are, I will do my best to include all of them in the houses/properties you look at. Continue reading →
Realtors® are experienced in everything you need to know when buying a home! With my 9 years in Real Estate in Red Deer and Central Alberta I have gained lots of knowledge on the home buying process as well as contacts in various different industries related to Real Estate (ex. contractor, mortgage broker, lawyer, home builder, etc). Continue reading →
For those of you new to home buying, or maybe you just haven’t done it in a few years, I have found a really good guide to help you along the way. It has everything from determining if you are financially ready to being a homeowner and everything in between. Click the Steps for CMHC‘s step-by-step guide to the home buying process. Continue reading →
Family Outgrowing Your Home? Work From Home and Need an Office Now? Looking For More Space or a Better Neighbourhood? Is it time to “Move Up”? The cost of moving up is within your means! The equity you have already built up in your current home can often be sufficient for the down payment for your next home. Continue reading →