Let me help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! Perhaps you need to find out what you can afford. Perhaps you need to know what areas suit your needs. Perhaps you have these things narrowed down already and its time for me to show you some homes.
While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, and less time-consuming, I will help you prepare so that sellers recognize you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess available properties that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details related to the actual purchase.
Your First Step
Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want a new place. For first time buyers- you may want to stop paying rent. For move-up buyers, you may need more space or just want to build equity. For retirement buyers, you may specifically want a bungalow, or you may want less responsibility for exterior maintenance. The sooner I understand you objectives, the better I will be able to help you.
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider which quadrant of Calgary, or which surrounding community might work for you. Then ask yourself which neighborhoods are best for you (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). If you are a retiree, maybe you are interested in proximilty to shopping or golf or public transportation. If you are a Villa Buyer, you may be able to narrow down the options simply by setting a cap on the condo fee payments.
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.
I look forward to being able to set up a customized search for your specific criteria so you have up-to-the-minute information on Active MLS Listings that may suit your needs.
Your Next Step, if Necessary: Loan Pre-Qualification
Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
I Will Find The Right Homes For You
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 (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.
One meeting together can be so beneficial to everyone involved, as I will be able to ask a series of questions that might help you clarify exactly what you're looking for.
I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way
I will help you assist you with questions related to inspections and condo document reviews, and recommend additional expertise where needed.