10 Steps to Smart Home Buying
Buying a home is no easy feat. Which is why we have decided to embark on providing our readers with as much useful information as possible. Arming yourself with knowledge of the real estate industry can not only save you a lot of money, but ease the burden and duration of the entire process. Below you will find a list of topics we are to cover over on our site. It is a table of contents of sorts to the book of information we plan to blog across this site. Be sure to take a read, and more importantly, drop us a message if you have any further questions. Thank you.
Meet with us for a pre-buying consultation where we will get you prepared and knowledgeable about one of the biggest milestones you are about to take. This will help you gain a better understanding so there are no hidden surprises.
- What’s your motivation to buy?
- Are you ready?
- Buying with discipline vs. emotion
THE REALITY CHECK
We’ll go through with you if it’s the right time to buy – help you build your 5-year plan.
- Understand market conditions. Is it a Buyer’s market?
- What is the current interest rate?
- Can you live in your current home for another 6-12 months?
- What are the repercussions if you decide to wait
THE MONEY CRUNCHER
Now that we’ve determined your reasons for buying and that you ready to buy – let’s talk affordability.
- What’s your budget?
- Down payment
- Do we need to get a pre-approval for a mortgage?
- CMHC insurance
- Closing costs
- Laying out your monthly carrying costs
- Home Insurance
- Maintenance Fees (depending on type of property)
- Property Taxes
THE NEEDS VS WANTS
Do your homework before you buy. Here we breakdown what you need vs. what you want and fitting that into your budget that we just identified.
- Differentiate between the types of home ownership
- Do you need a condo or house?
- Have you considered the lifestyles between a condo and house
- What is your bare minimum for the size of your home?
Picking the ideal location is also a key part of the home buying triple constraint. We’ll help you find the right neighbourhood with the right schools. Do you want a shorter commute to and from work?
- Schools and ranks
- Public transportation and accessibility
Now that we know what you want, where you want it and how much you can spend – let’s put all this to work. Let us help you build your portfolio of ideal properties.
Now that you’re in love, we have to move on to make that a lasting relationship. It’s important that you don’t let your emotions get the best of you when making an offer. Real estate is an investment – fortunately, we are here to help you put together an Offer to Purchase and discuss all the details.
- Comparative Market Analysis
- Submitting Offers
- Negotiating deals
- Counter Offers
What’s the first thing you do when you buy something? Make sure it’s in working order! It’s no different for home ownership. We’ll educate you on the importance of a home inspection and ensure we get an inspection done.
No, We haven’t switched the topic to baseball – we’re still on home buying. It’s time to seal the deal. This is where you meet the key player in closing the deal – the lawyer.
- What’s entailed in the closing costs
- Mortgage application fees
- Legal fees
- Title Insurance
- Registration and more
It’s finally here – D-Day! You move in to your new home. Congratulations!
- Call the movers
- Address change and mail forwarding
- Yard sale
- Donate unwanted things
- Utilities and more
You've just snagged a great deal for your new home! It's exciting to move into your new home but there's still so much to do! We can help you organize the rest of your move.
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Theepan helped me buy my first property and I enjoyed every bit of it. He was very professional from start to finish and answered all my questions thoroughly (even my stupid ones:P). He was very patient when showing the properties I was interested in - even when he knew I wouldn't like it but he let me make that call. He quickly caught onto what I was looking for and found me that one! It was a true pleasure working with him. Thanks for you all your support getting me through that nerve-wracking process! He is not lying about the customized approach to real-estate!:) That's exactly what he does!
My fiancé and I had the privilege of partnering with Navi and the Bespoke team in our search for a house. Navi is very professional, and really went above and beyond in assuring us that everything was in order, and providing us unbiased advice. Thanks to him and the team, we were able to purchase a property we truly love! If you are in the market to purchase or sell a property, I would highly recommend to call them!
We would like to thank Theepan for his hardwork and being motivated in helping us buy the right home. He was dedicated and gave lot of his time by showing us many homes and options. We enjoyed working with Theepan and would work with him again. Keep up the good spirit, all the best for your future successes.
I had the pleasure of working with Amelin in the sale of our home. She was an absolute delight to work with. Amelin was involved from the very beginning. She guided us in ensuring we made the right renovations that would give us optimal value, found us great contractors for the work and made sure the house was on the market in the timeline we wanted. Amelin’s work ethic along with the Bespoke Team’s impeccable marketing strategy got our home sold for $400, 000 over asking in such a short amount of time!! We couldn’t be more happier!
I would definitely recommend Amelin to anyone whose looking for a hard working, honest and reliable realtor! With her humorous and humble personality you will enjoy working with her. She’ll become a trusted friend, which she is to us now.
Majury and Navi helped us buy AND sell our home in a matter of 7 days! The most customized experience we have experienced to date. My husband and I are over the moon and love our trusted realtors! 5 STARS!
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