You’ve made the decision. You’re ready to buy. Now what?
Buying a home can be a bit overwhelming. There’s so much to think about and do. So, it’s important that you have someone you can trust to make the process as smooth as possible and offer expert advice.
Since 1913, Royal LePage has been helping Canadians find their dream homes and guiding them every step of the way – from determining what you can afford and showing you homes that match your wants and needs to presenting an offer and closing the sale.
It’s all about helping you find the right home in the right neighbourhood at the best possible price. Below, you’ll find it all outlined in Royal LePage’s eight simple steps.
Step 1: Deciding to Buy a Home
To buy a home, you need to be prepared and we are here to help you.
Here are a few things to consider:
– Define your needs and wants
– Brush up on types of home ownership
– Understand market conditions
Step 2: Choosing a Real Estate Agent
Buying a home is personal and emotional. So the relationship with your real estate agent has to be built on expertise, trust and mutual respect. After all, they will be acting as your eyes, ears and voice throughout the process. They have a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests, to be completely transparent and accountable to you. Click the link below to read about the top seven ways I will support you as your realtor.
Step 3: Understanding Home Financing
Like many things in life, planning ahead is the key to success. So, you should know the price range you can afford before you start shopping. Here are a few things to keep in mind: down payments, knowing what you afford, and getting pre-approved. Click the link below for more details about planning ahead for home financing.
Step 4: Finding the Right Home to Buy
So now it’s time to get out there and find your dream home. Most people start off by having a neighbourhood in mind but a great agent may suggest options that you may not have thought of. Here are some considerations as you set out to house hunt…
Step 5: Making an Offer on a Home
You’ve fallen in love. But it’s important that you don’t let your emotions get the better of you when making an offer. Remember, real estate is an investment. Fortunately, your real estate agent is there to help you put together an Offer to Purchase and discuss all the details. Here are a few things you should know…
Step 6: What to do Before Buying a House
In addition to your real estate agent, you will now need to bring in a few pros to help get you to the finish line and make sure the investment you’re about to make is sound. Your real estate agent can put you in touch with these people and make recommendations. Here are a couple of key people you should be talking to…
Step 7: Closing on a Home
Closing day is the day you officially take ownership of your new home. It’s an exciting time for sure. But there are a couple of details you need to keep in mind before you get handed the keys…
Step 8: Moving into Your New Home
The day has arrived. And there will be as much excitement as there will be sore backs. But you can take the pain out of moving day by planning ahead. Here are some tips for a smooth move…