5 Golden Rules To Buying a Home

  1. Make a list of what your wants and needs are.   How many bedrooms, bathrooms, yard size, proximity to amenities, etc.
  2. Know your price range. What you can afford will stipulate where you can live and that is one of the most important factors when buying a home.   If you want to live in a specific location but can't afford a move in ready home, then you'll have to consider a home that requires renovations. Need to get pre-qualified for a mortgage while enjoying some of the best rates out there?  I can help.
  3. Get brand new listings emailed to you every day that match your criteria.  CLICK HERE to receive these daily matches.  These listings are brand spanking new and sometimes, if you get in to see the home the same day it is listed, you can possibly avoid having to deal with other buyers who want that same home.  This tool is also helpful for getting those "fire sales" or finding that perfect home before the next person does.  To help avoid unnecessary headaches, knowing the facts and receiving this valuable information will benefit you greatly.
  4. Know where you want to live.  Sometimes price, race, religion, style of home, etc., will determine where you may want to live.  If you need help with where the best place to live is in Toronto and the GTA, click HERE.
  5. Work with people that have knowledge and experience.  It is very important to have a Real Estate agent, mortgage broker, home inspector, lawyer, contractors or trades and all the other people involved in a transaction who know the ins and outs of the trade to make sure you are well looked after.  I have a short list of trades people and contractors I have worked with through out the years and in turn benefits my clients greatly.