Step 2-House Hunt Like a Pro!
It’s time to find your dream home! Making a home purchase may be one of the biggest decisions of your life and one that can bring out many emotions. Raman’s guide below will help you take on this exciting but potentially overwhelming task, in a graceful, methodical and rational manner.
You will be faced with many questions:
- What type of home are you looking for? A single-family home, a condo, a duplex, a townhouse?
- Do you prefer a larger home in the suburbs or do you absolutely need to be in Downtown?
- Are you okay with a Strata Title or do you prefer to have Freehold Interest? etc.
The type of home and the type of ownership will depend on your particular needs and income level.
It is also important to consider the needs of all the people that will live in the home, now and in the future, as well as making sure that the location and structure allow you to continue with your daily activities.
In a highly active market like Vancouver’s you might need to compromise and it is important to separate your needs from your wants so that you know which are the areas where you can be flexible.
Most Canadians start their home search online. When looking at online listings it is easy to look at pictures or read the descriptions and fall in love with a property before actually looking at it in person. Remember that pictures do not always reflect the way the property looks in person and written descriptions can often times be misleading. After all, you are looking at a form of advertisement and it may be more appealing than what the property actually is.
When you’re ready to look at houses in person, call Raman to get started Many homes that are for sale do not have open houses, Raman will set up a property tour, and set up viewings that will work with both your schedule as well we the sellers.