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Buying

When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions!  It’s a big investment for most people.  If you are interested in receiving a comprehensive Workbook Guide to the Home Buying Process Click to Download (free with no obligations).

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to understand why you want to buy a home.  Are you tired of renting? Is it a desire to build equity? To raise a family? To move up to a bigger house?  Next, determine what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific and realistic. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves”.  If you need help with this I can provide you with factual information so that you make informed decisions.

 

Figure out your preferred areas; which communities (north, south, east, or west side); which neighborhoods (more mature vs brand new); what type of recreational facilities and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment are important to you. Your most important priorities should be key considerations when figuring out where and what to buy.

 

Another important consideration is desired home style. Do you want a detached or attached home, bungalow, split level, two story, etc?  Do you know how much space you need? If you are going to make an error, oversize your home slightly rather than buying too small – buying too small is a very common mistake.  What type of ownership appeals to you?  Perhaps ownership in a condominium makes a lot of sense.  Or maybe not.  These are just some of the considerations when going through the Home Buying Process.

Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification

As part of determining your needs/wants, you also need to have a good understanding on what you can afford to spend.  Before embarking on a home search you should always get "pre-approved" with a financial institution.  If you don’t, sellers will not take you seriously.  In addition you are not in a strong position to seize on any great opportunities that come your way and they typically come when you are least prepared.  If you need help with getting pre-approved, I can refer you to some excellent independent mortgage professionals – feel free to email me at agentkchristensen@gmail.com with any questions.  

I Can Help You Find the Right Home at the Best Price

Once you have a good idea on what you’re looking for in a home and have been pre-approved, I can help you determine which properties and neighborhoods best fit your needs.  If you are still feeling your way around the home search process and trying to understand what’s out there, you can search various neighborhoods by using the map feature on this site or clicking on neighborhoods that interest you to see what's available.  

 

Once you are ready, I can provide you weekly or daily updates on all new listings that match exactly with what you are looking for.  You’ll have direct access to all the home features and pictures, so you can look at homes of interest in real time as they come on the market.

 

Why not save yourself hours of manual searching by using the latest technology at no cost or obligation to you. Whether it's on your home computer, ipad or mobil device, you'll see homes before the general public becomes aware of them.  Let brand new listings find you, while you tend to other matters. Register Now

I Am Here to Help 

Even though today’s technology is amazing there is definitely a human side that is essential in all real estate transactions.  I’m here to guide you in any way that I can which includes helping you:

 

- Help you figure out the best real estate options available to you given your situation,

- Determine where best to look for the home you want,

- Make sure you see all the homes available that match what you are looking for,

- Negotiate the best price and most favourable terms on your behalf,

- Help you work through and address any issues or concerns that you may have,

- Close the transaction successfully and make sure you have a great experience!

 

To find out more you can contact me at agentkchristensen@gmail.com.

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