Getting Started

Home Buying Guide: Getting Started - Your Wish List 

Before you begin searching for a home, make a detailed "wish list" of what you want and in a home. I'm here to will help you prioritize your list and suggest features you may overlook.

First, you need to decide where you want to live or the neighbourhood you’re going to call home.  You've probably heard the old real estate adage "Location, location, location!" this is true as the location is just as important as the property you choose.

Decide what you need in a neighbourhood. Do you have children that are school age or will soon be? Are you single without a vehicle and using local transit? Are you downsizing from a large home in the suburbs?  Are there amenities that you require or need close by?

When you've determined your requirements, I can quickly source information about potential neighbourhoods, pricing trends and community information and suggest areas that seem best suited to your requirements.

Second, think about the type of home you want, for example, condominium, townhouse or single family, new or resale, and the amount of space you need. How many bedrooms and bathrooms will you need?

What you can afford?

Before you start looking for a home, you will need to determine how much you can afford. The main home buying expenses include the down payment, the mortgage and the completion costs. Current interest rates will effect the amount you can afford. We can talk about various homebuyer incentive programs that can assist you with your purchase.

Mortgage Pre-Approval

Most homebuyers will need a mortgage. I have assemble a group of mortgage brokers that can assist you in the mortgage pre-approval and approval process.

Mortgage Brokers

Why getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage is important

To get the ball rolling, all you need to do is fill out the form below or simply get in touch with me and I will help you find you dream home, loft or any style of home you are interested in:

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Chris Frederickson OAKWYN REALTY LTD. 
3195 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6H 2L2 

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