Buying your first home is and important step in putting down roots in an area. Savvy buyers will investigate schools, parks and recreation facilities in a neighbourhood prior to searching for that perfect home.
Whether buying new or used there are benefits to both options. Check with your Realtor to have comparison studies of the different neighbourhoods you are interested in.
Choosing a home that meets today’s and your future needs can save you a lot of headaches down the road. Moving or expanding your current house selection to suit an expanding family can be expensive.
Finding a Realtor can be as easy as asking your friends for a referral or looking online for an agent in your area. When choosing your Realtor you want to ensure you find one who puts your needs and interests before their own.
Home buyers typically get Pre-Approved for a mortgage before going home shopping. This allows them to know what the maximum amount they can afford when buying a home. This usually simplifies the process and saves everyone time and energy. In a competitive market, where time is essential, this can make the difference when bidding on a property when other buyers are interested.
First time home buyers have to be aware of the expenses of maintaining a home and should sit down with a financial planner or consultant to ensure that they stay within their budget requirements. Get some quotes on legal expenses and ensure you budget for land transfer taxes when estimating your budget.
Ensure your property is inspected by a qualified home inspector. This will identify any building code infractions, potential mould or asbestos hazards and assess all your homes systems. An experienced inspector will tell you if renovations were done without a proper building permit. This can save you thousands of dollars in future costs.
The Professional computerized home inspection report, prepared by the Barrie Home Inspector will include a review of your heating system, electrical system, air conditioner, interior plumbing, roof, attic visible insulation, basement, foundation and any visible structure. The inspection will also detail any maintenance or other deficiencies.