Logically, the first step to finding the right home is to determine what you're actually looking for.
Even in this competitive market where the inventory is not plentiful, it is helpful to ask yourself three focused questions:
1. Where do I want to live?
What neighbourhood do you want to consider? Is it important to be near schools, shopping centres, recreational facilities, places of worship or hospitals?
2. What type of home do I want?
What style of home? Detached, semi-detached, a bungalow or split-level? Lot size?
3. What are my must-haves and deal-breakers?
What are the most important features? A basement? A garage? How many bedrooms? This has changed over the last year with people wanting an extra bedroom for office space.
There are several more steps to the buying process and we can discuss all of the options with you.
Step 2 Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
Step 3 Agent or No Agent
Step 4 Start Searching
Step 5 Make a Smart Offer & Negotiate
Step 6 Preparing for Closing Day