5 Home Buying Tips That Will Save You Time & Money

When first considering buying a home, it is wise to become as knowledgeable as possible with the home values in the areas that interest you.  Once you have narrowed down the area, type and size of home you would prefer, the next step is to understand the values and differences from one house to another:

The five most important facts to consider before buying a home:

  1. Contact an experienced and local agent whom you find to be accountable, trustworthy and one whom you will feel comfortable working with.
  2. Try and narrow down your preferred 'location, type and size' of home you would be looking for including number of bedrooms, exposure, amenities, etc..
  3. Request that you are placed on an AutoMail system so that you are kept completely informed of all new and price reduced properties that come to market.
  4. Try and get a handle on what other comparable properties in the area have been listing and selling for so that you will have all the knowledge required to make an informed decision.
  5. Carefully consider what improvements and/or repairs/replacements you would need to undertake in the future should you purchase this property so you will have a clear idea of any longer term costs associated with your purchase (ie. furnace, roof, etc).

By following this simple logic, your chances of having a fantastic experience are significantly increased.  It all starts with the selection of your agent.

Adam Campbell is the Broker of Record and Owner of Advantage Plus Realty Corp. and a member in good standing of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), Oakville Milton & District Real Estate Board (OMDREB), Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), and the Realtors Association Hamilton Burlington (RAHB).  Adam Can be reached anytime at his office by calling 905-844-4444 Ext. 201.