Before you even go looking for a home, you have to understand your needs. Think about the type of place you’re looking for. Do you need 3 or 4 bedrooms and washrooms for your family? Do you want a pool in the backyard? What about location? Do you want to live close to school or shopping? These are just some of the things you have to consider before you look for a new home.
You have three basic options for buying a home. One will be best for you and your family:
After choosing the option that suits you best, it’s time to go home shopping, and it’s best to have professional help.
There are thousands of real estate agents in the GTA, so how do you choose one that’s right for you? You need to shop for agents as carefully as you do for homes. This person or team of professionals will act on your behalf, so you need someone who is very knowledgeable, experienced, and above all, trustworthy.
Don’t settle for less than trained professionals who know how to negotiate the win for you in the current market conditions without over bidding. The differences between a mediocre and a great real estate agent are results, exceptional services,and personal assistance.
Let’s locate your dream home! First, before you go shopping, make sure you are financially ready. You should have a definite budget in mind when shopping. To help you determine how much home you can afford, click here to use our handy home loan affordability calculator.
How much money can you afford to put down? Try to put as much down as you can. For example, a ten percent down payment is good but if you put twenty percent down or more, your payments will be lower and you may not have to pay for lenders mortgage insurance (which adds to your total costs). Also, getting pre-approved can eliminate many home shopping headaches and surprises, and greatly simplify the process.
Now comes the fun and exciting part, shopping for homes! You can search for homes online, check newspapers, and go to local open house events. But it’s so much easier to check out our Real Estate Ramani smart listings here on our website. Just click here to get there, and start your property search now!
Now that you’ve found the house you love, it’s time to make an offer. Not all offers are the same and here’s where your real estate agent comes in. The Real Estate Ramani Team helps you with all the terms and conditions like the price you want to pay, financing terms, and things like inclusions and exclusions. Most importantly we help you win without over paying!
In order to finalize the sale, a closing has to be scheduled. Certain costs must be paid ahead of time or on the day of closing, movers need to be organized, arranging of the keys etc … The Real Estate Ramani Team is there for you at closing time to guide you through the process, and before you know it, you will be ready to move in to your new home.
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