BUYING YOUR NEXT HOME
When you buy your new home, your first or one of many, it should be a fun and rewarding experience. We believe that a happy client is one who has been well briefed in the buying process and in the product available within their search parameters. We can work with you so that you are well-prepared before seriously looking, which will make your search stress free and successful. Here's a brief guide to the full service we provide our clients.
Leave enough time. It can take several weeks, or longer, to find the right property. Most sellers will need about 60 days before the actual moving date, but this can vary enormously. To make the actual move easier, try to allow at least a few days between closing on the new home and closing on your old home.
Know your budget. Talk with your bank or a good mortgage broker to get pre-approval for a mortgage. This should be in writing. It can usually be locked in for 120 days, which is good if rates are expected to rise. Decide how much you would be comfortable spending on your new home. Remember to allow for closing costs - fees, land transfer tax, moving costs, etc. We can give you a list itemizing these costs. Arrange for the possibility of bridge financing to cover dissimilar closing dates.
Learn about the product. Make sure that the home you want to buy is available in your price range and in your preferred area. Look at alternatives and be open to changing some of your parameters to find a better fit. I can provide an instant email service of the newest listings a huge advantage in a busy market. I can also provide information about schools, transport or other needs you may have. This information can also be accessed in the Oakville section of this website.
Be aware of the Process. I will discuss with you all the documents you will need to sign during the buying process, and give you copies, so you have time to read them and have a clear understanding ahead of actually signing anything.
Communication. I believe very strongly in open and easily accessible communication, so I can be reached by mobile phone, text or email. I will respond as soon as possible. Please understand that I do not answer my phone when I am with clients.
I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your next move. It will be my pleasure to take care of you as you deserve-with the best service for a successful home buying experience.