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Home Buyer Resources
Let our Calgary Real Estate Team or Okotoks Real Estate Team help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
As experts in Calgary and Okotoks Realty, we will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. We will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
Our Calgary ReMax office and Okotoks ReMax office is up to date on the current homes on the market. We also know neighborhood values well, so we can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
Calgary & Okotoks Real Estate - Your First Step
Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: To stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one or tow-level home? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs may want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.
Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification
Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
Contact our Calgary ReMax or our Okotoks ReMax office and we will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
We Will Find The Right Homes For You
Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, we can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS®) Multiple Listing Service® system to locate them.
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