Is there a neighborhood you drive through occasionally and think, “Wow. I’d love to live here. What a fantastic area”? Why don’t you take that thought any further? Maybe you think getting into that neighbourhood just isn’t doable – at least, not right now. Perhaps you’re worried about the home prices or the current lack… Continue reading Getting into your “Dream” Neighborhood
When you’re shopping for a home, you may become interested in a property for sale that someone else is also considering. In fact, there may be several other buyers entertaining the idea of making an offer. In such a competitive situation, what should you do if you really love that home? Obviously, you’ll need to… Continue reading Buying the Home Everybody Wants
How do you find the home of your dreams within a price range you can afford? Most buyers start by making a “wish list”. But, it’s easy to get frustrated when you have a long wish list and expect you’ll be able to find a home with every one of those features. You might, for… Continue reading How to Find a Home That Has Your “Big 3”
Imagine you have a major project at work, you have to deal with home schooling and you still need to deal with groceries, laundry and dinner. Whoa! That's a busy life. Can you still find and buy a new home with such a tight schedule? The good news is, you can. In fact, there's plenty… Continue reading Finding a New Home when You’re Busy, Busy, Busy!
As you've probably noticed, credit card companies regularly offer bonuses to get you to apply for their cards. For example, one such card company offers opportunities to buy tickets to concerts and other events ahead of everyone else. It's their "front of the line" service. When you’re searching for a new home, wouldn't it be… Continue reading How to Get Front-of-the-Line Access to Desirable Homes for Sale
Imagine you're looking for a new home. You have a list of all the features you want, just like you would have a grocery shopping list. However, when you explore the homes currently on the market, none meets all your criteria. What do you do? Here are some options. First, you can take a second… Continue reading What if your Ideal Home Isn’t Available?
Do you have only a few weeks to search for your next dream home? Don't panic. There are things you can do to find the perfect (or, at least, almost perfect) property — without getting too stressed out! Consider these tips: Pre-arrange your mortgage. You want to be able to make a good offer on… Continue reading Finding a Great Home in a Hurry
If you're thinking about buying a new home, you may be considering purchasing in a new development. How does that compare to purchasing a resale property? Buying a newly-built home has some advantages. Depending on the development, you may have leeway in the style of the home and the lot you choose. Also, when the… Continue reading Should you Buy a Resale or a New-Build?
Imagine driving through a desirable neighborhood and, just as you turn a corner, you see the absolutely perfect home. Guess what? It's for sale! But, there’s a problem. Your current property isn't on the market. In fact, until this moment, you hadn’t seriously considered moving. So what do you do? Your first step is to… Continue reading When You See a Home You Love
Imagine you’ve dreamed of living in a particular neighborhood, perhaps for years, and then, when you're finally ready to make a move, finding out that the area is competitive and buying there is definitely a challenge. A disappointment? Not necessarily. There is a lot you can do to buy into a popular neighborhood, even in… Continue reading Buying a Home in a Competitive Neighborhood