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Buying your Next Home

When purchasing a house or condo, you're faced with so many decisions. I will make the process easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I 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 details of the actual purchase and contract.

 

I am always familiar with the current homes on the market and understand neighborhood values, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced.

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to move; To down size? To stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain? 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 the type of home? Apartment, townhouse, single family home? How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? 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. Macdonald Realty has a strategic partnership with Origin Home Financial Partners Inc., one of our dedicated advisors will be available at a time and place convenient to you.

I Will Find The Right Homes For You

Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.

 

I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search my listings here at my website.

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.

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