Buying a Property

Buying Lake Country Real Estate

I will help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home in Lake Country, 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 can be a complex and exhausting process. Despite these realities, once you have determined to move forward with your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are exciting and unquestionable. Owning real estate in Lake Country is a dream for many – a dream that I cherish the opportunity to help you fulfill.

I will make the process of purchasing a Lake Country home easier, more enjoyable, and less time-consuming. I will save you money, and help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a qualified buyer. I will locate and assess properties for sale that match your wants, needs & specifications. Once we have identified “the one”, I will put my top-notch negotiating skills to work, reaching terms and pricing that you are satisfied with. After accepting an offer, I will coach you through all the details and due diligence to get you from an accepted offer to a completed sale. I have a team of professionals that will simplify and streamline the process, so you can focus on packing and preparing to move.

As an engaged and experienced realtor, I am familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well. I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to ask yourself: Why do 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 move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you’d like and where you would like to be. Winfield, Carrs Landing, Oyama or Okanagan Centre? 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 the area (Winfield, Oyama, Carrs Landing, Okanagan Centre), community (north, south, east, or west side), neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new? a particular school zone? recreational facilities? 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-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and type of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will 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.

Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.

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.