Buying a Property

Lake Country Real Estate

I will help you every step of the way. When buying 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 process. Despite these realities, once you have determined to move forward with your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are exciting. Owning real estate in Lake Country is a dream for many! I embrace the opportunity to help you fulfill this dream.

I will make the process of purchasing a Lake Country home easier, more enjoyable, and less time-consuming. So sellers perceive you as a qualified buyer, I will help you prepare while saving you money. I will locate and assess properties for sale that match your wants, needs, and specifications. Once we have identified “the one”, I will put my top-notch negotiating skills to work to reach terms and pricing that satisfy you. 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 neighbourhood 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? Is it to:

  • Stop paying rent?
  • Start building equity?
  • Have a place of your own?
  • Raise a family?
  • Move up to a bigger house?

Next, list what kind of home you’d like and where you’d like to be. Winfield, Carrs Landing, Oyama, or Okanagan Centre? Be specific and 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 following:

  • area (Winfield, Carrs Landing, Oyama, or Okanagan Centre)
  • community (north, south, east, or west side)
  • neighbourhood (old versus new)
  • school zones
  • recreational facilities
  • other community services (transportation, day care, stores, etc.)
  • commute to work

After that, 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. You can do this 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 your price range, 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. Also, you can 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.