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HomeBuyersBuying a Home
Buying a home is one of the single largest purchases an individual or family will ever make and I am here to ensure that the process is as smooth and pleasant as possible.
Let me help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home, you're faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you're 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 and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you're ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
While at your side each step of the way, I 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. 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.
I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well, so 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 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're 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 kind 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.

Finding the Right Homes for You

Once you've been pre-qualified and know what Price 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.

Help 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.
To get the ball rolling, all you need to do is fill out the form below or simply get in touch with me and I will help you find you dream home, loft or any style of dwelling you're interested in.
If you're looking for the perfect South Surrey / White Rock area home, then you've come to the right place. Complete the quick form below, and I will personally start a comprehensive property search on your behalf to help you find the home you're looking for. Please note this is a free, no-obligation service and your information will be kept strictly confidential.
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          Erik did a great job of showcasing the home via print and digital media, and, as a result, the home sold much sooner than we had anticipated. - Barb Sweeney
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