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First time home buyers

Preparing to buy your first home can feel pretty overwhelming. The key to finding a happy home as a property virgin in Hamilton is working with an expert that can guide you through the process from start to finish. I’ve gathered a list of important steps, tips, and questions to consider to get you started as a first time home buyer.

  • Have your financing in order before you get started. If the market is hot houses can sell quickly and you want to have all your ducks in a row to avoid disappointment
  • Work out what your monthly expenses are and create a budget
  • Are you looking for a turnkey home or something you want to renovate and make your own?
  • How much work do you want to do?
  • Have a wish list of features you’d like, want, and need, but don’t expect to get everything on the list.
  • Make your purchase an investment by buying in an up-and-coming areaConsider what neighbourhood you want to live in and what style of home you’re looking for.
  • If you’re looking for a townhome, middle units are less expensive than the end units
  • Expect to pay condo fees in addition to your mortgage, condo maintenance fees are not negotiable and will likely increase over time
  • Plan a second visit to do a walk through with fresh eyes
  • Have a home inspection done before purchasing to check for any issues with the property
  • Don’t impulse buy or overspend
  • Are there any repairs that need to be done? You can request that they are completed before closing or offer a reduced price
  • Is the home styled in a way that is timeless or is it a trendy style that could look outdated in 5 years?

Looking to buy your first home?

Contact me to start your search for a dream home!

I’ll guide you through step by step to find a home that fits your needs.

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Bianca Marijan
793 Main St E
Hamilton, ON L8M 1L5
905-920-1926
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