This list just touches on a few of the key points when considering buying your home. If you want more information or help call Sherelle and Don anytime.
It is always best to establish how much you can afford to spend on your new home. Your bank or mortgage broker will want to know what you earn and what your expenses are so they can help you calculate how much you can borrow and what your repayments would be.
What do you want in a home?
You can save a lot of your time by talking with Sherelle and Don about your requirements and what you are looking for in a new home. They will listen to your needs and record your criteria such as; location, number of bedrooms, price etc. These experienced agents may bring up criteria you hadn’t thought about. Discuss which criteria you have flexibility with and which you don’t. They will then go to work for you to find what properties are on the market or, in some cases, soon to be on the market that may meet your needs.
When looking through a potential home take your time. Pause at the gate and take in the first impression. As you walk through the home try to imagine what it would look like with your furniture in it. Would it fit?
Sit down in the living areas and have a good look around at everything from the floors to the ceilings.
Calculate where the sun will come from in winter and summer. Walk right around the outside of the house.
Think about what maintenance needs to be done and whether you can do it or do you need to budget to get a professional in.
Ask about what schools are in zone, and the proximity to local shops, bus routes and motorway access.