Cindy Theroux

Calgary & Area Realtor

CENTURY 21 Bamber Realty Ltd

403.815.9927

cindy.theroux@century21.ca

Buying & Selling Advice

When purchasing a Calgary home or condo, 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. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable. Have a look at my 7 Step Guide to Selling Your Home & Buying a Property.

 

I'm 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. I 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'm 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 Steps

 

Your first step is to ask yourself why you want to buy a home, next list what kind of home you would 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); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school; recreational facilities; and 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 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.

 

Finding The Right Home 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.