The #1 way to learn about something you've never done before? Ask others who’ve gone before!
 
I’m not just an agent you know - I’m a proud homeowner, too! So here’s me, taking off my agent hat, putting on my homeowner hat, and sharing with you what I wish I would have known BEFORE buying my first house.
 
#1 Always buy the neighborhood not the house – you can always fix the house.
#2 Make sure you have an emergency fund for unplanned maintenance.
#3 Always remember you are going to want to sell – when buying always think “resale”.
#4 Unique homes are harder to sell.
#5 Plug your nose for this one… know where your poop is going! Septic fields and sewer laterals are expensive to fix.
#6 Don’t be turned off by the current décor when shopping for a house “paint is cheap” and it can fix a lot of bad décor.
 
Where are my fellow homeowners? Let’s help a buyer out: what do you wish you would have known before buying - the good, the bad, and the ugly? Share in the comments!
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Ready to buy your first home in Halifax/Dartmouth area in 2022? I specialize in helping first-time home buyers like you find their dream property in Halifax.


Before you start searching for homes online, it's important to take the first step to house shopping: Getting pre-approved for a mortgage.


Your pre-approval will tell you what you can afford and what your monthly payment will be, so it's important to determine this before you start searching for your new home.


Once you've got your pre-approval letter in hand, it's time to start the search!

Before we hop into the home search, I like to meet my clients in person to review their  "Needs"  and "Wants" list. This will help us to really focus on the things that are most important in your future home.


Needs are the non-negotiable features; the features you simply must-have in your next home. Wants are the ones you’d like to have, but you can add or change down the road. Remember, you can’t change the lot or the location so make sure you love both.


Once you've established what you're looking for, I will set you up on a search so you can receive an email the second a home that fits your criteria goes live. If you have any questions about a property, send me the information and I will find out for you. Send me listings you like and I can get more information and set up showings on your behalf.

After touring houses and choosing the one you love, it's time to make an offer. 


Have more questions about buying a home or what happens after making an offer? Reach out to me today!

Read full post

The #1 way to learn about something you've never done before? Ask others who’ve gone before!
 
I’m not just an agent you know - I’m a proud homeowner, too! So here’s me, taking off my agent hat, putting on my homeowner hat, and sharing with you what I wish I would have known BEFORE buying my first house.
 
#1 Always buy the neighborhood not the house – you can always fix the house.
#2 Make sure you have an emergency fund for unplanned maintenance.
#3 Always remember you are going to want to sell – when buying always think “resale”.
#4 Unique homes are harder to sell.
#5 Plug your nose for this one… know where your poop is going! Septic fields and sewer laterals are expensive to fix.
#6 Don’t be turned off by the current décor when shopping for a house “paint is cheap” and it can fix a lot of bad décor.
 
Where are my fellow homeowners? Let’s help a buyer out: what do you wish you would have known before buying - the good, the bad, and the ugly? Share in the comments!
Read full post

Ready to buy your first home in Halifax/Dartmouth area in 2022? I specialize in helping first-time home buyers like you find their dream property in Halifax.


Before you start searching for homes online, it's important to take the first step to house shopping: Getting pre-approved for a mortgage.


Your pre-approval will tell you what you can afford and what your monthly payment will be, so it's important to determine this before you start searching for your new home.


Once you've got your pre-approval letter in hand, it's time to start the search!

Before we hop into the home search, I like to meet my clients in person to review their  "Needs"  and "Wants" list. This will help us to really focus on the things that are most important in your future home.


Needs are the non-negotiable features; the features you simply must-have in your next home. Wants are the ones you’d like to have, but you can add or change down the road. Remember, you can’t change the lot or the location so make sure you love both.


Once you've established what you're looking for, I will set you up on a search so you can receive an email the second a home that fits your criteria goes live. If you have any questions about a property, send me the information and I will find out for you. Send me listings you like and I can get more information and set up showings on your behalf.

After touring houses and choosing the one you love, it's time to make an offer. 


Have more questions about buying a home or what happens after making an offer? Reach out to me today!

Read full post