There is nothing more exciting that buying your first piece of property and it will probably be the biggest purchase of your life. So, in this article, we will be looking at a few guidelines that will help you to find a fantastic real estate in Oshawa that you will enjoy living in for many years to come.
The first thing that you should do is sit down and decide on exactly what type of home you want and desire. This is an important thing to do because you need to know exactly what your dream home comprises of. This list should contain all of your wish list features and things that you’ve always wanted. Of course, you may not be able to afford all of the things on that list, but it will help you determine what you want and what you would like to work towards.
Next, you need to create another list, but this list should be based on your needs and requirements for yourself and your family. It should list the minimum number of bedrooms that you need, kitchen size, minimum number of bathrooms and showers, living room space, back yard needs etc. If you work long hours, then you would probably need a house that is not too far away from work and if you have kids, you should consider the maximum allowable distance from schools, play parks etc.
The next step you should take is to decide on how much money you want to spend on your new home. You should visit your bank in order to decide on how much you can afford on a mortgage which will determine how much you can spend on a home.
Once you have your list of desired features, required features and budget, the next step would be to approach a real estate agency or agent. You should take some time to choose a reputable agency that is well connected and has access to a wide range of properties. Make sure to do your research on a few local agencies before deciding on one.
After you have settled on a real estate agency and agent, you should then provide them with both of your lists as well as the price range that you can afford. A good real estate agent will be able to tell you what your price range can afford and how many of the features you can most likely get on both lists. They will then go out and find properties that have most, if not all the features on your “necessary” feature list and at least a few items on your “desire” list that fit within your budget. Then, they will arrange a few viewings of those homes where you can check out each home and eventually decide on one.
In closing, you should definitely take your time when viewing homes and make sure and view at least a dozen properties before choosing one. Remember, you are paying the agent and they will be getting a commission from the sale, so make sure that you are completely satisfied with the property before you purchase.