Buying Resources

Are you looking for home buying resources in the Comox Valley? You’ve come to the right place. Maybe you’re a first time home buyer unsure of the process, or maybe you’re looking to move into a property type you’ve not purchased before – like downsizing from a home to a condo.

 

Deciding to buy is the first step, knowing where to look is the next! My experience selling homes in the Comox Valley, along with my network of reputable, reliable and friendly local contacts will help you enjoy the process. Read more below on steps to buying.

 

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Making the Decision to Buy a Home

Have you thought out the benefits of owning property? Making the decision to buy a home can often be a simple matter of math. Why pay rent if a mortgage will cost you the same amount? Are you interested in being your own landlord? Do you want to start building equity? Do you want to enjoy the security of having a place to call home, and to raise a family? Maybe you’ve bought before, maybe many times, and now you’re looking for something bigger, or smaller.

 

I recommend creating a list of what you’d like your home to offer, and where you’d like to be located. Near a school? By a grocery store? Close to work? Create two lists: one for what it must have, and one for what you’d like – or what would be a bonus. Knowing the answers to these questions will help me find you only the properties that align with your expectations as a homebuyer. I’ll carry out the work of finding properties to look at, and moderating the complex paperwork process so that your home buying experience is enjoyable, cost-effective and efficient.

 

I’m aware of the current homes on the market, which includes my own recently sold listings, and I am happy to provide the information you'll need in order to make informed decisions. I know local Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland property values well, so I can help you figure out which listings are fairly-priced and in selling condition before you start your search.

 

Pre-Qualifying for a Loan

One of the next important steps after deciding to buy is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes. I’m available to help you through this process, or to recommend local lenders and brokers that may be a good fit.

 

Call me at 250-334-3124 for a mortgage professional referral with an excellent reputation & track record.

 

Finding the Right Fit

Once pre-qualification is complete, and you know what type of mortgage you can comfortably afford, we can find the properties that are worth viewing in person by using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). I am also connected with many buyers and sellers in the region and can sometimes find listings that may not have hit the market yet.

 

I take great pride in the communication systems I’ve developed for clients, online and off, and I can help you locate the properties in our region of north Vancouver Island that match your specifications. You are also free to search the listings here at my website, updated daily!

Questions?

Do you have questions about financing, inspections, or some part of the buying transaction? Let me know. I aim to educate home buyers for an informative, transparent, and successful purchase. My cell number is: 250-897-4749 or email realestate@christinaberry.ca.

 

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