Buying a house is one of the biggest events and investments Canadians make. If you do it right, you can generally be in your house in a short time. But, you can expect that there will be lots to do before move in day.
Because of the size of the investment, it is prudent to take a careful approach when buying a home. Take a few months, taking each step thoughtfully and making sure that you are getting the right deal for you.
The first thing to consider is the type of home you want. Do you want the challenge of a "fixer-upper"? Do you want to move in and have everything "done"? Are you comfortable living in the style of the previous owner? Do you want the blank slate of a new build house?
So, which kind of homebuyer are you? You can save yourself a lot of time and effort in the house hunting, if you know that now. However, you can also be confident that looking at homes will eventually show you what kind of homebuyer you are.
There are pitfalls along the road to buying a home. This can happen either with the purchase of a new home or an older home. Take a look at our buying a house information and see what you can do to avoid some of the challenges that new homeowners can face. Visit our database of Realtors from across Canada to help you locate a real estate professional near you.