(August 14, 2014 , posted in General)

Admit it, you probably aren’t in your “forever” home yet. You might have this vision of exactly what it will look like, or you might just have a hazy idea. With time, this dream home of yours will probably change based on how your lifestyle changes. Here are some tips to ensure that you purchase your dream home in the right place.

  1. Establish your priorities - Do you want land? Do you need a view? Do you want a large home? Do you want a fixer upper, or new?
  2. Schools matter – even if you are an empty nester or don’t have kids just yet, schools matter. The resale value on your home will be higher if the schools in the area have a good reputation.
  3. Transportation – How far are you willing to drive on a daily basis? You know that in BC commuting is a daily thing for many.
  4. Compare communities – narrow it down to a couple of neighbourhoods and visit often. On weekends, on weekdays, in the morning, in the evening… this will give you a better understanding of what it is really like.
  5. Ask me! You know I help people buy and sell all over, so I am familiar with many communities. If it’s somewhere new to me, I can find someone who can help you, too!