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Finding Your Home

Once those preparations are out of the way, it is time to find the right property for you.

Take a drive
Get to know the neighborhoods, complexes, or subdivisions, which interest you. Drive around and get a feel for what it would be like to own a property in the area. Start getting a sense of the properties available in those areas.Take advantage of the power of the online world to further examine your prospective neighbourhood – not just for potential homes to buy, but for all the other features and amenities in the area.

Narrow your search

Once you have selected the general area to buy in, you can narrow your search further by taking a critical look at specific homes. We suggest you view a number of homes, but it is better to select a few different types in a range and narrow your search after assessing strengths and weaknesses.

You can also put together your own home selection worksheet, making detailed notes on each property, or you can use the buyer’s report card found on our website. This will allow you to make accurate record of the features and attractions of each house. By the time you’ve seen a number of homes, this type of system will help you compare each objectively, as opposed to ranking homes purely from memory.

Time to buy

After weeks or months of planning, preparing, and searching, you’ve finally found a property on which you’re ready to make an offer. This is an exciting time, but also one where emotions can easily come into play. It is very helpful to work with a realtor to make sure you are making decisions that benefit yourself in the long run.

Once you have picked out the property you want to purchase, Team Hawke can help you make an offer that the seller will accept. A good agent will investigate the potential costs and expenses associated with the new property. An agent can also help you draft your offer in a way that gives you the advantage over another offer.