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Buying Your New Home

Let me help you every step of the way with your new home purchase. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.

 

I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.

 

I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."

 

Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.

 

Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.

Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification

Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.

 

Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.

I Will Find The Right Homes For You

Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.

 

I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search my listings here at my website.

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.

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Main Photo: 251 PINE STREET in NANAIMO: Z4 Old City House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo)  : MLS®# 450490
Status:
Active
Prop. Type:
Single Family
MLS® Num:
450490
Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
1
Year Built:
1915
This one-and-one half storey Craftsman bungalow reflects the architectural style of this neighbourhood. Its historical and aesthetic connection has been enhanced by tasteful renovations for livability and more space. The covered porch creates a welcoming ambiance and additional area for entertaining guests year-round. As you step inside, you will fall in love with the traditional wood moldings, claw foot tub and 10 foot ceilings throughout many of the rooms. The newly updated kitchen boasts an abundance of cupboard and countertop space and island with built-in cooktop perfect for entertaining. A window seating with custom upholstery and cushions to relax and enjoy the views. Although this home has retained its original character, it offers modern features such as heat pump, upgraded electrical and plumbing. The 8,220 square foot lot means a massive yard complete with resplendent vegetable gardens and is fully fenced for privacy. This residence is located on a main artery amongst other heritage properties and is a short walk to all levels of schools, amenities (including parks and recreational facilities), and the vibrant downtown core. The lower level offers a bathroom and a spacious under height area for storage or recreation. Alley access creates potential for addition of a garage or carriage home. All measurements are approximate and should be verifed if important. For more information please call 250-585-2601 or visit www.islandhomegroup.com.
Property Type:
Single Family
Home Style:
2 Storey-Main Lev Ent
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Number of bedrooms:
3
Number of bathrooms:
1.0
Year Built:
1915
Total Floor Area:
1,176 sq. ft.
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Lot Size:
0.19 acre(s)
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Title:
Freehold
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Heat Pump
Heating Fuel:
Natural Gas
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Additional Parking, Open
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Floor
Type
Size
Other
Main
Entrance
13'3" × 5'6"
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Main
Bedroom
13' × 11'7"
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Main
Bedroom
12' × 12'
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Main
Bedroom
12' × 10'8"
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Main
Living Room
19' × 13'
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Main
Kitchen
19' × 10'
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Main
Laundry/Uti
12' × 5'
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Floor
Ensuite
Pieces
Other
Main
No
4
Garden Area, Main Level Entry, Fully Fenced
Recreation Nearby, Easy Access, Quiet Area, Southern Exp, Can Be Rented, Family Oriented, Level Lot, Road - Paved, Central location, Landscaped, Sidewalk, Shopping Nearby, Curb & Gutter
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Listed by RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
Listing information last updated on February 12, 2019 at 07:13 PM (UTC)
Area Statistics
Listings on market:
338
Avg list price:
$679,450
Min list price:
$174,900
Max list price:
$5,700,000
Avg days on market:
34
Min days on market:
3
Max days on market:
680
Avg price per sq.ft.:
$279.62
These statistics are generated based on the current listing's property type and located in Zone 4 - Nanaimo. Average values are derived using median calculations.
JOE SQUIRE