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Your Dream Home


Guide To Buying Your Dream Home
Table of Contents
Introduction - Looking Ahead ………………………..……………………….. 7
New Homes vs. Older Homes ………………………………………………... 8
Which Home to Choose…………………………………………………….… 8
Chapter 1 - Location, Location, Location ………………………………… 10
Finding the Right Neighborhood ………………………………………… 10
How Clean is This Neighborhood? ................................................... 11
Is This a High Crime Area? ……………………………..…………. 11
What is The Average Home Value in The Neighbourhood? ….... 12
Are There Community Bylaws? ………………………..………….. 12
What is The Home Close To? ………………………..…………….. 12
Is There Garbage Pickup? …………………………..……………… 13
City Life vs. Country Living ………………………………………………… 13
City Life ………………………………………………………………... 14
Pros ………………………………………………………….. 14
Cons …………………………………………………………. 14
Country Living ……………………………………………………… 14
Pros ………………………………………………………….. 14
Cons …………………………………………………………. 15
Suburban Living …………………………………………………….. 15
Pros ………………………………………………………….. 15
Cons …………………………………………………………. 15
Making the Commute ………………………………………………………. 16
Schools In The Area ………………………………………………………… 17
Grocery Shopping And Other Necessities ……………………………….. 17
Other Location Consideration ……………….…………………………… 18
Chapter 2 - Working With Realtors …………………………………………. 20
Choosing A Realtor …………………………………………………………... 20
Experienced Agents vs. New Agents ………………………………. 22
Pushy Agents …………………………………….………………….... 23
Absentee Agents ………………………………………..…………….. 23
Hard Working Agents …………………………………..………….. 24
Preparing To See Homes With Your Realtor …………………………….. 25
Create A List ….……………………………………………………… 25
Viewing Homes …………………………………………………….. 26
Taking Pictures ……………………………………………………… 26
Narrowing Down Your Choices …………………………………….. 27
Information Realtors Should Tell You …………………………………… 28
Working With Seller’s And Buyer’s Agents ……………………………… 29
Negotiators with Sellers ……………………………..…………….. 30
Paperwork …………………………………………..……………… 30
Survey Neighbourhoods …………………………..……………….. 31
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