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Kevin C Shapkin

REALTOR®

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Kevin C Shapkin

Buying Experts

Buyers Checklist

The Best Home?

Buyer FAQs

First Time Buyers

Home Inspections

Making an Offer

Home Protection


Buying a Home

If you have any questions or would like more information about buying a home please Contact Us. If you are interested in buying your next dream home or property please visit our Buyers Page or if you are interested in selling your home or property please visit our Sellers Page.

Checklist

Determine What You Want

On a scale of 0 to 5, rate the following characteristics most important to you in a home and neighbourhood: (0 = not important, 3 = moderately important, 5 = must have)

 

The REALTOR® can provide you with the following services:

The buyer's REALTOR® is paid from the seller's commission. There is no direct cost to you. A REALTOR® works without pay until they find the right home for you and successfully closes an offer to purchase at a price and terms acceptable to you.

Checklist When Hiring a REALTOR®

  1. Do they specialize in any particular part of the market? Do they focus more on buyers or sellers market?
  2. Will I be in control of the process?
  3. How much do they know about the community that I want to buy in?
  4. What assurance do I have that they will service my needs? Do they have testimonials from prior clients or letters of recommendation?
  5. How will they keep me informed?

 

Mortgage

Get a pre-approval letter for a mortgage. Mortgage factors to consider:

 

Home Inspection (Recommended)

By hiring a home inspector prior to purchase, you will protect one of the most important investments of your life. A home inspection will reveal the structural and mechanical soundness of your home. The report will advise you of:

Your REALTOR® can recommend a qualified home inspection service or arrange for an inspection to assess your new home. Inspection costs range according to size, age and location.

 

Closing

Set aside enough funds to close your deal. Closing expenses include:

On closing the deal: