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Need a hand finding your next Dream Home? If you're spending hours staring at listings trying to figure out what you're looking for, whether now is a good time to buy real estate, or wondering if you're really ready to invest, then it's time to consult an expert. I work with home buyers just like you all the time, and can help navigate the sometimes confusing landscape of the current real estate market.

Advantages of Working with a REALTOR® when Buying a Home

EXPERIENCE.

I have the education and experience necessary to help you make the best possible decisions for you, your family, and your financial future when it comes to choosing a neighbourhood or the home that fits your needs.

IMPORTANT CONTACTS.

I live and work in the Edmonton real estate market every day and have made valuable connections throughout the industry. I know the best local mortgage brokers, the best real estate lawyers, and the best home inspectors to work with to protect your investment.

NEGOTIATION SKILLS.

My job is to stand up for your best interests and your financial future at the negotiating table, and my help can make a huge difference during the most stressful part of any real estate purchase. Having a qualified, experienced real estate agent like me by your side can save you time, stress and - most importantly - money.

AN EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It's also time consuming and comes with a myriad of details. Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. Their home purchase turns into an expensive process. These errors generally fall into three areas:

- Paying too much

- Losing a dream home to another buyer

- Buying the wrong home

When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you will be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase:

Bidding without sufficient information

What price do you offer a seller? Is the seller's asking price too high? Is it a deal? Without research on the market and comparable homes, you could lose thousands of dollars. Before you make that offer, be sure you have researched the market. A Real Estate Professional can offer an unbiased opinion on the value of a home, based on market conditions, condition of the home and neighborhood. Without knowledge of the market, your offer could be too much. Or worse, you could miss out on a great buying opportunity.

Buying a mis-matched home

What do you need and want in a home? Sounds simple. Yet, clearly identifying your needs and bringing an objective view to home shopping, leaves you in a better position. Sometimes, home buyers buy a home that is too large or too small. Perhaps they didn't consider the drive to work, the distance to school, or the many repair jobs waiting for completion. Plan ahead. Use your needs list as a guideline for every home you view.

Outdated survey

Before the purchase is completed, an updated survey is essential. This report will indicate boundaries and structural changes (additions to the house, a new swimming pool, a new fence which is extending a boundary line, etc.). Unless otherwise indicated, it is the responsibility of the seller to pay for a survey and provide a copy to the purchasers and their lawyer as a term of the sale.

Unexpected repairs

For $300 - $500 a professional inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of the home. This way, you'll have an idea of the cost of future repairs. Most home inspectors will provide information on the maintenance of your home to avoid costly future repairs. Make the final contract subject to a favourable report.

Shopping without pre-approval

It only takes a few days to get financing pre-approval. When you are shopping for a home, this gives you more power. A seller is more likely to consider an offer from a serious buyer.

Remember additional costs

Besides the funds for the purchase of a home, you will need funds for items such as loan application fees, insurance, legal fees, surveys, inspections, etc.

Rushing the closing

Before you sign, ensure that all documentation clearly reflects your understanding and conditions of the transaction. Has anything been forgotten? Don't rush. You could lose money or even the sale. A Real Estate Professional has the knowledge and experience to protect you.

I look forward to chatting with you, no price is too small or too big, I am here to help! If I don't contact you quickly enough, help me out and give me a text or call at 780-916-9739.

Thanks!

Jeanine Osborne, REALTOR® Remax Real Estate

Your experienced and knowledgeable Edmonton Homes Specialist!




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