How do you know that the Edmonton house that you are looking at is the right Edmonton home for you? Is it gut feeling or is it the right price? Maybe it’s just plain ol love at first sight!
Here are some tips to help you find the right Edmonton home.
Don’t Believe the ‘Excitement’ (Good or Bad)
When looking for an Edmonton home in a particular area, do your own research of that neighbourhood. Is hot or not? Don’t get carried away by the hype. The internet is one tool to use to find information about a certain location. Look for great insights into the area you’re considering for your next move.
Be very clear about what matters to you. You want a property that delivers to you what you need now and also what you need in the future. Do you need access to major roads, public transportation, entertainment centers, schools etc?
If you want to be sure about the home's location, then you could try to do some field work in the area. Try walking around, grab a coffee or a meal. Pretend that you are already living there. Experiencing firsthand the area gives you an idea for the reality of that location. This experience can inform your decision about whether you really want to live in that neighbourhood.
Talk to local real estate agents or even better hire one from the outset. You may think hiring an agent is expensive but in truth they can save you a whole lot of time and money. An agent can help you find the Edmonton home that you always dreamed and at the same time, can deal with all the intricacies of the buying process.
There are some locations hitting the bottom of a pricing cycle, so there are bargains to be had. Cooler periods in the housing market can be opportunity for you. It’s worth keeping an eye on interest rates and the latest market trends. Your Real Estate agent can help you with that.
Sellers naturally stage their properties to make sure they look their best when you visit them. Make sure to have your ‘A Game’ when inspecting. You don’t want any troubling leaks or pest problems in the near future after you buy your own Edmonton house. Hiring a certified and licensed home inspector can bring you peace of mind.
Knowing the state of the real estate market is useful to help you make your decision, but it shouldn’t be the only thing that motivates you. What matters in the end is whether it’s your time to buy for your own needs and circumstances.
Are you ready?
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