Let us help you every step of the way!
When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. The primary one is whether you are actually prepared for this change. Next, locating the perfect home and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
We’ll be at your side every step of the way, and will make the process of purchasing a home easier, less stressful and therefore more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. We will help you prepare to ensure 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 throughout the actual purchase.
We are always familiar with current houses for sale in Peachland, West Kelowna, and Kelowna, and we know neighbourhood values well, so can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
Your First Steps
Your first step to buying a home is to ask yourself, "Why do I want to buy a home?" Is it to stop paying rent? Or to start building equity? Is it to have a place of my own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? Or to upsize 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 neighbourhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighbourhood (older and settled, or sparkling new); a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and any other community services (such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment) that are important to you. Ask yourself how many minutes would you be 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 type 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 us if you would like a referral to a mortgage professional who has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approvals for their clients.
Finding The Right Home For You
Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, we can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system to locate the best matches currently available. We use the best possible real estate resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the options that closely match your specifications. You can even search my listings here.
Are You Relocating to the Okangan?
Whether it is for a new job, retirement, to be closer to family, or simply for the quality of life that the Okanagan offers, there are many great reasons to help you relocate to the Okanagan Valley. Our little part of the country features world-class wines, golf, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and lakeside living—and those of us who live here wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
We understand that making a move (whether within the community or across the country) can be daunting, but rest assured we are here to help make that process easier for you. With the tools we have today, starting your home search has never been easier.
Here are some links to help get you better acquainted with Peachland, West Kelowna & Kelowna.
Get to know the Okanagan!
Peachland is a quaint & picturesque community of just over 5,000, located on Lake Okanagan. People visit from all over the Okanagan Valley to enjoy the pristine beaches, friendly cafes, lakeside dining and popular festivals throughout the year. The downtown core of Peachland is on Beach Avenue, right across from the beachfront and miles of lakeside walkways. Peachland's popular Swim Bay has the only lifeguard-attended beach in all of the Okanagan! All of your essentials can be found here—grocery shopping, doctors, pharmacy, dentists, post office, fine dining, an elementary school, community centre, 50+ centre, boat launch and marina. It's the perfect small town yet only 10 minutes drive from West Kelowna's shopping centres and amenities.
West Kelowna has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Virtually all amenities and many major box stores are now represented on the Westside, making the trip into Kelowna less of a necessity. With plenty of recreational facilities, beaches, a marina, 5 elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, movie theatres, golf, wineries, fine dining, plus endless shopping, West Kelowna has become a small city of its own. The neighbourhoods of Glenrosa, Lakeview Heights, Smith Creek, Shannon Lake, and West Kelowna Estates make up the whole of West Kelowna.
Helping You Every Step Of The Way
We will be here to help you complete every step of your home purchase, including securing your financing, satisfying your requirements like inspections, and closing on the final transaction.
Our top priority is to make sure your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful!