You walked into an amazing property, felt the sun on your face from the north-facing deck, chosen the kids’ bedrooms, and planned where you’d put your coffee machine on the kitchen bench. Now all that’s left is to actually buy the place. Before you put in an offer, there are a few important steps you need to take to ensure your dream home doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Here’s our checklist for what to do once you find a property you want to buy.
Hunting for your new home is great fun. You get to stand in different types of houses and imagine your new life inside the walls. There are so many different styles and features to choose from, no matter what your taste, you’re bound to find the right home out there for you. Armed with your list of must haves, nice to haves, and dream features, you’ll be able to locate several homes that might fit the bill. Here’s what you need to do in order to make the house hunt go smoothly.
You’ve found the house of your dreams, and you’ve got the title in your hands. You’ve checked all the details and you’re still keen to buy – now all that’s left to do is to sign the sale and purchase agreement, right?
Wrong. If you’re financing part of the purchase price through a bank or mortgage lender, you need to confirm your finances before you start the sale process. You need to do this even if you’ve already got pre-approval.