How do you find the home of your dreams within a price range you can afford?
Most buyers start by making a “wish list”. But, it’s easy to get frustrated when
you have a long wish list and expect you’ll be able to find a home with every
one of those features. You might, for example, have “mature backyard tree” as
number 23 on your list, and become disappointed when an otherwise ideal
property doesn’t have one.
But when you really think about it, your ideal home probably comes down to
just three or four core characteristics. For example:
1. Nice, safe, family-oriented neighbourhood.
2. Good-sized backyard.
3. Four bedrooms and two baths.
Sure, there might be other features you were hoping for, such as “move in
ready”, or that big tree, but your “big three” are the ones you really can’t do
So, when you’re shopping for a new home, yes, definitely make a long list of
features and characteristics you desire. After all, there might be properties
available on the market that check off most, if not all, of those boxes.
But also circle those three or four characteristics that are at the core of what
you want. That will help make your property search much more focused and
you’ll be more likely to find your next dream home.
Another advantage of coming up with your big three (or four) is that you’ll be
able to quickly discover how much homes with those characteristics are selling
for on today’s market. Once you know that price range, you’ll be able to talk
with a mortgage advisor to pre-arrange financing. That will make your offer on
that dream home even stronger.
Whatever you choose for your “big three”, I can help you find and buy that
home. Call me.