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Be a Savvy Home Buyer in London Ontario And The Area

When you feel the timing is right to start the buying process, you’ll likely view several homes on the market that match your criteria. It’s wise to be savvy when viewing properties for sale to make the best buying decisions. 

Here are some ideas on how to do that

Bring a notepad. Take notes, not only on the characteristics of the home but also on how you feel. Can you imagine yourself happily relaxing in this place or seeing yourself entertaining family and friends?

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Bring a measuring tape. Do you know if the furniture you plan to bring fits? Exercise equipment or couch? Will anything need to be replaced soon, such as windows, appliances, or flooring?

Measuring a Room to see if this place they buy will fit their furniture
Measuring a Room to see if this place they buy will fit their furniture

Check out the area. Do other homeowners take good care of their properties? This shows pride in ownership. What is the noise level? Is there a playground or another area feature nearby?

checking out  a kitchen to see if it will work for you when buying a house
Checking out a kitchen to see if it will work for you when buying a house

Make a list of compromises. For example, is the kitchen doable or a deal breaker? Two bathrooms instead of three, and if so, can you live with that? Four bedrooms instead of three? Garage/ no garage?

Make a list of likes/dislikes. What features does the home have that are not necessary but would be nice to have? For example, a dining room, a fenced backyard, exposure to the sun or shade?

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Remember your budget. Is the price within your range and allows some wiggle room for updates or repairs? The savvier you are when viewing properties on the market, the more likely you will be to find the right home for you.

Happy home viewing

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Ty Lacroix

"Not All Realtors Are The Same"! This website and content are for you and are designed and constantly upgraded with the latest real estate trends, how-tos, and what is for sale on MLS. Our primary focus is guiding home buyers and sellers to make good decisions. We believe selling real estate is a process, not an event or knee-jerk reaction; we sleep well at night and ensure our clients do as well! We are not for everybody, nor can we please everybody, nor do we tell people what they want to hear; I know that may be old-fashioned and boring, but we are dealing with hundreds of thousands of your hard-earned money. Would you rather be happy, excited and bored or unhappy, excited and make a poor choice? About Ty I am a Broker with Sutton Group Preferred Realty Inc., Brokerage and the team leader for The Envelope Real Estate Group, that's enough about me! You see, this is about you, you do not want to hear blah blah stuff about awards, designations, or that we walk older adults across the street (I used to help old ladies cross the street, but as I got older I did not want my wife to think I was flirting) the reincarnation of Mother Teresa, walk on water or anything else to impress you. We let the numbers speak for themselves; success leaves clues!

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