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Tips For First Home Buyers

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Blog by Antonio Vargas | January 11th, 2017

Here at Antonio Vargas Real Estate, we understand how, as a first time home buyer, it sometimes can be a little daunting when buying your dream home. Whether you are looking for property in South Surrey, Surrey, White Rock, West Vancouver or Langley, here are some handy tips for you.

1)  Know what your budget is and stick to it.

Before even looking at homes, online or physically, you need to know what your budget is. To do this, use an online mortgage calculator and know exactly what your monthly expenses are and whether or not you would be able to afford the monthly repayments. Also, ask yourself a few key questions such as what your ideal price range would be based on the deposit you would put down. For more information on this, feel free to contact us at Antonio Vargas realtor.

2) Know what your non-negotiables are.

When looking at properties, always keep in mind what you must have in a property and what features are “nice-to-haves”. Let your realtor know what these are so that he/she can find you the home of your dreams as soon as possible!

3) Use a knowledgeable realtor.

By using a realtor who is an expert in the area in which you want to live, you increase the chances of being successful. For instance, if you are interested in property in the White Rock area, if you make use of realty by Antonio Vargas, you would be in the best possible hands!

4) Budget for additional costs.

When buying a home, there are always additional costs involved such as the hiring of a home appraiser to inspect your new home before sale and the real estate attorney’s fees. Your realtor will give you a good idea of the exact figure.