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Buying Services for St. Catharines & Niagara Area Home Buyers


 

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Congratulations!  You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one.  You'll be joining the ranks of hundreds of families who realize that home ownership offers a number of benefits including building equity, saving for the future, and creating an environment for your family.  When you own your own home, your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours.  Over time, your home will increase in value. Click on the chart below to find out how I will work for You!

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In the following reports, you'll find the information you need to make a wise buying decision.  We'll take you through the planning process step-by-step , to help you determine which home is right for you.  You'll find a host of informative articles on mortgages, viewing homes, the offer, closing details and moving.

Please contact me if you have any questions about buying a home in St. Catharines, the Niagara Area or elsewhere in Ontario.

 

Buying Your First Home?
Many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. This article highlights several factors that should be considered when purchasing a home.
Buyer Agency: Questions & Answers
Understanding Buyer Agency Why do I need a buyer’s agent? A buyer’s agent promotes your interests and represents you throughout the home-buying process, beginning with the search for the perfect home until you have the keys in your hand.......
Avoid The Most Common Buyer Errors
Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you’ll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase.
How Not To Pay Too Much For Your Home
This article helps you become a savvy buyer, by pointing out some of the pitfalls inherent in the home-buying process.
A Smooth Home Purchase in Six Steps
Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible
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Moving Calendar


Count Down to Moving DayWhat's the best way to prepare for a move? 
   
Four weeks before moving
  • Decide what you want to take, what you want to throw out, and what you want to donate to charity or sell.
  • Start using up frozen food and staples. Don't buy any more than is necessary before moving.
  • Start planning your trip. Make airline reservations. Book hotels and rental cars.
  • Arrange for important school, medical, financial, and legal records to be transferred.
Three weeks before moving
  • Arrange to have your pets transported or boarded. Start preparing your plants for the move.
  • Get back any items you have lent (and give back any items you have borrowed). Pick up any items that are being repaired.
  • Dispose of flammable items such as paint, aerosol cans, and cleaning fluids.
  • Send change of address information to the post office and other businesses.
Two weeks before moving
  • Schedule a date for a service firm to disconnect and prepare the appliances you are moving.
  • Start packing non-essential items.
  • Arrange for a babysitter for moving day.
  • Start planning to disconnect utilities.
  • Draw up a floor plan for your new home and start planning your furniture arrangement. (It makes moving in twice as easy.)
One week before moving
  • Finish packing suitcases and basic essentials. Make sure valuable documents, currency, and jewellery are in a safe and easily accessible place.
  • Drain garden hoses, lawn mowers, and other machinery.
  • Defrost and dry the fridge and freezer. Don't forget to empty the defrost water pan.
  • Take down items such as curtain rods, shelves, light fixtures, and mirrors that you are taking with you.
  • Dismantle large power tools, such as lathes and grinders.
  • Make sure all of your important papers, keys, medications, and plane tickets are available for the trip.
  • If you are travelling a long distance by car, you may want to have the car serviced.
Packing day
  • Leave a clear workspace for the packers.
  • Identify fragile and valuable items, items you are taking with you, and items being left for the new owners.
Moving-out day
  • Plan to stay home until the moving van has left.
  • Tour the house with the van operator during inventory. Sign the bill of lading. Confirm your new address and delivery date. Check destination contact phone numbers.
  • Do a final check for overlooked items. Make certain windows and doors are locked, lights are turned off, utilities are discontinued or turned off, and the keys are transferred.
Moving-in day
  • Try to get to your new home the day before the moving van arrives. Make sure the utilities are connected. Take another look to see if where you want your furniture to go is correct.
  • When the mover arrives, check items unloaded against the inventory. Make arrangements for installation of appliances. Confirm unpacking requirements.