"My first home purchase was made stress free with Linda's help. She patiently walked me through the process addressing all of my concerns, and made finding and buying the perfect home for me a reality." Carol O. Vancouver
"My wife and I were searching for a Vancouver apt. while in town for a weekend and Linda worked tirelessly on short notice. Her determination and dedication to our end goal paid off and we are so grateful." Craig D. Kelowna
"Linda, thank you so much for all of your efforts in educating us on the Vancouver real estate market, locating a wonderful apartment, negotiating a fair purchase contract and executing the transaction in a timely manner. As foreign buyers, your expertise, professionalism and wonderful sense of humor were invaluable to us!" Janet T. San Francisco,CA
"Linda is a very personable, professional, & ethical Realtor. She is knowledgable and was more than patient with us over the 5 months we took to buy a property in a crazy market! She was never forceful or overbearing which we greatly appreciated." Munesh M. Vancouver
Let me help you every step of the way
When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable. In this process it is important to have a Realtor representing you and your interests which, as a buyer, costs you nothing. The Realtors on both ends of the deal are paid through the proceeds of the sale by the Seller. It only makes sense to have someone looking out for your best interests throughout the transaction.
While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
Your First Step
Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: Is it to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific as well as realistic. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.
Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification
Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
I Will Find The Right Homes For You
Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.
I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search listings here at my website.
Simply complete the on-line form below and I will contact you with current listings matching your criteria and further information on how I can be of assistance.