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  • Writer's pictureCANDIS NOBLE; Luxury Real Estate Broker | Interior Designer

5 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers: Advice from Luxury Realtor, Candis Noble

Buying your first home

Buying a home can be an exciting and overwhelming experience, especially for first-time buyers! All the more reason, it is important to work with a knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate agent who can guide you through the process. Here are my top tips for First-Time Home Buyers:

  1. What is your home-buying budget? Before you start looking at homes, it's important to have a clear understanding of what you can afford. Work with a lender to get pre-approved for a mortgage and determine your budget. Remember to factor in additional expenses like closing costs, maintenance fees, and of course, the ever-perilous unexpected!

  2. Research neighbourhoods: Once you have a budget in mind, it's time to start looking at neighbourhoods. Location. Location. Location... it's everything! Consider location carefully, as well as safety, schools, and nearby amenities. I absolutely recommend driving around the neighbourhoods you're interested in, to get a feeling of what life would be like living there.

  3. Be open-minded: It's easy to get caught up in a dream home vision, but it's important to keep an open mind. Be willing and open to compromise on certain features or consider homes that might need a little tender loving care. Some of my clients have found absolutely wonderful hidden gems by being open to different possibilities!

  4. Ask questions: As you look at homes, don't be afraid to ask your realtor myriad questions. We will always wish to learn as much as possible about the age and condition of major systems such as HVAC and plumbing, as well as any recent renovations or repairs. It is also important to consider things you may not initially think about; such as crime rates or flood zones. So many considerations... so take your time. The details are important.

  5. Work with a trusted real estate broker: Finally, make sure you're working with a real estate agent who understands; details matter a lot. When researching; performing due diligence, you will need a realtor who genuinely cares and protects your best interests; whether by drafting protective clauses or negotiating hard on your behalf, you deserve to be represented... and Candis Noble will do just that. Communication and trust makes for smooth transactions and Candis noble is a real estate broker who is not only knowledgeable and available, but is also willing to go above and beyond to help you find your dream home.

Candis Noble; real estate broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Qc, researches, protects and represents her first-time-home-buying clients and guides them each step of the way. Candis does the work, so her clients have but one job to do... fall in love with their new dream home! Have questions about buying your first home in Montréal, the West Island, Hudson, Saint-Lazare or any of the surrounding areas? Reach out to Candis today! You have real estate questions... and Candis Noble has answers!

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