Now that you have saved up your down payment and have been to the bank (like your fabulous REALTOR suggested) to get prequalified, you may be thinking you are finally ready to start looking at properties. BUT (and mine is a big butt!!!) have you made sure you have your closing costs in place. ... » Learn More about Closing Costs in Real Estate
First Time Buyers
Process of Elimination! If you are relocating to the Okanagan from any area in BC, from another province or even from another country, there is a "secret sauce" to how to find a house! I speak from personal experience. In 1999 I was relocating from Edmonton Alberta to Vernon British ... » Learn More about BACK TO BASICS – RELOCATING!
Is the black cloud hanging over you? Knowing the difference between "must-have" items and "wish" items is REALLY important for all buyers. If you are looking for a "perfect" house, it is going to be a long ride! Must-have items are true deal breakers, non-negotiables, just as the name ... » Learn More about BACK TO BASICS – THE BLACK CLOUD!!
First Time Home Buyer Alert! Want to know the first step in buying a home? Spoiler - it's prequalification. Prequalification is the key to a successful home purchase. So many people do not know where to start when they decide to purchase a home - whether it is their first home or not. Do we ... » Learn More about BACK TO BASICS-PREQUALIFICATION