RE/MAX Crest Realty 5731 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 2C9 Ph. 604-618-2128 Em. teresa@pointbinvestment.ca

Our trained and licensed agents specialize in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas and are ready to guide you through the home-buying process. We are committed to fast, professional and courteous service and will be by your side each step of the way, making the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own

Here are a few tools that will help you with your home-buying journey:

A Simple, Complete, Easy To Use BC Home Search Tool With Up To Date Information

Findmybchome.ca – You can do a quick home search now and even mark your favourite properties and track them to see if any changes come up.  It pulls live data from the same database Realtors use so you get updates on new properties that come on the market, and it will also display any price drops.

Our mortgage payment calculator calculates your monthly payments and shows you the corresponding amortization schedule.  Enter your purchase price and our payment calculator allows you to test down payment and amortization scenarios, and even calculates the BC property transfer tax.

3 Steps to Buy your Home

Step 1 – Determine Your Why

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? 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. 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.

Step 2: Find a Qualified Mortgage Specialist

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 us and we will refer you to one of our mortgage specialists who have made our clients very happy with their expert and professional services.

Step 3: Contact us

Once you’ve been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, we can help you determine which properties fit your needs and find you a home you are happy with for years to come.