HOME BUYER


What you need to know before purchasing property in the Niagara Region.

I truly care about my clients. I care that you make wise investments that follow your heart, head and financial abilities. I care that you will be happy for many years in the property we find for you. I work largely through referral and repeat clientele and I can only do that by making sure we hit a home run for you.

We live in a new era, and a new way of purchasing property.

As much as possible, for the foreseeable future, we need to transact virtually as much as we can. What does this mean if you want to purchase a home?

  1. Pre-qualify for a mortgage
  2. Pre-qualify for a mortgage
  3. pre-qualify for a mortgage. Ok, you get it, we need to have your financial house in order. You need to know what your downpayment will be, your monthly payments, your taxes, your affordability and your potential income trajectory. There is nothing worse than falling in love with a house or an area only to find out you can't afford it. In the current climate, buyers want to know that you have the ability to purchase their home before they allow us to enter it. If you need a good mortgage advisor, I work with several good ones.
  4. Understand your phase in life. Are you entering the market, upsizing, downsizing, re-locating or investing? Each of these scenarios come with different challenges and opportunities. Knowing what you expect helps us narrow the focus.
  5. Virtual reality isn't just for kids anymore. Many properties now have the ability to host a true virtual walk-through if you have the proper equipment. Investing in specialized goggles, or goggle add-on for your smart phone will allow you to literally walk through the homes as if you were there.
  6. Paperwork and meetings can all be done electronically and virtually to reduce person to person contact as much as possible, yet maintain a personal connection.

I promise to:

  • Help you understand the difference between sizzle and steak. It is very easy to get caught up in the "pretty" or the "ugly" but good bones will last much longer than a pretty paint colour or worn out carpet.
  • Help you narrow down your must have's and your wants vs your needs.
  • Help you understand neighbourhoods, property values and differences within the Niagara Region.

  • Recommend expert help when needed, such as home appraisal, home inspection, and contracting services
  • Manage your offers and counter-offers, and my skills and experience as a negotiator to make sure you get the best deal possible
  • I pledge to give you honest and factual advice based on what I believe to be true, not just what I think you may want to hear. I want to be your REALTOR for life, with that in mind I will give you exceptional service with integrity.

When you are ready to get started, fill in the form below and we can have a virtual or face to face chat to see if we will work well together. I look forward to being part of your team!

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Angela Higgins

Sales Representative

Direct: 905-401-2244

Office: 905 357 3000

Toll Free: 888 216 4440

ahiggins@royallepage.ca

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