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A Guide to Buying West Kelowna Homes!

Buying West Kelowna homes is a big purchase. Whether you are a first-time buyer, or a seasoned vet, choosing to buy a property is a huge decision. The home that you purchase will impact your life in a number of ways. So, it is essential that choose a home that suits your needs. To help you succeed with buying West Kelowna homes, I’ve outlined a brief buyer’s guide.

Continue reading below to learn more about what to expect and prepare during the home-buying process!

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Organize your Finances

Being financially ready to buy a house is one of the most important steps in the buying process. This means having your down payment ready to go, getting a mortgage pre-approval, and searching for the best interest rates for your mortgage. Also, it is important to maintain your current job while you look to purchase a house.

If you need a referral to a Kelowna mortgage broker please consider reaching out to Campbell Mortgage Pros

That’s because the first thing you’ll need to do when buying a West Kelowna home for sale is put money aside for a down payment. This amount is (at minimum) 5% of the purchase price of the home you’re planning to buy. Second, you’ll need to meet with a mortgage broker to determine what you can afford. Shopping around for the best rate is highly recommended.

What Makes your West Kelowna Dream Home?

After you’ve gotten your finances in order, consider what qualities make your West Kelowna dream home. For instance, is it a large open kitchen? Or, is it a large backyard with space for a garden? Or, maybe it’s a great location that’s close to your work! Create a list of wants and needs to determine what your dream home will look like. 

Once you’ve established a price range, it’s time to think more about how a home will best suit your lifestyle. Think about things like access to schools, recreational facilities, what the West Kelowna neighbourhood is like, and so on. Why you’re choosing to buy should help answer these questions for you — so think about it carefully. You may want to put this down in writing and create a needs vs. wants list.

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Meet With West Kelowna REALTOR® Josh Miko!

When buying a home it is critical to search for a good real estate agent. A West Kelowna REALTOR® like myself will be able to advise you about current market conditions. In addition, I can help you negotiate, and answer any questions that you may have throughout the buying process. Finding an agent is a step we recommend not skipping. Especially if you are a first-time home buyer!

It’s important to partner with a REALTOR® you feel completely comfortable with. A REALTOR® can help you find your dream home, that meets both your needs and your budget. They will set you up with viewing appointments, and also help bring clarity to the complicated process of buying a home. You’ll want to go with an experienced and knowledgeable REALTOR® who you can be sure will represent your best interests.

Hunt for your New House in West Kelowna!

Once you’ve got most of the above steps in order, it’s time to start hunting for your West Kelowna dream home. Use the value from your mortgage pre-approval to determine what you can and cannot afford. Finding a West Kelowna home within your budget is extremely important. Also, make sure you pay close attention to your list of needs and find a home that accommodates the majority of them.

Using the property search on this site and consulting with me as your REALTOR®, you will be able to find West Kelowna homes in your desired area. I’ll update you frequently regarding new listings and schedule your viewing appointments with sellers.

Closing time!

Lastly, as your agent, I can help you place an offer on West Kelowna homes that the seller will either accept, counter, or reject. After you’ve negotiated an offer, you’ll need to undergo your due diligence period to satisfy your conditions.

At this point, congratulations are in order! Becoming a new homeowner is one of the most liberating things you’ll ever experience. There are many benefits to homeownership — pride of ownership, the ability to make home improvements, building equity, appreciation — the list goes on.

Contact me today to get started with buying West Kelowna homes!

I would love the opportunity to help you get familiar with buying West Kelowna homes for sale. Learn more about me and why I love helping buyers and sellers of West Kelowna homes and real estate. And, please, get in touch with me if you’re planning a move in the future!  You can also follow along for more updates with me on Facebook!

Interested in receiving my comprehensive Buyer’s Success Guide?

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