BUYING YOUR HOME IN SQUAMISH
Are you interested in buying a home in Squamish? You have come to the right place. Use our Squamish Real Estate Hub to:
Research the community and adventure lifestyle
Find local resources to help you make the move
Search live MLS listings
Contact a Favourite Local Realtor to help you buy or sell your home
Find a mortgage broker to help you with the financing
CONTACT A LOCAL AGENT
11 TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME
The boom in Squamish real estate is a sign of our community’s success and desirability; however, it does put added pressure on those who are looking to buy. Being prepared and armed with the right information when looking to purchase in a hot market is key.
Know what you can afford – Talk to a financial planner today to know what you will be comfortable spending each month.
Window shop with MLS listing– Do your research online and get to know the home prices of the area.
Research the local community & events – This can start with researching online, however, it is always a great idea to visit and check out the energy of a community before making a big move.
Work with a reputable and local Realtor – Find a local who has their finger on the pulse for what developments and listings are coming soon.
Get pre-approved for a mortgage – Talk to a local mortgage broker to get pre-approved. This will take the pressure off when you are ready to make an offer.
Sell your current home – This is a difficult decision, however, it can help to know what your home will sell for before making an offer on a new home. Click here for a free home valuation
Don’t skip the home-inspection – With a hot market you may be tempted to skip the inspection to make your offer stand out above the rest. This could really backfire in the long run and we always recommend getting a qualified home inspection before you buy your home.
Find the necessary local real estate resources – Find the resources that you will need to complete an offer – This will include a lawyer amd home inspector , and depending on what you are buing a local builderand interior designers
Patience is key – This is possibly the biggest purchase of your life, and a hot market can add to the pressure you are already feeling significantly. Take your time,you don’t want to bid too high or buy a home you don’t love.
Make an offer – When you are ready, talk to your agent about making an offer on the property.
Close, move in and meet the neighbors!