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Buyers' Resources

Buying a home is a significant investment. The following articles and resources are to help you to understand the home buying process. If there is an answer you can’t find here, I will be happy to hear from you! Contact Me today to get started.


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Help For Buyers

Buying a home often presents some rather unique challenges. I am an expert on how to make finding your new home as stress-free as possible. [Read More]

Search by Map

Finding a home in just the right area can be tricky, use my map search tools to see the homes that are for sale exactly where you want to live, you can then determine where the local schools are, how close you are to hospitals, sports and recreation areas, banks, airports and shopping centres. [Try it Now!]

All Homes For Sale In Kelowna

Did you want to see all the homes for sale in my great city, my Kelowna advanced search will let you narrow down by price, number of bedrooms and/or bathrooms, square footage, neighbourhood or district. [Try it Now!]

Residential Home Search

Did you want to see all the residential homes for sale in my area, my Residential advanced search will let you narrow down by price, number of bedrooms and/or bathrooms, square footage, neighbourhood or district. [Try it Now!]

Luxury Home & Property Search

Kelowna and the surrounding area have many beautiful luxury homes. If you are looking for your next dream home a luxury home is always a perfect choice. Browse through all the luxury homes and properties for sale. [Try it Now!]

Free Properties List

Distressed properties can often be a great way to get your home at a discount. However in order to take advantage of great deals like these you will need to know exactly when these discounted homes hit the market. [Read More]

Home Buyers' FAQs

Owning a home is an important goal, and it’s also a significant investment. You should start with a careful analysis just like you would any other investment. [Read More]

Your Dream Home

Thinking of a better home for you and your family? If you’re rapidly running out of space, then up-sizing to a larger home could be your best bet. [Read More]

First-Time Home Buyers

Ditching the land lord and taking the leap into the realm of home ownership? Consumers who have the resources to buy a home shouldn’t shy away from this type of financial decision. [Read More]

Living Stress Free

Even though you may be less stressed after you buy a home, there are still things you need to keep in mind, or that you can do, to make your transition into a new home a smooth one. [Read More]

What to Offer?

Many factors come into play in the initial offer. Some say always offer 10% less. Unfortunately, this route could end you up in second place on that competitively priced "perfect" home for your needs. And, second place is no fun. [Read More]

Home Inspections

Naturally you will want to know as much as possible about the property before you finalize the purchase at closing. [Read More]

Consumer Household Safety

So you've bought a new home and you’re all settled in. However, when it comes to owning a new home, especially if this is your first time owning a home, you have to make sure that any risk of injury or danger is eliminated from your home. [Read More]

Protecting Your Biggest Purchase

The amount of time, effort and energy spent into selling or buying a home can be extensive and if you to do it by yourself, and not with the assistance of a REALTOR® or agent, you may run into the risk of losing money and getting a less-than-favourable deal. [Read More]

Hiring an Appraiser

When buying or selling a home, you want to make sure that the property is valued fairly and accurately, as well as ensuring that it is in the best possible condition. [Read More]

Avoiding Irresponsible Lending

When borrowing a mortgage loan, making payments on a car and dealing with credit card bills and multiple insurance costs, the numbers of each can get a bit overwhelming – or go unnoticed. [Read More]

 

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Mortgage Information

Do you need more information on getting a mortgage? I work with many different lenders and can put you in touch with some I trust. [Read More]

Mortgage Calculator

My Mortgage calculator will allow you to test different variables so that you can make informed decisions when it comes to your home financing. [Try It Now!]

Get Pre-Approved

Most mortgage lenders take the guess work out of applying for a loan by figuring out for you the amount you can afford to borrow. [Read More]

The Perfect Mortgage

For most first-time home buyers, shopping around for that “perfect” mortgage can be a daunting and complicated task. [Read More]

What Can I Afford?

When buying a home, it is helpful to determine the type of home you'll like and how much you can afford before beginning your search. [Read More]

Homeowner's Protection

A home protection program is an affordable way to cover the costs of unexpected mechanical failure of a major system or appliance. [Read More]

 


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Relocating to the Area

Relocating for homeowners is often an intimidating task. I am here to make your relocation to my area stress-free and hassle-free. [Read More]

Planning Your Move

While buying or renting a new home can bring joy and excitement, most people can agree that moving from one home to another, can be troublesome. [Read More]

Hiring a Moving Company

When it comes to moving you can try to move all your belongings yourself, or you could hire a moving company to do it for you. [Read More]

Self-Moving Advice & Tips

Moving by yourself will help you save money, work out those guns of yours and probably be able get some free help from your friends and family. [Read More]

Moving with Children

Moving can be a challenge for anyone, even for your children. Some children might be frightened by the prospect of moving, but, with your care, guidance and positivity, moving with your children will be enjoyable for them. [Read More]

The Surrounding Areas

My surrounding areas have drawn people from all walks of life and all areas of the planet to live and work here. Though some only stay a short time, many have put down roots and chosen to stay. [Read More]

Knowing Your Local Market

It is good to understand how many houses have sold in your geographical area compared to past years in order to determine what the popularity in the area is. [Read More]

Real Estate Glossary

Find helpful definitions to real estate terms by visiting this page for a helpful real estate glossary list. [Read More]

Energy Saving Tips

Electrical and gas bills can be expensive, especially if you’re not careful with how you manage your electricity. If you’re using old, worn out refrigerators and if you’re consistently forgetting to turn off your lights, then your energy bills may be higher than you want them to be. [Read More]

About Steve

Steve is a Certified Negotiation Expert which helps his customers reach the "Best Deal" possible when Buying, Selling or Investing in Real Estate in Kelowna and area. [Read More]
 

If you have any questions or would like more information please Contact Me. If you are interested in buying your next dream home or property please visit my Buyers Page or if you are interested in selling your home or property please visit my Sellers Page.


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