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Your Buying Resource

Mary-Anne FASKEN

Buying a home involves many decisions, but the most crucial one is determining whether you are truly ready to make the purchase. Finding the perfect home can be a challenging task, and securing a mortgage loan can be a complicated and exhausting process. However, once you have committed to the necessary effort to achieve your home-buying objective, the benefits are undeniable.

By your side throughout the entire journey, I am committed to making your home purchase a smoother, more enjoyable, and cost-effective experience than if you were to do it alone. I will guide you through the preparation process to ensure that you are seen as a preferred buyer by sellers. Additionally, I will assist you in finding and evaluating properties that meet your unique requirements and navigate the numerous details associated with the actual purchase.

Mary-Anne  Fasken

Mary-Anne Fasken

“As a real estate professional, I keep myself up-to-date with the latest listings on Vancouver Island and have a thorough understanding of the local property values. Let me assist you in identifying properties that are priced reasonably and in good condition before you begin your search.”

Your First Step to Buying a Home: Identifying Your Needs

Which type of property would best meet your needs?

To begin the process of buying a new home, start by considering why you want to buy a home. Is it to stop paying rent, build equity, have a place of your own, raise a family, entertain business associates, or move up to a bigger house? Once you have established your motivation, create a list of the type of home you want and the location you prefer. Make sure to be specific and distinguish between your "must-haves" and "nice-to-haves."

Imagine narrowing your focus like aiming at a target, progressing from the broad to the specific. Take into account the geographical location (urban, suburban, rural); the community (north, south, east or west); the type of neighbourhood (established or modern, proximity to schools, recreational areas and other local amenities like transportation, day care, library, shops and entertainment). Consider how far you are willing to travel to work, and set a reasonable limit.

Consider the style of home that would best suit your needs. Determine how much space you require and whether you need a one-level home or if stairs are acceptable. Additionally, think about the size and type of property you desire. Do you prefer a newer home or perhaps an older one that needs fixing up? Keep in mind that someday you or your heirs may want to sell, so it's important to consider how long you plan to live in the home you are purchasing.

Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification

Why do you need a mortgage professional?

Now that you have addressed your home buying needs, your next step is to obtain pre-approval from a reputable mortgage company. Your mortgage specialist will find the right loan for you with the best possible interest rate.

With modern technology, pre-approval can be obtained easily over the phone or online in just a few minutes.

Contact me today and I will refer you to a trusted mortgage professional with a proven track record of successfully securing loan approvals for their clients.

Let's Find the Right Home For You

Once you have been pre-qualified and have a price range in mind, I can assist you in finding properties that meet your requirements by utilizing the most up-to-date online tools and resources.

My top priority is to ensure that your home buying experience is successful, cost-efficient, and enjoyable. I will assist you in completing financing and inspections, as well as closing the transaction, so that you can have peace of mind knowing that every detail has been taken care of.

Whether you are looking for a specific type of home or want to browse through the options available on the market, I have the expertise and communication systems to help you find homes that match your specifications. You can also explore the listings on my website.

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