The snow is melting and spring is almost here...cross your fingers! This time of the year also signals new beginnings. It makes sense that many people plan to buy or sell their properties at the first sign of the big thaw.
In light of the Modern Woman Show this weekend (and the first sight of Spring), I thought it would be a great time to look at a guideline for young women looking to get into the real estate market. Did you know that women purchasing homes has surpassed our male counterparts in the last decade? Now it the time to do a little research and put yourself into the driver seat of home ownership. Here is how you are going to do it:
1) Check your piggy bank. You are going to want to take an inventory of monthly living costs and debts. Make sure your monthly budget is accurate with room for incidentals. Connect with an experienced mortgage specialist. They can guide you along the process of seeing what size of mortgage you would qualify for. The nice thing about using an independent broker is that they can check rates with multiple lenders.
2) Find an agent you can trust. At Realty Executives Saskatoon they want to be there for you through the entire process -from the moment you meet to well after you have moved in. Their experienced executives are armed with knowledge and honesty. This is more than just a transaction - it's most likely the biggest purchase of your life.
3) Do your research and take your time. Within your price range look at a variety of homes in areas that you are comfortable with. This process can be time consuming but at the end of the day making sure the property meets your needs is worth it.
Now that you have a plan in place its time to make that dream come true.
For more information on Realty Executives and their agents visit their website www.rexsaskatoon.com
Realty Executives is a proud sponsor of the Modern Woman Show & Expo this weekend at Prairieland Park (April 14th & 15th).