Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task in Canmore, Banff or the Bow Valley in general, where you have to take into consideration zoning, flood plains, sunlight and lease land just to name a few. Your local, experienced RE/MAX Alpine Realty real estate agent has the knowledge and resources to help guide you seamlessly through the purchasing process.
Our agents will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. RE/MAX Alpine Realty real estate agents will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
Our agents are always familiar with the current homes on the market, and they know neighborhood values well, so they can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Your First Step
Your first step to buying a home is to ask yourself why you want to buy a home? To stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you’d like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the “must haves” from the “want to haves.”
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, Harvie Heights, Lac Des Arc); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment).
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? What is your price range? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.
Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification
Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
If you need a list of local mortgage professionals that have an excellent reputation and track record, ask your RE/MAX Alpine Realty real estate agent for a list of local recommendations.
Our Agents Will Find The Right Home For You
Once you’ve been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, our Agents can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system to locate them.
Our Agents have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search Canmore, Banff and Bow Valley listings here on our website.
We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way
We will help you complete your financing, inspections, and close on the transaction. Your local RE/MAX Agents top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.
Contact us today!