12 habits of happy house hunters in Ottawa

12 habits of happy house hunters

Purchasing real estate doesn’t have to be stressful. Follow these habits of home buyers who have found success in purchasing Ottawa real estate.

1 They have set realistic goals about home ownership.
2 They know the difference between what they NEED & what they WANT.
3 They have hired a real estate professional to guide them through the process (ask about this free service).
4 They have done market research on the area, property & values.
5 Market research is key to securing the best deal. Knowing the future development in the area, the allowable uses and various zoning information will give you a better understanding of value.
6 They have an understanding of costs associated with the property.
7 Ask the sellers if they can provide recent utility bills. Your family will definitely use utilities differently, but it will give you a broad range of value that you can expect to pay.
8 They have completed a recent pre-approval. Yes, a pre-approval does expire. Having a pre-approval is great, but only if it’s current. Recently there have been a few mortgage requirement changes.
9 They have eliminated distractions and have set aside time to get the information and view homes. Consider attending one of our free information nights visit www.BuyerSeries.ca for a full list of events.
10 They have the courage to move forward once they have found the one & offer the best price.
11 They have a firm understanding of development in the neighbourhood.
12 They have viewed the property & the neighbourhood on various occasions.



Ayn MacDonald


ABR – Accredited Buyers Representative

SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist

Attend a free seminar: www.BuyerSeries.ca

Coldwell Banker Rhodes & Company

Office: 613 236 9551

Email Address: info@aynottawa.ca

Mailing Address:

102-100 Argyle Ave

Ottawa, ON K2P 1B6 Canada


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