4 Ways to Make House Hunting Easier

Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process a lot easier and much less stressful.

1. Get your mortgage arranged in advance.
You don’t want to find the ideal home on the market, only to face problems arranging a suitable mortgage. You might end up losing the opportunity. So, make mortgage arrangements in advance by getting “pre-approved”. With that pre-approval, you can shop for a new home with confidence.

2. Clearly define the kind of home you want, and the neighbourhood you want to live in.
You can’t view every home that’s on the market. If you try, you’ll burn yourself out! So, write down a clear description of the kind of home you want. How many bedrooms? Big kitchen? Pool? 

Don’t forget to include the neighbourhood. Upscale? Close to downtown? Lots of trees and parks? Urban and close to shopping and theatres?

With this information, we can quickly create a shortlist of properties that meet your criteria.

3. Take good notes.
After viewing a few homes, you may easily start to forget the details. Was it the first property that had the large elm tree in the backyard or was that the fourth property you saw? If you take good notes, you’ll be better able to make decisions later on about which homes to shortlist.

4. Take care of yourself, and your family.
Eat right. Pace yourself. Don’t try to view too many homes in one evening or on one Saturday afternoon.

Want more ideas for finding the perfect home? Call/text us anytime: 905-892-8920 or shoot us an email: info@TeamBB.ca


Meet John & Cathy

When it comes to buying or selling  your home in Niagara, we are  LOCAL specialists. We have helped our clients navigate the market through multiple economic cycles. As life-long Niagara residents and experienced REALTORS® we know the Niagara market and its housing trends.

We have made a career of promoting positive community and economic growth  because we know that buying a house means choosing a place you are proud to call HOME.  We have a deep understanding of what Buyers are looking for when deciding where to live in Niagara and how best to highlight our listings to attract the widest audience.