Buying Your Victoria Home in Three Easy Steps

Let our team of experts help you every step of the way. Whether you are just browsing, thinking about what could be, or seriously looking at your options to buy a Victoria home, there are many decisions to make along the way. Our team has designed a step-by-step process, which simplifies the many decisions you will be faced with. 


Home Buying Process


We have resources and experience from the basics of online searching, where to get the best information (here, of course), online downloadable buyer guides for your use or to share, videos to help you all the way -- from just thinking about buying to your first day/month/year of ownership.


Maybe you recall the last time you bought a computer or a TV. You went through a process that you were likely unaware of at the time, but one that easily moved from looking to owning in a reasonable amount of time. Understanding this process will help you feel more comfortable with your big decision and prepare you to take advantage of the next great opportunity you see, without the disappointment of missing it.


Our goal is to help you understand and prepare for the moment your dream home appears, have you ready to make a great offer and get you all moved in with the least amount of inconvenience.





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Introduction to the Three Steps

Buying anything can be quite the analytical endeavour, especially with all the information floating around in cyberspace. But long before we had personal computers and smart phones to do things with, before infinite choices, life was simpler. Now with all this information that is coming at us from all different directions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it becomes even more important to know which information to pay attention to and what to filter out. But even as complicated as we make today, buying anything, from a pack of gum to a multinational company, can be broken down into 3 easy steps.







Your First Step: Information Gathering

Right from the start you are faced with an overwhelming amount of information -- some good, some useless and some out-and-out misleading, not to mention that a lot of information is outdated and written or posted, long ago. Think of yourself finding a great home in just the right area, it’s listed for sale for $200,000 below market value (great deal right?). Now think of the emotions your feeling as you scramble to the phone with excitement, you call the number, but it’s not in service, so you email the person who posted it -- no reply. So, already frustrated, you call your REALTOR who looks up the address on the MLS system that goes back 10 years and finds it sold for that price 6 years ago. Don’t laugh; this happens all the time, and think of how crushed you will feel after that initial excitement is pulled out from under you?



You see, the internet has a way of holding on to old information. As a matter of fact, by the time we are done typing this, the information and technology may have changed. Did you know that there are more than 1.8 Billion internet users, and the first 2 years of a computer technology students’ studies will be obsolete by the time they finish a 4 year degree! The video above titled “Buying Victoria Real Estate Made Easy”, was made over a year before it was posted here as an educational series.


Your Second Step:  Education

Just like in step one, if you are not careful you can waste time, create frustration, and worst case scenario -- you can give up on the whole goal of buying your next Victoria home. A decision that you may regret for the rest of your life.


The education process of buying is quite simple and it should have you financially prepared, legally prepared, and emotionally prepared if handled correctly. You see, this second step, if not taken, can seriously hinder your ability to make the necessary decisions that can make the difference between getting a great deal and not buying a home at all. It’s like climbing a ladder; you don’t try and go for the top rung without using all the steps along the way, which would be dangerous, you might even fall flat on your face, and no one wants that.

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