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A First Time Homebuyers Guide to Whistler

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Buying your first home in Whistler can be a daunting experience. Whether you are looking for a house or a condo, there are so many factors influencing your decision.

Budget, financing, location, property type, property restrictions, and market factors are just a few of the obstacles buyers face when searching for their dream home. We’re here to help you get through the process as easily as possible, and find you the perfect property.

Here are some quick tips for first time homebuyers in Whistler.

Refining your budget

First of all it’s important to know what your budget is as this will influence which properties you look at, and how much financing you may require.

There are a lot of things to consider when looking at your budget, not just the price of the listing. In addition there are property taxes, home maintenance costs, strata fees, and emergency funds. Be sure to factor in everything you can think of into your budget.

Financing

The next stage of the process is financing – we always advise our clients to get pre-approved for a mortgage, as this will make the process much faster and smoother. Discuss your options with your agent in order to meet your short and long-term real estate goals.

We work with a number of local mortgage brokers and can point you in the right direction when it comes to securing financing.

Finding a property

After you have nailed down your budget and financing you can start looking for potential properties. It is always important to keep an open mind through every aspect of the search.

Whether you are looking for a specific location, or property type, know that there are more options out there and talk to your agent about the best decision to match your goals.

One of the best tips is making a list of your needs vs. wants, this way you can narrow down the search to best match your must-have requirements.

The buying process

This is where your Realtor really comes in – the buying process. They will negotiate the best offer for you and ensure that all the paperwork and necessary inspections have been carried out.

As a company, our aim is to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for our clients. We are long-time locals and are here to find the perfect Whistler property for you so you too can become a long-time local!

 

Get in touch for more information on buying your first Whistler property.