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Hans’ Home Buying Guide

Buying a home is probably the largest investment you'll make in your lifetime. Having an experienced, knowledgeable RE/MAX professional like Hans, representing you in this transaction, just makes good sense.

Hans fully understands the real estate purchase process – and just as important, he understands and knows the Gabriola Island and the Central Vancouver Island markets.


Step 1. Priorities and your wish list
You’ve make the decision! You feel the time is right to purchase island property... on Gabriola Island or Vancouver Island.

A good way to get started is to make a detailed list of what you want and need in your new home.  There are many things to consider while compiling your list.

Would you like to live at the water’s edge or do you prefer an ocean view? Or would you like an acreage property? Do you want a home that is close to schools or the community centre or are you looking for that perfect island home with lots of room between you and your neighbour.

What are your priorities when it comes to the number of bedrooms and bathrooms? Would you prefer a newer home or an older one with established landscaping? Is an updated kitchen important to you?  How about a fireplace to warm the winter evenings? 


Step 2. Financing your home purchase  
Hans recommends getting pre-qualified for financing before you start your search for you island home. It simply makes the whole buying process go more smoothly. Contact Hans for more information. You will be glad that you did.


Step 3. Finding Your New Home
The next step is to work with Hans to find your new home.  Hans will give you priority access to the newest Gabriola and Vancouver Island real estate listings.  Each listing is matched to your home search criteria. You will be updated by email, the moment the property comes on the market. Call Hans for details.


Step 4. Making an Offer 
The looking is over... you’ve found the home or property that you want to buy. You can rely on Hans to prepare your offer quickly and then guide you through the price negotiations.  


Step 5. Your Offer has been Accepted!! 
Once your offer has been accepted there are several steps to complete your purchase. Hans will help you through this very important stage in the buying process.


Step 6. Enjoy your new home!
Now that the paper work is complete – all the “I’s” are dotted and the “T’s” crossed – it’s time to enjoy your new home. Congratulations!!

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