There are many different variations of homes.  Some are economical, while others can be very elegant...and expensive!  It all comes down to your own taste, and of course, how much you can afford!  View this article for tips on what to look for in a home, whether it be new or a resale.

Although the home buying process can be overwhelming at times, the key to a smooth and easy transaction for most purchasers is education and preparation.

Determining what you want and need in a home, combined with the knowledge of current housing market conditions will go a long way in easing your mind, especially if they are done before you begin your search.

For example, where would you like to live?  Would you like to be close to the office?  In the downtown core? Or would you prefer to live in a more rural community, away from the hustle and bustle of city life?

What about the characteristics of the home?  How many bedrooms would you like? Bathrooms?  Do you need a large kitchen? Is a garage important?  How about lot size? Are you willing to sacrifice location for size and price?

Finally, are you prepared to renovate? Or would you prefer a new home in an established neighbourhood?  What about the condominium lifestyle?

Other considerations include:

  • Market conditions:  Is it a buyers market?  A sellers market?  A balanced market?  How will each market affect me? Are prices on the rise or on the decline?  Are mortgage rates steady or dropping? What areas are hot with purchasers?
  • The economic outlook:  Are storm clouds on the horizon?  Will housing prices decline as a result?
  • Schools:  How are the public schools in the area you are considering?  Are private schools in close proximity as well?  How about amenities such as parks and tennis courts?

Many home buying guides are available to potential purchasers.  The Internet, for example, has become an extremely useful vehicle for virtual tours of properties listed for sale, visiting neighbourhoods, choosing a sales associate, etc.  Another source of information is your local RE/MAX office or financial institution. Last, but certainly not least, talk to your real estate professional about what to look for in your new home.  With years of knowledge and experience, your sales associate is an excellent source of information.

 

592 Harmsworth Drive, Grand Falls Windsor, NL

$319,900.00

 

Listed for sale is this cozy and attractive four bedroom home located on Harmsworth Drive in Grand Falls-Windsor. Features include hardwood, laminate and cork floorings, electric heat, spacious open concept on the main floor with the added bonus of a cathedral ceiling, spacious bedrooms, master bedroom with its own private ensuite and walk-in closet and a developed basement with an outside entrance. In addition the landscaping is meticulous, the rear yard Read More Here...

 

Robert is proud to present the Corduroy Subdivision, by Corduroy Developers Ltd., in Grand Falls Windsor.  The subdivision is located just minutes from the shopping core of town and close to the area Primary Schools.  This combined with the YMCA of Exploits Valley just 2 minutes away and a short walk to the Corduroy Brook Nature Trail, Corduroy Subdivision is geographically located to suit most new home owners needs.

 

Phases 2 and 2B currently still have building lots for sale with Phase 3 in the planning stages.  To view all available lots, please click on the image below!