Buying FAQ

I am ready to buy a property. What is involved with buying a house listed for sale on

Buying a home is easy and uncomplicated with You can start by  searching our database of homes to find a home or homes you are interested in. Then, call or email the sellers, and arrange a viewing. If you like what you see, you can make the seller an offer, either verbally or with an Offer to Purchase Form. Make sure you’ve done your research, so you know that the home you are purchasing is competitively priced with similar homes in the neighbourhood or community.

Is it safe to buy a home privately?

Yes, it is is safe to buy a home privately. Make sure you have done your research to ensure that the property is priced competitively. You can hire a home inspector to make sure there aren’t any unseen issues with the home, and you can make a home appraisal a condition of the sale to make sure the property is worth what you are paying for it. Your lawyer will ensure that all of the legal details involving the sale of the home are looked after.

Is it okay to deal directly with the Seller?

Yes, there is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to deal directly with the seller of the home. For some reason, the Real Estate Industry does not want sellers and buyers to meet. But meeting the seller can often give you a good idea of how well the home has been cared for, and when you buy privately, you do get to meet the seller. The seller can provide information about their home that a third party agent might not have.

But I’m not an expert when it comes to homes?

Homes are not mysterious objects. We have all lived in them all of our lives. You probably know just as much about homes as anyone else, and if you have concerns, there are professionals who can help you.

If you have concerns about the condition of the home, you can hire a home inspector to make sure there aren’t any issues you aren’t aware of. In fact a home inspection is often a condition of sale.

And just like when you buy using an Agent, the sale will need to be finalized by a Lawyer. It is the Lawyer who makes sure the Seller gets the money, and the Buyer gets the Title to the Property, and it is the Lawyer who will make sure there aren’t any unseen legal issues with the purchase of the home.

How do I know how much to offer for a home?

There is no exact science to determining how much a home is worth. If you are interested in a home, we encourage you to compare the asking price of that home with the asking price of similar homes that are for sale in the neighbourhood, or community. Do your research. All the information you might need is readily available on the internet. Once you’ve done your research, you should be able to pretty confident in determining what an appropriate asking price should be for a property you are interested in.

When you’re ready to start shopping, there are lots of homes for sale privately, and commission-free

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