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The first step of the buying process is getting a pre-approval for a mortgage. The reason for this is because buyers need to know how much they’re able to borrow. This also aids in searching for appropriate properties, and prevents buyers from becoming attached to listings outside of their price range. It demonstrates you’re a serious buyer as a loan estimate is required for a down payment and closing costs. In addition, you’ll be able to hold an interest rate for a fixed period of time prior to committing. Calculate your mortgage using our free mortgage calculator to get started today.
It typically takes 10-12 weeks to buy a home, including searching online to signing a contract. On average the buyer looks at 12 homes before offering on one and completing the closing period takes 30-90 days. These timings are under normal marketing conditions, as marketing conditions are a huge factor and can drastically change the length of the buying process. However, properties may be purchased quicker if home buyers are well prepared and pay in cash. If you’re looking to start this process, contact us today.
It can take anywhere between 2-12 weeks to sell a home. Similar to buying a property, this process is highly influenced by market conditions.
A sellers’ market is when the demand for properties (number of buyers) increases or there is a supply shortage, causing prices to increase. There are many factors which may influence the demand for homes:
Learn more about selling by checking out our free Sellers' Guide.
Opposite of a sellers’ market, a buyer’s market is when there is reduced demand (lower amount of buyers) and the prices of properties decrease. The contributing factors that influence this include:
Learn more about the buying process by reading through our free Buyer’s Guide.
In most cases, 24 hours is a sufficient amount of time for sellers to take to respond to offers. However, offers can be left open for as long as a buyer wants, and the seller will have to respond in that time.
Yes, the time of year does influence prices and there is a best time to buy an estate. Traditionally, August and December are months where people are not focused on purchasing real estate and if you’re trying to sell your home in that time you’re probably quite motivated. Therefore a buyer is likely to get a better deal, however there is a limited amount of inventory to choose from. Prices depend on a number of factors including location, supply, demand, and other conditions. The number of days on the market is another large indicator of negotiating power. If a property has been on the market for some time, the seller is less likely to negotiate. Reach out to Kamil Lalji, one of Calgary’s Top Agents, to get professional advice today.
There is no guarantee, however a higher credit score does typically secure a better mortgage rate. As one's credit score is a measure of financial health making them more likely to meet scheduled payments. Calculate a mortgage estimate today using our free mortgage calculator.
First impressions are very important, so ensure all entrance ways and rooms are clean and organized. It is also vital that HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems are all working properly. If you want to learn more about preparing your home, contact us today to gain professional advice.
To get the most of a real estate investment, the owner must manage and maintain the property. This includes vetting and placing the right tenants to create a secure income stream. It also involves maintaining the internal and external building to lower repair costs. If you’re interested in having someone manage your property or if you want to learn more click here to visit our property management page.