Welcome home! Everything you need is here in this updated SPACIOUS, TOP FLOOR unit with a high ceiling. 1057 sq ft to call your own! OPEN, BRIGHT main living space with large windows, custom mantle around fireplace. Easy to imagine entertaining here. Efficient Kitchen with a convenient centre island to prep your meals. Custom cabinets with pull out drawers. Stainless steel appliances. Good sized bedrooms, custom closet organizers plus two full bathrooms. Large in-suite laundry room which creates even more storage options. Great outdoor balcony for the summer. Storage locker is even located on the same floor for added convenience! Two underground parking stalls side by side. LOCATION is key here, walking distance to downtown Port Coquitlam and the amenities it provides. Schools of all stages, groceries, coffee shops, bakeries & restaurants all close by few. For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are recreation trails & parks nearby. Quick access to commuter routes, transit and the WEST COAST EXPRESS.
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Jan 13th (2-3:30pm)
This is the home you have been waiting for! Just five years young! Fabulous Great room floor plan, makes entertaining family and friends so much easier. Step inside, find double doors to your Flex room on the right. Convenient walk-in shower in the main floor bath. Delightful open, spacious kitchen with Stainless steel appliance, under mount sinks, walk in pantry, convenient island, over height door to deck with gas barbque hook up. Sit in that great room and enjoy that GREENBELT view from all the windows. Another spacious deck too. Generous bedrooms upstairs plus a great sized laundry room wt sink, folding area and cabinets. Wonderful master bedroom again with views overlooking GREENBELT. Lovely in floor radiant heat in the Ensuite, plus a deep soaker tub to relax in. Plus an unfinished basement with loads of room for all your ideas. What fabulous potential here. Very high ceilings, lots of windows, plenty of light and a separate entry. Wonderful possibilities here.
OPEN HOUSES: SAT, JAN 26th (1:30-3:30pm) & SUN, JAN 27th (2-4pm)
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You’ve been saving for awhile, weighing your options, looking around casually. Now you’ve finally decided to do it—you’re ready to buy a house. The process of buying a new home can be incredibly exciting, yet stressful, all at once. Where do you start?
It is essential you do your homework before you begin. Use the following list as a guide to help you avoid the most common mistakes.
1. Searching for houses without getting pre-approved by a lender: Do not mistake pre-approval by a lender with pre-qualification. Pre-qualification, the first step toward being pre-approved, will point you in the right direction, giving you an idea of the price range of houses you can comfortably afford. Pre- approval, however, means you become a cash buyer, making negotiations with the seller much easier.
2. Allowing “first impressions” to overly influence your decision: The first impression of a home has been cited as the single most influential factor guiding many purchasers’ choice to buy. Make a conscious decision beforehand to examine a home as objectively as you can. Don’t let the current owners’ style or lifestyle sway your judgment. Beneath the bad décor or messy rooms, these homes may actually suit your needs and offer you a structurally sound base with which to work. Likewise, don’t jump at a home simply because the walls are painted your favourite colour!
3. Failing to have the home inspected before you buy: Buying a home is a major financial decision that is often made after having spent very little time on the property itself. A home inspection performed by a licensed company will help you enter the negotiation process with eyes wide open, offering you added reassurance that the choice you’re making is a sound one, or alerting you to underlying problems that could cost you significant money in both the short and long-run. Your Realtor can suggest reputable home inspection companies for you to consider and will ensure the appropriate clause is entered into your contract.
4. Not knowing and understanding your rights and obligations as listed in the Offer to Purchase: Make it a priority to know your rights and obligations inside and out. A lack of understanding about your obligations may, at the very least, cause friction
between yourself and the people with whom you are about to enter the contract. Wrong assumptions, poorly written/ incomprehensible/ missing clauses, or a lack of awareness of how the clauses apply to the purchase, could also contribute to increased costs. These problems may even lead to a void contract. So, take the time to go through the contract, making use of the resources and knowledge offered by your Realtor and lawyer. With their assistance, ensure you thoroughly understand every component of the contract, and are able to fulfill your contractual obligations.
5. Making an offer based on the asking price, not the market value:
Ask your Realtor for a current Comparative Market Analysis. This will provide you with the information necessary to gauge the market value of a home, and will help you avoid over-paying. What have other similar homes sold for in the area and how long were they on the market? What is the difference between their asking and selling prices? Is the home you’re looking at under-priced, over- priced, or fair value? The seller receives a Comparative Market Analysis before deciding upon an asking price, so make sure you have all the same information at your fingertips.
6. Failing to familiarize yourself with the neighbourhood before buying:
Check out the neighbourhood you’re considering, and ask around. What amenities does the area have to offer? Are there schools, churches, parks, or grocery stores within reach? Consider visiting schools in the area if you have children. How will you be affected by a new commute to work? Are there infrastructure projects in development? All of these factors will influence the way you experience your new home, so ensure you’re well-acquainted with the surrounding area before purchasing.
7. Not looking for home insurance until you are about to move:
If you wait until the last minute, you’ll be rushed to find an insurance policy that’s the ideal fit for you. Make sure you give yourself enough time to shop around in order to get the best deal.
8. Not recognizing different styles and strategies of negotiation:
Many buyers think that the way to negotiate their way to a fair price is by offering low. However, in reality this strategy may actually result in the seller becoming more inflexible, polarizing negotiations. Employ the knowledge and skills of an experienced Realtor. They will know what strategies of negotiation will prove most effective for your particular situation.