Buying Real Estate in Victoria? Your Needs and Wants

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Victoria Real Estate 

The current combination of attractive mortgage rates, home buying incentive programs and a wide selection of homes from which to choose means now is a great time to consider buying you first piece of Real Estate or moving to something that better serves your needs.
Location, location, location
Better yet, Victoria, Victoria, Victoria. Location is one of the most important factors when making any real estate decision. In my opinion, Victoria is one of the best places in the world to purchase real estate, especially when you compare it with other parts of the world.
Back to location, location, location….. Take for example if you work in downtown Victoria and you are comfortable with the idea of commuting, you might want to consider buying a home in one of the outlying communities like Central Saanich, North Saanich, Highlands or Metchosin, where the lots may be more picturesque and peaceful. On the other hand, living closer to the city centre of Victoria often means a short commute to work and easy access to shops and entertainment facilities.
When focusing on location, you will likely want to consider other important factors like the proximity of schools, access to public transit and shopping facilities, coffee shops, recreation, etc.
Identify features you need and want
Once you have decided on the location you prefer, it is time to identify your needs so that you can zero in on the property of your choice. For instance, if your family is outgrowing its present apartment or home, you know you are going to require something larger and more comfortable – possibly with more bedrooms and a second bath.
In addition to your needs, you should also consider your wants – things you would like to have if you can afford them and if they are available. Remember, the time you take to think about these things now will prove invaluable later during your discussions with your REALTOR®
Matching needs and wants with available properties in Victoria
With a personal property search service set up by your REALTOR® you will receive access of the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), and only the listings that fits your needs (pictures, address and all) will be displayed. You further get an email notification when a new property has been added to your personal Real Estate site. This will give you a very good idea of what the Real Estate Market is doing and will help you match your wants and needs. Contact a Royal LePage Coast Capital REALTOR® and ask them to set you up with this service
Further, you should take your lifestyle into account and the things that could enhance or detract from your daily enjoyment. Then add these preferences to your needs or wants shopping list. Your Royal LePage Coast Capital REALTOR® will be pleased to arrange for you to see the homes, for sale, that appeal to you the most and will offer invaluable guidance throughout the home-buying process. Feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you.
Cheers,

Bill
Bill Ethier
President/Managing Broker
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

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