Buying an Accessible Home
Whether you’re looking for an existing retrofitted home or a home that you can retrofit to suit your needs, I can help!
Have you been pre-approved for a mortgage? It’s important to talk with a Mortgage Broker or your Bank to determine a realistic home buying budget. I can provide you with the names of mortgage brokers who will meet with you in your current home.
If you’re buying a home that needs retrofitting, you’ll need to have a renovation budget too. If you need help to establish a renovation budget, I can recommend a Universal Design Consultant who can assist with a retrofit budget. A Universal Design Consultant can also work with us to establish search parameters to help identify homes that are ideally suited to your requirements.
Once the finances and search parameters are organized, then we need to discuss location. Where do you want to live? I have clients from Hamilton in the west, Cobourg in the east, north to Lake Simcoe and all points in between. Where you want, is where I go!
Now that we have established what type of home you want, where you want to live, and how much you can afford, I will search for properties through various sources, including the Monreal Real Estate Board and Once I identify a home that is suitable I will inspect the property with my digital camera. I will take numerous pictures of key areas which will allow you to have an accurate impression of the home. While I’m at the house I will determine if you are able to access the home for a personal inspection. Portable ramps and a bit of creativity are usually all that are needed to get in! If access is not possible, I can bring in a video camera to ensure that you get a clear and detailed impression of the home.
Finding the right home may be quick and easy or it may take research and persistence. I love a challenge and will work hard until I’ve found the perfect home for you! The next step is preparing the Offer to Purchase. I will have already provided you with blank copies of all the paperwork you’ll need to sign and encouraged you to read through the documents. If there are any further questions or explanations needed, this is the time to ask! Its important for you to know what you’re signing and feel comfortable with the offer process.
In summary, when you’re ready to buy a home this is what I do:
- I listen to what you want
- I bring in the necessary experts
- Coordinate the team
- Do the necessary research and present my findings to you.
My goal is to make sure what you need and what you want is what you get!
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