Thinking about buying a house?

Buying a house is the single biggest decision most of us will make. You are investing your future into a new house, that will affect your finances for years to come. You do not want to rush into the process hastily. You must consider several very important factors.

Fortunately, you have Kim Bailey-Brown here to help. With years of experience selling a variety of homes in and around the area, I can guide you through the buying process, taking you through each factor and help you make the right decision that fits your needs each step of the way.

How to prepare for the buying process.

  • Price – Brantford has very affordable housing prices. Price may be the most important factor but it is just one of the many questions you need to answer when buying a home. Will the price appreciate or depreciate over time? What is your price range? These are all questions you need to consider when looking at the price of a new home.
  • Where to buy – I don’t only sell houses in Brantford. I sell in Brant County, Burford, Paris, St. George, and the surrounding areas. You want to live in the community that is right for you, and that has all the amenities you are looking for. Each area has its own specifications to consider and I can help you find the one that best suits you.

  • Type of house – The type of house you will buy is just as important to consider as the price, as it determines so many other factors. I can help you decide whether you are looking for a house, condo, townhouse, country living, income property, residential income or rental property.

  • Amenities – What services are you looking to be in close range to, and what areas of the city provide those options? It is important to take into consideration the distance to grocery stores, shopping centres and gas stations, among countless others, when looking for a new home.

  • Future plans – When buying a home you have to think about the future, what you plan to do with the property after you have owned it for a couple years. Are you looking to keep it for a long time, or renovate it and sell it quickly? Will you be selling it in 5 to 10 years, and what are the prices likely to be at that time? These are all questions that I can help you answer.

You may also wish to consider:

  • Schools – If you have kids or are planning to start a family, you will need to take into consideration what schools you are likely to choose for them, and the distance that schools are from your future home. My in-depth knowledge of the area and the schools that are located in it will help you greatly with this factor.

  • Highway Access – A great thing about Brantford is its proximity to larger cities and the fact that a highway runs through it. Do you commute or travel to Hamilton or Toronto often? Then you will want to consider how close your future home is to highway entrances and exits.
  • Taxes – Taxes are very important to consider when buying a home. You have to consider how much are you willing to pay in taxes and what homes and areas yield what amount. I can help you with this challenging factor and help you make the right choice for you and your family.

What should I look for in an agent?

When looking for an agent to help you purchase a new home, you want someone who has excellent knowledge of the area you are considering. Somebody that knows what the prices are in each area and knows the location of schools, amenities, highway entrances and neighborhoods. You want an agent who is a good negotiator, and has experience negotiating in her market. You should consider whether or not an agent is tied into the community they work in, and how that influences their work in a positive manner. Lastly, you want an agent who has been recognized by their agency for excellent work, someone who is acclaimed for their ability to help suitors purchase homes.

How Kim Bailey-Brown can help.

I can help you wade through the waters and deal with each factor that you must consider when purchasing a new house. From deciding on a price range and tax amount, to type of house and location, I am the realtor for you. I will take into consideration your needs in regards to highway access, proximity to schools, amenities that you want to be close to, and your future plans with the property. Don’t be overwhelmed, but call me today and let’s start finding the perfect house for your needs today.