Buying a home is a big decision...

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To help you make smart decisions, it’s important to think with your head and not your heart. Here are some tips for being home smart when you’re in the market to buy.  

Keep budget in mind

Remember to include legal fees, land transfer tax, mortgage insurance and utility hookups in your total cost.   Know the costs of a home inspection and home appraisal or survey.   Moving costs can vary based on volume, distance and whether you hire a professional mover. 

Protect yourself

Make your offer conditional on mortgage financing, a home inspection, the sale of your existing home, and/or other factors that are important to you. These conditions provide you important protection as a buyer. 

Check what’s inside the walls

Ask your real estate representative to look into the age and condition of the home’s systems, such as the plumbing and electrical. Find out if proper permits were pulled for any renovations. Consider a home inspection to further examine the home and don’t hesitate to ask questions. 

Expect the unexpected

Does your closing date on your new home align with when you need to move out of your existing home? Have a contingency plan in place in case the dates don’t match up.

Above all, working with a registered real estate professional will help you navigate the many steps and decisions involved in the home buying process. 

Buying Process...

 REALTORS® are experienced in everything you need to know and do when buying a home.  

The Canadian Real Estate Association has developed a Homebuyers' Road Map to help you through the process

Why Use a Realtor® to Buy?...

Why choose Holly and Royal LePage for your buying needs...

We are there with you every step of the way....

Buying a home is one of the most exciting – and important – moments of your life. Your home is not just the roof over your head, where you live, eat, sleep, play, and raise a family; it’s also one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. Whether this is your first purchase or you are an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully. 


 Experienced home buyers know that there’s more to look for than a good neighbourhood and a sturdy foundation. They shop with their hearts, their heads – and with the expert advice of a real estate professional. Before you get caught up in the excitement of searching for the perfect home, make sure you hire a Real Estate Professional with your best interests in the forefront, someone who will go the extra mile for you.


You can expect your Royal LePage Realtor to:

  • Provide you with the highest standard of care and extreme loyalty to you as the client.
  • Understand your specific needs and wants, and locate appropriate properties.
  • Assist you in determining how much you can afford.
  • Preview and accompany you in viewing properties.
  • Research properties to identify any problems or issues you should consider.
  • Advise you in formulating your offer.
  • Help you develop your negotiation strategy.
  • Provide a list of qualified team members (such as inspectors, lawyers, lender, etc.) for other related services that may be needed.
  • Keep track of all the details throughout the entire transaction—to closing and beyond.


In other words, we will commit to making your home buying experience go as smoothly and successfully as possible.