Julie D. Martin

Sales Representative
4169 King Street East
Kitchener, ONN2P 2E8
Office: 519-570-4663
Office Fax: 519-570-9151
Direct: 519-580-3505
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Julie D. Martin

Julie D. Martin Sales Representative

CENTURY 21 Home Realty Inc., Brokerage*
4169 King Street East
Kitchener, ONN2P 2E8
Office: 519-570-4663
Direct: 519-580-3505
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Find a Home Inspector

This is the 10th step to buying a home. When you're buying a new home, you'll want to scrutinize every last detail. Home inspections can save your from unpleasant surprises and help to prepare you for future maintenance. Your REALTOR® can help recommend several home inspection companies to chose from. Recommended Certified Homes Inspectors used by my satisfied clients Keith Langlois      ...

Arrange a Mortgage

This is the 9th step to buying a home. Money makes the world go round, and a mortgage gives you the power to buy a home. This isn't the most fun step in buying a home, but it's vital. Who do you talk to? You can get a mortgage through your bank or a mortgage broker. If you do not currently hold a mortgage and want to speak with a professional, we can make a recommendation based on our experience. Mortgage ...

Add a Lawyer to Your Team

This is the 7th step to buying a home. Buying a home involves piles of legal documents. You need someone to translate the "legalese" and ensure your best interests are protected. Finding a good lawyer There are lots of good lawyers out there. Ask your friends or people at work. REALTORS® will happily give you the names of several good lawyers. They can't legally recommend just one, but they'll only ...

Move In

This is the 12th step to buying a home. Moving day will come sooner than you think, so get planning now. "Closing date" often means moving date Unless you have major repairs or renovations planned, you probably want to move in the day you take possession. If you intend to move at the end of the month, contact a moving company or truck rental company now before they're all booked. If you can move mid-week ...

Close the Deal

This is the 11th step to buying a home. Your offer has been accepted and you can't wait to more in. But don't break out the bubbly just yet. You have to close the deal. Your REALTOR® and lawyer will do most of the closing work, but here's your checklist. Closing checklist Immediately begin satisfying any conditions of the agreement that require action on your part. Your REALTOR® can fill out the documents ...

Make an Offer

This is the 8th step to buying a home. You've found a home? Congratulations! Now, if you actually want to make it yours, you have to make a successful offer that the seller with accept. Preparing the offer REALTORS® can prepare the offer for you and help ensure no details are overlooked. Here are some terms you'll see in the offer: Buyer or PurchaserSeller or VendorPurchase PriceDepositChattels included ...

Sell Your Current Home

This is the 6th step to buying a home. When should you sell? Buyer's vs. seller's market. When there are lots of people looking for homes but not many for sale, it's called a "seller's market". When there are lots of homes for sale and not many people buying them, it's called a "buyer's market".Waiting for the market to improve? If you're selling one home and buying another, you don't really have to ...

See What's Out There

This is the 5th step to buying a home. Read and see all about it in local, national and international real estate publications.  But, be aware that not everything you hear and see is accurate to the local market.  Ask your REALTOR® for some local market stats as well. Bring on the Open Houses! Welcome to the Wonders of Online Searching.  REALTORS® have access to an incredible house-hunting ...

Decide What You Want To Buy

This is the 3rd step to buying a home. First, decide where you want to live. Urban:  The big city.  The prices are generally higher, but you can walk to a restaurant, or maybe even to work.  You'll also have the widest range of housing options.Suburban:  Newer schools, newer shopping centres, bigger yards, bigger homes.Smaller Cities and Towns:  Canada is dotted with thousands ...

How Much Can You Afford?

This is the 2nd step to buying a home. A home is a big purchase.   It's probably the most expensive thing you'll ever buy, and there are lots of expenses you might not even know about. Cost of buying a home: One time costs Down paymentLegal feesInspection feesTaxesMonthly costs MortgageUtilitiesMaintenanceInsuranceProperty taxesEverybody's total costs are different, but chances are good you won't ...