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Tips for preparing to buy a new home

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 by Polycorp

Becoming a homeowner isn’t easy but it doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s important to be well-informed, prepared and organized so that you can make an informed decision. Here are some tips for you to consider while you prepare to buy your new home in Halifax Nova Scotia.


Consider your monthly expenses and what it will cost you to purchase a home. Try to secure a loan before setting out on your home buying journey so that you know all of your options. Know how much you plan to spend, and save as much money as you can for the down payment. Pay off or lower the balances on outstanding debts. Pay cash for purchases you make to avoid adding to your debt.  All of these things will help you get financing and be a smart money manager at the same time!

Must Haves

Make a list of your wants and needs. Are you looking to build a custom home or purchase a move-in ready home? How close will you be to school and work? What’s the proximity to your favorite shops, your favorite eateries and the grocery store? What kind of home and lot size are you interested in? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need and would you like? Are there special features that are important to you in a home when it comes to medical issues, allergies, pets, carpet, tile, storage, flex space, floorplans and the flow of a room? Answering these questions will help you decipher what’s absolutely essential to your family’s lifestyle and needs versus what you can live without when it comes to buying your home.

Stop By

Traffic, noise and the way the neighborhood and home are lit will vary throughout the day. Before buying your new home in Halifax NS visit the home and neighborhood at various times throughout the day to get a feel of what it will really be like living there.  Get out of the car and walk around to see how it feels.

Welcoming Community

Get to know the neighbors too by asking how they like living there. This can give you a better perspective about the people you’ll be moving next to and where you can borrow a cup of sugar!

Garage Sale

Have a garage sale to sell your electronics, clothes, furniture, books and other miscellaneous items that you no longer need or want. By getting rid of clutter before you buy your new home you’ll have a better idea of the room you’ll need and you’ll be able to put some extra money into your pockets as well. And remember, whatever you don’t sell, you can donate.

Polycorp, a new home in Halifax Nova Scotia homebuilder, offers many options for perspective homeowners to choose from. Call us today at 902-431-9911 to speak with our friendly staff. 

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