For many people your home is your most expensive purchase and most valuable asset so it is important to have all the information when you are considering buying or selling. After your REALTOR®, the Internet is probably the second most valuable resource for finding information about the buying or selling a home. Here are some personal suggestions of websites and apps to help you on the road to success!
What does a REALTOR® do and why use one?
If you are dipping your toes in the real estate market for the first time, or if you have not bought or sold for a long time, it helps to understand what a REALTOR® does, the services they provide and the duties and responsibilities they have in today’s real estate industry.
How do I find out what you can afford?
Mortgage finance terms and rates are constantly changing, not to mention the Provincial and Federal regulatory structures that control who can lend, how much they can lend, what requirements must be met before they can lend, and who they can lend to! Confusing right!
- Ratehub – Compare Mortgages, Find Calculators and Research Mortgage Information
- Bank of Canada – Policy Interest Rate Data and Announcement Schedule
I want to buy a house in Surrey/Delta/Langley/White Rock, how do I find out about the zoning and applicable bylaws for the home I am looking at?
The zoning and bylaws that apply to your property can greatly affect the use and your future enjoyment of your home. Do you want to operate a small home business from your house? Do you potentially want to rebuild in the future? Are you curious what may be being build in the vacant lot next door to your house? These sites provide valuable searchable information from the to help you find answers to these questions and more.
What School catchment does that home fall in?
Seen a great house but want to make sure that your children can still go to their current school? Knowing that your children will be placed in a school that will provide them with the most suitable and best education is an important component in choosing your new home. These sites below allow you to search applicable school districts.
What is the best App to search for homes on my mobile device?
Have you even been driving down the road and seen what looked like the perfect home – but you didn’t get the address? There’s an app for that! These apps allow you to search any listings in your location and find all the information on that perfect home you just saw!
- REALTOR.ca App for IOS (Iphone/Ipad)
- REALTOR.ca App for Android
- Homespotter App for IOS (Iphone/Ipad)
- Homespotter App for Android