Once you have decided to buy a property in Squamish, there are a number of things you need to consider.
Everything from location, to price, to market conditions can affect you when looking to purchase. It is important to be knowledgeable about the area as well as the local market when looking to buy.
Do your research
Before you enter the process of purchasing a property it is advantageous carry out some research into the local area, neighbourhoods, mortgages, Realtors and market stats. This means that you will be well prepared for the buying process.
If you can become pre-approved for a mortgage before you start viewing properties, this will also provide you with a great advantage compared to unapproved purchasers.
Choosing a Realtor
Working with a real estate agent greatly helps the process and we strongly advise all those looking to buy engage the services of a Realtor.
A buyer’s agent will take the time to understand what you’re looking for, provide local insights and knowledge, and give advice regarding current market conditions and reasonable offers.
A Realtor will also assist in all legal matters and ensure that each piece of paperwork is properly completed, allowing for a smooth transaction.
Where to live in Squamish?
When it comes to choosing where to live in Squamish, there are so many options! Whether you’re looking for proximity to amenities, adventure or peace, there is something for everyone.
Each area accommodates a wide range of property types to suit all requirements. Squamish is home to a hugely diverse population and has neighbourhoods that meet the needs of everyone, from single condos, to family townhouses.
You can find detailed information on the Squamish neighbourhoods HERE.
Buying a property
Once you have decided on a Realtor, chosen an ideal location and narrowed down your property requirements, the buying process properly begins.
This is where your agent will guide you through each step, from viewing listings, to making an offer and negotiating. A good agent will keep you informed throughout and explain the process.
The buying process can be fairly complicated, but it is made easy with the use of a good Realtor. You can find all the information you need on our dedicated buying page.
If you are currently interested in buying a property in Squamish, please get in touch!