Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Tips for First Time Homebuyers

The way people work has changed so drastically in the last year, work and home have quickly become intertwined. At Georgian Sands, we notice more and more homeowners opting for a home office! With many people adopting a work-from-home set up, it has become important to live somewhere that suits you and your family.

If you’re looking to purchase your first home, or perhaps just looking to move out of the city to somewhere as lovely as Wasaga Beach, we put together a list of our best tips for first time buyers.

1. Research

Nowadays, being steps away from beautiful natural amenities, while also being connected to work and family, is more accessible than ever! If you decide you want to move away from a busy metropolitan area to somewhere a little more remote, first time homebuyers will benefit from spending time learning about their new hometown.

2. Browse, browse, browse

When buying a newly built home, you get to customize so much of your interior design. For first time homebuyers, we recommend collecting images that reflect your style from sites like Pinterest and Instagram to really nail down your personal taste.

3. Understanding your TARION warranty

When you buy a new home in Ontario, you automatically qualify for the TARION warranty, which begins on the day you move in. Read up on what TARION offers owners as you begin looking for a new home.

4. Create a must-haves and nice-to-haves list

a. Create this list for both your home’s must haves and nice-to-haves. Decide on what kinds of finishes you can afford and what’s offered by the builder. The best part of this process is all the fun browsing you get to do!

5. Ask your builder about first time homebuyer benefits/offers

At Georgian Sands, we love when first time homebuyers choose our community to put down roots. We offer first time homebuyer benefits that sometimes include appliance deals, bonus Décor Dollars, and more. Ask our Sales Team when visiting our Presentation Centre for our current incentives.

6. Budget for legal and closing costs

It’s always prudent to have a bit of extra money put aside when you are purchasing a home to accommodate legal fees, cheque fees, and more. The best thing about buying a new home is that you have more time to save! Longer closing dates are one of the greatest benefits when buying a new home.

Whether you’re looking for more space or trying to be close to nature, at Georgian Sands we have the home to fit your needs. If you’re buying a new home this year and looking in Wasaga Beach, register here! We will be releasing more homes later this year, and our registrants will be the first to know.

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