Buying a Home
It’s no secret that Guelph is a great place to buy a home. In 2017, Guelph was ranked among the most livable cities in Canada.
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Guelph’s historically low unemployment and vacancy rates make it a very desirable location for both families and mid-career professionals. It is also home to many award-winning builders.
However, there’s more to buying a home than simply finding a place you love. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’re buying your third or fourth home, there are many challenges to navigate — and our members can help you through this process:
- If you are looking to buy a new home in Guelph, visit our Home Builders page to browse the best home builders in the area and view the listings available on their websites.
- If you are looking to purchase an existing home in Guelph, you can view our listings of local Guelph realtors below. These professionals can help you with the process of home hunting, making an offer, and closing the deal.
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Why Should You Use a Realtor? ▼
Realtors are well-versed in all of the steps required in purchasing a home from start to finish. From determining your wants and needs, to helping you get pre-approval for financing, to ensuring you have everything you need to close a sale — they’re there to help.
A realtor can help you develop a detailed budget to accommodate a variety of details including:
- Your down payment
- Land transfer taxes
- Legal fees
- Property taxes
- Hydro & Union Gas deposits
- Activation fees for utilities
- Additional renovations
- And more
Real estate rules and regulations are constantly changing, and a realtor can help make the home buying process simple with their knowledge and experience.
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Your new home should have all of the features you need, as well as a few that you love. Your new home should have ample parking for the number of cars you have, as well as the correct number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces you need on a daily basis.
Your realtor will help you put together a list of all of the features you need in a home, features that are non-negotiable, and features that would be ideal but you’re willing to be flexible about. This will help them find your perfect home.
Plan for Your Future ▼
Buying a home is a long-term commitment, and knowing your needs and wants for the next five to ten years can be crucial in choosing the right home.
For home buyers, it can be difficult to plan objectively for the short-term and long-term, but your realtor can help by asking you all of the questions you may not have considered while looking for your new home.
Will you have children? What kind of common spaces do you need? A realtor can walk you through your current life situation and help you figure out where you intend to be five or ten years down the line.