As a first time buyer you may be having some difficulty deciding on the type of home you should buy.
Will it be one of the many detached or semi-detached homes for sale in Toronto.
Take a few minutes here to think about your particular lifestyle and preferences in home ownership.
Take the survey below and see what type of home suits you
What kind of lifestyle do you have?
a) Demanding job with long hours, entertain friends in free time
b) Homebody - Like to do things around the house
c) Have a job but expecting first child.
What kind of neighbourhood do you prefer?
a) Hustle and bustle, close to restaurants bars and gyms
b) Don't want to be far from the city but would like access to parks
c) Quiet neighbourhood away from traffic and noise
How do you travel to work
a) Walk or take public transit
b) Bike in good weather, drive in bad weather
c) By car
Is parking important to you?
a) Not at all, do not own a car
b) Thinking about buying a car
c) Parking space is a must have
Do you want a garden or yard?
a) Not important to me
b) A small one would be nice
c) Backyard is must have
How many bedrooms do you need?
b) Three - one for an office
c) Need more than three
How many bathrooms do you require?
b) one on each floor
c) An ensuite would be nice
Are you handy?
a) Definitely not
b) They call me Mr/Ms Handy
c) Somewhat but don't want fixer upper
To find out which type of home suits your needs from the results of the survey visit this page.
After 26 years of helping buyers with their real estate needs it never fails to amaze me how first time buyers start out knowing exactly what they want and end up buying something completely different.
The above survey while not completely definitive will help point you in the right direction.
John Lavin is a full time realtor with 26 years experience helping buyers and sellers of homes, condominiums and investment properties in Mississauga and Toronto. If you are looking for homes for sale in Toronto or Mississauga Condos for Sale why not put my 26 years of experience to work for you.