Home Buying Considerations

Buying a house is kind of a big deal.

Trust me. I get it.

It’s likely one of the most significant purchases of your life, if not the biggest one. And that’s scary. I always recommend that my buyers take their time to figure out what their dream home wish list entails. That’s something only you can decide. I want you to buy what you want, not what I want, not what you crazy Aunt Martha thinks you should buy, not what Joe at the office has recommended.

So, let’s get “listing” (See what I did there?).


How much can you afford to spend on a home? Have you factored in property taxes, home insurance and utilities?

Transportation options

How important to you is having convenient transportation close by? Do you need it for work? How close would you like the nearest freeway or highway to be?


Do you need there to be a school close by? Do you want to be central to the business district? What about neighbourhood stores, hospitals, clinics, medical and dental centres? Or, do you really want to have a library, community center, or recreational facilities that you can walk to?
Liz Penner
Liz Penner


Do you have a preference for electrical or gas heating? Do you want the power lines to be underground or exposed? Do you only want city water? Would you consider having a septic system?

Strata Held Properties

Condos and Townhomes: Do you have a preference for management styles? Do you need a strata that allows for a certain number of occupants or pets, which offers specific amenities (storage lockers, two parking stalls), or will let you alter your unit’s appearance?

If you have any questions or want to get started, please fill out the form below. Or call me on my cell anytime at 604-376-3350. I am always available to answer questions.