Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make, and the right advice and guidance is critical. At Kyle B. Janzen Real Estate, experience and expertise matter, and they can make a significant difference in making sure that you not only find the right house, but that you also pay the best price! Below is a step-by-step guide to setting you up for success. When you are ready, please contact us directly at (778) 215-2784 or complete the form at the bottom of this page to get you started!


So you are thinking about buying Real Estate, huh? Well, we should probably get together for a coffee at the office or a local coffee shop and get you started! This will give us an opportunity to learn about your unique situation and how we can set you up for success early on!


While knowing how much you can afford is the first step, sellers will be much more receptive to potential buyers who have been pre-approved. You will also avoid being disappointed when going after homes that are out of your price range. With a pre-approval, the buyer applies for a mortgage and receives a commitment in writing from a lender. We work with the city's best bankers and mortgage brokers to get you a mortgage pre-approval as quickly and efficiently as possible.


When purchasing real estate it is extremely important to set a budget and work within it. Your budget should include the purchase price, GST (if applicable), property transfer tax, legal fees, inspection, insurance, moving costs, and maintenance and renovation costs. There are a variety of other expenses that could arise, so plan accordingly. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has put together a Homebuyers’ Roadmap, which you can view here.


When purchasing Real Estate, we recommend establishing a time frame that best suits your needs. We work alongside you to keep everything on track.


Creating a checklist will help narrow down your needs and wants. Depending on the mortgage pre-approval and budget you have set, it is always a good idea to separate things you need in a house v. things you want in a house. This will help us find properties that fit exactly what you are looking for.


Once you have a mortgage pre-approval, set a budget, and created a checklist, it is time to look at which neighbourhoods you desire. Depending on your mortgage pre-approval and budget, you will have a good idea of which neighbourhoods you can afford. To help further with this, we will be releasing a neighbourhood guide later this year outlining benchmark prices in the various areas.


Now that we have a mortgage pre-approval, set a budget, created a checklist and found our preferred neighbourhoods, it is time to set you up to receive listings directly to your inbox. With this feature, you will receive listings 24 hours before they are published on! This is one of the best ways to see new listings, as soon as they hit the market — after all, we don’t want you missing out!


One you start seeing properties you like, it is time to get out into your desired neighbourhoods and start looking at homes. This is our favourite part of the process, as we get to see what you love and don't love in a home!


Once we find the perfect property that meets all of your needs and hopefully some of your wants, we make an offer! But don’t worry, we will be there to negotiate the best possible price for you based off of our comprehensive market research! Once we get an accepted offer, we work with you right up until closing to ensure a smooth and seamless transaction.


Once we get an accepted offer, it is time to do our due-diligence during subject removal. This means scheduling a home inspection, document review (title, property disclosure statement, strata forms, bills), legal advice, securing financing and so much more! Don't worry, we help you every step of the way, no matter your experience in buying real estate.


This is the part when you get possession of your brand new home and I hand over the keys! We do a thorough walk through of the property on possession day to ensure it is in the same condition as when you originally viewed it. Congratulations, you just purchased your new home!

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Oakwyn Realty Ltd.

473 Bernard Ave  Kelowna,  BC  V1Y 6N8 

Phone: (778) 215-2784