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Buying

I know the pleasure of unlocking the door to the perfect place that says “Welcome Home.” We all want to go there!

In my commitment to you as my Buyer, I will make the process of purchasing a home in North Vancouver, West Vancouver or Coal Harbour easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that Sellers see you as a preferred Buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and guide you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase. I'm not afraid to negotiate on your behalf.

Your first step is to make the commitment today to work with me and then we’ll work together as a Team to find your perfect place!

Next Step Financing: Cash or Mortgage?

Mortgage Pre-Approval gives you substantial leverage: Sellers immediately see you as a serious Buyer. Not only will you know the exact price range you can afford, but you'll also be able to negotiate a better deal and move more quickly when you find the perfect home.

In our initial interview together we will review the steps of purchasing, the costs of purchasing and your plan of action to home ownership. As a full service REALTORs ® with 28 years of experience in the marketplace, I can also provide you with accessibility to trades people, contractors, interior designers and home related amenities.

Dodi Can Help

When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. Finding that perfect home is not an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage can be a complex and arduous process. Once you've made the commitment to proceed with purchasing a home though, the rewards you can achieve will be well worth the effort. 

In my committment to you, I'll make the process of purchasing a home in North Vancouver, West Vancouver or Coal Harbour easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and guide you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.

Having sold homes on the North Shore for over 27 years, I have my finger on the pulse of the Real Estate Market, and I know neighbourhood values inside and out. I will help you determine which properties are fairly-priced, a good value and in good condition before you start your search.

Your First Step

Everyone has a picture of their ideal home. This home would include all the features you not only need, but have long desired. However, when it comes time to buying a home, these desired features constitute additional costs. While it's nice to think about having a view, larger lot, huge landscaped garden and yard, or luxury amenities and finishings, these can add considerably to the price of a property.

Begin the list with items you absolutely need like adequate room, garage space and number of bedrooms. Do you need a home that is in "move-in" condition or are you prepared and/or able to put a little elbow grease into your new home in the way of renovations or remodeling?  Does you require a one-level home, or is it important to have a basement or second floor?  Basic needs should be considered first. After these have been established, you can consider additional features if you can manage these benefits financially. With such a list in your hands, you're less likely to be caught up in the excitement of the pursuit. You'll have a good idea of what you want, the features within your price range, and whether or not you can afford those additional items.

Take into consideration the neighbourhood - is it older and settled or brand new.  Consider visiting schools in the area if you have children.  How will you be affected by a new commute to work?  Are there infrastructure projects in development?  

To learn more about what to look for in a new neighbourhood,
please call me at 604-644-3634!

Your Next Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval

You've narrowed down your list of requirements, you're ready to take the next step in the purchasing process - getting pre-approved with a mortgage broker.  While getting pre-approved may sound daunting, it actually just involves getting an idea of what you can afford.  When you're pre-approved, this means that a lender has reviewed your credit history, verified your assets and employment, and has approved your mortgage before you've found a home to purchase.

Pre-approval gives you substantial leverage: sellers immediately see you as a serious buyer. Not only will you know the exact price range you can afford, but you'll also be able to negotiate a better deal and move more quickly when you see a house you like.  Depending upon market conditions, a seller may lean towards an unconditional offer, so you'll have less negotiating power if you have to wait for mortgage approval. Banks and financial institutions have developed many programs catered specifically to home buyers. Once you review your needs and objectives with a mortgage broker, you'll be one step closer to purchasing your home.

Contact me and I'll be happy to refer you to a qualified mortgage professional with an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.

Let Me Find the Perfect Home for You

It is a very time consuming process to view every home available that meets your needs. I can do much of the work for you, by establishing your needs, reviewing a range of properties and advising you of potential matches. I have my fingers on the pulse of housing trends and prices. With access to the best possible resources and communication systems available today, I will be able to help you find the right home in your desired area. My comprehensive knowledge of the available homes in your North Vancouver, West Vancouver or Coal Harbour area neighborhoods is one of my strongest assets.

Once you've been pre-approved and know what price range you plan to stay within, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs and wants, using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system.

Start your search now - and view my current listings!

As a successful North Shore Realtosr with years of experience, over 2,200 successful real estate transactions, and a proven track record of making real estate dreams a reality for my clients, it's my job to guide you through this complicated and exciting process, from beginning to end. Contact me today, together we will prepare a unique plan to suit your particular needs and goals. From helping you find your dream home to closing the deal -  I will be there to ensure your journey to life behind a new door is a smooth one!

My Listings

4795 MARINEVIEW Crescent in North Vancouver: Canyon Heights NV House for sale : MLS®# R2278017

4795 MARINEVIEW Crescent North Vancouver V7R 3P4 : Canyon Heights NV

Main Photo: 4795 MARINEVIEW Crescent in North Vancouver: Canyon Heights NV House for sale : MLS®# R2278017
$1,978,000
Prop. Type:
Residential Detached
MLS® Num:
R2278017
Status:
Active
Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
4
Year Built:
1955
Renovated from top to bottom with sweeping mountain views! This bright 2 level 2,660 sq. ft. SW facing family home in Canyon Heights offers: 3 bedrooms on the main level, one bedroom with en suite bathroom on the lower level, and a 2 bedroom registered suite with a separate entry. Great features include: 4 updated bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, new windows, and a gourmet kitchen with rich wood cabinets, stainless and granite. All year entertaining is a breeze in your open plan living/dining plus your 193 sq. ft. deck! The bright lower level has 9 ft ceilings. A garden entrance and is perfect for in-laws, home office, or as a mortgage helper. Suite is currently tenanted at $1,500 month and services a $300,000 mortgage. Walk to Canyon Heights Elementary and Handsworth Secondary High School. Minutes to Edgemont Village and Grouse Mountain. An ideal location to live your North Shore lifestyle.
Property Type:
Residential Detached
Dwelling Type:
House/Single Family
Home Style:
Rancher/Bungalow w/Bsmt.
Year built:
1955 (Age: 63)
Total area:
Switch units of measure2,660 sq. ft.
Total Floor Area:
Switch units of measure2,660 sq. ft.
Price Per SqFt:
$743.61
Total unfinished area:
Switch units of measure0 sq. ft.
Main Floor Area:
Switch units of measure1,330 sq. ft.
Floor Area Above Main:
Switch units of measure0 sq. ft.
Floor Area Below Main:
Switch units of measure1,330 sq. ft.
Basement Area:
Switch units of measure0 sq. ft.
Finished Levels:
2.0
Bedrooms:
6 (Above Grd: 6)
Bathrooms:
4.0 (Full:4/Half:0)
Kitchens:
2
Rooms:
12
Taxes:
$7,589.61 / 2018
Lot Area:
Switch units of measure7,750 sq. ft.
Lot Frontage:
Switch units of measure62'
Lot Depth:
125
Outdoor Area:
Sundeck(s)
Water Supply:
City/Municipal
Plan:
VAP8128
Heating:
Electric, Forced Air
Construction:
Frame - Wood
Foundation:
Concrete Perimeter
Basement:
Full
Roof:
Asphalt, Fibreglass
Fireplaces:
3
Fireplace Details:
Natural Gas
Parking:
Carport; Single
Parking Total/Covered:
3 / 1
Parking Access:
Front
Exterior Finish:
Stone, Wood
Title to Land:
Freehold NonStrata
Suite:
Unauthorized Suite
Floor
Type
Dimensions
Other
Main
Living Room
Switch units of measure21'4" x 11'8"
-
Main
Dining Room
Switch units of measure13'7" x 9'7"
-
Main
Kitchen
Switch units of measure12'1" x 8'
-
Main
Master Bedroom
Switch units of measure12'11" x 10'8"
-
Main
Bedroom
Switch units of measure10'7" x 9'11"
-
Main
Bedroom
Switch units of measure10'10" x 10'7"
-
Main
Foyer
Switch units of measure13'7" x 5'1"
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Below
Living Room
Switch units of measure21'4" x 10'10"
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Below
Kitchen
Switch units of measure10'10" x 10'1"
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Below
Bedroom
Switch units of measure11'5" x 11'
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Below
Bedroom
Switch units of measure11'4" x 10'11"
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Below
Bedroom
Switch units of measure13'8" x 8'5"
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Floor
Ensuite
Pieces
Other
Main
Yes
4
Main
No
3
Below
No
4
Below
Yes
3
Clothes Washer/Dryer/Fridge/Stove/DW
Central Location, Recreation Nearby, Ski Hill Nearby
Mountain Views
PL VAP8128 LT 4 BLK 12 DL 595 LD 36. GROUP 1.
Property Disclosure:
Yes
Fixtures Leased:
No
Fixtures Removed:
No
Services Connected:
Electricity, Natural Gas, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer
Listing information last updated on July 31, 2018 at 04:10 PM (UTC)

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604–644–3634
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