Important items to consider when purchasing your new home:

Price

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

TRANSPORTATION

Is there convenient transportation to work? What is the distance to the nearest freeway or expressway? Is there public transportation available nearby? Bus? Skytrain? 

COMMUNITY

Are there schools close to your home? Central business district? Neighborhood stores? What is the distance to the nearest major hospital? What is the distance to clinics, medical, and dental centers? Are there libraries, community centers and recreational facilities nearby?

UTILITIES

Is there natural gas connected to the home? Are the power lines underground or exposed? Is there municipal water or wells? Is there a public sewer system or septic?

STRATA HELD PROPERTIES: CONDOS AND TOWNHOMES

What management style is being used? What are the rules regarding the allowable number of occupants, noise, pets, amenities, parking, etc, and how are these upheld? Can I alter my unit’s appearance? If I want to change something, what procedure do I have to follow to get permission?