Posted 12.21.12 @ 9:55
It’s the off season for luxury Oakville real estate (and real estate all over Canada for that matter!), which means if you’re shopping now you’re going to want to keep your eye out for a few specific things. You may be able to find a good deal, but it’s still easy to make a mistake that can cost you big. If you’re looking for luxury homes for sale in Oakville, now is the time to start thinking about what you’re looking for and what you want in a home.
Always Research a Property before Buying
No matter how high or low the price tag, you’re going to want to know what you’re buying! When you work with us we can run a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) that will help you understand how much a property is worth versus how much it’s priced at. We’ll also help you know if the area has good schools compared to homes in other neighbourhoods, crime rates and more. The more you know about a property before you buy, the better. You have to understand what you’re getting into before you put your bid in.
Know What’s Beneath the Surface
If you’re looking at luxury homes for sale in Oakville you’re going to find a lot of beautiful homes… but what’s beneath the surface? What will you be left with when the staging crews come in to remove all that great furniture? A home is more than the veneer, more than the mere façade projected by the previous owner. How is the plumbing, what kind of appliances (if any) will come with it? What amenities make this piece of Oakville real estate a true luxury home that you’d want to buy for THAT price? Are the custom upgrades added on worth it? Are the original features that have been edited out (no garage for example) really worth it when it comes to resale value? Work with a home inspector to know for sure.
“I Can Buy a Home on my Own!”
Famous last words! Honestly, when it comes to luxury homes for sale in Oakville, can you afford any slip ups? You need your interests protected and no one wants to be the guy that bought a house for 5x its worth because he was too emotionally involved in the sale. You need an objective eye that can look out for your best interests, and that’s us! We have years of experience in the Oakville luxury real estate market and we’re here to help you.
When you can’t settle for anything less than the best (and why would you want to?), you need us! We’ll be here with you through every step of the process, peak season or off season. Let us help you find not just the house but the home that suits your needs best!
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