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Buying a home is a major life event and it can be overwhelming as to where to start. I am a researcher and information provider. Being a licensed award winning REALTOR® since 2004, I have been part of over a thousand transactions and many more problem solving situations that resulted in happy endings. My experience enables me to ask the right questions and gather the proper information that will make for a smooth and stress free transaction. The better informed I can make you about the process, your options, the timelines and potential outcomes then the better decisions you will make for your future move. 

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What My Buyer Clients Have to Say

"Found the perfect place!"

Dawn took the time to learn what we wanted and needed in our new home, and showed us the properties she thought would best suit us. She walked us through the process since we did not know how to go about purchasing a home. It was quick and easy for us because of her expertise! She’s who we recommend to anyone buying or selling.


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The Nova Scotia Guide to Home Buying

Let’s have  conversation about what your priorities are in your new home. This will get us one the same page so that we do not waste time viewing properties that just won’t fit your needs. This guide will explain the steps to home buying but also provide the knowledge make sound decisions about one of the biggest investments of your life.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Home Buying

Yes, certainly! If a home doesnt have regular maintenance and repairs addressed in a timely manner it can negatively impact the resale value. Even if repairs and renovations have been done to a home, if they arent done well or with return on investment considered, this too can depreciate a home’s value.

It really depends on the home and how well it was cared for and maintained. There were certainly quality materials and craftmanship found in many older homes, but there are newer more energy efficient technologies found in homes of today.

If you are planning to buy a property, it is best practice to contact your bank first to get pre-approved. During this process you will be asked to provide verification of income, any outstanding debts or financial liabilities. You may be required to make sure you income taxes are up to date and any taxes owing to be paid. Once you are pre- approved and you make and have an accepted offer on a property it usually takes 10 business days for a bank to give final approval that they will finance you for that specific property. The bank may require confirmation of its ability to be insured, of potable water and an appraisal. Your  REALTOR® and lawyer may require a confirmation of financing from your lender. 

Closing costs are the funds you will need to provide to your lawyer prior to closing over and above the funds that your lender will be forwarding to your lawyer. This can include your downpayment, fuel adjustments, deed transfer tax, property taxes owed to seller and lawyer fees. 

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