Buying Your Vancouver Island Home

When you choose me as your Tofino or Ucluelet REALTOR®, I will be with you every step of the way. With my vast knowledge and experience in the Tofino, Ucluelet, and Salmon Beach areas, I make home-buying easy.

When you are buying your Vancouver Island home with me at your side, I will make the process of purchasing a home 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 help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.

I am always familiar with the current homes on the market in Tofino and Ucluelet. I know neighborhood values well on the west coast of Vancouver Island, whether that’s Tofino, Ucluelet or Salmon Beach.

With my extensive knowledge, I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search. My experience and notoriety in the Tofino and Ucluelet markets allow me to access homes before they come on the market. This means less competition for you when it comes to purchasing your dream home.

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Your First Step to Buying Your Vancouver Island Home

Your first step to buying your Vancouver Island home is to ask yourself why you want to buy a home? The reasons are different for every homebuyer. Whether it’s to stop paying rent, more room for your family, or to simply have a place to call your own.

Next, you’ll need to decide on the type of home you are looking for. Be as specific as possible so your Tofino & Ucluelet REALTOR® can find your dream home. Things to consider are:

Your Next Step to Buying Your Vancouver Island Home: Loan Pre-Qualification

Now that you’ve got your needs sorted, the next step is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. You can do this quickly over the phone or even online. 

Call me, and I will refer you to a mortgage professional with a track record and reputation of getting her clients approved for their dream homes in Tofino, Ucluelet, and Salmon Beach.

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I Will Find The Perfect Vancouver Island Home for Your Family

Once you’ve been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I will help you find the properties that best meet your needs and that you love using the MLS system. 

You can also easily search my listings on my website and let me know which ones you love. I will schedule an appointment to get you inside your favorite homes ASAP.

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

As your west coast of Vancouver Island REALTOR®, I will help you complete your financing and inspections and close the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful — taking the stress out of the process and putting the fun into your Tofino, Ucluelet, or Salmon Beach real estate purchase.

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Why use a local Tofino & Ucluelet REALTOR®?

Tofino, Ucluelet, and Salmon Beach are my communities and my backyard as well. I care deeply about this place that I call home, and I want my clients to love it here as much as I do. When you buy a home with a local Tofino & Ucluelet realtor, you are ensuring:

How to Buy a Vancouver Island Home with a Mortgage Helper

Saving up for a down payment for a home is a tall feat for anybody; then you add in the global pandemic, market, and financial uncertainty, and it can seem like an overwhelming process.

To get help with the mounting costs of daily life, you may be interested in a mortgage helper.

To qualify to be a mortgage helper, it must be a self-contained, legal long term rental unit. This means that a person who rents out their basement should provide their tenants with their own kitchen, bathroom, living room areas, and a separate entrance to the unit.

Rental units must also be built up to code with adequate ventilation, windows, and sound-proofing. It’s essential that the building is zoned to allow for a rental suite.

If you’ve got a house in mind with a legal rental suite, you need two years of rental data to find the average rental price. Once determined, you can declare a portion of that income, along with your actual income, when applying for a mortgage.

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Use our Mortgage Calculator for Vancouver Island

View any of my listings and you’ll see the mortgage calculator built right in for you. Easy!