What to Look for in Homes in Vancouver BC

Monday, September 23, 2013

According to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit's livability survey, Vancouver is the best city to live in North America and the third best city to live in the world, trailing right behind Melbourne (Australia) and Vienna (Austria). For this reason, if you've been delaying your plans to relocate to this great city for awhile, this is a good time to reconsider and look for housing options here. You can choose from single-family homes to more luxurious homes in affluent areas.

When house-hunting, it helps to examine a home from inside and out to know exactly what you'll be in for when you purchase the home. Doing a quick assessment of the place may cause you to miss a poorly installed gutter system or fading siding paint. At times, however, with all the paperwork you need to complete when buying a home, you may not get a chance to do a thorough examination, so it's best to rely on a house inspector to do it for you.

It is also a must to familiarize yourself with the neighborhood. If you scour newspapers and you see that the neighborhood has figured in robbery incidents, then it may be best for you to take your business elsewhere. Your fellow residents are also a clue to how charming the community is; if the people give you a scrutinizing look and you haven't even bought the place yet, chances are, they are not as welcoming as you'd like them to be.


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