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Seven Steps To Getting The Luxury Home You Want

So, how do you get there? While buying a home in Toronto may seem like a complicated endeavour, we have broken it down into seven simple steps—and you have Toronto’s best real estate agents here with you for each of them! Let’s get started.

  • 1. Getting a pre-approved mortgage

    First things first: how much can you afford? Having a pre-approved mortgage will give you the confidence of knowing exactly how much you can spend on your new luxury home.
  • 2. Prioritizing your wants and needs

    When you’re picture your new home, what does it have? And what does your family need to be comfortable? We meet with you to establish your wish list and budget, discuss current market conditions, and explain the buying process.
  • 3. Starting the search for your new home

    And the searching begins! We monitor and inspect MLS listings and exclusive offerings daily, looking for homes that match your needs and wants.
  • 4. Scheduling property tours

    And now our favourite part: visiting potential new homes! We schedule showings for properties that match your needs and visit each one with you.
  • 5. Navigating the offer process

    This is where things can get a little tricky. We are here to guide you through the offer process and together establish the right price, expectations, and limits.
  • 6. Negotiating the offer

    Is the price for your new home a fair one? We can help you determine that, as we prepare your offer, talk you through the paperwork, and negotiate the best possible price.
  • 7. Closing the deal

    This is it! All your hard work will pay off with the home you want. We provide financing referrals, discuss related costs, and help your transaction close smoothly. And you’re ready to start transforming your new house into your new home.

Luxury HomeFrequently Asked Questions

Why use a realtor when buying a home?

When you work with a qualified, full-time realtor who has a successful track record and credentials you’re comfortable they will help find a property you love and then they will help you every step of the way to know exactly what buying a property entails and the things you should be aware of. When buying real estate there are situations and details only a realtor can help you with.

Do realtors have access to more listings?

Yes. Realtors have access to all exclusive listings as well as all MLS listings.

Can a realtor show you any house?

A realtor can show you any house on MLS as well as any exclusive listing. They can also show you houses that are for sale by owner provided either the owner or Buyer agree to pay the realtor their real estate fee.

Do buyers pay realtor fees?

Buyers pay the Land Transfer Tax.

Resources To Make The Process Easier

Considering buying a home in Toronto? Here are a few useful links that can help during the process. And, because you are our priority, we are always here to help when you need it.

  • TREB Land Transfer Tax Calculator

    When purchasing a property the Buyer is subject to paying a Land Transfer Tax. First time buyers may be eligible for a rebate.

  • Mortgage Calculator

    Getting a sense of your Mortgage commitment is an important step in understanding what you can afford. Find out what fits into your budget by clicking the link above.

  • Download Buyer’s Workbook

    This workbook has a buyer home comparison tool, a highlight of some possible closing costs, and definitions of key real estate terms.

Finding You The Right Home To Buy In Toronto

Luxury Toronto KitchenWhen you’re looking to buy a house in Toronto, the search for the right one can be daunting. Are there good schools in the neighbourhood? Can you move right in without many (or any) renovations? And is it in your price range?

The good news is you’re not alone in the hunt. At Chestnut Park Real Estate, the best real estate agents in Toronto are here to help. We deliver service that is custom-tailored to your unique needs.

We have exclusive access to the market reports, statistics, and local insights that give us superior knowledge about Toronto’s many distinct neighbourhoods.

In addition to that, our network of top-rated local specialists, including mortgage brokers, designers, property inspectors, and lawyers, are available to help you in your search—and to make sure the house and the sale suit your needs.

As members of the Toronto Real Estate Board we have exclusive access to the Multiple Listing Service(MLS). It’s large database of current and past listings allows us to quickly provide you with detailed information about a potential purchase. We also have access to exclusive listings, which are not on MLS.

By combining our experience, knowledge, and advanced training, we use our negotiation skills to get you the best possible outcome—the home of your dreams.

And because you are our top priority, we get you from where you are to where you want to be.

Toronto Back YardFrom Offer To Closing And Beyond

Buying a home in Toronto’s real estate market can be a challenge. It is our job to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to make the right decision for you—to make your vision a reality.

We are here to prepare and submit the offer, organize home inspections, secure and deliver your deposit to the listing brokerage, ensure all necessary parties receive the executed paperwork, coordinate all purchaser visits prior to closing, maintain a close communication with your lawyer, and many other services to ensure a smooth closing of the transaction.

After closing, we will keep you up to date with frequent neighbourhood sales updates and monthly market reports. This is our job, this is our career, this is our passion. At all times, we act with your best interest in mind, and comply with the Real Estate Council of Ontario Code of Ethics, The Ontario Real Estate Association, The Canadian Real Estate Association and the Privacy Code C.R.E.A.