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Posted on: May 17th, 2018 by Chris Scott

We had some clients come up from Kingston for a recent house hunting trip. Knowing the market was active they kept a wide price range and a large area of interest.  This presented lots of options for them.  The challenge became that their short list consisted of some very different styles and neighbourhoods. It made for a challenging decision that they wrestled with. Nobody said it would be easy to buy a house on a house hunting trip! Here were the final 4 houses they were looking at. 

1) Beacon Hill- house that was $650k in a great neighbourhood with a pool
2) Findley Creek- Two houses, one at 599k and the other at $489 (in Sundance area)
3) Alta Vista- Completely redone house at 670k. The only challenge was the yard was on the side of the house rather than behind it (corner lot)
4) Small bungalow in Hunt Club priced at 519k

In the end, my clients decided on the Beacon Hill house because of its proximity to downtown. Unfortunately after winning the house in a multiple offer situation the inspection did not go as planned.  Our inspector Sean brought forward some concerns that were in the end to hard to overcome. They moved on to their safe choice on Ivy Green in Sundance.  I believe this to be the easiest to re-sell down the road and the fact that it is newer will allow my clients just to move right in. The Alta Vista house was tempting but with no proper yard, it just leaves a future question mark on resale. With military guys, it is so important to find something that will sell quickly in any market. The LRT will be in Sundance area in the future, I think this will help ensure this will be a great investment for my clients. The point of the story is that sometimes it is easier to have a more refined search criteria and choose between more similar properties. More selection doesn’t always mean an easier decision.

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