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Buying a home can be difficult for any first-time buyer. Knowing when the most appropriate time to purchase a home is as well as having everything organised is just half the battle. So, to help you along this process, your local Fort St. John realtor, Elizabeth Chi, has listed four of the most common home buyer pitfalls and how to avoid them.


Pitfall #1: Not Getting Pre-Approved

Most real estate agents will refuse to work with someone who has not been pre-approved. Going through this process tells realtors and seller’s that you are serious about becoming a homeowner and are not wasting their time. It also tells them that your finances have been reviewed by a mortgage professional and that you are financially equipped to own a home. Therefore,

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Enjoy your maintenance-free lifestyle - no more mowing the lawn or shovelling snow - now you can start enjoying your weekends! Located in the very popular Finch catchment & close to walking trails, parks & the college, this highly desirable 3 bed 2.5 bath home on 3 levels comes complete w/ an attached garage. The modern white kitchen w/ plenty of storage space & upgraded stainless steel appliances. Plenty of space to grow into w/ a finished basement to optimize any way you desire. You can even convert the open living space in the basement to another bedroom & it's plumbed in for a full bathroom. This is a great community in a newer complex so strata fees are super low! Take advantage of this great opportunity & call today.

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Welcome to this lovely family home in a family neighbourhood. This home has been updated for a warm and inviting finish with a semi open concept living area. There are crisp clean white cabinets in the large kitchen and stainless steel appliances plus tonnes of shelving. A partially finished basement comes with tonnes of opportunities to create your own oasis, from a man cave, movie room and more. The large fully fenced back yard is complete for your family fun and a deck built in 2015 is waiting to host BBQs and so much more. This home comes with a detached double car garage with laneway access.

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If you would like to schedule a private tour of 8220 99 Ave, Fort St John, please contact

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Welcome to this modern split entry home in Winfield built in 2015. Newer features such as the high-efficiency furnace, hot water on demand, and new home warranty until 2026. You walk into this home to open concept living. The large living room and kitchen are full of natural daylight to enjoy the living areas. The kitchen has all the modern features with stainless steel appliances. A dining room that opens onto the south facing back deck to enjoy the embracing sun. The basement doesn't feel like a basement with daylight windows and 9' ceilings. Located in the basement is the third bedroom and large rec room to relax and put your feet up. This property is waiting for you to call it home!

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Enjoy this affordable starter home with 3 bedrooms on its own large 50 x 150 lot. Close to schools, zoned R4 in a fast growing neighbourhood. Included is the large 14 x 16 shed with power, laneway access and plenty of room for a garden or for the pets to run around in. The home has some updates over the years including energy efficient windows, roof (10-15 years old), flooring and wood heater.

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If you would like to schedule a private tour of 8720 77 St, Fort St John, please contact first time home buyers agent Elizabeth Chi by clicking -

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Charmingly unique layout with a view of Charlie Lake from this 3 bed, 3 bath home. Two sets of patio doors onto a wrap around deck, 2 wood fireplaces, large eat-in kitchen w/ kitchen bar that opens onto the living room w/ a view to die for & gorgeous wood beams flowing throughout the home. The master bedroom upstairs is a quiet oasis w/ a romantic Juliette balcony & an ensuite w/ a stunning tiled rainfall shower & his/her sinks. The 24x28 heated garage is sided w/ Hardi-plank, includes shelving & a workbench & has a man-cave on top that can easily be finished into an in-law suite! Enjoy year-round recreation in your own home w/ lake view living. Plenty of parking for all of your toys. Call today!

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Ready to jump into the market? Make sure this home is on your list of must-sees! Welcome, this 1/2 duplex built by a quality builder, Wellworth Homes in 2013. The home has all the desired features, from an open concept living plan w/ dark hardwood floors running throughout, a large living room which opens on to south facing patio & yard. Cook up a storm in the crisp kitchen with Maple coloured cabinets and dark countertops full of storage & a breakfast bar. Upstairs boasts 3 large bedrooms including the master w/ a walk-in closet and an en-suite w/ walk-in shower. Enjoy the heated single car garage, loads of paved parking and extra space for your RV parking. Have the peace of mind with the New Home Warranty until 2023.

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Welcome home, this gorgeous renovated property isn't short on style & quality craftsmanship you won't find anywhere else. Stunning white kitchen won't disappoint w/ granite countertops, tiled backsplash, modern appliances, wine cooler. Throughout you'll find high quality materials including but not limited to engineered hardwood flooring, tiled entryways & bathrooms, crown molding, real wood & cellular blinds + new roof replaced 2017. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet w/ LED strip backlighting. The en-suite bathroom will give a spa feeling w/ walk-in rainfall shower. Fully fenced back yard w/ matching shed, underground irrigation & new cedar deck. A heated garage w/ large paved driveway + 11'x85' gravel RV parking.

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What a cute home! With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the large living room upstairs has big windows to let in all the beautiful sunlight plus a wood burning fireplace to cozy up next to. The large kitchen/dining room is a great space for family dinners or having friends over. Downstairs there is an in-law suite with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Bask in the beauty of the soaring mature trees in your backyard that is fully fenced. Electrical upgraded to 125 in 2007 and Windows downstairs. 2018 new paint on both front and back decks and HWT. Weeping Tile has been replaced.

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If you would like to schedule a private tour of 9208 89 Street, Fort Saint John, please contact first time home buyers

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B - 8116 90 Ave, Fort St. John | Homes for Sale in Fort St John

This cute half duplex is a great investment opportunity and at a price that can't be beat! Add this gem to your investment portfolio that is already fully tenanted with great tenants! The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a fully fenced large backyard near Duncan Cran Park & Elementary School. The layout is also perfect for the budget conscience young family or couple looking to start off. Call today!

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If you would like to schedule a private tour of B - 8116 90 Ave, Fort St. John, please contact first time home buyers agent Elizabeth Chi by clicking

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