22 Dec 2016

Abbotsford is beautiful city near vancouver

 

Abbotsford is one of the fastest growing city in Canada in Fraser valley region of British Columbia about 50 km from Vancouver with approx 133,000 people as of 2011 census. Abbotsford city comprises majority of English population of 86,660 about 65% followed by Punjabi 24,660 about 18.71% and various other mixed ethnicities.

Abbotsford connects well with Vancouver via road and through railway from city of Mission 15 mins drive from Abbotsford. Rail called West coast express connects to Vancouver. About 62% people living here work here. Most of the remaining 38% commute to Mission, Chilliwack or Vancouver and its suburbs Surrey and Langley. More than 25% of Abbotsford’s workforce commutes to Abbotsford from other municipalities.

Abbotsford city

 

 

Abbotsford has about 95 churches, 3 Sikh temples and a Hindu temple. Abbotsford has the oldest Gurudwara built in 1911 in north America and now it’s a national historic site aged over 100 years old.

Abbotsford is big on agriculture, surrounded by berry farms and one of the major employer here. Abbotsford supplies blueberry, strawberry and raspberry all over the world. There are few lumber mills, manufacturing accommodate large population for employment.
The city has international airport with easy check-ins, short lineups and affordable parking. There are flights going to all over Canada from Abbotsford international airport. The city has impressive sports facilities 4 huge ice rinks with phenomenal sports grounds with skateboard rinks.

 

Abbotsford is beautiful city near vancouver

 

 

There are 46 modern well equipped schools with high education standards with diverse educational programs. Good transportation facilities available for students. Abbotsford has a university offer many courses from bachelor to master’s degree programs and lot of trade programs. Ufv is one of the preferred university by international students.

Abbotsford has three major zones East Abbotsford, West Abbotsford and Central Abbotsford.
Central Abbotsford comprises mix type of accommodation with lot of condos and apartments with lot of single-family homes. There are churches, schools, Sevenoak mall and a beautiful Mill lake park with paved trail goes around two kilometers in the center of town.

The town is next to US border called Sumas-Huntingdon border. You can see mount baker which is 47 km from Abbotsford in US. Mt baker is an active volcano and a famous ski resort. People around the world visit Mt baker for skiing and other sports activities.

 

Farms for sale in Abbotsford

Homes for sale in Abbotsford

18 Dec 2016
Buy a home in abbotsford bc with real estate agent

Step by step home buying guide

Buying a home is one of the most important and smart decisions you will ever make.Buying and owning a home will eventually save your money by building equity.

Following are the steps you must consider

Ask yourself, Are you ready to buy?

Look at your savings and decide if you have enough down payment? Are you good in managing your debt such as credit card payments, car loan etc?

Check your affordability.

Make the calculation on, what will be your monthly payments including mortgage payments, utilities, property taxes, credit card payments, car loan if any. Your down payment should be enough to cover closing costs such as lawyer fee, property inspection fee etc.

Look around, do research and decide what you want to buy?

Decide if you want to buy a house, Apartment or a condo. Do you want to live? Do you want to live near your work (may cost you more if you want to live in downtown)? Check the neighborhood, School for your kids (if you have any). Check around to see how the properties doing there, what will be property value if you decide to sell it in future.

Find the right REALTOR®

Drive around the neighborhood you are interested in buying a house, Look for signs, Look at the open houses, Ask your family, friends for references to hiring the right REALTOR®. Interview two or three Realtors®. Make sure you ask a question if in any doubt.

See what’s out there

Realtors® have access to MLS (multiple listing services) tool that can help them to look deeply into the property value, it’s sale history etc, and can guide you to make a wise decision. With the help of MLS Realtor can shortlist the type of homes you like, which can save your lot of time. Most of the Realtors® nowadays have their own website. where you can search for listings yourself.

Sell your current home

If you own a home make a decision and look at your finances if you can keep your old home and afford a new home. If you want you can rent your old home and buy a new home (depend on your mortgage payments of the old home) Renting can sometimes be stressful as a home require continued maintenance.

If you want to sell your old home look at the steps to sell your home

Look for a team

In today’s market many Realtors®, mortgage brokers, Home inspector, and lawyer works together. Their years of experience in the field can make your home buying process smooth and pleasant. For example, an experienced Lawyer will help you to understand all the legal steps of the home buying process and the home inspector can help you to find out the defects of the property which you cannot see.

Make an offer

Realtors® are highly trained professionals with a good reputation and have gone through rigorous Real Estate Council’s education requirements. Realtors®have experienced in negotiation’s and have the good understanding of sale and purchase contracts.

Arrange a mortgage

Realtors® can refer you to mortgage broker to get the best rate on your mortgage

Close the deal and move in

After your offer is accepted and your financing is finished you will have a fixed date to take the possession of the house. REALTOR® at that day will drop off the key or you can collect the key from their office.