Just a quick note to let you know how we might help you or someone you introduce to us.
Recently we were introduced to Erdman, and Jackie and their translator, Rowena, by Elvis and Mirjam Wiebe. Erdman & Jackie had come from Paraguay a few years ago and had been saving up for a down payment.
As it is more of a buyer’s market now, it was a perfect time to stop renting for Erdman and Jackie & own their own home. Compared to 2009, buyers today are seeing sticker prices on homes that might as well say 10-15% off…a lot of choices and great prices!
After determining their needs, wants, and location, we started to sift through all of the townhomes in their price range, weeding out the very best ones, and then the shopping started.
As it so happened, we found a multi-level townhome in a great central location. The price was great…and although it needed some TLC, as it was a foreclosure, it was perfect!
After the showing, we had knocked on the neighbour’s door to ask a few questions about the complex and started hearing a lot of German. This neighbour also happened to be Paraguayan, and one word kept coming up…asado. It seemed every phrase had the same asado word in it.
When I asked Rowena what asado meant…it all made sense. She said, “They were looking forward to moving here and ‘making the barbeque’ with their new found friends.”
A foreclosure’s final acceptance is through court approval where there can be competing offers, so we came prepared with a 2nd offer from Erdman and Jackie that was for $9,000 higher than the original offer…just in case.
We got to court and there were no other offers, so we tucked our second offer out of sight as the gavel went down and Erdman and Jackie got a great deal on their first home in Canada!
Congrats Erdman and Jackie…
Rowena, thanks for all your help…
It’s time to “Make the Barbeque”!!
Your friends in the business,
Larry & Marlene
Re/Max Little Oak Realty