Whether you’re buying a first home or moving to a new home, adding kids to the equation can make things a little more complicated.

Realtor® Rebecca Worthington helps families buy and sell homes in the Prince George area. She has a few tips for young families who are looking to buy their first, or next, home.

 

Work out a price point and stick to it

“Sometimes with young families, their list of wants grows and becomes much bigger than their list of needs, which can put pressure on them to look into a higher price bracket.”

There’s nothing wrong with considering a higher price bracket if it’s still manageable and won’t overstretch the family finances. But often it’s a case of building up expectations that are beyond what’s affordable for the family, and that can make looking for a home frustrating and disappointing.

It’s better to get a clear idea of what is affordable from the start, and be realistic with expectations.

 

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Find the right neighbourhood

Most young families look for safe neighbourhoods in good school catchment areas where they will be close to other families.

Rebecca says there are lot of great areas for families in Prince George. The Heritage and Lower College Heights neighbourhoods are particularly attractive to young families because of popular schools nearby and the safe, family environment.

For those looking for bigger lot sizes or more bang for their buck, moving up to the Hart is a popular choice.

 

 

 

 

Consider the whole family

“I had one family that were moving to Prince George. The whole family came to view the home. When it was time to leave, the little boy (who was only two or three years old) sat down and started crying. He said, ‘I don’t want to leave my home! I love my new home!’”

Rebecca says it’s important to remember that a home has a big impact on the whole family, kids included, so although the parents will be making the big decisions, think about how this home will work for everyone. It’s not just a structure; this is where your family will create memories and put down roots.

 

Find a Realtor® who understands your needs

This rule applies to every buyer, but with all the added stress of moving with a young family, it’s important to find a Realtor® who not only understands the market, but understands your needs.

“Sometimes after talking with clients we realize their initial list of wants might create other challenges for the family, so we find them something else that will work really well and keep stress levels down.”

It’s often a case of finding a Realtor® you feel comfortable with, who will take the time to sit down and discuss all your options until you find the best fit for your family.

 

Rebecca Worthington

Rebecca Worthington

To discuss your real estate needs with Rebecca Worthington or our other expert residential Realtors®, give us a call (250-563-1000) or visit our website for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Pursuing a successful real estate career in beautiful Prince George has been an amazing opportunity for me. I pride myself on high standards, professionally and ethically, and I work hard to get my clients the results they are looking for. Home renovation projects are a passion of mine, and I enjoy discussing how buyers can adapt properties to suit their needs.

I like to tackle projects that are both creative and technical, and I’m often tinkering with Hot Rods and motorbikes. I also host a local radio show, which has been a great way to express myself. I look forward to the future and to working with you to achieve your real estate goals.

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Hi, my name is Chris Lodge and I am in my sixth year of selling Real Estate in Prince George and Fort St. James. I have always loved houses, whether it be fluffing, decorating, renovating, preparing them for sale or selling them I am in my element.

I am professional, knowledgeable and personable and I would love to help you sell your home or help you find one that suit’s you needs. I try very hard to offer my clients a stress-less, drama free Real Estate experience. I will do my best to meet and hopefully exceed your expectations of a Real Estate Professional.

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My passion is to meet your housing needs with integrity, detail and expertise! I seek to listen carefully to understand your housing desires and meet those expectations thoroughly, handling each interaction with care and skill.

I have lived and genuinely loved being part of the Prince George community for 17 years. I believe my purpose in life is to be a positive influence in my home, with my family and also in my city. It is my privilege to serve my community and help make people's housing plans and dreams a reality!

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Mark McVey

I am a long-term resident of Prince George and have been selling real estate here since 1997. I am CEO at Team Powerhouse Realty, a company I co-founded in 2007. I have a passion for helping people, and get great fulfillment out of negotiating the best terms for my loyal clientele.

I love sharing my real estate skills and knowledge with others, and am a Buffini & Company Certified Mentor. In addition to my busy work schedule, I am also actively involved in men's soccer, the Cinema CNC Film Festival and PG Roadrunners. I am also a RYT200 Certified Yoga Instructor.

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I work by referral helping buyers, sellers and investors stay focused on their big picture goals while I focus on the details. Exceptional client care, current market expertise and strong negotiating tactics are paramount to my business. I specialize in family homes and investment properties.

My husband and I were both born and raised in Prince George and are now raising our beautiful four daughters here. This is a wonderful community to be a part of as it has so much to offer.

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