When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. Finding that perfect home is not an easy task, and securing a mortgage loan can be a complex process. But the end result is worth it!

As an award-winning Vancouver Realtor with years of experience and a proven track record, I know the intricacies of buying real estate - whether you are looking for a condo or detached house, are making a first purchase or downsizing.

Assisting you every step of the way, I'll make the process of purchasing a home in Vancouver easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own.

I'll help you … 

  • prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer
  • locate and assess properties for sale in Vancouver that match your specifications
  • determine which properties are fairly priced and in good condition before you start your search
  • guide you through the complexities attending the actual purchase 

Start your search now - and view my current listings!


Getting Started


Your first step in the home-buying process is to identify the reasons why you want to purchase a new home. To stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To move up to a bigger house?



Everyone has a picture of their ideal home. This home would include all the features you not only need, but have long desired. However, when it comes time to buying a home, these dream features constitute additional costs. While it's nice to think about having an artfully landscaped backyard, or built-in appliances, these can add considerably to the price of your property. 

Begin the list with items you absolutely need like adequate room, garage space and number of bedrooms. Basic needs should be considered first. After these have been established, you can consider additional features. With such a list in your hands, you're less likely to be caught up in the excitement of the pursuit. You'll have a good idea of what you want, the features within your price range, and whether or not you can afford those additional items. 



Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (downtown Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody) and style (older and settled or brand new). Check out the neighbourhoods you're considering, and ask around. What amenities does the area have to offer? Are there schools, churches, parks, or grocery stores within reach? Consider visiting schools in the area if you have children. How will you be affected by a new commute to work? Are there infrastructure projects in development?

I can help you answer these questions and define your ideal home. I’m with you every step of the way.

Jennifer West

Cell: 604-306-3442

Fax: 604-266-3514

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