So, you're looking for a home in the Greenwood area of the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia! You've come to the right place as there are many, many things to think about and consider in your search!
For instance, if you are a first-time homebuyer, do you know about the Nova Scotia government's Downpayment Assistance Program, First Time Home Buyer Incentive Program and First-Time Home Buyers Rebate? These three programs have criteria that need to be met, and are each for different circumstances, but can make a huge difference in buying your new home.
If farm land is in your future, have you researched proximity to services and the suitability of the area you are looking for the type of farm you'd like to start (soil type, drainage, climate)? The Annapolis Valley is considered to have some of the most fertile land in Canada, evidenced by the ever expanding new vineyards, honecrisp orchards, blueberries and even newer haskap berry operations. There is a lot of information available from a variety of sources on every type of farming and crops in the Valley.
Are you considering down-sizing? You may want to think about features like main level living, heat source, accessibility, and the distance to services like the hospital and grocery stores. Many of my clients in the same situation enjoy the ease, cleanliness and cost savings of a heat pump.
If investment properties interest you, terms like cap rate, ROI, and vacancy rate are at the top of your mind. The purpose of an "investment property" is to gain income, not to be end up with something that takes all your time and money. Location, condition of the building, and what the rental market is like in general are all important.
The Annapolis Valley has a wide range of waterfront properties available, from affordable seasonal living to private luxury retreats. Whether it's a lakefront property or a home right on the Bay of Fundy, properties come on the market in all price ranges. There are plenty of unique considerations for these properties. Septic systems, easements/right-of-ways, bluffside strength, wind, and how the road is maintained year-round are a few of them.
Let me help answer all of these questions, and more. Contact me to find the house, farm, investement, or recreational property that meets your needs.