Formerly called Bell's Corner, this Perth County village changed its name in 1852 at the suggestion of one of its residents, a Shakespeare fan who thought the town should bear the name of the famous poet and playwright.
Though its population is small, its heart is large. Every year in June, the town welcomes guests to their Field Day celebration. After a hefty breakfast hosted by the town's Optimist Club, festival-goers can enjoy a soap box derby, baseball games, and a parade. After a full day of fun, visitors can gorge themselves at the town's fish fry and work off all the excess calories at the dance afterwards.
During the rest of the year, visitors on their way to the Stratford Festival and other area attractions can browse through the antique shops scattered through the town, pamper themselves at the town's highly rated spa, and finish off with tea at Harry Ten Shillings, a British-themed tea house. Tea not your thing? The town's pizza parlour will satisfy your appetite without breaking the bank.
Whether you are becoming a homeowner for the first time or a repeat buyer, the process of buying real estate in Shakespeare can be complex and confusing -- this is why we have put together this home buyers guide to help you make an informed decision when the time comes to purchase real estate.
The very first thing you will need to do when buying a house is to establish your finances. Think about how much you are willing to spend, how much you can afford to borrow and how much you can put down towards a deposit.
Do not just focus on today -- think about the future. Before you begin shopping for real estate the best advice any REALTOR® will give is "determine your needs and wants".
Once you figure out exactly what you want in a new home or condo -- the search process will become a whole lot easier!
Here are a few questions to get on the right track.
Now that you have a budget and created a wish list -- it is time to begin searching to found that property within your price range.
It might be helpful to take notes as you may end up seeing a lot of houses in one day. Your notes will come in hand when the time comes to compare homes and track what features you did and did not like.
We will work with you to create and present an offer to the seller -- this documentation will include your price, conditions, security deposit and closing dates.
This is the day you legally get possession. Your lawyer will complete the paperwork, payments will be finalized and you will receive the deed and the keys to your new home.
For a complete and more in depth guide to buying a house -- contact us at (800) 886-4713.
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