‘Getting in’ is actually the easier part. Being in, while prices drop, is going to be the tough part. -vreaa
“For most of her life, 56-year-old Royal City resident Jackie Olds thought owning a home was nothing more than a pipe dream. The market in the Lower Mainland was spinning out of control. There was no way she could ever afford to own, she couldn’t pay for those tricky, hidden costs. Or, so she thought.
“During my last experience trying to rent a place it was just a nightmare,” she said. “Everything was overpriced and filthy. I went to this one apartment and lifted up the bread board and it was covered in bugs. I left in tears.”
Once the tears dried up, Olds decided to sit down and take a long look at her budget and see if she could manage the daunting jump into home ownership. “It’s so scary, you just never feel like you know you can do it,” laughed Olds, now the owner of a condo in New Westminster’s Brow of the Hill neighbourhood. “But, if you do your homework and you don’t rush in, it’s amazing.”