Category Archives: Buying

Welcome to the Buying section. Here you will find articles about how to buy a home, first-time home buyers, the cost of buying a home and much more.

Understanding closing costs in Canada when buying a home

Understanding Closing Costs In Canada When Buying a Home

Closing costs in Canadian finance laws can be a complicated subject. Many potential homeowners who are shopping for a new home will underestimate what the total costs may be. Here is the down low. Continue reading

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Is Home Ownership Right For Me

Is Home Ownership Right For Me?

Are you a first time home buyer looking to break into the real estate market? In Canada, we’re often told that a real estate investment is one of the best investments you can make. But is home ownership really right for you? Here are some important factors you need to consider when preparing to buy your first home. Continue reading

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Factors that Affect Home Insurance Premiums

9 Factors That Can Affect Home Insurance Premiums

This article will help you understand what goes into calculating your home insurance premiums. Knowing how insurance companies calculate your monthly costs can help guide your decision-making when it comes to buying a home. Continue reading

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5 ways to make house hunting less stressful

5 Ways to Make House Hunting Less Stressful

House hunting does not have to be a stressful drag. It can even be fun! Though it does take some motivation to go out and visit yet another open house, being prepared with just a little organization goes a long way to making the process easier. Here are our 5 tips for making house hunting as stress-free as possible. Continue reading

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10 lessons learned when buying a home

10 Lessons I Learned When Buying A Home

Being one of the biggest purchases people will make in their lifetime, it helps to know lessons that others have learned from their home buying experiences. Here are ten of them. Continue reading

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4 Lowball Offer Mistakes Home Buyers Should Avoid

4 Lowball Offer Mistakes Home Buyers Should Avoid

One of the hardest parts of purchasing a home is often getting the seller to accept your deal. Whether you’re in a hot market or you’re bidding on a home that’s been sitting for months, here are 4 mistakes to avoid when it comes to throwing a low ball offer to the seller. Continue reading

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Why Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval

No matter the home you want to buy, getting a mortgage pre-approval is important if you want to ensure that you’re looking at homes you can afford. Continue reading

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5 Tips for Buying Rural Property

5 Tips for Buying Rural Property

Buying a home on the range is a dream for many people who want to escape the rat race of city living. While the thought of fresh air, green pastures, peace and quiet sound great, there are some questions that need to be asked before making the final purchase. Here are 5 things to consider when buying rural property. Continue reading

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Buying a First Home in 2013: How to Make a Good Investment

Buying your first home in 2013 is as exciting as it can be stressful. Those who have been through the process will tell you there is a lot to think about. In today’s changing market, what do first-time home buyers need to keep in mind over the next months and years? Here are a few important elements to keep in mind to help you make the best investment. Continue reading

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Choosing Between a New Home or an Established Home

Choosing Between a New Home and an Established Home

A home is the biggest investment many people will make in a lifetime, so it pays to be thorough when it comes to the search process. Choosing between buying a new home or an established one is a consideration for many of today’s buyers. By carefully considering your preferences and priorities, you can determine which is the better fit. Continue reading

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