Making an Offer

Posted on Feb 10, 2021 in Buying

Once you find a property that you truly feel fits your needs, the next step is to prepare an offer.

The majority of offers will use a standard MLS contract called a CONTRACT OF PURCHASE AND SALE. You and your agent will go over the terms and conditions of the offer together.

Here are some key terms to be familiar with before offering on a property...

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The Perfect Location

Posted on Jan 07, 2021 in Buying

How do you pick the perfect location? 

A house is not simply a building where you live; it is the place you call home.

While homeowners can make changes to the external and internal appearance of a house (which will affect the resale value), other characteristics are not in the homeowner’s control. For this reason, it is imperative to choose the loc...

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Monthly Home Budget Planner

Posted on Dec 03, 2020 in Buying

The Monthly Home Budget Planner

When purchasing a home, it is imperative to consider all the costs associated with home ownership and the cost of living.

There are many monthly expenses to keep in mind to ensure your finances are in order before you commit to a significant investment.

Use the Monthly Home Budget Planner on the next page to help give...

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Mortgage Application Tips

Posted on Nov 24, 2020 in Buying

You don’t want to let your dream home slip away because of unforeseen financial circumstances. Follow these mortgage tips to help get the most out of your investment.

Get the Stamp of Pre-approval

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage helps you understand how much you can borrow before going through the mortgage application process.

Think of it like a...

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Hidden Home Ownership Costs

Posted on Nov 09, 2020 in Buying

Are you aware of the hidden costs of owning a home? 

Today, the knowledgeable buyer understands that a home’s purchase price isn’t all they will pay.

Some costs are apparent to the buyer from the outset of the purchase process. Other costs may be hidden, developed during or after the sale, and many are long-term that occur over the lifetime of home o...

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Benefits of a Home Inspection

Posted on Oct 16, 2020 in Buying

What are the benefits of getting a Home Inspection?

Viewing a house can feel a lot like trying to guess the contents of a present without taking off the wrapping paper. Potential homeowners tend to view houses when they are newly spruced up, clean and very presentable.

However, a number of problems could be hiding behind the fresh paint or in the cl...

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