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Tips for First Time Homebuyers
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- First Home, First Hints
Congratulations! You're about to move out of an apartment into your first home. What a great move, but you need to know a few things and buy a few things. Remember there will be no "building manager" to take care of things for you - you're it! [ read more ]
- Tips On Buying Your First Home
Make a list of all the features you want in your new home such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, proximity to schools, shopping and workplace. Be sure you can afford your home. [ read more ]
- Homeownership for Young People
No one likes to think they will get old but we all seem to. Equally, no one likes to think that they will be living in their parents' basement until they're thirty-something! While saving for a mortgage may be the last thing on young minds preoccupied with sports, dating, or academics, it's never too early to plan for the future. A few small steps can become giant leaps towards financial security! [ read more ]
- How to Choose a Realtor
Here are several points to consider when looking for a professional/reliable Realtor:
Obtain recommendations from friends and business associates;
- Check the reputation of the brokerage firm; [ read more ]
- Home Buyer’s Checklist
Complete this checklist for each home you visit...[ read more ]
- Do Your Homework - Home Inspection
Home inspections are often an important part of the pre-purchase routine when buying a house. You do not want to end with faults that you had not anticipated. Choosing a home inspector can be difficult process. It is important to consult with family and friends to find a reliable inspector that has good references. You should also contact several inspectors in your area and interview them in advance to ascertain their qualifications. Be sure to do your own independent investigation of the Inspectors' qualifications...[ read more ]
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