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How to be Prepared for Your Pre-Approval

Posted on Feb 02, 2021

We're so excited for this guest blog from our friend Katherine Meadows-Fugere. She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to mortgages and has given us some great info on how to be prepared for your pre-approval. 

With 2020 now behind us, I think it’s safe to say, that many people are excited for the possibilities of what’s to come as we continue to...

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Renting vs. Owning

Posted on Jan 28, 2021

Start by finding out the average home price in the area where you want to live. Next, make a list of the pros and cons of owning versus renting to see which option is best for you. Use the following as examples.

Renting
PROS
• Less maintenance and repairs
• Lower monthly and upfront costs
• Shorter-term commitment, making it easier to move to a new h...

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Preparing to Move Checklist

Posted on Jan 28, 2021

When all the paperwork clears, the process is far from over. At this stage, you’re faced with the task of physically moving and this can be a stressful experience for anyone.

However, with a bit of planning, the stress can be reduced. The first and most important thing is to start planning early; ideally six weeks to two months before the intended m...

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Change of Address

Posted on Jan 28, 2021

Buying a house involves several stages, and the work does not stop once you have completed the purchase. At this point, your main concern will be getting into your new home and settling down. However, one important item to take care of before moving day is letting friends, family, companies, and government agencies know your new address. Letting fa...

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Use a Home Inspector to Avoid Headaches

Posted on Jan 28, 2021

A home is a big investment; you want to be certain you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for. When you make your offer, tell the seller that it's conditional on a home inspection, then engage the services of a professional home inspector to: 

• Perform a comprehensive visual inspection
• Examine the foundation and roof of the home
• Examine all the...

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Once Your Offer is Accepted

Posted on Jan 28, 2021

Now is when you do your due diligence for all of your conditions. That will mean the following:
• Sending in your initial deposit as per your contract
• Sending in your offer to your mortgage specialist so that they can confirm your financing
• Organizing a home inspection
• Depending on the type of home it might mean reading through condo docs or ha...

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