Beginning your home buying journey can be exciting and overwhelming. However we've broken it down to 3 easy steps to help guide you through this process.
Schedule an appointment with your bank and go through the process of getting pre-approved. Your bank advisor will be able to tell you your purchase budget and breakdown monthly mortgage costs for you. This will help you during your search process.
Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions you will make in your life. It's important to take the time to find a realtor that suits your needs. Find a realtor that you can trust and feel comfortable asking questions to and that is willing to work in your best interest.
Prior to starting your house search, it's important to establish a list of criteria for yourself (and with your partner) as this will help you narrow down the houses that suit what you looking for. Some important search criteria include; your comfortable price range, the number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, size of kitchen, overall home size, neighbourhood, proximity to work, schools and amenities. It's also important to differentiate between "needs", "wants" and "wishes".
The number of years it takes to repay the entire amount of the financing based on a set of fixed payments.
The process of determining the market value of a property.
A mortgage that can not be prepaid or negotiated for a set period of time without penalties.
The date on which the new owner takes possession of the property and the sale becomes final.
An asset, such as term deposit, Canada Savings Bond, or automobile, that you offer as security for a loan.
A sum of money deposited in trust by the purchaser on making an offer to purchase. When the offer is accepted by the vendor (Seller), the deposit is held in trust by the listing real estate broker, lawyer, or notary, until the closing date of sale, at which point it is given to the vendor.
The difference between the market value of the property and any outstanding mortgages registered against the property. This difference belongs to the owner of that property.
A mortgage is a loan that uses a piece of real estate as a security. Once the loan is paid-off, the lender provides a discharge for that mortgage.
The period of time the financing agreement covers. The terms available are; 6 Month, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 year terms, and the interest rate will be fixed for whatever term one chooses.
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