Home Buying & Selling - Preparing for Buying

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The Pros and Cons of Owning Your Own Home

If you’re considering buying a house, use the Pros and Cons of Homeownership worksheet provided here to guide your decision as to whether home ownership is right for you. Put a check mark in one box on [more…]

How and Why to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

Before you get serious about making an offer on a new home, obtain from your mortgage lender a prequalification letter at minimum, or better yet, a preapproval letter. A preapproval letter from a lender [more…]

Your Canadian Home Viewing Checklist

Before you buy a home in Canada, you’ll want to know that the property has been well maintained so you can avoid hidden problems and costs down the road. To find out how well the previous owners took care [more…]

Extra Costs to Budget For when Buying a Home

On top of the property purchase price, you must remember to budget for a number of extras. Make sure you don’t get surprised by hidden costs when buying a house in the UK. Make sure you’re aware of these [more…]

7 Top Home-Buying Mistakes People Often Make

Insanely low mortgage interest rates—and the knowledge that they’ll eventually go up again—make a lot of people feel like it’s time to buy a house right now. [more…]

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