Items to consider:
The price you pay for your house has a lot to do with
your income and your debt load. As a rule of thumb,
most buyers can purchase a home between 1 ½ to 2½
times their annual income. This will of course depend
on the market prices in the area in which you are
In general, your monthly mortgage payment should
not exceed 28% -30% of your gross monthly income.
Get your "financial picture" in order as soon
as possible. To get the best mortgage rates you
should compare with different lending institutions.
This will strengthen your offer when you find that
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your
lifetime. Not only is it a large economic investment but it is also a place
where you (and your family) will live and probably raise a family.
For this reason it makes sense to enlist the help of a professional Real Estate
sales representative. I can help you find that home or property you are
looking for and provide information to help you make an informed choice.
What can I do for you?
I have been in Real Estate for over a decade. This is my career. I work at it
full time so I can devote all my time to help people like you who are looking
for the right home. You can contact me at the office, or on my cell phone.
Buying a home is not an event - it's a process. The more you know about the
process, the more comfortable you will be with the decisions you make.
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HOMEBUYER'S PLAN:
Allows you to borrow funds from your RRSP to buy your first home. If you
qualify, you and your spouse can each borrow up to $20,000 from your RRSP to
use as a down payment on your home.
The funds must be on deposit for at least 90 days. You require a signed
agreement to buy or build a qualifying home - new or resale. Your RRSP carrier
can provide you with Form T1036 for completion. You can only participate in
the program once.
You've found the perfect home and it's time to make
your offer. As your agent, I can provide current
market information and assist you in preparing your
I will communicate the Offer to Purchase to the seller
or the seller's representative on your behalf.Type your paragraph here.
The Offer to Purchase is a legal document which specifies the terms and
conditions of your offer to purchase the house. The offer can be firm or
Firm Offer to Purchase: is usually preferable to the seller because it means you
are prepared to purchase the home without any conditions. If the offer is
accepted, the homes is yours!
Conditional Offer to Purchase: means you have placed one or more conditions
on the purchase, such as "subject to financing" or "subject to sale of buyer's
existing home", etc. The house is not sold until all the conditions are met.
Acceptance of your Offer: the offer will be presented as soon as possible. The
seller may accept the offer, reject it or make a counter-offer. The counter offer
may be in reference to the price, the closing date, or any other variables. The
offers can go back and forth until both parties have agreed or one of the parties
ends the negotiations.
If the offer is accepted, the house is yours! You should have your lawyer make
all the final preparations for closing the sale and arrange for home insurance.
On closing, the title will be transferred to you, the funds will be transferred to
the seller, and all that is left is to MOVE IN to your Home Sweet Home!
residence on the day you leave and have the bills forwarded to your new
day the sale of new home home closes.
on the move date.
GET MOVED IN EFFORTLESSLY AND ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME!
You now own your own home!
A few final details to remember will make a smooth
transition from your apartment or previous home, so
you can enjoy your new home.
There are two special Government programs in place
for first time home buyers to help you put together
your down payment:
THE FIRST HOME LOAN INSURANCE PROGRAM
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT'S HOME BUYER'S PLAN
THE FIRST HOME LOAN INSURANCE PROGRAM:
Allows first time buyers to purchase a home in any urban area with a down
payment of just 10% of the purchase price. * A low down payment mortgage
differs from a conventional mortgage in that is must be insured by either CHMC
(Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation or GE (GE Capital Mortgage
Insurance Company Canada)
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