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Category: First Time Home Buyers (27 posts)

  • May 27, 2020 @ 6:15 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Is it a Good Time to Become a First-Time Home Buyer?

We are facing a challenging time as we work together to combat COVID-19 in our country and even our own neighborhoods. With so much uncertainty in the air, is it a good time to think about buying a ho

  • May 13, 2020 @ 4:44 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

Buying your first home is a scary and exciting process because it’s a HUGE commitment. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of home shopping and mistakes can leave you with buyer&rs

  • February 12, 2020 @ 5:20 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Real Estate 101: Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home is always a big decision, but when you're a first-time buyer it's even more important to get it right. Without home-buying experience to draw on, it's easy to make mistakes you could reg

  • January 29, 2020 @ 5:14 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

10 Essential Tips for Taking Out Your First Mortgage

Taking out your first mortgage is a significant financial commitment, possibly the biggest one you'll ever make, so it's crucial to get the best deal available. Getting a mortgage is often not a quick

  • June 27, 2019 @ 11:20 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens now and when will the keys finally change hands? T

  • June 12, 2019 @ 10:22 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Buying home for the first time? This guide will answer all your questions.

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help home buyers avoid disaster. They don't need all three

  • May 22, 2019 @ 10:27 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Purchasing your first home is always an exciting life milestone. However, if you want to make a smooth and easy transition into home ownership, there are a few mistakes you should try to avoid along

  • May 8, 2019 @ 11:58 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

If you are tired of renting and ready to buy the home of your dreams, you need to plan carefully. The dream of home ownership is a wonderful thing, but without careful planning and a proactive approac

  • April 10, 2019 @ 11:15 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Mortgage Questions for First-Time Buyers

While purchasing a home qualifies as the largest acquisition in many peoples' lives, it doesn't have to invoke anxiety. As long as you know what to expect, you'll be set to become a successful homeo

  • January 23, 2019 @ 11:57 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your First House

Buying a first home is a big step, both financially and personally. In the long run, home ownership can lead to many other investment and and financial opportunities. Of course, owning a home also g

  • December 12, 2018 @ 12:28 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who

  • October 10, 2018 @ 12:42 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate

If you are a recent college graduate, you might think that buying a home is still many years off, but that's not necessarily the case. If you dream of homeownership, even as a young adult, there may b

  • October 24, 2017 @ 11:20 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Buying Your First Home? Be Prepared for These 5 Startup Expenses

If you are in the market for your first home, you’ve probably saved a substantial amount of money for the down payment. You researched closing costs, sought out the best deal on a mortgage, and

  • August 23, 2017 @ 11:43 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

10 Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

Buying your first house can be an exciting and stressful time. There are so many things to consider that you can find yourself getting overwhelmed. Here are some common mistakes first-time homebuyers

  • July 26, 2017 @ 11:25 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

5 Things First Time Home Buyers Should Do Before They Go Shopping

Shopping for your first home is exciting, and it is only natural to want to get right to it. The idea of trading in that monthly rent check for a mortgage payment that builds equity and wealth for the

  • March 29, 2017 @ 12:13 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Three Ways to Get on the Property Ladder

Property investment is more challenging than ever due to a buoyant housing market in major cities and the rising cost of living. Many people are concerned they'll never be in a position to buy a prope

  • December 28, 2016 @ 3:27 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Should You Borrow Money to Invest in Real Estate?

There's no disputing that real estate investment is one of the best business models for those looking to achieve long-term financial success. The one problem most would-be investors have, however, is

  • October 26, 2016 @ 12:13 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

Investing in a rental property is a great step toward earning passive income and building wealth. Unfortunately, becoming a landlord for the first time can also be challenging and lead to a financial

  • September 28, 2016 @ 9:56 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

7 Tips for Buying a Condominium

There are many advantages to living in a condominium. You aren't required to mow the grass or shovel the snow (if any). You have access to amenities such as pools and fitness centers. And you probably

  • August 10, 2016 @ 3:16 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Tips to Ease the Moving Process

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are travelling. Planning your move minimizes stress while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that can help you get through you

  • April 27, 2016 @ 10:03 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe

  • April 13, 2016 @ 10:12 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

5 Smart Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Whether you want to buy a house or just get a better rate on your credit card, your credit score will play a big role in how well you do and how much you have to pay.   If you do not know your

  • March 23, 2016 @ 11:57 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Top 3 Features Of a Good Rental House in Oakville

When you are shopping for an investment property you should make some of the same assessment criteria important that you would use if you were buying the property for yourself. A nice home in Oakville

  • March 9, 2016 @ 11:13 AM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Make Money When You Buy Properties

Every intelligent real estate investor understands the basic principle of making money when you buy. It’s extremely important to learn and understand this concept for your business because it ca

  • November 10, 2015 @ 3:03 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

What To Look For When Buying Your First Home

Becoming a first time homebuyer is an exciting time in an individual's life. You may already have a family that needs more than simply being a good structure to protect against them against the elemen

  • April 8, 2015 @ 7:15 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

5 Things That May Not Be Included In Your Home Purchase

When you find the house you love and want to purchase, if there is something you want included in the purchase, tell your agent. Be prepared to pay an additional amount for anything the seller did not

  • September 30, 2014 @ 7:14 PM
  • Posted by Bryan Guertin

Navigate the World of Canadian Home Buying

Step 1: How much can you afford? Falling in love with a house you can’t afford can be heartbreaking. Avoid disappointment by figuring out your budget before you start looking. First, decid