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What to expect when buying your first home or real estate.

Brantford Real Estate Tips – Buying Your First Home:

Buying a home is one of the most exciting — and important — moments of your life. Your home is not just the roof over your head, where you live, eat, sleep, play, and raise a family; it’s also one of the most important investments you’ll ever make.

For most people, buying real estate property is the single largest investment they will ever make, not just in their family’s lifestyle and comfort, but also in their financial future. So, again, congratulations on getting this far. It’s likely taken you lots of time, planning, and saving. This is an exciting milestone that you’ll remember for a long time. Let’s make sure you do it right.

I want to do more than just help you buy a property; I want to teach you everything you need to know to buy your home. Even for people who have bought property or made other major purchases before, there’s a lot to know, learn, and manage as you make the transition to being a homeowner.

And there are so many home buying questions to answer:

  • Do you have enough money?
  • How much is enough?
  • What can you afford?
  • What’s your plan?
  • Are you pre-approved for a mortgage?
  • Should you buy new or in an established neighborhood?
  • Should you look for a condo, a townhouse, or a detached home?

With all of these real estate related questions, I am here to help you anyway I can regarding the purchase of your Brantford area home.

Below I have some useful video links from RE/MAX “Fit To Buy”. They will provide you with information on your real estate transaction from start to finish, including expenses to expect:

Re/Max Fit to Buy program for first time home buyers.

Are you fit to Buy?

RE/MAX has created a program to assist you through the home buying process. Fit To Buy is a comprehensive guide to buying property.

First time home buyers and the Fit to Buy program.

A to Z Costs associated with Buying a House

From deposits to moving expenses, and everything in between, buying your first home involves more than just saving for a down payment. That may be the largest cost, but there are other things you’ll need to plan and budget for. Watch this clip to help note some of the upcoming expenses.

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