HOMEBUYING STEP BY STEP - Your Guide to Buying a Home in Canada
with Cyril Rocero - MaxPro Real Estate - Winnipeg Realtor
STEP 1 - Decide if homeownership is right for you
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. To ensure that you make the best choice, ask yourself a few questions. What do you really want in a home? What is your current financial situation? What are your financial and lifestyle needs?
STEP 2 - Ask yourself, are you financially ready to own a home?
It’s important to figure out how much you can afford to spend before you start looking for a home. Your mortgage payment will probably be the biggest expense, but there are other costs you should be aware of. You don’t want any unpleasant surprises! The more you know about your current financial situation, the more prepared you’ll be when you meet with your lender or broker. These calculations will clarify your current financial picture and help you figure out how much you can afford.
STEP 3 - Financing your home
It’s time to meet with your mortgage lender or broker to discuss your financing options and confirm that you are financially ready to buy a home. They will discuss mortgage terms and interest rates and will explain what you must do to ensure that you get approved for a mortgage once you find your home.
STEP 4 - Finding the right home
Now that you have a clear picture of your finances and mortgage options, it’s time to start thinking about the kind of home you want to buy. Look for a home that will meet your needs not just today, but also 5 or even 10 years into the future.
STEP 5 - Making an offer and closing the deal
Congratulations! You’ve chosen a mortgage that works for you, found a home that fits your budget and put together your homebuying team. Now it’s time to make an offer and close the deal!
After you buy
Maintaining your home and protecting your investment - Becoming a homeowner is a major responsibility. It's up to you to take care of your home and protect what is likely your biggest investment.
Reference: CMHC + SCHL
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