Saving for your first home? Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s First Home Savings Account (FHSA)

When it comes to putting money away to buy their first home, the federal government’s ‘tax-free in, tax-free out’ First Home Savings Account aims to give Canadians a helping hand. As of April 1st, Canadians aged 18 or older who are purchasing their first home are eligible to enroll in a tax-free First Home Savings […]

I Am Relocating to Canada, Can I Buy a House?

Canada and Kitchener-Waterloo in particular are great places to live. So great in fact that we are a preferred destination for new Canadians looking for a safe and comfortable place to settle down, raise a family and prosper. Numerous times over the past couple of months I have received messages from these new Canadians asking […]

My Offer Is Accepted, How Do I Complete The Purchase & Sale?

  Well this is it! We have prepared, planned and searched for the perfect home for your family and we have found it. We have made an offer, negotiated and come to an agreement with the sellers of your next home. This is where the real work starts. This is where your realtor takes you […]

I’ve Found My Home, How Do I Make An Offer?

In previous blog posts we have looked at preparing for your home search and getting your finances in order, deciding what type and location of home would best suit your needs and wants and how to look at homes in relation to your lifestyle, needs and wants. We have prepared for your housing search, we […]

I Am House Shopping, How Should I Look at Houses?

In our previous articles in the home buying series we have discussed preparing for your home search by getting your finances in order and by identifying the features that you need and/or want in your new home. Out third instalment today is about helping you with your home search. We will be looking at how […]

I Want To Buy A House, How Do I Choose Wisely?

In our last article in this home buying series we discussed the best way to get your finances in order and preparing for your home purchase with a mortgage pre-approval. Now that you have done all that what next? Should we head out into the marketplace and look at everything in your price range? We could […]