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Category: First Time Home Buyers (8 posts)

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

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

February 12, 2020 | Posted by: Derek MacLean

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 ...

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10 Essential Tips for Taking Out Your First Mortgage

10 Essential Tips for Taking Out Your First Mortgage

January 29, 2020 | Posted by: Derek MacLean

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

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First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

June 27, 2019 | Posted by: Derek MacLean

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 ...

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First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

June 12, 2019 | Posted by: Derek MacLean

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 ...

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Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

May 22, 2019 | Posted by: Derek MacLean

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 ...

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

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

May 8, 2019 | Posted by: Derek MacLean

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 ...

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Mortgage Questions for First-Time Buyers

Mortgage Questions for First-Time Buyers

April 10, 2019 | Posted by: Derek MacLean

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 ...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your First House

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your First House

January 23, 2019 | Posted by: Derek MacLean

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 ...

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