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Category: First Time Home Buyers (9 posts)

Homeownership - Buying with a friend

Homeownership - Buying with a friend

February 20, 2020 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

  An interesting new homebuying trend emerging among millennials is home purchases that are completed with a friend. It’s a creative solution to the housing market given tough qualifying ...

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Get off on the right foot in your home buying journey

Get off on the right foot in your home buying journey

December 12, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

If you are a first-time homebuyer, professional mortgage advice can get you off on the right foot in your home buying journey. We specialize in the kind of education that can help get new homebuyers ...

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GETTING THAT DOWNPAYMENT: It might be easier than you think!

GETTING THAT DOWNPAYMENT: It might be easier than you think!

November 21, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

  For many first-time homebuyers, saving the 5 per cent downpayment is one of the big obstacles to homeownership, especially if you're paying rent, paying down student loans, and trying to live ...

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The lowdown on the First-Time Buyer Incentive

The lowdown on the First-Time Buyer Incentive

July 11, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

The first-time buyer incentive, launched on September 2nd of last year, is a shared equity program designed to reduce mortgage payments for qualifying first-time buyers who have the minimum 5% dow ...

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Getting your home in 5 easy steps

Getting your home in 5 easy steps

July 11, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

     1. Meet with your Mortgage BrokerThis important first step is where I get to know you, not just your plans for your new home, but also your goals for the future. I can also offer ...

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Conditional on financing: the most important part of your offer

Conditional on financing: the most important part of your offer

May 23, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

When you find the condo or house of your dreams and want to make an offer, do you need a financing condition? Unless you can pay cash for the home, then yes you do. That little phrase – “c ...

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Home Buying Preparedness

Home Buying Preparedness

February 27, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

Understand your closing costs and ongoing expenses   One of the biggest lessons learned by new home buyers was that they should have been more thorough when budgeting and accounting for all of ...

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Ten steps to home ownership

Ten steps to home ownership

November 28, 2018 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

Dreaming of celebrating the holidays in your very own home? Maybe it’s not as far away as you think. In fact, you might be just ten steps away! Start off on the right foot and talk to a pro ...

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5 Things That May Not Be Included In Your Home Purchase

5 Things That May Not Be Included In Your Home Purchase

May 3, 2018 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

  When you find the house you love and want to purchase, if there is something you want to be included in the purchase, tell your agent. Be prepared to pay an additional amount for anything th ...

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