Buying a Home



Congratulations!  You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one.  Owning a home offers a number of benefits including building equity; like a built-in savings account by applying your monthly payments toward something your own rather than rent, and creating an environment for your current lifestyle or for your family.  When
you own a home, you're paying yourself by having your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours, and over time with proper care and maintenance, your home will increase in value.

As time goes by, you are likely to have lifestyle changes that may cause you to re-evaluate your current living conditions.  Maybe you've outgrown your current home and need more space for your changing lifestyle or growing family. Perhaps just a change in space or community is what you're looking for, maybe something with a less space that requires less maintenance, or something similar in value to your current home, just layed out differently to suit your changing lifestyle, such as a golf course community, lakeside village or Condominium.  

Whatever you decide, the exciting part of home ownership besides that it belongs to you, is that it is an automatic savings plan so that when you decide to make a move to another home, you can put your home's equity as your down payment towards the purchase of your next home.

Your Key to a Great Move is to remember that making a smart home purchase, maintaining the home with proper care and updating, and time for appreciation is the combined formula to making the most when it comes to sell.

Look to the right where you'll find all the information you need to make a wise buying decision.  We'll take you through the planning process step-by-step, to help you determine which home is right for you.  You'll find many useful tips and information and articles on mortgages, agency relationships, viewing homes, the offer, closing details and moving.


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Buying your First Home
Many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. This article highlights several factors that should be considered when purchasing a home.
Proper Planning for Home Ownership
Now that you decided to purchase a home, take the right steps to make it happen smoothly.
My Property Wish List
When you're asked what you're looking for in a new home, consult this handy checklist to draw out your needs and wants in a new home.
Advantages to Owning a Home
There are many advantages and benefits to owning real estate, such as, tax breaks, appreciation, equity building and lifestyle.
Key Advice to Getting your Home at the Right Price
Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible.
The Pros and Cons of Condominium Living
Is Condo living right for you? A few things to ponder while considering this lifestyle move.
Condominium Buyer Handbook
The Condominium Buyer's Handbook is a guide for people who are interested in buying a Condominium. For your protection, you should read this booklet before you sign a purchase agreement.
Questions to Ask the Condo Board
Some key things to ask or check into regarding the Condominium Association