9 Steps to Finding your Next Dream Home

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 2019

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If you're thinking ahead to your next dream home, the road you need to take to get there may seem confusing. Do you search for listings online? Drop by Open Houses on the weekends? Call the number on For Sale signs? Let's break it all down! Here are the specific steps you need to take to ensure you find a home that fits your wants, needs and budget. 1. Find out how much your current property will likely sell for on today’s market.  2. Arrange for financing, so you... [read more]

Finding a Great Home in a Hurry

Tuesday Jul 9th, 2019

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Do you have only a few weeks to search for your next dream home? Don't panic. There are things you can do to find the perfect (or, at least, almost perfect) property — without getting too stressed out!   Consider these tips:   • Pre-arrange your mortgage. You want to be able to make a good offer on a home right away, without worrying about financing. So, talk to your mortgage advisor or lender about getting a mortgage preapproval. Sellers will take your offer more... [read more]

Getting an Early Start on Selling your Home

Monday May 27th, 2019

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You've probably heard the expression, "The early-bird gets the worm." It refers, of course, to those who get in early and reap the rewards. For example, if you arrive early to a retail store for a big blowout sale, you're likely to get the deals before the inventory runs out. The stragglers who come later miss out.   Well, this same wisdom can be applied to selling your home. Starting the process early — even if that means simply doing some initial planning... [read more]

YOU HAVE OPTIONS! Educate yourself BEFORE you meet with your lender.

Wednesday Jan 16th, 2019

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When you are: renewing your existing mortgage seeking a new first mortgage refinancing an existing mortgage deciding on a secured line of credit vs conventional mortgage  it’s helpful to brush up on your knowledge of financing FIRST. The following definitions will get you started. Click here to visit Genworth Canada for additional terms and loads of other helpful resources. Amortization: This is the total number of years it will take to pay off your... [read more]

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