3 Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Understand your buying power.  Before going out to look at properties you should get a copy of your credit score and determine how much cash you have for a down payment and closing costs, and how much financing you qualify for.  It is best to get a preapproved mortgage before starting to look at homes.…

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3 Tips For First Time Real Estate Investors

Work with a Realtor that is also an investor.  Often people will use a friend or family member as their realtor.  If you are looking at an investment property it is best to use someone that has experience in purchasing and managing their own investment property.  That experience is invaluable when it comes to getting…

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Is Now The Time to Invest in Real Estate?

Holding off buying real estate in the hopes that prices may go down?  According to statistics released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), this doesn’t  seem to be in the forecast for the near future. CREA’s Chief Economist said “Prices continue to rise in Ontario and British Columbia, where listings are either in short…

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Financial Planning for Home Ownership & Building Wealth

Financial planning is about assessing your current financial picture, setting your financial goals and identifying changes needed to reach these goals.    Goals need to be realistic and attainable with a timeframe given to each goal.   This is an important step to put yourself in control of your money and your life. Your financial picture is…

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Experience Life in Your “Dream Home” Before You Buy!

In today’s world most of us want to be able to try something before we actually buy it. Before we buy a car, we want to sit in it and take it for a test drive. Before we buy a gym membership, we want to go to the club a couple times and check it…

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Rent To Own Book Coming Soon

Find out exactly how to not only save a small fortune in rent, but to become a real estate investor sooner than you ever imagined with “Stop Renting, Start Saving: A How-To Guide For First Time Home Buyers & Real Estate Investors” by Sonja Skye.  Sonja is the leader in Rent To Own Wealth in…

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