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How Do Lenders Verify Your Down Payment?

How Do Lenders Verify Your Down Payment?

December 13, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

How Do Lenders Verify Your Down Payment? Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest challenges facing people wanting to buy their first home. To fulfill the conditions of your mortgage approva ... [read more]

Do's and Don'ts Before Your Mortgage Funds

Do's and Don'ts Before Your Mortgage Funds

November 29, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Do's and Don'ts Before Your Mortgage Funds While you may have a pre-approved or approved mortgage, it doesn't fund until the day you close on your new home. Keep the following tips in mind to ensur ... [read more]

Planning for Homeownership

Planning for Homeownership

November 22, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

PLANNING FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP Two years is an important time frame when it comes to buying your first home. According to a recent study, nearly one-fifth of aspiring first-time homebuyers expect to bu ... [read more]

5 Mistakes of First Time Home Buyers

5 Mistakes of First Time Home Buyers

November 1, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

5 Mistakes of First Time Home Buyers Buying a home might just be the biggest purchase of your life—it’s important to do your homework before jumping in! Here are the 5 mistakes first ... [read more]

4 Costs to Consider As A First-Time Homebuyer

4 Costs to Consider As A First-Time Homebuyer

August 12, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

4 Costs to Consider As A First-Time Homebuyer The most organized and detail oriented first-time homebuyer can often overlook some unexpected costs that come with the purchase of their new home. Her ... [read more]

5 Mortgage Tips To Help You Afford A Home

5 Mortgage Tips To Help You Afford A Home

July 12, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

5 Mortgage Tips To Help You Afford A Home Buying a home is more difficult now than ever—and this is not news to anyone! No matter where you live, the recent stress testing measures, increas ... [read more]

Home Buyer Tax Credit

Home Buyer Tax Credit

June 7, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Home Buyer Tax Credit When you purchase a home as a first time home buyer, you have a third benefit on top of the First Time Home Buyers’ Program and the Home Buyers Program- the Home Buyer T ... [read more]

6 Ways To Get A Down Payment

6 Ways To Get A Down Payment

May 31, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

6 Ways To Get A Down PaymentWhen is it time to think about saving for a down payment? I would say about a year before you think about buying a home. While that’s ideal in today’s world, ... [read more]

Make Plans to Move Into Your New Home

Make Plans to Move Into Your New Home

May 17, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Make Plans to Move Into Your New Home There’s nothing quite like stepping into your dream home for the very first time. You have achieved your goal of homeownership! However, the journey f ... [read more]

Why Realtors Want You To Have A Pre-Approval

Why Realtors Want You To Have A Pre-Approval

April 18, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Why Realtors Want You To Have A Pre-Approval You’ve decided that you want to buy a home and you call up a realtor to show you a listing and the first question they ask is “How much are ... [read more]

Tips for Buying Your First Home

Tips for Buying Your First Home

January 25, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Tips for Buying Your First HomeSo you’re wanting to buy a new home? That is some very exciting news. First question, are you prepared?!We all know big-item purchases are scary. It’s expe ... [read more]

Why Realtors want you to have a Pre-Approval

Why Realtors want you to have a Pre-Approval

January 18, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Why Realtors want you to have a Pre-Approval You’ve decided that you want to buy a home and you call up a realtor to show you a listing and the first question they ask is “ How much are ... [read more]

Buying Your First Home?  Here are 7 tips!

Buying Your First Home? Here are 7 tips!

November 1, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Buying Your First Home?  Here are 7 tips! As a licensed Mortgage Broker, I am often asked “what do I need to know when buying my first home?” Everyone has their own aims and object ... [read more]

First Time Mortgages: Expectations Vs. Reality

First Time Mortgages: Expectations Vs. Reality

September 20, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

First Time Mortgages: Expectations Vs. Reality First-time homebuyers are one of our favourite clients! It’s great to work alongside them and teach them the in’s and out’s abou ... [read more]

5 Things Millennials Need to Know When Buying Real Estate

5 Things Millennials Need to Know When Buying Real Estate

August 30, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

5 Things Millennials Need to Know When Buying Real Estate There are 9 million Millennials in Canada, representing more than 25 percent of the population. Born between 1980 and 1999, the eldest ar ... [read more]

The 3 Steps that take you from Pre-Approval to Your New Home

The 3 Steps that take you from Pre-Approval to Your New Home

August 10, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

The 3 Steps that take you from Pre-Approval to Your New Home Picture this: You’ve finally been able to put away enough for a down-payment on your dream home. It’s taken you five years o ... [read more]

Homeownership: 4 Signs You are Ready

Homeownership: 4 Signs You are Ready

June 1, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Homeownership: 4 Signs You are Ready Most people know the primary things they need to buy a home: stable employment and enough money for a down payment. However, there are a few other factors that ... [read more]

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

February 28, 2018 | Posted by: Nick Hamblin

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers Although mortgage debt is ‘smart’ debt, buying your first home is a huge financial decision and there is a lot to think about. It’s one of ... [read more]

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