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Buying Your First Home

This section offers detailed information to help you as you prepare to buy a home. You’ll find helpful tips and details on everything from talking to your potential Royal LePage REALTOR® to getting your finances organized.

The more prepared you are as you start looking for a new home, the easier and more enjoyable the process will be. Thanks to the wide variety of services offered by Royal LePage, and Team Kassen we've got you covered every step of the way.

Home Buyer Tips

  • Congratulations – You’re a New Homeowner!

    You did it! You climbed the mountain and made it to the other side as a new homeowner. Congratulations! Not everyone has the fortitude and determination to see it through to the end....
  • 03/02/2014in Home Buyer Tips

    Are You Financially Prepared to Purchase a New Home?

    Financial readiness is an important part of preparing for homeownership and is one step that a lot of people really don’t take a close enough look at....
  • Four Home Ownership Tips for Toronto Real Estate Owners

    Congratulations, you've purchased your first home! Chances are you're feeling challenged with exactly how to care for your new piece of Toronto real estate....
  • 20/12/2013in Home Buyer Tips

    How to Find the Best Home for You

    Now that you have clearly established that you can financially afford a home you'll have to find the right one that fits your needs....
  • 21/11/2013in Home Buyer Tips

    The ABCs of the Home Buying Process

    When it comes to buying a home there is a certain process that everybody has to go through. The more you know about each step the easier it will be for you....
  • 14/08/2013in Home Buyer Tips

    Thinking of Becoming a Homeowner?

    If you think it may be about time to start a search for a new family home, you'll need to plan smart from the start. Here are a few things you'll need to consider as you navigate the home buying process:...
  • 07/07/2013in Home Buyer Tips

    Buying Your First Home? Follow These Tips

    While in the process of purchasing a home, many first time homebuyers will receive home buying advice from their friends, co-workers and family members. Some of this advice may be conflicting and can leave a potential buyer feeling overwhelmed and confused. However, the best advice will come from a professional in the industry who knows where the c...
  • 18/06/2013in Home Buyer Tips

    Post Home Buying Tips

    Home ownership is a challenge, but one well worth taking on. Once you have bought your house and are turning it into your home it is wise to keep in mind that you are not alone. Most people know someone who also owns a house that has an extensive amount of useful advice on upkeep, repairs, decorating, remodeling, etc. It’s ok to call on neighbour...
  • 21/05/2013in Home Buyer Tips

    What Features Do I Want In A Home? What Features Do I Need In A Home?

    Looking for a new home can seem overwhelming at first. There are so many things to think about, so many choices, and often not enough time. A small investment of time and effort right at the start can pay tremendous dividends. Take the time to organize your thoughts and think seriously about what sort of home you...
  • 20/04/2013in Home Buyer Tips

    The Hidden Costs of Home Buying

    After making all the sacrifices necessary to come up with a down payment for your new home, you are finally on your way to hit the market and see what is out there....
  • 15/04/2013in Home Buyer Tips

    Understanding Your Financial Options

    The options for mortgages available can be very confusing for most mortgage shoppers. Terms for mortgages vary between variable and fixed rate, 6-month terms to 10 year terms. Taking a variable or floating rate mortgage can have savings. Typically the shorter the term or guarantee of the rate, the lower the rate will be. This does not always happen...
  • 18/01/2013in Home Buyer Tips

    Working With A Realtor

        The Agency Relationship   In real estate, there are different possible forms of agency relationship:   Seller’s Agent   When a real estate company is a “seller’s agent,” it must do what is best for the seller of a property. A written contract, called a listing agreement, establishes seller agency. It also ex...
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