Searching for the perfect home
The most fun part of the home buying experience is definitely the house hunt! The process of hunting for your dream house or condo in Saskatoon can be divided into four steps.
Refining your wishlist
Assembling your support system
Searching in person
Check out each of the steps below in our complete guide to house hunting in Saskatoon:
Step 1 – Refine your Wishlist
Have you taken the time to think about what you want in your ideal home? Taking the time to identify what your needs and wants are is a critical step in the house hunting process. Distinguishing between what is must-have, and what is a nice-to-have will help you narrow down your search and help you to determine which is the right house to put an offer on.
We suggest that you take the time to consider the list of questions below:
What is the budget you are able to work within for your new home? (If you haven’t yet been pre-approved for financing, we suggest...
So you’re ready to buy a new home? Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’re looking to upgrade or downsize, the first step in the home buying process is financing. In Canada home buyers need to have a minimum of a 5% down payment but there’s a lot more to know when it comes to financing your home. In this guide, we will cover the main three steps in the home financing process:
- Choosing a mortgage lender
- Getting pre-approved for a mortgage
- Making important home financing decisions
Step 1 – Choose the right mortgage lender for you
There are a lot of options out there when you are choosing a mortgage lender. We recommend that you talk to a couple of different mortgage lenders to see what they offer and to make sure that their communication style works for you. There are three main categories of mortgage lenders.
- Credit Unions
- Mortgage Brokers
We compiled the pro’s and con’s of each type below:
The major banks in Canada...
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