You’ve decided where you want to live. You’ve been to numerous open houses and looked at many different homes. After all that hard work, you’ve finally found the home of your dreams. Congratulations! Now – how do you make an offer to buy it, and what comes next? Read More…
Your home isn’t just a place to live. It is also probably the biggest and most important investment you will ever make. To help you protect that investment and find a safe, comfortable place for your family to call home, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers the following list of some of the things you should look at before you buy a home, to make sure you won’t end up having to pay for a lot of expensive repairs:
Here are some ways to begin looking for your new home:
Tell everyone you know that you are looking for a new home. Surprising things sometimes happen. For example, you might hear about a home that is just becoming available on the market.
- Newspapers and real estate magazines
Check the new homes section in daily newspapers. Look for the free real estate magazines available at newsstands, convenience stores and other outlets. These publications are free and give pictures and short descriptions of homes for sale.
- The Internet
Check out real estate websites, such as realtor.ca. These websites give information and pictures of a wide range of properties. Most sites let you search by location, price, number of bedrooms, and other features.
Looking for a home can be an exciting and exhilarating experience. But before you start your search, you first need to figure out where you want to live and what your housing needs will be both now and in the future. To help you find the home that’s right for you, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) s Read More…