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5 TIPS FOR FIRST-GENERATION HOMEOWNERS

Homeownership has always been a dream that many aspire to achieve, especially among those who will be the first in their family to own a home despite their parents being unable to provide financial support through intergenerational wealth. Though first-generation homeowners tend to face a far more challenging journey into homeownership, there are a few tips that can help them achieve their homeown...

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TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS: USE A BOND ORIGINATOR

The process of applying for a home loan can be overwhelming, especially for first-time homebuyers. Luckily, there is a free service that can help you find the best deal on your home loan – only trouble is that not many first-time buyers know about it. For those who are venturing on their first big property investment, here’s how using a bond originator can help you… Services offered by the bond...

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ARE YOU FINANCIALLY PREPARED TO BUY YOUR FIRST HOME?

The process of buying your first home is incredibly exciting, however, if you want to avoid disappointment, you need to get your financial ducks in a row before you apply for a home loan. Below are a few financial questions you should ask yourself before applying for a home loan: 1. What is my credit score? Remember, you’re aiming for a favourable and clean credit record, as this will increa...

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HOW AGENTS DETERMINE AN ASKING PRICE

While it is possible for homeowners to research certain information online, it is very difficult to accurately value your property without having the specific area knowledge, real estate experience and market savvy to set a realistic asking price. Here are a few elements that real estate agents look at when determining the right, most competitive asking price for a home: Interpreting past sa...

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WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROPERTY TRANSFER & REGISTRATION PROCESS

You've found your dream home but there’s one thing standing between you and the keys – the transfer of property ownership. This process can seem complicated, but it can be relatively straightforward if you have the help of a knowledgeable professional at your side to guide you through it. To help you understand the basics, below is an outline of what happens during this process: How the tra...

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SUBMITTING AN OFFER

Finding the right home is only one step in the process to becoming a homeowner. Once you have narrowed down the search and found the home that meets your criteria, the next step is to put pen to paper and make an offer to purchase. While some may find this a rather overwhelming undertaking, following a few simple guidelines will make it a far less daunting experience. What is an OTP? An offer...

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