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Our goal is to provide you with a variety of useful resources to help you with all of your real estate needs. Buying or Selling a home is a big undertaking, and we want to help you every step of the way.

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    What newcomers to the country need to know:
    The Right Home For You.
    Finding A Real Estate Agent.
    A Brand New Home.
    Finding a Builder.
    Types of Homes.
    Making the Offer.
    Financing Your Home.
    Mortgage Brokers.
    Down Payment and Mortgage Loan Insurance.
    Credit Score and History.
    Make Your Mortgage Work for You.
    Closing Day.
    Home Inspection.

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    A Consumer Guide and Workbook.

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    The A to Z of Housing Terms.

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    What is a home inspection?
    What does a home inspection include?
    What a home inspection is not...
    Why would a buyer or seller need a home inspection?
    What will it cost?
    Can't a buyer do it themselves?
    Can a house fail a home inspection?
    At what point should the inspection occur?
    Do I have to be there?
    How will the inspector report what they find?
    If the house is new or proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?
    How do I know what inspection company to choose?

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    A Newcomer's Guide and Workbook

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    A program designed to enhance affordability & access to home ownership. Is a program designed to help home buyers make their new home just right for them, with tailored improvement immediately after taking possession of their purchased property.

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    CMHC green home program.
    First-time home buyer's tax credit.
    Home buyer's plan.

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    Presenting The Offer.
    Three Options To Consider.
    Delivery Of The Contract.
    Finalizing All Conditions.
    Realtor Responsibilities.

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    There are several steps to take prior to listing your home that will make the transaction smoother and quicker.

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    Based on an interest rate of 4.64%, how much home can you afford based on different income levels. Financial chart.

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    Characteristics of Home Buyers.
    Characteristics of Homes Purchased.
    The Home Search Process.
    Home Buying and Real Estate Professionals.
    Financing the Home Purchase.
    Home Sellers and Their Selling Experience.
    Home Selling and Real Estate Professionals.
    For Sale-by-Owner (FSBO) Sellers.

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