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Category: First Time Home Buyers (23 posts)

  • June 27, 2019 @ 11:33 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens now and when will the keys finally change hands? T

  • June 12, 2019 @ 10:28 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help home buyers avoid disaster. They don't need all three

  • May 22, 2019 @ 10:54 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Purchasing your first home is always an exciting life milestone. However, if you want to make a smooth and easy transition into home ownership, there are a few mistakes you should try to avoid along

  • May 8, 2019 @ 12:07 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

If you are tired of renting and ready to buy the home of your dreams, you need to plan carefully. The dream of home ownership is a wonderful thing, but without careful planning and a proactive approac

  • April 10, 2019 @ 11:46 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Mortgage Questions for First-Time Buyers

While purchasing a home qualifies as the largest acquisition in many peoples' lives, it doesn't have to invoke anxiety. As long as you know what to expect, you'll be set to become a successful homeo

  • January 23, 2019 @ 12:10 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your First House

Buying a first home is a big step, both financially and personally. In the long run, home ownership can lead to many other investment and and financial opportunities. Of course, owning a home also g

  • December 12, 2018 @ 2:15 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready? How About Mortgage?

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. For first time home buyers, the process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitmen

  • October 10, 2018 @ 1:44 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate

(For mortgage advise or mortgage approval/pre-approvals in Calgary, call 587-500-1010 or 403-966-6072)   If you are a recent college graduate, you might think that buying a home is still many y

  • August 23, 2017 @ 12:59 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

10 Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

Buying your first house can be an exciting and stressful time. There are so many things to consider that you can find yourself getting overwhelmed. Here are some common mistakes first-time homebuyers

  • August 2, 2017 @ 11:33 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Five Things First Time Home Buyers Should Do Before They Go Shopping

Shopping for your first home is exciting, and it is only natural to want to get right to it. The idea of trading in that monthly rent check for a mortgage payment that builds equity and wealth for the

  • December 28, 2016 @ 4:43 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Should You Borrow Money to Invest in Real Estate?

There's no disputing that real estate investment is one of the best business models for those looking to achieve long-term financial success. The one problem most would-be investors have, however, is

  • October 26, 2016 @ 12:08 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

// Investing in a rental property is a great step toward earning passive income and building wealth. Unfortunately, becoming a landlord for the first time can also be challenging and lead to a

  • September 28, 2016 @ 10:01 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

7 Tips for Buying a Condominium

There are many advantages to living in a condominium. You aren't required to mow the grass or shovel the snow (if any). You have access to amenities such as pools and fitness centers. And you probably

  • August 24, 2016 @ 3:38 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

If you are working up to selling your home, there are a few quick updates that you can do to get it in better shape for the market. Minimal time upfront getting your property ready to sell can make al

  • August 10, 2016 @ 3:17 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Tips to Ease the Moving Process

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that

  • June 22, 2016 @ 10:57 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Staging Your Home for a Quick Sale

When it comes to staging your home for a quick sale, the right accessories can make all the difference. You want your home to look spacious and uncluttered, but that does not mean leaving your rooms e

  • June 8, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Why is Saving Money so Hard?

Saving money is a lot like dieting -- easy to understand but difficult to execute and follow through. Intellectually, you know that having that extra piece of pie or second helping of French fries is

  • April 27, 2016 @ 11:06 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe

  • March 23, 2016 @ 12:22 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Location, Condition, Price: The Top Three Features Of A Good Rental House

When you are shopping for an investment property you should make some of the same assessment criteria important that you would use if you were buying the property for yourself. A nice home in a good l

  • March 9, 2016 @ 11:36 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Make Money When You Buy

Every intelligent real estate investor understands the basic principle of making money when you buy. It’s extremely important to learn and understand this concept for your business because it ca

  • November 24, 2015 @ 1:40 PM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

Buying a New Home Instead of an Existing Home? Things to Consider...

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing home is a house that has been lived in before, wherea

  • October 14, 2015 @ 10:48 AM
  • Posted by Guriqbal Chahal, MBA, PMP

4 Homebuyer Tips To Make House Hunting More Efficient

Going house hunting can be fun and exciting at first, but the more houses you look at, the more frustrating you might become -- especially if you just can't seem to find the perfect home. No one

  • March 19, 2015 @ 9:02 PM
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First Time Buyer Plan

Navigating the world of Canadian home buying.   Step 1: Figure out how much you can afford. Falling in love with a house you can’t afford can be heartbreaking. Avoid disappointment by