Pre-Shopping For Your Home

Before you start shopping for your Edmonton home, why not give some thought to your lifestyle, the features you need and want, affordability, and the Edmonton neighbourhoods you prefer. With that information, you'll come closer to finding your perfect home – sooner!

What can you afford?
• Before shopping for a home, take the time to determine your budget. Consider your monthly expenses in addition to a plan for unexpected costs.

Home buying needs and wants
• When you develop a requirement versus wants list, try to focus on your needs as you'll come closer to finding an Edmonton home that meets your criteria while staying within your budget.

Consider your present and future lifestyle
• A home must meet your needs now and for years to come.

House hunting tips
• Location, access to services and surrounding areas are just a few of the items to evaluate before you purchase a home.

Your Edmonton home buying team
• When you purchase a home, a team of Edmonton professionals is standing by to assist you, such as your Edmonton Real Estate Associate, contractor, appraiser, lender, mortgage broker, lawyer, home inspector, insurance broker and more. This article explains the important role each of these people plays in your Edmonton home buying experience.

RRSP can help first time Edmonton home buyer
• Under the federal Home Buyer's Plan, first time home buyers can withdraw up to $20,000 in RRSP savings to finance a down payment on their first home. These reports will provide further detail regarding this program.

CMHC – helping with the Canadian dream
• Did you know that you may be able to purchase a home for as little as five percent down? Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), provides insurance to individuals with less than 20% of the down payment. Read more about CMHC through these reports.

9 biggest relocation mistakes and how to avoid them
• By planning, you can avoid some costly and frustrating errors. Here are some suggestions on making your next relocation smooth and problem-free.

How to make the most of your move up
• Coordinating closings, selling a home first, and making improvements on your existing Edmonton home are just a few of the ideas presented to make your move up easier.

Benefits of the buyer agency agreement
• MaxWell Polaris can help! A buyer's agency agreement will further assist you in your Edmonton home buying search by helping you find your ideal home at a fair price. Learn more in this section.

Solid reasons for investing in Edmonton real estate
• Compared to other investments, real estate tend to offer steady returns with low-risk. Also, you will reap the benefits of building equity, having a place to call your own and ensuring your financial future.