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A Buyers Perspective
Many of my buyer clients have asked me, “What it is like to compete with other offers when purchasing a home?” I’m not going to lie: this is not an enjoyable process. It places the buyer at a huge disadvantage. The sellers is essentially holding all the cards. Buyers can take steps to protect themselves and avoid overpaying.
Do They Mean Anything
Is it that the listing agents don’t know the value of the properties they are selling or are sellers intentionally pricing homes low to generate multiple offers? Are buyer’s agents convincing their clients to pay more than they should for a home? These are tough questions to answer. In a fast moving market, now more than ever, it is important that real estate agents really understand the market value for a property.
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What is in this Buyers Guide?
1. Expected Costs of Buying a New Home
I’ll breakdown in detail the fees typically incurred after contract acceptance.
2. Financing & Incentive Options
I’ll explain your various financing options and how you can qualify for each one.
3. Factors to consider when buying a home
I’ll cover the key factors you need to consider before taking the leap and purchasing your new home.
… and so much more!
How much can you afford?
Buying a home usually means getting obtaining a mortgage loan. You will find a useful mortgage calculator below that will give you the monthly payments that you could expect given your particular financing situation.
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What to Expect from a Lawyer or Notary
Both buyers and sellers will need to hire a lawyer or notary to help them with the property closing transaction. Most people don’t realize that the legal representation of the respective parties actually negotiate issues that financially affect them. Here’s a list of some services a client can expect to receive from a notary or lawyer:
A. Review the contract of purchase and sale;
B. Search title and discuss charges to remain on title and to be discharged;
C. Obtain and review municipal tax information specific to the property;
D. Prepare or obtain transfer and mortgage documents as well as supporting documents required by the registry or others;
E. Attend to or arrange for execution of transfer and mortgage documents;
F. Negotiate appropriate closing undertakings with solicitor/notary for Seller;
G. Receive and account for trust funds;
H. Provide your Lender with its requested security documents;
I. Attend to registration of relevant documents at the Land Title Office;
J. Confirm residency status of the Seller pursuant to the Income Tax Acts;
K. Disburse trust funds;
L. Provide you with the final report and the State of Title Certificate