Tag Archives: buying a house

CMHC LOAN INSURANCE – HOW IT WORKS & HOW IT CAN BE IMPROVED

SOURCE: DAVID LAROCK In many ways, our government run CMHC mortgage loan insurance program works a bit like the typical Bank of Mom and Dad. When lenders find people who need mortgage loans and don’t have a down payment of at … Continue reading

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DO I NEED SPOUSAL CONSENT?

Source: Riopelle Group Professional Corporation The question of spousal consent must be asked for every residential real estate transaction, whether it be a purchase, sale, mortgage or transfer of title. We often field the question from clients, realtors and mortgage … Continue reading

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MAKING AN OFFER

An excerpt from the updated MoneySense Guide to Investing in Real Estate: When John Wilson made an offer on Cathy Smith’s house, he quickly learned an important lesson. Cathy accepted his offer, and John cut her a $30,000 cheque as … Continue reading

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CHOOSING YOUR CLOSING DATE

Source: Cesia Green, Barrie Real Estate Attorney Today, I thought I would blog about something that’s been taking over my life a bit lately: the busy summer season and choosing your closing date. It is traditional for real estate to … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR A BUYER’S AGENT

Savvy buyers know they must hire a buyer’s agent to help them make the best decisions possible. More and more buyers are demanding a buyer representation agreement because they understand it is in their best interest. In choosing a buyer’s … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM

If you have been dreaming of buying a home, but don’t have the downpayment, you aren’t alone. That’s why the County of Lanark is once again participating in the Affordable Housing Program. This program will provide eligible applicants with 5% … Continue reading

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BUYER REPRESENTATION AGREEMENTS

Did you know all realtors work on behalf of the seller of a home and not the buyer? By law, all realtors—even the one showing the home, listening to your housing dreams and your financial details—work in the best interest … Continue reading

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