When you buy a home, the experience should be one filled with excitement, happiness, and overall bliss, not one filled with leaky basements, shorted electrical circuits and concrete patching. Those who have come to know both sides of the coin either know one of two things: what went right and what went wrong. Below you’ll find seven examples of some home buyer’s biggest regrets and, hopefully, learn a thing or two about what to avoid when buying your next home.
#1: Waiting until the last minute
One of the biggest mistakes a home buyer can make is waiting until they’ve already outgrown their current living space. When you’re practically bursting at the seams, your house hunting experience can be extremely rushed. Most buyers in this
It’s always inspiring to know many young adults are already thinking of owning a property before they even reach 30, its freedom from their parents or landlords, a declaration of independence if you will.
Yesterday, Aaron Dulmage, one of Team Leading Edge’s Realtors, hosted an Open House at 1851 Lemieux Close. It was a step closer for Edmontonians to finally own a piece of real estate. Sooner or later, you'll be in the same situation they were in… driving to a specific location to view a specific property-it’ll be an exciting time!
To help you successfully go through this venture, the team has gathered 3 simple tips to serve as a guide and a reminder.
1. KNOW YOUR FINANCIAL LIMIT – We’ve always mentioned this when it comes to mortgages;
THE WORKSHOP OF OUR SISTER SITE LAST SEPTEMBER 15 WAS A SUCCESS!
Lots of great insights and amazing tips were shared by Edmonton's top real estate experts!
Mark Edward Haupt from CIBC gave a presentation on mortgages while Team Leading Edge's managing partner Joe Tolvay also gave an incredible presentation on the Consumer's Relationship Guide and Buyer Brokerage agreement.
If you missed this great event, all is not lost! There's going to be a 2nd workshop (Yes! That's right!) on September 17, Saturday, at 304 Windermere Road Edmonton AB T6W 2Z8 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Time for you to reserve a seat! Register here: First Time Edmonton Home Buyers Workshop
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Hey! Congratulations! Since you’re reading this, we’re 60% sure that you have or are about to purchase your first Edmonton property! That’s awesome!
Yeah, we know it’s exciting and scary at the same time. Lots of stuff can happen and there’s so many things that you need to know. You should not worry too much, though. That’s simply part of the game! Relax and savor the moment!
This Tuesday, we at Team Leading Edge decided to create a list of items or activities that you can include in your starter kit.
NEW LOCKS AND SECURITY SYSTEM
If you bought a property from the secondary market, your first activity after you move-in should be installing new locks and security features. Safety is top priority. Just think of it this way, there could be dozens
This month, your beloved Realtors from Team Leading Edge through FindMyHouse.ca launched its sister site EdmontonFirstTimeHomeBuyers.com.
The site aims to specialize in helping individuals and couples who want to move and relocate to Edmonton or simply wish to finally own a property & live in their dream home. (No more renting, yay!) With the site, first time homebuyer have the chance to:
Go on workshops
Learn down payment programs
Know first hand all the new hot listings in Edmonton
These are just 3 of the many incredible things first time homebuyers can do when they visit.
For best results, follow EdmontonFirstimeHomeBuyers.com on Facebook & Twitter.
To go along with this latest venture, the team has
Buying your first Edmonton home is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do in your lifetime. It signifies the beginning of a new chapter in your life, so today, Team Leading Edge would like to share with you a few things you’ll need to know to succeed in this venture.
Many first time homebuyers’ rush to the Edmonton MLS and dive into the search bar to find their dream Edmonton home. Don’t be like those guys.
PRE-APPROVAL: The first thing you need to do is to check with a bank or mortgage company how much money they could lend to you. This process is called pre-approval.
Once you get pre-approved, you’ll know the total amount of money you can borrow and set for yourself a realistic goal for the type of house you’ll
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments that you will make in your life time. So if it’s your first time to do such as venture, it is best that you base your decisions with the help and use of a reliable set of information.
Today, we’ll try to discuss whether you need to buy a newly built home or use a pre-owned one.
Note: For a full lit of available Homes For Sale in Edmonton you can access it through our Edmonton MLS Listings page.
Let us start with your FINANCES. The first prudent thing for you to do is to obtain a pre-approval from your local mortgage bank or company. This will give you a good idea of how much you can borrow to finance your dream home.
Here’s a stark warning: Knowing how much money you can borrow does not
Thinking of adding more value to your home or you just want it to simply look awesomely good? We got the good stuff for you! Team Leading Edge gathered the 5 simple tips and tricks to help you execute your home reno perfectly.
Note: For a list of Homes For Sale in Edmonton, visit our Edmonton MLS Listings page.
THINK AHEAD OF TIME
Knowing what you want and deciding what you need to do a head of time will help you avoid those excruciating delays-time is gold my friend!
Having planned ahead would also help your bottom line. You’ll know what the cost would be and can make those necessary adjustments in your cash flow as to not impact your other expenses, in other words, budget!