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  First time home buyer guide

 

Assessing your finances.  Planning for your new expenses is the most important step, no one wants to be “house poor”. Set a budget and figure out what you can realistically afford for a down payment as well as your monthly expenses. The minimum downpayment is 5% of the purchase ...

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  Cost avoidance when buying a house

There is a constant debate about whether it’s better to put 20% or more down on a home or if you have 5% down ready, that you should jump into home ownership. We don’t believe there is truly a right or wrong answer to that. The change in your monthly payments between the two options is typically minimal, especially with your first home, remember, these payments are spread out over 25 years!

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From step one, Dana instilled a sense of confidence in our decision to look for and purchase a home. Dana is a great agent: her profound knowledge of Ottawa’s real estate market and impeccable professionalism are combined with a great sense of humour, which made our experience looking for a home a lot of fun. From our first meeting, Dana struck us as an honest person, who is there to represent our best interest. We had no doubt that she would always share her opinion when we asked her what she thought about a house itself, an area or our options.
• Olga & Scott