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Category: First Time Home Buyers (10 posts)

Purchasing Your First Home

Purchasing Your First Home

May 26, 2020 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

So you are thinking of purchasing your first home and you may be feeling excited, scared, stressed or nervous… getting some tips and advice from a professional Mortgage Broker is a great way ...

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Is it a Good Time to Become a First-Time Home Buyer in Fort McMurray, Alberta?

Is it a Good Time to Become a First-Time Home Buyer in Fort McMurray, Alberta?

May 20, 2020 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

We are facing a challenging time as we work together to combat COVID-19 in our country and even our own neighborhoods. With so much uncertainty in the air, is it a good time to think about buying a ho ...

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5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

May 6, 2020 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

Buying your first home is a scary and exciting process because it’s a HUGE commitment. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of home shopping and mistakes can leave you with buyer&rs ...

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Real Estate 101: Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Real Estate 101: Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in Fort McMurray, Alberta

February 5, 2020 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

Buying a home is always a big decision, but when you're a first-time buyer it's even more important to get it right. Without home-buying experience to draw on, it's easy to make mistakes you could reg ...

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10 Essential Tips for Taking Out Your First Mortgage in Fort McMurray, Alberta

10 Essential Tips for Taking Out Your First Mortgage in Fort McMurray, Alberta

January 22, 2020 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

Taking out your first mortgage presents a major financial commitment, possibly the biggest one you'll ever make, so it's crucial that you get the best deal available. Getting a mortgage is often not a ...

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Improve Your Credit Score

Improve Your Credit Score

December 18, 2019 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

Christmas is the time for giving, but don’t allow your credit score to take a hit in exchange for giving a great gift. Instead, use this Christmas break to assess your personal situation and c ...

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First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

November 25, 2019 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens now and when will the keys finally change hands? T ...

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First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

November 18, 2019 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help home buyers avoid disaster. They don't need all three ...

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Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

November 11, 2019 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

Purchasing your first home is always an exciting life milestone. However, if you want to make a smooth and easy transition into home ownership, there are a few mistakes you should try to avoid along ...

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Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

November 4, 2019 | Posted by: Barb Pinsent - Trusted Fort McMurray Mortgage Associate

If you are tired of renting and ready to buy the home of your dreams, you need to plan carefully. The dream of home ownership is a wonderful thing, but without careful planning and a proactive approac ...

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