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Advice for First Time Buyers

Tools, tips and info to help First Time Buyers transition from Renting to Owning -Toronto Real Estate

first time home buyer east end toronto homesIf you're a first time buyer, you have a lot of 'homework' to do!

Calculating how much mortgage you can afford, figuring out your closing costs, deciding what is good value...there is a lot to consider.

That's why I've covered some key topics for First Time buyers on East End Toronto Homes. There are more to come, so stay tuned!

The First Time Buyers Guide

Are you a first time buyer? If so, First Time Buyers Guide for Toronto Home Buyers will give you all the information you need to make sound real estate decisions.  This free, downloadable booklet will show you how the home buying process works, step by step, before you commit to working with a realtor, before you choose a neighbourhood, and before you’re locked in to a specific lender.

Avoid Common First Time Buyer Mistakes

I made my share of first time Buyer mistakes when I bought my first Toronto home years ago. I was 25 and I knew the home was a real 'fixer-upper', but it was all that I could afford. Back then I didn't realize what a poor choice I was making, based on location, zoning, and fallout from the nearby commercial properties.

Things were different then. I didn't have an agent that was looking out for my best interests.

But today, as a Toronto Real Estate Agent I have both a legal and ethical obligation to represent the interests of my Buyer clients. I disclose every fact I know that would influence how much my client might pay, or affect their decision to buy the home at all. It’s my job to look for pitfalls and steer my Buyers away from them.

First Time Buyers Toolbox

Browse the links below to find exactly what you need, based on your current level of knowledge and experience.

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Click through the links below to search all East Toronto Real Estate listings, or just your preferred neighbourhood.

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Please fill out the form below if you have any questions about buying a home in Toronto.



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