Articles About Buying a Home

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How Much Down Payment Should a Buyer Expect to Pay?

Purchasing a home is the biggest financial investment most people will make in their lifetime. With advance research and planning, the obstacles in the path to homeownership can be overcome. 

How to Buy a Home Guide

Buying a home is a fun and exciting time. For most Canadians it’s the single biggest financial transaction of their lifetime. As such, it’s important to do your homework and come prepared. In this guide, we’ll help you do just that by walking you through the steps of buying a home in Canada.

The Business of Creative Financing

There used to be a mere few options available to get financing for major ventures. The choices were traditional borrowing from a financial institution or from family and friends. Today, there are unlimited ways to get financing for any purpose. Creative financing has opened the doors for consumers who want or need an innovative way to get money to fulfill their dreams.

Qualifying for a Mortgage in Canada and the U.S.

Buying a home is a major expense; for most consumers it is the largest financial investment they will make in a lifetime. People that paid for their homes with cash make up the minority of homeowners. Simply put, having ready money to purchase a home is an ideal situation but is out of reach for most people. The path to owning a home more commonly involves qualifying for a mortgage.

Bad Credit Mortgage Loan Guide

A surprising number of people won’t ever try to buy a home because they think that they cannot get a mortgage with bad credit. But these days, it is not a shock to lenders that people fall on hard times or make financial mistakes. For people who are working toward turning their credit around and are determined to own a home, there are ways to make their dream come true. It is not impossible to get a mortgage loan with bad credit for those willing to put in the effort to do so.

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How Do Second Mortgages Work?

Second Mortgages in Canada Anyone who has bought a home knows the complicated process of getting a home mortgage to finance the purchase. Assuming all has gone as planned, the homeowner has been living peacefully in the house, making payments on time and building equity. These scenarios are suited for second mortgages, if the homeowner…

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Mortgages in Canada – All You Need to Know

If you are contemplating becoming a new owner of an apartment, townhouse, condominium, or a house you are not alone. Get all the answers you need on Canadian mortgages here at Smarter Loans.

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How to Get a Home Mortgage Loan with Bad Credit

For many years it wasn’t possible to get a mortgage with bad credit, but that’s changed. Mainstream lenders no longer dominate the mortgage market and even people with bad credit can now find mortgages to buy a home.

Bad Credit Home Buying – It Can Be Done

If you’re feeling financial pressure from debt, be assured, you are not alone. In the last year, over 100,000 Canadians have declared personal bankruptcy and just as many, even more, will become insolvent in the year ahead.