Buying your first home can be a daunting and stressful task, especially with all the forms and possible tax breaks involved. Check out these articles from personal finance bloggers to be as prepared as possible for your search.
First Timer? Reduce the Cost of Your First Home
“Here’s a few ways you can spend less on your first home. Most come down to taking the long term view versus worrying about your monthly payment.”
How to Find a Good Realtor When Buying a Home
Money Under 30
“So, how do you find the perfect real estate agent? Start by checking credentials.”
6 Things to Negotiate When Buying a House
“If you have a good credit score, a decent down payment, and a stable job, now is a good time to go house hunting. You’ll get a better interest rate, and you will be able to negotiate with the seller to help you save a little more money.”
Increasing Your Mortgage Payment
Canadian Finance Blog
Looking at how a slight increase to your regular mortgage payment could have you debt free much sooner!
Costs In Buying A Home Besides Your Mortgage
Free From Broke
“When preparing your budget for a new home make sure you take into consideration all of the other costs you may incur.”
What other advice do you have for first-time home buyers?