Buyer Resources


Before you start shopping for your home, give some thought to your lifestyle, the features you need and want, affordability, and the neighborhoods you prefer. Determining the features that are most important to you will bring you closer to finding your perfect home.

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Arranging a Mortgage

Most people require a mortgage to purchase a home. This section explains the elements of a mortgage including type, terms and how to qualify for one. In addition, choosing the right mortgage for your needs can help you retire this financial obligation sooner.

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Viewing Homes

This section gives you some advice on making the most of your viewing experience. When you separate emotion from facts, and the condition of the house, you will be in a better position to purchase a home that meets both your needs, and your budget.

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The Offer

When you have found the home you want, you will need to make a formal written offer. This is a legally binding document which should be completed with due care and diligence. This document outlines what you, the buyer will give (a combination of price and terms) to the seller in exchange for the home.

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Closing day is the day when all the parts of buying and selling a home come together. Each party’s lawyer will have successfully completed the details required to ensure all legal aspects are covered. On this day, you will take possession of the home, get the keys and perhaps even move in.

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While moving is inconvenient and disrupting there are some ways to make the move more manageable. You might even save some money in the process. Being organized, packing ahead of time, and pre-planning will help you make moving day a streamlined, efficient and positive experience for you and your family.

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Seller Resources

Thinking of Selling?

This section gives you some insights into the many factors that affect a selling decision, including economics, interest rates and supply and demand. You will also find information on determining the best price, selling a home yourself and avoiding common seller errors.

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Getting Ready

Choosing the right real estate agent, understanding market conditions and having all your documents in place will ensure the selling process runs smoothly. This section will review all the things you should do before even listing your home on the Edmonton MLS® System.

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Marketing Your Home

This section provides you with some valuable information on getting your home ready for showing, making repairs before you sell, and ensuring the “showing” of your home goes smoothly. Selling a home doesn't have to be a stressful experience if you prepare and market your home effectively.

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Screening Offers

This section walks you through the offer process, understanding the specific items on an offer to purchase, along with knowing what to look for when you hire a lawyer. In addition, there are five key reasons why a home is not selling in a good market.

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It's Sold!

Congratulations – you have sold your home. You may be wondering – what’s next? You will be packing, reorganizing, sending out change of address cards and notifying people of your move. This article covers the things you need to know after your home is sold up until after the sale is officially closed.

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Terry Hovell

RE/MAX River City
13120 St. Albert Trail NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5L 4P6
Tel: 780-970-8089
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