As one of our founders once said, “You can’t live in an RRSP.” How true it is.

Buying a home is one of the most exciting and important moments of your life. Your home is not just the roof over your head, where you live, eat, sleep, play, and raise a family; it’s also one of the most important investments you’ll ever make.  It’s also one of the most complex transactions you may ever experience.

So, where do you begin? You’re probably first thinking about location and where you are going to live. The search for your home and its location will more than likely be determined primarily by where you currently live, work, and what type of home you can afford within the lifestyle you choose. If you’re planning to have children in the next five years, then factors such as proximity to daycare or schools and other amenities also come into play.

You’re next thought is likely – let’s start looking! Looking at properties and exploring open houses is exciting, but it also takes time. You need to know exactly what you are looking for before you begin your search. Knowing this can save you from wasting your time, energy, and, yes…even money. However coming to understand what it is you really want vs. actually need is a difficult process – a process that a Real Estate Agent can help you with.

As a first-time home buyer, it’s important you seek out the assistance and guidance you need as there will be many questions you have along the way. So let a RE/MAX REALTOR help guide you through this process — and not just because they have the market knowledge and expertise to assist you on your journey, but because at RE/MAX we want to do more than just help you buy a property; we want to teach you everything there is to know about owning a home.