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November 2016 Archives

Often overlooked aspects of real estate transactions

When an individual in Alberta considers buying a home, gaining all relevant information can prepare the purchaser for the responsibilities that will come with the decision. Real estate transactions can be complicated, and having the support of a professional person to navigate the legalities can be a great help. While this is an exciting time, both the pros and the cons must be considered.

Remedies to prevent foreclosure are available

Homeowners in Alberta who experience financial difficulty may fear loss of their homes. They may want to revisit their loan documents to see what the consequences of payment failures may be. Gaining knowledge of the province's foreclosure laws and the timeframes may be beneficial. Some individuals are nervous about opening mail from their lenders during difficult times, but these notices may include valuable information about options to prevent foreclosure. Taking early action may enable a homeowner to reinstate the loan.

The choice of mortgage lenders for residential real estate buyers

Given the rapid rate at which mortgage rules change, Alberta residents may want to gain full knowledge before choosing a mortgage lender. Purchasing residential real estate is a significant transaction, and it is not something most individuals do more than once or twice in their lifetimes. The circumstances of each potential homebuyer differ, and knowing the pros and cons of each available option can have long-term benefits.

Buying residential real estate requires proper preparation

Alberta residents who have dreams of owning their first homes may do well not to rush into their decisions. There are certain steps to take in preparation that can save potential buyers of residential real estate from disappointment. Too many people put their hearts on particular houses only to find they do not qualify for large enough loans.

New mortgage rules hit young residential real estate buyers hard

It is said that first-time homebuyers in Alberta and their real estate agents have been scurrying to complete transactions before the implementation of new rules that became effective earlier this month. The new regulations may have those new to the property market looking at condos or town homes rather than single-family homes. This is because it could become difficult to qualify for the mortgages necessary to purchase higher-priced residential real estate.


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