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The first steps for first-time residential real estate buyers

Before buying a home, it is important that potential buyers think carefully about their financial situation. Alberta home buyers should consider their job security, savings and comfort within a budget before deciding to jump into the residential real estate market. Those who do have this financial security may find that purchasing a home is their best option with increasing rent costs.

Those who have the financial stability to purchase a home should speak with a lender about their options. Lenders will be able to explain the maximum amount they can provide for a house. This may be a reality check for some buyers, who could find they need to make sacrifices in their budgets to make mortgage payments more comfortable.

Finally, potential home owners should have enough money saved for a down payment. Lower down payments may require mortgage insurance, so it's a good idea to have a healthy amount saved for a home. Experts say that, with the right planning in place, purchasing a house can be a great financial decision. 

Ultimately, the decision to purchase residential real estate is a personal one that depends on a family's financial stability and lifestyle preferences. For some, renting is a better option. This may be due to financial constraints or simply to not wanting to make sacrifices like eating in or driving a simpler car. Those who do choose to purchase a home are likely to need budgets and financial planning to do so. Those seeking support for the legal aspects of buying and selling real estate should work with an Alberta lawyer.

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