Top 10 real estate buying tips...
Find a qualified, local real estate professional!
Decide what type of home and/or property you are interested in.
Set a maximum budget that you are able, or willing to spend on a new home.
Determine if you want a new home (new construction) or a previously-owned home.
Identify local neighbourhoods that you are interested (or not interested) in.
Meet with a mortgage professional to discuss the costs associated with home ownership.
Stay in close contact with your real estate agent - they are working hard for you!
Ensure you are pre-approved for a mortgage before looking; and getting your hopes up.
Be patient. The right home will come along. Don't settle if "your gut" just doesn't feel right.
When you find the perfect home, take your time and read over the deal carefully! Enjoy your home!

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