Buying a home is not only exciting, but it is one of the biggest and most financially significant decisions most of us will make in our lifetime. The journey is filled with a range of emotions and long-term decision making, leading up that dream-come-true moment of becoming a homeowner.
That’s why we created this guide—for you. We’ll walk you through the home buying process all the way from getting started, to decorating. So no matter where you are in your home buying journey, you can feel confident and informed.
Contents of the ATB Home Buying Guide (35 pages)
Laying the Groundwork - Finding a dream home, house vs. condo, new vs. resale, choosing a neighbourhood.
Establishing your budget - How much can you afford, how much can you qualify for?
Getting a mortgage - Types of mortgages, pre-qualification and approval, banks vs. brokers, mortgage insurance, saving for a down payment.
Building your team - Choosing a builder, finding the right realtor, hiring a lawyer.
How to close the deal and take possession of your new home.
Making your new house a home - Moving, decorating and furnishing.