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Category: Home Buyer Resources (35 posts)

  • November 9, 2020 @ 8:40 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Five Tips for Buying a Condo

Yaaay! You finally got enough to facilitate the down payment of your first condo, or perhaps this is your investment property. Here is a simplified guide that includes some tips for buying a condo.&

  • December 13, 2018 @ 11:20 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who

  • October 24, 2018 @ 2:51 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Real Estate: Four Features of Profitable Rental Property

Investing in real estate can be a frightening task for a first-time buyer. While the rewards can be huge, there are also a number of risks that you will need to consider. However, if you know what to

  • October 10, 2018 @ 3:58 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate

If you are a recent college graduate, you might think that buying a home is still many years off, but that's not necessarily the case. If you dream of homeownership, even as a young adult, there may b

  • June 13, 2018 @ 11:46 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar

  • May 23, 2018 @ 12:56 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting

While owning a home and a plot of land was once part of the 'American Dream' for many people, the times have shifted. The global financial crisis which resulted in a massive shift in the housing marke

  • May 9, 2018 @ 12:28 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught a home with higher than average days on the marke

  • March 14, 2018 @ 1:38 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe

  • December 13, 2017 @ 1:28 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

What to Look for When Buying Your First Home

Buying a first home is an exciting time in an individual's life. You may already have a family that needs more than simply being a good structure to protect against them against the elements. In addit

  • October 24, 2017 @ 12:29 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Buying Your First Home? Be Prepared for These 5 Startup Expenses

If you are in the market for your first home, you’ve probably saved a substantial amount of money for the down payment. You researched closing costs, sought out the best deal on a mortgage, and

  • August 23, 2017 @ 1:35 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

10 Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

Buying your first house can be an exciting and stressful time. There are so many things to consider that you can find yourself getting overwhelmed. Here are some common mistakes first-time homebuyers

  • July 26, 2017 @ 12:17 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Five Things First Time Home Buyers Should Do Before They Go Shopping

Shopping for your first home is exciting, and it is only natural to want to get right to it. The idea of trading in that monthly rent check for a mortgage payment that builds equity and wealth for the

  • June 28, 2017 @ 2:11 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

4 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Vacation Home

Everyone looks forward to a vacation, and many people return to their favorite spot each year. If you really enjoy your annual destination, you might be ready to invest in a vacation home. There are m

  • January 19, 2017 @ 1:29 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

New CMHC and Genworth Premiums

            January 17, 2017       Increase in Homeowner Mortgage Loan Insurance       CMHC is increasing

  • December 28, 2016 @ 6:15 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Should You Borrow Money to Invest in Real Estate?

There's no disputing that real estate investment is one of the best business models for those looking to achieve long-term financial success. The one problem most would-be investors have, however, is

  • December 14, 2016 @ 12:31 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Going Away for the Holidays? Protect Your Home against Burglars!

Burglars look for opportune moments to enter homes in search of valuables, and they don't take breaks for the holidays. In fact, many burglaries take place during the holidays, especially when people

  • October 26, 2016 @ 12:11 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

Investing in a rental property is a great step toward earning passive income and building wealth. Unfortunately, becoming a landlord for the first time can also be challenging and lead to a financial

  • October 17, 2016 @ 11:46 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Fall 2016 Newsletter

      Stay Calm and Carry On! I'm sure everyone wants to know what's going on with real estate! First the 15% Foreign Owner's Tax, then the Federal Government announced change

  • October 2, 2016 @ 3:28 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

3 Challenges Homebuyers Face in Getting the Best Mortgage Rates on a Home

Within the real estate marketplace, buyers are now attempting to navigate the home buying process while ensuring they get the best mortgage rates for their purchase. But many new buyers face a number

  • September 28, 2016 @ 11:06 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

7 Tips for Buying a Condominium

There are many advantages to living in a condominium. You aren't required to mow the grass or shovel the snow (if any). You have access to amenities such as pools and fitness centers. And you probably

  • August 10, 2016 @ 4:20 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Tips to Ease the Moving Process

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that

  • August 5, 2016 @ 9:47 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

4 Mistakes Homebuyers Make When Trying to Get the Best Mortgage Rates

Buying a home is not a simple process. It requires the buyer to carefully analyze their options and to work alongside specialists in the industry to ensure an affordable purchase. In completing this p

  • July 27, 2016 @ 12:38 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group


The decision to buy or rent a home in is one that should not be taken lightly. After all, the choice you make is going to affect you for at least a year and probably much longer than that. While this

  • May 25, 2016 @ 10:49 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Before You Hire a Realtor Ask These 5 Questions

Selling a home is a big decision. An equally big decision is choosing a Realtor. On a basic level, your Realtor is responsible for finding the best buyer for your home at the price you're asking. Howe

  • May 3, 2016 @ 1:06 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Invis - The Siemens Group Highlight 3 Tips for Getting the Best Rates on a Mortgage

Thousands of homeowners across Canada are now entering the mortgage application process with the goal of finding that perfect home. This process can be immensely challenging for those with limited res

  • April 13, 2016 @ 11:17 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

5 Smart Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Whether you want to buy a house or just get a better rate on your credit card, your credit score will play a big role in how well you do and how much you have to pay.   If you do not know your

  • April 5, 2016 @ 12:42 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Vancouver BC Mortgage Brokers the Invis - the Siemens Group Explain Financing Options for Owners Looking to Renovate their Properties

Homeowners that have lived within their property for several years may now feel it’s time for an upgrade. The housing market across Canada has risen in value significantly in recent years, and o

  • March 30, 2016 @ 11:16 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Vancouver, BC-based Mortgage Brokers. Invis -The Siemens Group Explain the 3 Important Home Buying Stages

The steps involved in purchasing a home are complex. Property buyers with limited experience in the marketplace must learn these steps before they can achieve success and buy their ideal property. Wit

  • March 23, 2016 @ 1:04 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Location, Condition, Price: The Top Three Features Of A Good Rental House

When you are shopping for an investment property you should make some of the same assessment criteria important that you would use if you were buying the property for yourself. A nice home in a good l

  • March 9, 2016 @ 12:03 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Make Money When You Buy

Every intelligent real estate investor understands the basic principle of making money when you buy. It’s extremely important to learn and understand this concept for your business because it ca

  • January 5, 2016 @ 3:44 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Housing Bubble?

Are we in a housing bubble? Some economists say yes but the Minister of Finance, Joe Oliver, says that we are not nearing a bubble given the steps that have been taken by the Canadian Government to sl

  • January 5, 2016 @ 3:21 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

Ready to Buy Your First Home? A Vancouver Mortgage Broker from Invis- The Siemens Group Can Help!

Purchasing your first home is a big decision. You need to understand the home buying process, choose the right mortgage product, and select a home that is a good choice for your future. Making careful

  • November 16, 2015 @ 11:34 AM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

4 Homebuyer Tips To Make House Hunting More Efficient

Going house hunting can be fun and exciting at first, but the more houses you look at, the more frustrating you might become -- especially if you just can't seem to find the perfect home. No one

  • April 8, 2015 @ 7:15 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

5 Things That May Not Be Included In Your Home Purchase

When you find the house you love and want to purchase, if there is something you want included in the purchase, tell your agent. Be prepared to pay an additional amount for anything the seller did not

  • September 30, 2014 @ 7:14 PM
  • Posted by Siemens Group

First Time Buyer Plan

Navigating the world of Canadian home buying.   Step 1: Figure out how much you can afford. Falling in love with a house you can’t afford can be heartbreaking. Avoid disappointment by