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Kelowna First Time Home BuyersThe sooner you go from being a renter to an owner, the sooner you can begin to increase your personal wealth. 

This is perhaps the only legitimate, safe way to parlay a relatively small amount of money into an amount many times larger – and tax free to boot!

First decision – Who is buying?

Are you planning to buy in your name only? Are you buying with a significant other? Are you thinking of going in as partners with friends or relatives?

Second decision – Who will live in this home?

Will you? Will you rent out some rooms or part of the home?

Third decision – Where do you want to buy the home?Kelowna Home Buyers Checklist

Close to work? Close to your family? Close to your social life? Whatever you can afford?

Fourth decision – Decide when you will be ready.

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Good fortuneWhile success in real estate depends on many factors, including choosing the right real estate agent, the current market conditions and the condition and location of the property itself, there’s a few tricks that property owners can use to boost their luck!

People have been looking for divine intervention with their real estate transactions and properties for centuries, turning to everything from crystals to Catholic saints! Some of these methods involve buying and selling a piece of real estate while other luck-enhancing techniques aim to improve the luck of the occupants of a home.

In the spirit of the lucky Irish four-leaf clover, here’s four ideas you can use to help create your own luck with your real estate investment!

Designing and

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Buy and sell Kelowna Real EstateThere are certainly several things to consider when buying and selling a house at the same time.

The process of buying a house can be difficult and stressful. Tons of research is required in terms of the location you want to live in as well as the local real estate market. Then you’ll need to go house hunting in order to find properties that are for sale, not to mention find houses that you actually like. It can be an overwhelming process.

The same can be said about selling the house you’re currently living in. You’ll need to make repairs, invest in upgrades to help boost its value, stage your home, hold open houses and more. Like buying a home, selling a home can prove to be quite a challenge. With this in mind, you’re probably wondering how the

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New mortgage rules in CanadaOn Monday the 17th of October, stricter new federal rules about who can qualify for an insured mortgage took effect across the country.

Now, all new mortgage applicants have to pass a ‘stress test,’ which tries to predict whether they can keep up with mortgage payments, at their current salary levels, if interest rates were to rise.

Low interest rates have fueled red-hot real estate markets in south-central Ontario and, especially, Vancouver. As real estate values have skyrocketed in both places, uneasiness has grown about affordability and whether real estate has become a bubble economy. Because of mortgage insurance guarantees, Ottawa has a stake in home buyers not buying more than they can afford (leaving aside risks to the wider economy).

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Keep your emotions in checkKeep Emotions in Check Purchasing Real Estate

Getting too emotional when buying a home can cost you big time! The last thing you want to do is create a lot of extra stress for yourself when buying real estate. In order to make your purchase go smoothly we want to offer some excellent first time home buying tips. It is easy to make home buying mistakes especially when you have never done it before!

Whether buying or selling a home, emotions are always involved in the real estate process. So how do you keep your emotions from hindering your judgment when buying a home? It can be tricky, as optimism and excitement are prone to be high. However, it’s important to keep a clear and level head when it comes to making one of the biggest purchases of your

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