Articles for first-time buyers

Never purchased a home before? Worried about getting approved for a mortgage? Wondering how to dot the i's and cross the t's? The answers are here. 

Rent or buy?

Rent or buy?

February 21 2019 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques For many, the start of spring means deciding whether or not to move. The dream of owning a home is sometimes an important element in that decision. What are the pros and cons of renting and buying? How do you know which is right for you?
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How to prepare for a mortgage application

September 21 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques A few tips to help you enjoy your new home faster!
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Buying a property: follow the guide!

May 7 2018 | by Denis Doucet Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. Asking yourself the right questions to make the best decisions along your homeownership journey is key to maximizing your investment.
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What is a mortgage loan insurance?

February 22 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques A wise choice to face life’s hazards
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Buying your first property: A journey into the unknown

February 15 2018 | by Denis Doucet The offer has been accepted? Great! Now's the time to investigate and ensure that you're getting the deal you think you are. There are two aspects: inspection and verification.
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Using RRSPs to buy your first home through the HBP

January 25 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques The concept is genius and packs a real punch: borrowing your own money to purchase your first property! Now, how do you come up with the minimum down payment required (5% of the total value of the purchase)? Personal Savings, Investments or ... how about an RRSP! That in mind, here’s an overview of a program designed to help you come up with that 5% down payment  the Home Buyers' Plan (HBP).
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Tax benefits when purchasing your first home

January 24 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques We often talk about all the expenses, especially the unforeseen ones, that come with the purchase of a first home, but it’s also important to bring up the advantages.
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4 ways to avoid mortgage traps

September 21 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Even with the help of a broker to help you see things clearly, you’re always better off knowing about these mortgage traps.
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How to successfully move

July 31 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques For some, it’s practically an annual tradition. For others, it’s a painful task to be avoided at all costs. No matter which camp you fall into, here are a few tips and tricks for a successful move.
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Buying a new or used home: advantages and disadvantages

June 28 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques When the time comes to buy a property, the difference between new and used goes far beyond aesthetic and stylistic considerations. To help you make an enlightened decision, here are a few key differences between new and used homes.