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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.

  1. What is CMHC insurance?

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn What is the CMHC? How the premium is calculated How to pre-qualify Since its creation, the CMHC has been a Crown corporation whose mission is to contribute to the stability of the housing market. One of the ways they do so is through their mortgage loan insurance that provides Canadians with […]

  2. Newcomers to Canada and their first homes

    by Fabien Major What you’ll learn Precisely identify your needs before buying Carefully determine your budget Get the help from professionals Have you recently moved to Canada and are dreaming about buying your first home? Here are some tips that will come in handy. Make sure you share this article on social media and by email […]

  3. Tips and tricks: The top 5 websites to find your next house

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn The best websites to find the luxury homes in Québec  The most popular websites where you can sell your home Top 5 websites to buy or sell a house Here is our list of the top websites you should visit when looking for a new home in Québec Centris.caThis […]

  4. Walk Score unveils the most walkable neighborhoods

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn What is a Walk Score? Canadian cities that are pedestrian-friendly Transit Score and Bike Score Founded in 2007, Walk Score is a company on a mission to score the walkability of a city for pedestrians between 0 and 100—otherwise known as the Walk Score. This score is very useful […]

  5. How can you reconcile student debt and a mortgage?

    by Denis Doucet What you’ll learn Should I pay off my student loans as quickly as possible? Can my student debt prevent me from getting a mortgage? How can a RRSP help me buy a house, despite my student loans? Is a $700/month rent the same as a $700/month mortgage payment? A recent Canadian study show […]

  6. Buying a condo: take the righ approach

    by Denis Doucet What you’ll learn Where do I start on my journey to owning a condo? What are my additional costs when buying? Can a real estate broker help? Before buying inform yourself Before rushing to buy the condo of your dreams, asking the right questions to get the information you’ll need to make a […]

  7. On the road to buying a condo

    by Denis Doucet What you’ll learn How can I streamline the buying experience to make the most of my investment? What are the keys to avoiding unwanted and costly surprises?  Do I have all the right information before I buy? 4 steps to take before buying There’s no magic pill that allows you to see the […]

  8. With Condos – do your homework before buying

    by Denis Doucet What you’ll learn Know how to evaluate your  responsibilities related to your future condo Title insurance offers interesting protection Assembly meeting are not to be negleted Condo equal responsibility   If owning has it’s share of responsibility, then buying a condo is even more demanding in this respect. Responsibility on steroids if you […]

  9. Are the suburbs really less expensive?

    by Denis Doucet What you’ll learn Are the suburbs really less expensive? Investing in a plex to reimburse your mortgage Following your heart Living in the country Buying a house is clearly one of the biggest decisions in your life. Some people already know where they want to live. For others, they need to take the […]

  10. First home and financing: A quick starter guide

    by Denis Doucet What you’ll learn Should I get a pre-authorized mortgage? How much do I have to provide as a down payment? Do you have a good credit score? Before jumping into buying a house, you should analyze certain aspects of your project, particularly regarding how much funds you have readily available. However, the idea […]