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Welcome to the SoldYEG Buyer’s Guide to Everything! We’ve been working for years on building systems to support clients in this life transition that we call the “homebuying journey”. But, we recognized recently that it’s not just our buyers that need information, but all buyers. So why? Why do we do it? We believe in setting a new standard in the industry, and empowering people with information. More importantly, why should you care? Because you may not know what you don’t know. Look, this is our day-to-day, our “normal”, our “we do this all the time”. For most home-buyers though, the process is foreign. You might not be aware of the questions to ask or the intricacies of the journey. So over the next year or so we will break it down, piece-by-piece, and make sure YOU are empowered to find your next home (and have fun doing it)!

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The Dream

Owning your own home sounds exciting and glamorous, but what do you actually need to think about to decide?
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The Money

Can you afford to buy a home? Do you qualify for a mortgage? What do you need to know about the money side of buying a home?
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The Agent

Do you need an agent? How do you decide who to hire and when to get them involved?
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The Search

How does finding a home to buy work? How do you narrow it down?
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The Offer

What does the offer writing and negotiation process look like? What should you expect and what should you accept?
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The Conditions

How does the “Condition Period” work and what is that anyway? What’s normal and what’s the point?
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The Stuff You Pay For

What costs do you need to consider when you’re going through the process of buying a particular property?
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The “We Bought a House!” Moment

OMG! You just signed off on the deal! Now what?
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The Waiting

There is always time between when you finalize a home purchase and when the possession day is set for. What do you need to do and what happens in that gap?
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The Possession

How does possession day work? What should you expect? What should you schedule for that day?
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The Home Owning

Congratulations! You are a homeowner. What do you need to know now?

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January 17, 2019

Buyer’s Guide – The Dream

Our Blog Buyers Guide - The Dream It's time to be done with renting (or move out of mom and dad's basement - let's be real) and you're thinking about…
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January 17, 2019

Buyer’s Guide – The Budget Part 1: Building It

Our Blog Buyer's Guide - The Budget  |  Part 1: Building It When you sit down to figure out your home buying budget, the goal is to make sure you…
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January 17, 2019

Buyers Guide – The Budget | Part 2: Home Ownership Costs

Our Blog Buyer's Guide - The Budget  |  Part 2: Home Ownership Costs The Budget Part 1: Building Your Budget was an introduction into finding out what your budget is…
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January 17, 2019

Buyer’s Guide -The Down Payment

Our Blog Buyer's Guide - The Down Payment Ok. This is the big one. The THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS  one. DON’T FREAK OUT! You’ve got this! This is the amount of…
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January 17, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: Agent Experience

Our Blog Buyer's Guide - Picking Your Agent: What to Look For I’m gonna be real with you – just because an agent has been in the business 20 years…
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January 17, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: The Search

Our Blog Buyer's Guide - The Search You’ve worked through your dream, you’ve hired an agent, gone through the consultation process, and you’ve got the money piece figured out. Now…
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January 27, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: The Offer

Our Blog Buyer's Guide - The Offer Congratulations! You’ve found a home you can see yourself in! It’s an exciting step forward in the home ownership process. That said, there…
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February 3, 2019

Buyer’s Guide – The Consultation

Our Blog The Consultation As you begin your home buying journey, you will probably have an idea of what you’re looking for. You’ve done some budgeting homework and LOTS of…
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February 10, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: Preliminary Search (Buyer)

Our Blog Preliminary Search (Buyer) Once you wrap up the consultation with your agent, they will start searching for properties. In our Edmonton area market, the primary tool we use…
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February 17, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: The “Education Tour”

Our Blog The "Education Tour" There is a phrase in the real estate industry that goes, “buyers are liars.” Insulting right?! I think so! Know where it comes from? It…
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February 24, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: The Revised Search

Our Blog The Revised Search After the Education Tour, you’ll have more insight into what meets your needs and what you like and don’t like. This will help you and…
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March 3, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: Negotiations

Our Blog Buyer's Guide - Negotiations Now that we have made The Offer, now we need to talk about negotiating. We are going to keep this really high level because…
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March 10, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: Conditions

Our Blog Conditions Once the negotiations have concluded and everyone has signed off, you enter a stage that is often referred to as pending sale. People will say, “Oh, its…
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March 17, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: The Stuff You Pay For

Our Blog The Stuff You Pay For In our lovely Edmonton, Alberta market, costs associated with buying are a bit different than in other areas of Canada. So here is…
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March 24, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: The “We Bought a House!” Moment

Our Blog The "We Bought a House!" Moment “Eeeek! We bought a house!” Aside from getting the keys and possession day, this is often one of the most exciting moments…
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March 31, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: Waiting

Our Blog Waiting Did you celebrate? Great! Now what? Here are the six things you need to do between now and possession: 1) Pick a Lawyer If you haven’t already,…
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April 7, 2019

Buyer’s Guide: Possession Day

Our Blog Possession Day YAY! You’re finally getting your keys! Logistically though, what does the day look like? And what happens on possession day? Isn’t everything wrapped up now?  …