This is a comprehensive guide to all the costs you need to know about before purchasing a home. This guide will help ensure you don’t get caught off guard by surprise expenses, or get tricked into paying any unnecessary extra fees.
Links and Resources
- Top Tools and Resources for Financial Independence (for Canadians): Sign up anywhere on www.BuildWealthCanada.ca for a free guide on all the top tools and sites that I’ve personally used to help us achieve financial independence in our early 30s. They’re also what we use now to optimize and manage our finances, and ensure that we’re paying the lowest fees while getting solid returns on our investments.
- Kornel's investing course with free sample lessons at www.BuildWealthCanada.ca/invest
As mentioned in the episode, having a downpayment of less than 20% will require you to obtain mortgage insurance through the CMHC (the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation). The amount will vary depending on how small your downpayment is. You can get the current rates directly from the source here: CMHC Mortgage Insurance
When getting your mortgage ready, you can also get the exact amounts that you’ll need to pay by speaking with your potential mortgage provider or mortgage broker. Since publishing this episode, we now have a resident mortgage expert on the show. If you have mortgage questions, you can get them answered for free at www.buildwealthcanada.ca/sean
Direct download: BWC_4_Published.mp3
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