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Homebuyer's school is where new and seasoned homebuyers get the latest strategies and tips so they are better prepared when making their next home purchase.

Homebuyer's School Brookfield Residential

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Homebuyer's school is where new and seasoned homebuyers get the latest strategies and tips so they are better prepared when making their next home purchase.

    What are closing costs when buying a house or a condo?

    What are closing costs when buying a house or a condo?

    About to finalize buying your home? What are the closing costs you need to be aware of? In this episode, we talk with Brad McCallum, Realtor with ReMax First, and discuss the additional costs you need to be aware of when buying a home, when they occur and where they come from. We also discuss if you can buy a home without any closing costs.
     
    Prefer to watch the video or read and take notes? See the transcript:
    https://stories.brookfieldresidential.com/homebuyersschool/what-are-closing-costs-when-buying-a-home-or-a-condo
     
    We discuss the following items: 
    What are the closing costs when buying a house or condo? When do you pay the closing costs and to whom? Can you buy a home without closing costs?  
    Have any questions or show topic suggestions? Contact us:
    Email:
    live.calgary@askbrookfield.com
    live.edmonton@askbrookfield.com
    Web: homebuyersschool.ca

    • 6 min
    Pros and cons of buying a home before and after marriage

    Pros and cons of buying a home before and after marriage

    Should you buy a home before or after you are married? In this episode, we talk with Brad McCallum, Realtor with ReMax First, and discuss the pros and cons of buying a home before and after getting married. You'll learn key family and economic conditions that will impact your decision to buy a home.
     
    Prefer to watch the video or read and take notes? See the transcript:
    https://stories.brookfieldresidential.com/homebuyersschool/pros-and-cons-buying-a-home-before-and-after-marriage
     
    We discuss the following items: 
    Pros and cons of buying a home before marriage Pros and cons of buying a home after marriage Family and economic factors when buying a home  
    Have any questions or show topic suggestions? Contact us:
    Email:
    live.calgary@askbrookfield.com
    live.edmonton@askbrookfield.com
    Web: homebuyersschool.ca

    • 6 min
    Don't make these biggest first time home buyer mistakes (so you get the BEST VALUE!)

    Don't make these biggest first time home buyer mistakes (so you get the BEST VALUE!)

    Planning on buying your first home this year? What are the top mistakes other first time home buyers make and how do you avoid them? In this episode, we talk with Brad McCallum, Realtor with ReMax First, and discuss some common mistakes when buying your first home such as assuming every home on the market is a good buy or being not ready to actually make a purchase. 
     
    Prefer to watch the video or read and take notes? See the transcript:
    https://stories.brookfieldresidential.com/homebuyersschool/avoid-biggest-first-time-home-buyer-mistakes
     
    We discuss the following items: 
    First time home buyer mistakes to avoid including: Trying to time the market Assuming every home in the market is a good buy Assuming every home in the market is overpriced Being not prepared to buy  
    Have any questions or show topic suggestions? Contact us:
    Email:
    live.calgary@askbrookfield.com
    live.edmonton@askbrookfield.com
    Web: homebuyersschool.ca

    • 8 min
    Top 5 things you must consider when buying a home for the first time

    Top 5 things you must consider when buying a home for the first time

    Before buying a home, what do you need to consider and prepare for? In this episode, we talk with Brad McCallum, Realtor with ReMax First, and discuss what are the top five things you absolutely MUST consider before buying a home for the first time. 
     
    Prefer to watch the video or read and take notes? See the transcript:
    https://stories.brookfieldresidential.com/homebuyersschool/top-5-things-to-consider-when-buying-a-home-for-the-first-time
     
    We discuss the following items: 
    What you must consider before before buying a home including: Understanding the value of a home The cost of buying (not just monetary) Location Future needs Lifestyle  
    Have any questions or show topic suggestions? Contact us:
    Email:
    live.calgary@askbrookfield.com
    live.edmonton@askbrookfield.com
    Web: homebuyersschool.ca

    • 7 min
    Should I wait to buy a house in 2020? What market factors SHOULD I consider?

    Should I wait to buy a house in 2020? What market factors SHOULD I consider?

    Thinking about buying a home in 2020? What are some things you need to consider? In this episode, we talk with Brad McCallum, Realtor with ReMax First, and discuss what are the key factors to look if you are planning to buy a home in 2020. We explore if you should time the market and what non-monetary reasons to consider. 
     
    Prefer to watch the video or read and take notes? See the transcript:
    https://stories.brookfieldresidential.com/homebuyersschool/should-i-wait-to-buy-a-house-in-2020
     
    We discuss the following items: 
    Should you buy a home in 2020? Should you try to time the market when buying? What other reasons, besides home value, to consider when buying a home  
    Have any questions or show topic suggestions? Contact us:
    Email:
    live.calgary@askbrookfield.com
    live.edmonton@askbrookfield.com
    Web: homebuyersschool.ca

    • 7 min
    Does staging your home help it sell? (with DIY tips to help sell your home quicker!)

    Does staging your home help it sell? (with DIY tips to help sell your home quicker!)

    Ready to sell your home? Is staging your home required?  In this episode, we talk with Brad McCallum, realtor with Remax First, and discuss if staging actually helps sell your home faster. We explore how to make your home "less personal" for visitors and if it's better to have an empty home or a staged home. Finally, we provide some DIY staging tips if you don't want to pay for professional staging. 
     
    Prefer to watch the video or read and take notes? See the transcript:
    https://stories.brookfieldresidential.com/homebuyersschool/does-staging-your-home-help-it-sell
     
    We discuss the following items: 
    Does staging your home help it sell? How to "de-personalize" your home when selling Is it better to have a home staged or completely empty? Making sure your home is clean while selling Do it yourself staging tips  
    Have any questions or show topic suggestions? Contact us:
    Email:
    live.calgary@askbrookfield.com
    live.edmonton@askbrookfield.com
    Web: homebuyersschool.ca

    • 8 min

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6 Ratings

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Super informative...

Great tips from real estate pros. Keep up the episodes.

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