• Adulting Guides,  Buying Real Estate,  Money Management

    8 Must Know Tips to Getting Your First Mortgage

    Another day, another post guiding you through your adulting challenges. My husband and I borrowed our first mortgage about 5 years ago. Since then, we sold that first home, bought a new one and with that a new mortgage. This process was even more confusing than the actual real estate side. This is where the money starts talking!  Because I am far from an expert I reached out to Reza Sabour who has 15 + years experience working for big banks & now as an independent broker. I specifically chose to reach out to Reza (even though unfortunately we haven’t had the chance to officially work with him – we…

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    Finding a Real Estate Agent

    You’re parents are tired of you living under their roof or maybe you’re tired of living under their roof 😛 and now you need a place to live. How? Who? When? What? Where? These are all the questions you’re asking yourself. You’ve worked hard saving your money. From tracking your finances, cutting your spending and setting a goal you think you’re ready for the next step, what IS the next step though? That’s where a realtor comes into play!    So, you want to buy your first home? This is SUPER exciting but also extremely daunting and overwhelming. This is why this blog post is focussed on the basic information about…

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    How To Understand Buying vs Renting Real Estate

    Real Estate Buying real estate is a very daunting task that at some point comes across the minds of every single person. For the average person, buying a home is the most expensive and largest purchase you will ever make, and no matter if your buying or renting every single person is paying that cost. Ironically we don’t get educated about mortgages, contracts, taxes & loans. In this post I’m going to dive into the importance of understanding the difference between renting and owning and how owning can help you travel more than renting! My Real Estate Story When my fiancé (who is 6 years older than me) started talking…