Help me learn to buy a house!
November 1, 2008 12:00 PM Subscribe
How did you learn how to buy a house? First-time homeowner needs some guidance.
posted by sah to home & garden (25 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
For the first time in my life, I will be looking at buying a home (either condo or small house). But the problem is that I have no idea how to approach looking for a home, securing a mortgage, what I should be careful about, etc. Should I even be looking in the current market? These are all questions I can't answer, and I'm not the type to leap before I look, so to speak.
I am hoping that people can share their experiences about how they educated themselves about buying a home, which resources they used, etc. How can I make sure that I know what I am about in doing this, and that I don't get screwed over in the process by banks, shady sellers, or anyone else.
If it makes a difference, I will be looking in the west Toronto area, near Pearson airport. Any local knowledge would certainly be a plus!