Buying your first home can seem like a huge challenge.  There’s so much to think about; mortgages, real estate agents, moving, down payments, insurance (you get the picture).  If you’re thinking of buying your first home, you likely have plenty of worries and questions about the entire process.

I can remember my experience buying my first home nearly 10 years ago.  I didn’t feel like I was in control of the situation, I was just along for the ride.  Whenever I met with my real estate agent, lawyer, or mortgage representative at the bank, I felt rushed through the entire process.

Looking back, I’m not sure if I bought the property I really wanted, or if I received the best interest rate on my mortgage.  I also didn’t understand the hidden costs of buying a house.  I definitely could have used some guidance.

First Time Home Buyer’s Guide

RateSupermarket.ca just launched a FREE 14 Day First Time Home Buying Guide to take you from property virgin to home buying guru.  Think of it like a two week boot camp to get you into shape for buying your first home.  You’ll be a home buying expert in no time!

The First Time Home Buyer’s Guide is a series of 14 daily emails that will take you through each step of this exciting process.  You can expect to see quizzes to test your knowledge and learn more about your needs along the way.  Should you go with a fixed or variable rate?  Have you found your dream home?

You’ll learn some great tips along the way including: how to get the best mortgage rate, budgeting tips for your new home, and how to pay off your mortgage faster.  The best mortgage tools are also at your fingertips – including: affordability calculator, mortgage calculator, and more.

PLUS – if you sign up now you will be automatically entered to WIN a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

Make sure to leave a comment below and let me know that you’ve entered the contest.

This contest is only open to Canadian residents, and closes on November 7th, 2011 at 5 pm EST.


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