First-Time Home Buying: Credit, Savings & Mistakes to Avoid

TOPIC: Buying your first home: credit, income, savings & mistakes to avoid.​

*Note: This topic repeats monthly.

Whether you're actively looking for your first home or just starting to think about it, this seminar is perfect for you. Join us for one of the most popular events in the Buyer Series: "First-Time Home Buying." We will be discussing buying your first home and the common mistakes you should avoid.


Other topics will include:

  • Acceptable income levels.

  • How to get a pre-approval.

  • How you can save for your down payment & typical sources.

  • The financial differences of buying today vs. buying tomorrow and what factors you should consider.

  • How to improve your credit score & get a better mortgage product.

  • How to fund your purchase using your RRSPs.

  • How to determine market conditions (buyer's market or seller's market) & what statistics are commonly used.

  • The current Ottawa marketplace & common mistakes that you can avoid.

  • The overall purchase process: typical paperwork, conditions & costs.

  • The types of insurance available to protect your purchase.

  • How to get the process started.


Start an action plan on how to get there, and talk to the right professionals to get things started. The evening will be comprised of short presentations by a mortgage broker (Josee Menard) and real estate agent (Ayn MacDonald) and a real estate Lawyer Afton Maisonneuve. Our team of experienced professionals will answer all of your questions as they relate to purchasing real estate in Ottawa.



Is this event free?
Yes. This is a free educational event.

Can I bring a guest or family member?
Yes, please RSVP with their info if you would like the ZOOM meeting details sent to them also. 

What is buyer series?

The Buyer Series consists of free events designed to teach buyers & sellers about the various aspects of home buying & selling.

Do I have to participate?

Kinda. You can login to our events without a mic or camera, but in order to get the most out of your expereince with us, we encourage you to introduce yourself, say hi, and ask as many questions as you like. 


RSVP now to start talking about your real estate goals.