The first step is to consider your current lifestyle—and importantly, how it may change in the future. Simply moving into your new home will change your lifestyle in many ways. Ideally, your new home shouldn’t just provide shelter; it can provide you the means to grow and flourish as a person or family. This requires assessment of your life goals and identifying what it will take to achieve them.
Next, you should assess your financial capabilities. I suggest you start by completing an online mortgage affordability calculator to gauge your rough upper price limits. It is also prudent to visit a lending institution so you can be officially pre-approved for a mortgage. Shop around, as banks are more willing to provide lower interest for your debt if they know that they’re up against competition. That means getting rate quotes—in writing! A little goes a long way, especially when dealing with compound interest.
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