Of course, the idea of buying your very own home is more than exciting. You'll have your own space, personalized to your own tastes and you'll finally be able to start building equity. But before you get too eager, you have to be absolutely sure you're ready.
Really. It happens even in the dry winter on the prairies. Like most prairie homeowners, our long cold dry winters can cause indoor air to be too dry triggering dry eyes, nasal and throat discomfort. We compensate by adding humidifers, cooking without using stovetop fans, turning off our heat recovery ventilators (HRVs), etc. to try to increase the moisture in our homes.
On the path towards buying your first home, it’s often overwhelming to see all of the features available for you to choose from. You’re in a great position to customize your options to meet your needs, but you also need to take care with making the right types of selections. You'll want to stretch your budget as much as possible so you can get everything you need while still living comfortably.
Are your air filters ready for winter? As snow beings to fall and the mercury starts to dip throughout many regions, it's hard to think about things like switching out filters on your HVAC unit. But you should.
Think the home buying process is long and complicated, particularly when you’re building from scratch? It doesn't have to be! A little effort ahead of time (along with some helpful insider tips & tricks) will go a long way in ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition to your new home. Use this list as a guide to get you started.