The Home Buying Process
- About RECO (372 KB)
Buying or selling your home? The Real Estate Council of Ontario can help.
- Buying a Home - What to Expect from a REALTOR® (214 KB)
Buying a home can be a confusing and time-consuming experience, but not if you enlist the services of a REALTOR®. A real estate professional understands the market, knows exactly what is available and can match your needs and budget to your new home efficiently and effectively.
- Buying a Home, What can You Afford (26 KB)
If you're thinking of purchasing your first home, you probably have a lot of great ideas about what you'd like - such as several thousand square feet of living space, a two-car garage, large fenced in lot, one or two fireplaces and a panoramic view. But it may be time for a reality check.
- Choosing the Right Neighbourhood (21 KB)
When buying a home, the neighbourhood you select will not only play a pivotal role in your family's life, but in the resale value of the property.
- Home Insurance - What Consumers Need to Know (281 KB)
The home insurance market has changed dramatically in recent years. Gone are the days when buyers could simply call their insurance broker or agent and arrange insurance for their new home, and do it on 24 hours notice.
- Homebuyers’ Road Map (4.44 MB)
- The Importance of Home Inspections before Buying (20 KB)
A home inspection prior to purchasing a home or condominium can bring peace of mind when you sign the sales contract. Knowing what to expect both inside and out will help you make an informed decision about the value of the home and the future upkeep.
- What Kind of Home is for You (20 KB)
When most of us think about owning a home, we usually imagine a typical two-storey, detached house. However, today's homebuyer has a wide array of home ownership options available.
- Working with a REALTOR® - the Agency Relationship (207 KB)
REALTORS® are governed by the legal concept of “agency”. An agent is legally obligated to look after the best interests of the person he or she represents. The agent must be loyal to that person.