Most people, at some point in their lives, want to become homeowners. I'm definitely one of those people. Something to think about is how much house you actually need.
I don't need a ton of space, since it's just me, my husband, my cat and my dog. Children are far off in the distant future for me, much further away than I'm hoping home-ownership will be.
When it comes to how much house I want, I seem to be in the minority.
Most people my age seem to want a ton of space (three bedrooms at least) and a nice, updated home (stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops?).
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Of course, these things come at a price, and with the Canadian housing market still going through a soft landing, this usually means the shelling out of a ridiculous sum of money in the form of a down payment, and stretching budgets to the max to make the monthly payment on a huge “dream home”. [Read more…]