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Buying a house or condo
Reliable advice when buying

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The pros and cons of handling a home purchase on your own

A home purchase is the largest transaction most of us will make in a lifetime. It can also be quite complicated. If you're buying a home and doing it all on your own, make sure you're well informed. That can save you from making frustrating, time-consuming, costly mistakes.

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Do you need the services of a real estate professional or a lawyer to buy a home? Not necessarily. But for most home buyers, it's a good idea. Experienced professionals know the housing market and can help you find the right home at the right price. They can also help you with the negotiations and with the important paperwork required in a home purchase.

Shop for real estate professionals and lawyers the same way you would for any other contractor:

  • Ask your friends and business associates.
  • Talk to your banker or financial advisor.
  • Meet with prospects and find out what they charge and what services they offer.

You can get more advice from the following resources:

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:

The Manitoba Securities Commission – Real Estate Division
500-400 St. Mary Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 4K5
Telephone: 204 945-2562 in Winnipeg; Toll Free: 1-800 655-5244