I attended one of Tammy Elliott's "Business Ladies Lunch and Learn" events yesterday afternoon and the guest speaker was Donna Sauve of WSI. As part of her presentation Donna played this incredibly powerful video and I felt compelled to share it. In a world where we are so "vitually connected" yet at the same time more unconnected to each other than any generation before us, I thought it was a great message to share. Let's make sure we are still taking the time to make true connections and come out from behind our keyboards and embrace the power of a genuine face-to-face smile rather than than a colon and a closed bracket, a live conversation rather than an e-mail and a human hug rather than a virtual one.
According to the 2012 TD Canada Trust First Time Home Buyers Report, the majority of buyers say they would have done some things differently when
purchasing a home.
The top three things that people would have done differently:
1) 60% of First Time Buyers said they should have been more thorough when budgeting and accounting for all of the costs associated with purchasing a home. Click here for some uselful information on home closing costs you should be prepared for.
2) 60% of First Time Buyers said they would have made a bigger down payment. Click here for an easy explanation of why a larger down payment will help and you can also use the handy mortgage calculator to see how different down payments will effect your monthly mortgage payments.
3) 55% of First Time Buyers wish they had purchased their home sooner. Are you currently paying rent? Click here to see the benefits of home ownership vs. paying rent.
Read the report in it's entirety here: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1015775/first-time-home-buyers-reflect-on-their-rookie-mistakes
Do you have anything to add? What advice would YOU give to people who don't yet own their own home? I'd love to hear from you!
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Who am I?
I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend and in my spare time I help people buy and sell their homes :)