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*In British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Quebec, the services are provided to private sellers through a "for-sale-by-owner" model. In Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba, the services to homeowners are provided by ComFree Commonsense Network, a brokerage duly registered in each of those three provinces under the applicable real estate legislations. Learn more.

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How does home-buying work?

Getting ready to buy a property

Buying a home is an adventure! But there are some things you have to know to make smart choices and end up with a successful transaction. Whether you’re thinking about a single-family home, condo, duplex, or any other type of property, you’ll find things you need to know under the following headings.

Obtaining financing

Getting mortgage preapproval lets you limit your search to what you can afford and shows sellers that you’re serious. Your financial institution’s mortgage specialist or a mortgage broker will explain to you the types of mortgages that are best for your financial situation. Here are a few concepts you need to understand before your appointment:

Looking for and viewing homes

Tracking down your dream home is all about knowing what to look for and asking the right questions. This section has helpful tips for getting the most out of the time you spend house hunting and viewing, whether you’re a first-time buyer or an old hand.

Making an Offer to Purchase and closing the deal

The final steps in becoming the owner of a new home are negotiating, making an offer to purchase, and finalizing the sale with a notary. Here are a few things to read before beginning your sprint to the finish:

Why buy on DuProprio.com?

The human touch

Talk and negotiate in person

We firmly believe that the owner of a home can tell you more about it than anyone else—about renovations, the neighbours, or the stores and services nearby. Homeowners are the real experts on their own homes and neighbourhoods.

Negotiating and making an offer with the homeowner directly instead of through intermediaries can also help prevent misunderstandings, save time waiting for responses, and simplify the buying process.

Exclusive properties

Over 28,000 properties for sale, thousands of which you won’t find anywhere else!

Looking for a house, condo, or plex? With over 25,000 online listings and thousands of exclusive properties, DuProprio.com is a Web destination you can’t afford to miss. Find your dream home!

House-hunting tools

Personal email alerts

Get an email alert when a new property matching your search criteria is listed on DuProprio.com!

To create personal email alerts, search for homes according to your search criteria. Then complete all fields on the form that pops up onscreen. That’s all there is to it—you’ll receive an alert whenever a new property for-sale meeting your criteria is posted on the DuProprio website.

Set up email alerts

DuProprio mobile app

DuProprio goes anywhere you go! Continue house-hunting on your phone or tablet.

Download DuProprio’s mobile app and you’re always on top of any new listings that appear. Find that house for sale you just spotted on the street with the interactive map, or browse the DuProprio website while you’re riding the bus or on your lunch break

Download DuProprio’s mobile app and you’re always on top of any new listings that appear. Find that house for sale you just spotted on the street with the interactive map, or browse the DuProprio website while you’re riding the bus or on your lunch break

Favourites

Find your favourites in the blink of an eye!

Click on the Add to My Favourites tab and the listing you’re looking at is saved under the heading My Favourites on your Buyer’s account dashboard. You can go back to check the listing instantly without having to do another search.

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