Sorin Claudiu Vaduva

Sorin Claudiu Vaduva

Sales Representative


(613) 262-9562
(613) 829-1818 ext. 821
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DO NOT BUY A HOME IN CANADA IF YOU ARE A NEW IMMIGRANT…….just yet until you consider these 3 factors

DO NOT BUY A HOME IN CANADA IF YOU ARE A NEW IMMIGRANT…….just yet until you consider these 3 factors:

Welcome to Canada, your new home filled with opportunities and possibilities! As a new immigrant, the prospect of buying a home is exciting but comes with important considerations. Here are three crucial to consider before you buy a home:

1. Don’t Buy a Home- Rent First, Buy Later: Before committing to a home purchase, consider renting initially. This allows you to familiarize yourself with the different areas and neighborhoods and learn more about the local housing market, explore different schools for your kids, and assess your long-term needs as family. Renting provides the flexibility to adapt to your new environment without the immediate commitment of homeownership. This way you avoid buyer’s remorse and can take your time to make a really good decision about where to live and without living here you won’t know where that is

2. Explore Government Programs: Canada offers various government programs designed to assist new immigrants in their homeownership journey. Take the time to research and understand these programs, such as first-time homebuyer incentives and down payment assistance. Leveraging these initiatives can significantly ease the financial aspects of buying your first home. There is a lot of resources from the government for buying a home and there is also 3 different mortgage programs offered by Canada’s three default mortgage providers.

Below is a link to them and the government website:

Sagen — New to Canada Program -

CMHC — Housing for Newcomers -

Canada Guaranty — Maple Leaf Advantage -

All different services and information you need to get license, heath card, job assistance and more can be found here: and also at

3. Assemble Your Home Team: Building a reliable support network is essential. Establish a home team comprising a knowledgeable mortgage broker to help you secure a good mortgage, a reputable realtor who knows the city and different neighborhoods, and a trustworthy real estate lawyer to help you close the transaction and answer any legal questions you may have. These professionals will guide you through the intricacies of the Canadian real estate process, ensuring a smooth and informed transition into homeownership. We have a great list of lawyers, mortgage brokers and lawyers that we have used in the past and can help connect you with one that fits your needs and language. Checkout my webpage below for local referrals:

Remember, your journey to homeownership is unique, and these factors serve as a compass to help you make well-informed decisions. We really hope that you found this info helpful and please reach out with any questions you might have. Welcome home!

Your Ottawa Realtor Sorin Vaduva - - 613-262-9562

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