ASK A PROFESSIONAL – Mortgages and Buying a home

Had a wonderful interview with Ralna Burridge with City Wide Mortgage Services –Dominion Lending, regarding mortgages and financing. Great information for all buyers , especially first time home buyers in today’s market.  She has answered a great deal of questions that you may have.

Some of the questions that we had for Ralna:

  • What is the very first step for a buyer to get pre-approved ?
  • Why is pre-approval important before shopping for a place?
  • Why do I still need subject to financing on my contact to purchase and sale, if I have been pre-approved ? What’s the different between being approved and pre-approved
  • Why and when would you require CMHC? What is CMHC?
  • What is this Government grant for first time home buyers that everyone is talking about?
    1. What are the requirements?
    2. How do I qualify?
  • What other costs may be associated with buying a home? So there are no surprises.

Any more questions for Ralna, or to see if you qualify for your next mortgage, here is how you can reach her directly 604-790-7253 or email

We will be interviewing other professionals relevant to real estate, such inspectors, lawyers, accountants, and would love to hear your questions. Email us a list of questions to

Thank you for watching

Diana Klejne
Real Estate Professional and Marketing Expert
Keller Williams Black Diamond Realty

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