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11 Things You'll Learn When You Buy Your First Home

Okay, can we all agree on how confusing and overwhelming this is? But it's worth it in the end because you get a place to call your very own. Get up to $1,000 in cash plus a great rate when you get a mortgage with BMO.

1. How to briskly fill out form after form after seriously complicated, confusing form.

2. How to appease the condo board gods...otherwise known as the members of the condo board.

3. How to really, really, REALLY hone in on the details.

4. How to chill during an insane bidding war.

5. What closing costs are and why they exist... Just kidding! You'll never learn that. You'll just pay them like everyone else.

6. The joy of shovelling your own walk in the winter.

7. The art of dealing with neighbours who will probably be there for most of forever.

8. How to ~interior decorate~ because you own the place, and you can finally do whatever you want to it.

9. Electrical wiring is always in the least convenient place.

10. How to fix stuff.

11. And how to hire someone who knows how to fix stuff when you give up.

Get up to $1,000 in cash plus a great rate when you get a mortgage with BMO.