I am, ya know I am, I am Canadian.

4 thoughts on “I am, ya know I am, I am Canadian.”

  1. Enjoy your time there! And if in 5 years it seems right to move back here, do it, but if you are happy with how things are, than maybe stay?
    Setting up roots doesn’t mean you will be there forever. Think of it this way: if you were living in Canada right now, would the home you would be planning to buy, be the home you would spend the rest of your life in? Maybe you would buy a smaller place and than buy something bigger in 5 or 10 years. So why not have that first place be in Ann Arbor!

  2. Hi Amber,

    I think buying instead of renting is a fantastic idea.

    Some things are different in the states than up here (mostly in the way they close the transaction) – and there will be some differences in the financing.

    I’ve put together a video series on the Steps To Buying you may find useful.

    http://chomztv.com/?cat=10

    The most significant difference between the 2 countries is the States allows you to deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage from you taxable income. This almost encourages people to keep a big mortgage and pay mostly interest – the downside is they never have the security of owning their own home. Keep you Canadian outlook on that part ~ you’ll be better off.

    Otherwise – have a ball – this should be a very exciting experience !!!

    Dave

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