Tag Archives: First Time Home Buyer

CREA speaks to the House of Commons

Here are Gary Simonsen’s, the CEO of CREA, remarks to the House of Commons Standing Commitee on Finance, specifically relating to requested improvements on the Home Buyer’s Plan.

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Homeownership for Generation Y

This article was published in the Calgary Herald, It was written about the Generation Y – those born between ’80 and ’94. According to the survey homeownership in the cards for Generation Y.

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Maintain/repair your AC Before Summer

Early spring is the best time to ensure your central air conditioner is working. Don’t scramble for a service call during the first heat wave. Unplug the air conditioner. Disconnect the power from the unit. Remove the filter and bezel … Continue reading

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What Do You Buy When Nothing is Perfect?

Do you have designer taste and a fixer-upper budget? Read this article to help you decide

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Tips For Canadian First-Time Home Buyers

Since 2008 the Canadian Finance Ministry has tightened up the rules for government-backed mortgages 4 times. The most recent change in July 2012 hurt Canadian first-time home buyers the most because it made it harder to qualify for financing. Use … Continue reading

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Fort McMurray House Hunters Warned of Online Scam

Fort McMurray house hunters are being warned:

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Homebuyers Taking the Time to Plan

CMHC Survey Shows Homebuyers Taking the Time to Plan. Results also showed that Canadians take, on average, 11 months to plan their purchase while the majority of homebuyers (88%) indicated they had a good sense of how much mortgage they … Continue reading

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6 Signs It's Time To Buy A House

If you’ve been considering buying a house but you’re still unsure, consider some of the personal and economic conditions that favor home purchases. If you find that a number of these signs ring true for you, it might be time … Continue reading

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