So you’re thinking about buying a home

Fantastic!

It may be your first home, or perhaps your fifth, but no matter how many times you’ve been through the process, one thing remains the same: It’s a big job, involving a great deal of effort, time, and of course, money. But you’re not alone — lots of Canadians are doing it! According to Statistics Canada’s National Household Survey, 69% of Canadian households own their home.1

The best approach to buying a home is to be informed.

This guide will help you answer those basic questions, outline what to expect in the key steps ahead, and boost your confidence in finding the right home for you.

In the Home Buyer’s Resources Section at the back of this guide, you’ll find worksheets and checklists to figure out your dream home requirements; common costs for closing, moving, and settling in; who to contact with your new address and how to pack your belongings for a stress-free move.

BUYING A HOME IS A DREAM COME TRUE. LET’S BEGIN!

1 “2011 National Household Survey: Homeownership and Shelter Costs in Canada,” Statistics Canada, last modified January 1, 2014, http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/as-sa/99-014-x/99-014-x2011002-eng.cfm.