The current Liberal government has introduced a new First Time Home Buyer (FTHB) incentive.
This incentive is intended to alleviate some of the strain put on FTHB’s by the increasing cost of real estate in major cities across Canada, as well as to help alleviate some of the impacts from the mortgage guideline changes put in place over the last few years.(more…)
When you obtain a mortgage the lender may suggest that you take out Mortgage Insurance (also known as Creditor Life Insurance). Many people chose not to take it, but they also don’t have Life Insurance, and this is problematic as you should definitely have one or the other! So let me explain what they are so you can make the right decision.(more…)
So you borrowed from your RRSP account to utilize the governments First Time Home Buyers Plan (HBP). Now you have to repay that borrowed sum to your RRSP account within the next 15 years. So how do you do that, and what happens if you miss one of those repayments?
The Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) is a government offered program that allows prospective home buyer’s to utilize their RRSP contributions to assist in the purchase of a home (to be used for the down payment and/or the closing costs of your home purchase).
To utilize this program you must meet the eligibility criteria. (more…)