Buyers / Sellers

First-Time buyers /Selling Houses
5 Considerations for First-Time Buyers

Find a Home to Buy

Buying a home can be an overwhelming process and emotionally draining. Finding the right home is not always an easy task. I advise buyers to look at a maximum of 5 homes at a time because any more than that will make a buyer’s head spin.

Homebuying Step by Step provided by CMHC
(Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

CMHC’s Homebuying Step by Step guide will make things easier for you by providing the information you need to make a wise homebuying decision. This section provides examples and worksheets that will guide you through the entire homebuying process, from the moment you make the decision to buy your own home to the moment the movers carry the first box through the front door. It couldn’t be easier!

  • Step 1: Is Homeownership Right for You?
    Buying a home is one of the biggest emotional and financial decisions you’ll ever make. Prepare by learning about the process of home buying and the responsibilities of homeownership.
  • Step 2: Are You Financially Ready?
    This step guides you through some simple calculations to figure out your current financial situation, and the maximum home price that you should consider.
  • Step 3: Which Home is Right for You?
    Once you have a good idea about your finances, you’ll need to think clearly about the home you’d like to buy. You need to think about your current and future housing needs and what characteristics are important to you in a home.
  • Step 4: The Buying Process
    Before you start searching for a home you need to think about your current and future housing needs and what characteristics are important to you in a home.
  • Step 5: Now That You’re a Homeowner
    Practical advice for homeowners on their financial responsibilities as well as the importance of home maintenance and renovations.
  • Words to Know When Buying a Home
    This glossary provides simple yet accurate definitions of certain terms you may encounter in the Homebuying Step by Step guide.
  • Worksheets
    These user-friendly checklists and worksheets will help you all throughout the home buying process.