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April 28, 2022 | CREB

Five tips for first-time homebuyers

For most of us, buying a home will be the biggest purchasing decision we make in our lifetime. Adding to the weight of that decision is going through it the first time.

Greg Miller, a mortgage professional at SmartCap Inc., says the 15-year repayment period for the Home Buyers’ Plan is quite generous. Photo courtesy of Greg Miller
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May 26, 2017 | Nathan Michaels

Borrowing made easy

First-time Home Buyers' Plan offers a path to ownership


A house can be a great investment, but saving enough for a down payment can be difficult. The Home Buyers' Plan (HBP), offered by the Government of Canada, is a program that aids the purchase of a first home by allowing part of a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) to be withdrawn as a tax-free down payment in cash.


"This is about the only program that is available now through the federal government," said David P. Brown, president of CREB®.

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