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The 8 Steps Ahead to Home Ownership
Brought to you by the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, and from your real estate partners at
Step 1
CMHC provides helpful information and practical worksheets to assist you in determining your precise requirements in a home and for choosing your desired location.
Step 2
Everything that happens in the housing market can have an impact on your home purchase. We help you track trends in mortgage rates, local housing prices and other key indicators to assist you in determining the best time to buy.
Step 3
Can you afford the type of home you have chosen? CMHC has practical work sheets and tools to help you calculate how much you can afford to spend.
Step 4
There are a lot of people involved when you buy a home. Here's a guide to who they are and what they do. We provide work sheets to help you choose the right people to meet your home buying needs.
Step 5
How do you get the best mortgage for you and at the best rates? Learn more about the range of mortgage options before you make your final decision.
Step 6
Don't let a down payment come between you and your home. Find out how you could qualify to buy your home with as little as 5% down with help form CMHC.
Step 7
Before making your offer final, find out what to include in your Offer of Purchase and Sale and what to expect once an offer has been made.
Step 8
There are many small steps when it's time to close the deal. Here's information to help make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Also, tips to make moving day a smooth experience.
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This online version differs slightly from the print version of the CMHC 'Home Buying Step by Step: A consumers Guide and Workbook'. If you would like us to send you a complimentary copy please contact us with your complete mailing details.  You should receive your package within 7-10 business days.