When buying a home for the first time or even the fourth time there will be questions; click the links below for valuable homebuyer resources......

 

PUBLIC SAFETY - FLOOD READY!
Protect your home with flood ready fixes...
Visit the Canada Flood Ready website

Six Reasons You Need To Be Flood Ready

NAIMA Canada - Residential Financial Incentives for Insulation
Whether you are insulating your home or residential, commercial, institutional, or industrial building, you may be entitled to some financial incentives to help cover the costs of the project. The incentives offered are dependent on the location of the home or building.
Are you eligible?  Click here to find out!

CANADIAN CONSUMER HANDBOOK
The Canadian Consumer Handbook contains helpful tips and information on housing, as well as over 40 other consumer issues. It also includes a directory of government and non-government contacts specific to each consumer issue and province or territory. The Handbook is a source of trusted consumer information and can help you become a better-informed and more confident consumer. It was created and is updated by the Consumer Measures Committee, a joint committee of federal, provincial and territorial governments. Handbook-Housing Section
Canadian Consumer Handbook


CANADA MORTGAGE & HOUSING CORPORATION
Provides information before, during and after your home purchase.

Homebuying Step by Step


FINANCIAL CONSUMER AGENCY OF CANADA
With educational materials and interactive tools the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) provides objective information about financial products and services to help Canadians increase their financial knowledge and confidence in managing their personal finances. Owning a home is probably the biggest single investment you will make. With such a big investment, it is important to take the time to learn about all the aspects of owning a home before making a decision.

As a Homebuyer we have included some links that may be of interest to you:

Owning a Home

Buying Your First Home:  Mortgages 101

Maintaining a Home

INSURANCE
Tips on insurance and damage prevention.  If you own a home or a business, insurance is a must. Insurance Bureau of Canada invites you visit its Get in the Know and  Consumer Resources webpages.  This consumer-friendly site offers blog entries with timely tips, a Twitter feed, how-to videos and advice on how to protect your home and business. Have more detailed questions? Visit www.ibc.ca for additional insurance information or email your question to Ask the Expert.

KITEC PLUMBING
Be informed about Kitec Plumbing.

  pdf Kitec could stop your clients from getting homeowners insurance (392 KB)
 Inman

  pdf Kitec plumbing in your home will cost you (391 KB)
 Toronto Star

  pdf Kitec plumbing lawsuit impacts homes and condo (406 KB)
 Moneysense

  pdf Kitec Plumbing System Products Liability Litigation (188 KB)
 Kitec settlement

  pdf What Homeowners should know about Kitec (189 KB)
 The Chronicle Herald


REAL ESTATE
Home buying can be a daunting and complex process. But with a REALTOR® at your side, it doesn't have to be. Remember, a REALTOR® works for you and must, by law, look after your best interests. So take a few minutes and learn how a REALTOR® can help you find what you're looking for. HowRealtorsHelp.ca

HOME BUYERS ROADMAP