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Home Buying
REALTORS® have helped 3 million Canadians use RRSPs to buy a home
Thursday, August 22, 2019
In the mid 1980s a group of Realtors came up with a novel idea: why not help first-time buyers by letting them use part of their RRSPs for a down payment.
Fact Sheets
Property Transfer Tax fact sheet
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The Property Transfer Tax (PTT) is a land registration tax paid by a home buyer when a title is registered at the Land Title Survey Authority. There are some exemptions. Learn how much PTT you need to pay by reading this fact sheet.
Home Buying
How to get a mortgage when you’re self-employed
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
To increase your chances of qualifying as a self-employed borrower, you’ll need to be familiar with what lenders require and what questions they’ll ask.
Home Buying
Find your next home with Realtylink.org
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Realtylink provides a more modern online experience with enhanced search and filtering capabilities. Visitors can create a profile, save their searches and favourite listings. Search results can be organized in a map, gallery, or list-based view.
Fact Sheets
Secondary Suites fact sheet
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
This fact sheet provides a summary of bylaws and policies for secondary suites located within primary residences, auxiliary suites above garages, small garden suites, and coach houses (not laneway homes).
Fact Sheets
Heritage Homes fact sheet
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
If a home is more than 60 years old, home owners may refer to it as having character merit or as “heritage”, regardless of how well it has been preserved or how much it has been altered over the years. Check out this fact sheet to learn more about how heritage status could affect your home.