Purchasing a home is exciting, especially for first-time home buyers!
However, it's important to seek professional advice on first-time buyer mortgages for such an important milestone.
We’ll give you the facts in this first-time home buyer guide to ensure your budget aligns with your viewings. We will tell you things about your credit that your bank won’t tell you. With access to multiple first-time buyer mortgage lenders, we can source the best mortgage rates and best options to help you buy your dream home.
Our best advice: begin the conversation at least 4 months before buying your first home so that we can guide you through the first-time home buyer process.
We are available to review each bid to ensure the qualifying aligns and disclose payments for that mortgage. We work after hours and on weekends to ensure that you and your realtor have coverage for placing the bid.
We have access to all of the government programs for the down payment and have access to lenders that qualify without a stress test, so there are more options to assist you buy!
FIRST TIME BUYER MORTGAGE PRE-APPROVAL
Find out how much you can afford before you go shopping for your first home! This will keep you focused on shopping within your first home price range and budget.
If you qualify for a pre-approved mortgage, you’ll be certain of the size of mortgage you want based on your budget. Each bid, we can review that the taxes, condo fees, and payment work for qualifying.
Reach out to us at [email protected] and get your first time home buyers guide.
HOME BUYER INCENTIVE
There are government programs to help Canadians buy their first home. One is called the first time home buyer incentive program. At least one purchaser must be a first-time buyer to qualify. Your total income cannot exceed $120,000 in our Region. You must be a Canadian Citizen and not borrow more than 4 times your income.
The government will offer 5% for a first-time buyer on a resale or 10% for a first-time buyer of new construction. This cannot be a home purchased to be used as a rental, it has to be owner-occupied. There are some conditions to the program, let’s discuss if this works for you.
We can discuss all mortgage products to ensure that you get the product that suits your needs.
FIRST HOME SHOPPING AND
If you don’t have a realtor, we can assist by providing some quality agents to represent you as a new buyer.
The realtor will review your wants and wish list of your first home and work to find you the perfect match.
Then we come in with financing and ensure the bid aligns with your pre-approval and lender requirements.
BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME
Once your offer is accepted, we will assist you to fund by having the lender review your documents to remove all conditions, this allows the funds to be wired to your lawyer. A lawyer is required to register the mortgage and deed and put you on a title for the property. In this process, there are fees associated to buying your first home.
1. Home Buyer Tax (HBT): the home buyer gets a $5000 non-refundable income tax credit on a qualifying home acquired during the year. It provides up to $750 of income tax relief.
You can claim up to $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home in the year if both of the following apply:
2. Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP): a program that allows you to withdraw up to $35,000 in a calendar year from your RRSP and buy or build a qualifying home for yourself or a related person with a disability.
Certain conditions must be met to be eligible to participate in the HBP, including the following:
3. First-Time Buyer Land Transfer Rebate (LTR): Buying a house in Ontario you are eligible for a rebate as a first-time buyer. The maximum rebate is $4,000 and can be reduced if one buyer doesn’t meet the following requirements: