First-Time Home Buyers Incentive
This month the federal government opened its First-Time Home Buyers Incentive program.
- The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive can help you purchase your first home.
- This incentive aims to help first-time homebuyers without adding to their financial burdens.
- There are no additional monthly payments.
- Participants must meet minimum insured mortgage down payment requirements.
This program helps qualified first-time homebuyers reduce their monthly mortgage carrying costs without adding to their financial burdens.
RE/MAX Camosun REALTORS® pride themselves in helping you find the HOME that MOVES you! Now they can help first time home-buyers make their dreams of home ownership a reality.
Here’s an example.
Elizabeth wants to buy a new home for $400,000.
Under the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, she can apply to receive $40,000 in a shared equity mortgage (10% of the cost of a new home) from the Government of Canada. This lowers the amount she needs to borrow and reduces her monthly expenses.
As a result, Elizabeth’s mortgage is $228 less a month or $2,736 a year.
Learn About the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive
You are considered a first-time homebuyer if you meet one of following qualifications:
- you have never purchased a home before
- you’ve recently experienced a breakdown of a marriage or common-law partnership
- in the last 4 years, you did not occupy a home that you or you current spouse or common-law partner owned
- Early payout options in full are available at any point in the duration of the 25 years.
- Learn more about fair market value and how this will help you calculate repayment.
- Calculate the fair market value of your home and multiply it by the percentage of the Incentive you received.
If you require specific information on property values please contact one of our REALTORS® or call (250) 744-3301
Source: Government of Canada