First Time Home Buyer Program - the Details

Dated: September 25 2019

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First-Time Home Buyer Incentive Program

Here are the details!

What is the maximum incentive?

5%-10% of the purchase price for new construction and 5% of the purchase price for resale properties

How much income do I need to qualify?

The maximum income to qualify for the program is $120,000 per year

How do I figure out how much I qualify for?

your income x 4 + mortgage + incentive = qualifying amount

Here's a handy link to the calculator:  Incentive calculator

What is the maximum purchase price?

You may qualify for a property up to the maximum price of $550,000

It is a combination of the mortgage amount plus the incentive amount you qualify for plus your savings

Here's a quick calculator for the maximum purchase price: Maximum purchase price

Your savings can include withdrawals from your RRSP to pay for your first home purchase under the First Time Buyers Home Buyer Plan.

Your savings "contribution" can also be a "gift" from parents.  Parents are allowed to gift their kids up to a maximum 20% of the total amount of the purchase price.

Who is eligible for this program?

First time homebuyers who have never purchased a home before and are buying the home as their principal residence and not as a rental property.

People that have not owned a property in the last 4 years.

People who have experienced a recent marriage or common law breakdown may qualify right away.

How do I get started?

You need to apply for a high ratio mortgage.  The application will be submitted to CMHC.  After approval of the application,  you have 6 months to find a new home.

Does the incentive have to be repaid?

It needs to be repaid when you sell your home or after 25 years.  The amount that needs to be repaid will be the original amount of the incentive plus an equivalent share of the property appreciation based on the current fair market value of your home when you sell it or it's value after 25 years.

Full Details HereFirst-Time Home Buyer Incentive Program

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