THE BENEFITS OF BEING A FIRST TIME HOME BUYER
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We were recently asked the following questions: what are the benefits of being a first time homebuyer using 5% down payment versus someone who has purchased a home before using a 5% down payment?
Thanks for your question, Jen!
The 5% down payment is not any more of a benefit to a first time home buyer over someone who has already purchased a property. In fact, anyone can purchase a home using a 5% down payment, of course there may be some restrictions dependent on the property, its use or the client’s credit.
The benefits to a first time home buyer are:
If someone has not owned a property for 5 years they are also eligible to use their RRSPs for down payment.