Additional Resources

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) open new window
    The CMHC is Canada's national housing agency. The CMHC website features useful consumer information on buying a home, mortgage loan insurance, renting, maintaining and renovating a home, plus much more.
  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) open new window
    The CRA administers the Home Buyers' Plan – a federal program that allows you to withdraw money from your registered retirement savings plans to buy or build a qualifying home. The agency's website contains questions and answers as well as a helpful guide on this program.
  • Canadian Consumer Information Gateway open new window
    The joint project of several hundred federal departments, provincial and territorial ministries and non-governmental organizations, this website offers a comprehensive collection of solutions to common issues faced by consumers. It includes mortgage and housing calculators, and information on credit ratings, contract cooling off periods, complaint filing and other topics.
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) open new window
    The FCAC provides consumers with accurate and objective information about financial products and services, and informs Canadians of their rights and responsibilities when dealing with financial institutions.
  • Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada open new window
    This website contains a wealth of consumer publications, tools and resources on money, credit and debt. It includes mortgage and cost of borrowing calculators, as well as the Canadian Consumer Handbook, which provides information on topics related to housing and mortgages.
  • Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) open new window
    RECO's website features a Consumer Information section with information for consumers on real estate listing agreements, commissions, home inspections, mortgage fraud, and title fraud.
  • Statistics Canada open new window
    This website publishes housing and income statistics in an easy-to-understand format in its publication The Daily.
  • Tarion open new window
    Tarion is the regulator of the new home building industry in Ontario. Its website features tips and resources for new home buyers in Ontario, such as a homeowner information package, top 10 tips for new home buyers, and conducting inspections of your new home.