LINKS OF INTEREST
Equifax compiles credit reporting data from many sources and creates a credit file that reflects your personal credit history including your FICO score. Now you can view your credit report online enabling you to monitor your credit and monitor your score while protecting yourself from identity theft. Before making major purchases, such as buying a home or car, you can see exactly what information is available to potential lenders.
Trans Union Canada is another consumer credit reporting agency providing credit reporting services to Canadian consumers. Trans Union Canada is also a great source of credit-related information.
Genworth Financial assists families with mortgages, protects families through insurance and helps customers secure their financial future.
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The Bank of Canada
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Things to Consider When Getting a Mortgage
Land transfer tax refund for eligible first-time homebuyers up to $4,000. It means no eligible homebuyers in Ontario would pay land transfer tax on the first $368,000 of the cost of their first home.
The Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw up to $35,000 in a calendar year from your registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to buy or build a qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability.
Other programs that you may qualify for as a homebuyer.