CMHC releases First-Time Homebuyers Survey for 2015

  • November 12, 2015
  • Stephanie Lai

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its First-Time Homebuyers Survey for 2015.

Here are some survey highlights:

  • First-time homebuyers are two times more likely to use social media to research homebuying information than other mortgage consumers.
  • First-time buyers are not as confident as repeat buyers. They tended to have a lower understanding of mortgage options and were more likely to find the mortgage process difficult. They were also less certain about where to go if they faced financial trouble.
  • More than 70 per cent of first-time homebuyers received advice regarding mortgage rates, terms, affordability and repayment strategies from their brokers and lenders. Advice on long-term mortgage strategies increased a first-time homebuyers’ level of understanding of options and their level of satisfaction with their mortgage professional by over 80 per cent.
  • More than 80 per cent of first-time buyers researched online.
  • Family helped to influence 34 per cent of first-time buyers on their decision.

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