The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is home to Canadians. Their mission is to help Canadians live in safe, secure homes. As the Government of Canada's national housing agency, they play a key role in Canada's housing industry.
Some of the materials available for free from the CMHC website include:
- Mortgage Calculator
- Home Features Checklist
- Home Buying Step-by-Step
- The Newcomer's Guide to Canadian Housing
- Homebuying Information Package
- Condominium Buyer's Guide
- Homeowner's Manual
Home inspections began as a consumer service in the 1970's in direct response to the growing demands by home buyers. It soon became apparent that selecting a home inspector was becoming as important as finding the right home. To meet this need, the Canadian Association of Home Inspectors (CAHI) was formed in 1982, followed by the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) in 1987.
The Canadian Home Builders' Association is "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry", representing more than 6,800 member firms across Canada. CHBA members represent every area of Canada's housing industry- new home builders and renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, service professionals and others. Their two main goals are to promote housing quality, affordability and choice; and to build vibrant, prosperous and healthy communities.
If you're in the market for a mover, you may find How to find a Mover you can Trust, located on the MoneySense.ca website helpful.