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Buying A Home

Home Buying Step By Step
A comprehensive description of each step in the home buying process.
Author: CMHC

Condominium Buyers' Guide
This Guide provides a general overview of the purchase of condominiums and identifies important questions to ask and the people you should be asking.
Author: CMHC

Bringing Home Ownership Within Reach
An overview of CMHC mortgage loan insurance, including eligibility and premiums.
Author: CMHC


New Comer To Canada

Buying Your First Home in Canada: What newcomers Need to Know
CMHC newcomers guide to buying a Canadian home – in English, French, Mandarin, Tagalog, Urdu, Punjabi, Spanish and Arabic.
Author: CMHC

Renting Your First Home in Canada: What Newcomers Need to Know
CMHC tips on renting your first home in Canada - available in English, French, Mandarin, Tagalog, Urdu, Punjabi, Spanish and Arabic.
Author: CMHC

Homebuyers Checklist — A Newcomers' Guide and Workbook
A one-stop online source for homebuyers who are newcomers to Canada
Author: CMHC

Housing for Newcomers — Welcome to Canada
This brochure is available in eight different languages and is targeted to newcomers in Canada for distribution at seminars, conferences, home shows, home buying seminars, and other consumer events and interactions.
Author: CMHC


Buidling Your Own Home

Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction
The comprehensive guide to building quality, durable wood-frame housing in Canada.
Author: CMHC

Glossary of Housing Terms: The A to Z of Housing Terms
Definitions for more than 1,200 terms used in housing construction.
Author: CMHC

About Your House: Canada's Housing Construction System
An overview of the elements of the system of construction and operation of buildings and houses in Canada.
Author: CMHC



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