2018 Prospective Home Buyers Survey

In October 2017, CMHC surveyed 2,507 prospective home buyers online. Respondents were all prime household decision-makers who intend to purchase a new home within the next two years, including 1,501 First-Time Buyers, 506 Current Owners, and 500 Previous Owners. This first of its kind survey, it provides insights into the attitudes and expectations of future Canadian homeowners.

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Highlights

The majority of future home buyers intend to obtain a mortgage

The majority of future home buyers intend to obtain a mortgage.

CMHC Can Help:
Mortgage professionals can use information found on The RESOURCE to strengthen client relationships.

One of the most common actions completed prior to buying a home is saving for a down payment.

CMHC Can Help:
Use and share CMHC calculators available online and on our mobile apps.

One of the most common actions completed prior to buying a home is saving for a down payment

Over four-in-ten First-Time Buyers and Previous Owners say they would delay their home purchase if they were not able to find their ideal home

Over four-in-ten First-Time Buyers and Previous Owners say they would delay their home purchase if they were not able to find their ideal home.

CMHC Can Help:
Help your clients find the right home for their needs. Visit CMHC’s interactive Housing Observer Online for the latest housing market analysis, housing trends, research articles, videos, tools, and more.

First-Time Buyers are more willing to embrace technology as part of their home buying process.

CMHC Can Help:
Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or Facebook for the latest housing related information and share with your followers and future clients.


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Client relationship management team

The majority of future home buyers prefer to complete the entire home buying process while consulting with professionals.

CMHC Can Help:
Our experienced client relationship management team is here to help.

 

Need help? Contact your dedicated client relationship management team today!

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Lemieux Guy Client Relations

Guy Lemieux

Regional Manager, Client Relations
Telephone: 514-283-6588
glemieux@cmhc.ca

Region:

Quebec

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Terri Gibbons Client Relations

Terri Gibbons

Regional Manager, Client Relations
Telephone: 416-518-3706
tgibbons@cmhc.ca

Region:

Ontario

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Josée Martin Client Relations

Carol Swantee

Regional Manager, Client Relations
Telephone : 902-426-8529
cswantee@cmhc.ca

Region:

Atlantic

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Hemesh Parbhu Client Relations

Hemesh Parbhu

Regional Manager, Client Relations
Telephone: 604-737-4120
hparbhu@cmhc.ca

Region:

British Columbia

Patrick Keogh Client Relations

Patrick Keogh

Regional Manager, Client Relations
Telephone: 403-515-2993
pkeogh@cmhc.ca

Region:

Prairie and Territories

Canada

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