Home buying step by step – Step 2

source: CMHC Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation


Home buying step by step – Are you financially ready?

Home Buying Step by Step – Step 2 Are You Financially Ready

How can you know if you are financially ready to become a homeowner?

This step guides you through some simple calculations to figure out your current financial situation, and the maximum home price that you should consider.

How Much are You Spending Now?

Calculate Your Household Expenses

Start figuring out your financial readiness by evaluating your present household budget. How much are you spending each month? Knowing exactly how much, will give you a better idea about whether you can afford to become a homeowner.

The Current Household Budget worksheet helps you take a realistic look at your current monthly expenses.

Or, you may also use the CMHC Household Budget Calculator to complete your current household budget now.

Please visit the CMHC to continue with your affordability calculations, which include such things as:

Calculating Your Monthly Debt Payments

Calculating Your Total Monthly Expenses

and many more tools that were help you determine your affordability levels and how much you can afford to borrow.