Millennials In Canada Want To Date Those With Similar Housing Interests

Millennials in Canada are resorting to dating apps for meeting the right match that have similar homeownership and financial goals. A recent survey from HSBC shared the results that 4 in 10 people find property and financial goals to be more important than looks when choosing potential dates.

The survey was part of a global poll which included more than 1000 Canadians. The results read that 61% of respondents feel uneasy about buying a property – So the results are more likely due to desperation in finding a partner who can share the costs of homeownership.

“Close to 70% of Canadians own their home but less than 30% do so without a mortgage. It’s good to be a little nervous about the biggest purchase you’ll likely ever make. But you shouldn’t be overwhelmed.” said Barry Golom, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking and Wealth Management Products and Propositions, HSBC Bank Canada.

The results also found that the majority of Millennials in Canada (62.8%) said financial considerations are the reason for their last move. The biggest source of stress was accepting money from parents for their purchase (14%), and the top two reasons for moving was to get more space for their money (25.5%) or a lower cost of living (23.4%).

One quarter of Canadian Millennials admit to checking the value for their property at least once per month, in comparison to the 8% of all Canadian adults (49%) who only check the value annually.

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Buying A Home Just Got Easier! New Mortgage Incentive Coming This Year

The Canadian government is taking steps to make homebuying easier for Millennials. According to the budget proposal of 2019, the government intends to put forth $1.25 billion over a three year span from the CMHC First-Time Home Buyer Incentive.

Borrowers would still have to figure out a down payment of at least 5% of the purchase price, but they would still receive an incentive of up to 10%, which would lower the mortgage.

The incentive covers 10% for newly built homes and 5% for existing homes. A few of the catches: Your annual income must be under $120,000 to participate, and you will have to eventually repay the incentive although officials have not decided how that will unfold just yet.

The federal stress test will still be required to ensure buyers will be able to repay the debts at even higher rates.

The government is also enhancing the Home Buyer’s Plan which allows first time buyers to take out up to $25k from their RRSP to finance a home, without paying tax on withdrawal, they are proposing to raise the cap to $35k, and the new limit would apply to withdrawals made after March 19th 2019.

The only problem is that more borrowing means that housing prices are likely to go up, and may encourage Canadians to take on more debt. Buyers must keep in mind that the government is not extending the program’s repayment timeline, so any money taken out of their RRSP must be put back with 15 years to avoid the withdrawal being added to their taxable income. Now Canadians will have to repay a max. of $35k instead of $25k over the same period.

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