Home Ownership Tips Centre

A home purchase is a huge financial commitment and one that will greatly impact the quality of your life. How do you prepare for such an event? Zoocasa’s Home Ownership Centre provides the best advice – facts, articles and expert tips - to help you find and get your dream home.

  • Are You Financially Fit?

    Are You Financially Fit?

    Just like watching your diet and getting regular exercise, your financial health needs regular attention. Here’s how to whip yourself into financial shape. …

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  • Homebuying Basics – Determine Your Needs

    Homebuying Basics – Determine Your Needs

    Know what you want before you shop by taking the time to write down and assess what’s important to you. Finding a home…

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  • House Hunting – Down Payment Requirements

    House Hunting – Down Payment Requirements

    For many people, the hardest part of buying a home is saving enough money for a down payment. The bigger the down…

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  • House Hunting – How to Find a Homebuilder or Real Estate Agent

    House Hunting – How to Find a Homebuilder or Real Estate Agent

    Often, when buying a new home, you'll deal with a builder/contractor. If you're buying a resale home, however, you'll…

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  • House Hunting – Finding the Right Home

    House Hunting – Finding the Right Home

    There's no one "right way" to go about finding a home. But here are a few tips that may make the process a little…

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  • Finding Your Comfort Zone

    Finding Your Comfort Zone

    Before you take your first step towards buying a home, it is important to determine what you can afford and then decide which mortgage type works…

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  • Help in Hard Times: How to Keep Your Home Safe When Money is Tight

    Help in Hard Times: How to Keep Your Home Safe When Money is Tight

    Things may seem hopeless when money troubles hit, but knowing your options and where to turn can make all the difference in helping you keep your home through difficult financial times…

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  • Home Improvements Can Lead to Big Payoffs

    Home Improvements Can Lead to Big Payoffs

    You don’t have to spend a lot to reap the benefits of simple home updates …

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  • How an Energy-Efficient Home Can Save You Money

    How an Energy-Efficient Home Can Save You Money

    These simple tips are friendly for the environment – and your wallet…

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  • Homebuying Basics – How Much Can You Afford?

    Homebuying Basics – How Much Can You Afford?

    The first thing you need to do is to figure out your net worth. Your net worth is the amount left over once you’ve…

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  • Investment of a Lifetime

    Investment of a Lifetime

    Owning your own home is an exciting proposition and an achievable goal for most Canadians. The number one reason many become homeowners is pride…

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  • Genworth Homebuyer Privileges: Providing Valuable Ongoing Savings

    Genworth Homebuyer Privileges™: Providing Valuable Ongoing Savings

    When you own a home, everyday expenses can quickly add up and impact your budget. To help out with some typical homeownership costs, Genworth Canada has teamed up with…

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  • Homeownership Tips for New Canadians

    Homeownership Tips for New Canadians

    For many immigrants, homeownership is an important part of what it means to be a citizen. Here’s what you need to know to make that dream a reality…

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  • House Hunting – Types of Housing

    House Hunting – Types of Housing

    There are various types of properties you can buy in Canada. In each case, you are responsible for making the mortgage…

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  • Homebuying Basics – What’s Involved

    Homebuying Basics – What’s Involved

    Before embarking on your house hunting journey, you should first determine what you can afford. A common rule of thumb…

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