Thinking of Buying a Home?

Information about how to buy a home in Manitoba

Home Purchasing in Manitoba

Many people want to own a home. Buying a home can be the answer to a dream and an important lifetime investment. It is important to know if you are ready, before you make a decision to buy.

You may be ready if you have:

  • a regular and secure income
  • a good credit history and credit score
  • enough money for a down payment and closing costs

You should also know:

  • how much you can afford to spend on a home
  • how to buy a home

We can help answer your home buying questions and advise you on all of the steps of the buying process.

Register for our free Home Purchasing Workshop or contact us to speak with a housing advisor. All services from NJH are free!

First-time Home Buyer’s Tax Credit 

You can apply for tax credit on the first home that you buy. You will have to apply for it when you file your income tax for the year when you bought your home. If you are having someone file your tax returns for you, you need to tell them that you bought your first house. You can get information online through the Canada Revenue Agency.

Watch a video from Canada Revenue Agency about how this tax credit works!

Home Buyers’ Plan Program

The Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw savings from your RRSP (Registered Retired Savings Plan) to help you buy either your first home or a home for a related person with a disability. For more information go to the HBP website  

Mortgage for the Islamic community in Manitoba

Read the new Buying a Home in Manitoba, a step-by-step booklet that tells you what to expect when buying a home.

Buying a Home in Manitoba

Real Estate Associations and Resources

In Canada, and Manitoba in particular, there are several real estate associations that provide resources for both home buyers and sellers. Below are some of them.
If you are a home buyer searching for a house and want to find the latest real estate listings, realtors, and scheduled open houses, visit Winnipeg Realtors Real Estate News.
Manitoba Real Estate has tips and tools available for buyers and sellers including checklists, calculators, and more. Visit here.
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest trade associations with over 100,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople members who work through 100 real estate Boards and Associations across Canada. It provides resources to both home buyers and home sellers.


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