Introducing a More Affordable Way to Own a Home – Government of Canada’s First Time Homebuyer Incentive Program
You may have always wanted to own a home but thought mortgage payments were unaffordable. You may have even wished for a little help. Fortunately, help has arrived in the form of a government incentive program. Here’s how it works.
With a minimum down payment, qualified first-time homebuyers can reduce their mortgage carrying costs by applying for 5% or 10% of their home purchase to be financed by the Government of Canada. That’s right, the government will help you by paying for part of your down payment. The incentive is 5% for pre-owned homes and up to 10% for new construction. Best of all, you can repay the incentive at any time without interest!
Here’s an example.
Let’s say you buy a new ZEN townhome for $300,000. You can apply for up to $30,000 in shared equity mortgage – that’s up to 10% of the cost of the home (in addition to your own 5% down payment) and will reduce your mortgage payments by $151 a month or $1,812 a year. That’s a substantial savings, allowing you to focus on enjoying your new home without stressing over monthly mortgage payments.
When it comes time to sell your home and if the incentive hasn’t been repaid, you’ll pay a percentage of the property value increase. For example, if the home sells for $320,000, your 10% incentive payback will be $32,000.
This valuable program opens up so many wonderful opportunities for first-time homebuyers. Finally, your dream home could be within reach and you could be on track for a richer, more productive life.
Of course, there are requirements and stipulations, here are some of the main points.
- Total qualifying income cannot exceed $120,000 a year.
- A minimum down payment is required.
Full details of Government of Canada’s First Time Homebuyer Incentive Program can be found here: https://www.placetocallhome.ca/fthbi/first-time-homebuyer-incentive
Visit a ZEN sales centre, view the showhomes and talk with our friendly staff for further insight into the government’s program and the value of a ZEN townhome.
ZEN townhomes qualify under this incentive plan, with many floorplans to choose from (some include rooftop patios) in well-established communities. Discover your brand new ZEN townhome – by visiting us online: www.zeninbalance.com
Homes are like cars. The newer the model, the more reliable it is. New homes cost less to run, have more safety features, include a warranty and can be customized to suit your needs.
These are the reasons why purchasing a NEW home is just better all round.
> Energy Efficient. Compared to older homes, new builds are light years ahead when it comes to saving money on utilities. We show you how we build and what’s in your wall cavities to keep you warm.
> New Technologies. Many advances in sustainable construction and the use of recycled materials help make your new home an environmentally friendly home.
> Safety Features. New builds pass rigorous inspections on core components such as structure, electrical and heating to give you and your family peace of mind.
> Built to Your Specification. There’s no need to demolish walls in a new home to create open plan living – it comes with the territory. Your new home is entirely yours, and that includes your own taste in décor.
Avalon Master Builder offers a variety of new homes and styles throughout the city. You’ll find 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes with an option to develop the basement with two more bedrooms at ZEN Redstone (view floorplans here.) At ZEN Urban District you can get into a 2 or 3 bedroom, 2-storey townhome
This means you get a brand new home, with a number of floorplans to choose from, fitted with the most popular finishes like quartz kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer and a high-efficiency furnace. All you have to do is move in and start living the ZEN life.
Here are a few advantages of buying a brand new ZEN townhome:
> Modern open plan design
> Stainless steel kitchen appliances
> Quartz kitchen countertops
> Sustainable construction
> No maintenance
> Energy efficient
Best of all new ZEN townhomes are constructed to the strictest building codes to provide peace of mind and include Alberta New Home Warranty