Canadian first-time home buyers’ budget rises to $316,000, 6% more than last year – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker
TORONTO — A Bank of Montreal report on first-time home buyers says the average budget has increased to $316,100.
The BMO study says a sample of prospective buyers in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary had even higher budgets for their first home.
About one-third (30%) of the 513 Canadians interviewed online for the study said they expected assistance from parents or family.
Nearly two-thirds (61%) said they have made cuts to their lifestyle to save for their first home.
Pollara conducted the online interviews for BMO between Jan. 24 and March 6.
The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.