Consumer Resources

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is a crown corporation of the Government of Canada which primary goals are to provide mortgage liquidity, assist in affordable housing development and provide “unbiased” research and advice to the Canadian government and the housing industry. CMHC knows that housing helps people stay employed, do better in school and participate more fully in society. Housing affordability and a stable housing finance system support a stronger, safer Canada where everyone can live with dignity.

Other tools available on CMHC’s website include:

  1. Buying;
  2. Rental Housing; and
  3. Data and Research

Visit CMHC’s website here to check out everything they have to offer.

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Alberta Real Estate Foundation

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) was established in 1991 to enhance the real estate industry and benefit the people of Alberta. Created under the Real Estate Act after years of discussion between industry leaders and officials in the provincial government, the Foundation started making an impact right away by funding initiatives to help educate and train real estate professionals.  The Foundation is funded by real estate transactions across the province. When a home buyer deposits money in trust through a real estate broker, the interest that’s earned on the deposit is accumulated and forwarded to the Foundation for reinvestment in Alberta’s communities. The Real Estate Act states that the Foundation’s purpose is to promote and undertake:

  1. the education of related professionals and the public in respect of the real estate industry,
  2. law reform and research in respect of the real estate industry, and
  3. other projects and activities to advance and improve the real estate industry.

Resource Library – This link will take you to the entire library of brochures and videos created and submitted by Alberta Water Portal Society, the Alberta Real Estate Association and Green Energy Futures, and many more.

To learn more about the many projects under AREF’s belt, check out Projects!

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Canadian Real Estate Association

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade Associations. Membership includes more than 125,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through 90 real estate Boards and Associations across Canada.

CREA has released a few quick information videos about things like Portable Mortgages, Fixed vs. Variable Interest Rates and more…CHECK ‘EM OUT