Lesson 1: Meet Your Instructor
Shayne Ramsay, CEO, BC Housing.
Lesson 2: The Essence of Housing
Inclusive housing choices.
Lesson 3: Is Home Ownership Right for You?
To rent or buy, this is the question.
Lesson 4: Home. What Does It Mean to You?
Defining goals to guide your purchase.
Lesson 5: Home Buying Tips and Resources
Planning for your purchase.
Lesson 6: Protecting Your Largest Investment, Your Home
Home warranty insurance and maintenance.
Learn more about home warranty insurance and how it protects your investment in our Guide to Home Warranty Insurance
Read our regulatory bulletin on Buying or Selling an Owner-built Home to learn about illegal sales or listings of owner-built homes and more.
Our Residential Construction Performance Guide can help you identify if a possible design, labour, or materials defect in your new home is covered by home warranty insurance.
If you’re a prospective buyer of a new home, you should check if your builder is licensed through our Public Registry of Residential Builders.
Use our New Homes Registry to find out if a new home or home under construction is being built by a licensed residential builder and if it has home warranty insurance.
Check out our Maintenance Matters videos and bulletins. They include practical information on maintaining residential buildings for strata councils, unit owners, housing co-ops, property managers, and more.
Visit the Licensing and Consumer Services section of the BC Housing Website to learn more about our resources for buying a new home, protecting your investment, maintenance, and more.