First-Time Home Buyers Resources

Buying a home can be challenging at the best of times, let alone the first time. Throw in a pandemic, and first-time homebuyers can use all the leverage they can get. Recognizing the importance of understanding the local market, which is tipping to be a buyer’s market, the Homebuilders Association Vancouver has introduced a series of nine, 10-20-minute online videos.

Each video features an industry expert sharing tips and resources including current market research, mortgage strategies, legal advice on alternative buying strategies to help you enter the market, as well as information from the experts, pointing to hot neighbourhoods and popular new housing forms.


Market trends and influences
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Eric Bond, Principal Market Analyst

Trending housing forms and markets
Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing, Jamie Squires, VP & Managing Broker

Trending neighbourhoods and how to find and work with your realtor.
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), Collette Gerber, Chair

Mortgage 101, Buying options to entire the market
Bridgestone Financing Pros, Alisa Aragon, Mortgage and Leasing Expert

Know the risk of alternative buying options.
Kuhn LLP, John Wiebe, Associate

Benefits of buying new homes with New Home Warranty Insurance.
BC Housing, Wendy Acheson, VP & Registrar, Licensing and Consumer Services

Home Inspection expectations
Glenn Duxbury Home Inspections, Glenn Duxbury, Owner

Strata living
Condominium Home Owners’ Association (CHOA), Tony Gioventu, Executive Director

Solutions to achieve energy-efficient homes
FortisBC, Ben Nishi, Regional Energy Solutions Manager