Advice Regarding RRSPs and Your First Abbotsford and Chilliwack Home


The topic of using an RRSP for a home purchase in Abbotsford and Chilliwack has garnered significant interest. It’s true that the RRSP can be tapped into for a down payment, with the federal government raising the cap from $25,000 to $35,000. However, this might not cover the entire down payment, and other funding sources may be necessary, particularly if you’re looking to bypass mortgage insurance.

There are specific conditions tied to withdrawing from an RRSP for this purpose. The funds need to have been in the RRSP for a minimum of 90 days, except when accessed through the first-time home buyer’s program. If this program has been used before, the funds should be replenished and retained in the RRSP for at least four years. Additionally, the withdrawn amount should be exclusively used for buying a primary residence.

Repayment of the RRSP loan is spread over 15 years, with annual statements indicating the paid and remaining amounts. Utilizing RRSP funds for a home purchase effectively means borrowing from your future retirement savings, so exploring other financing options might be advisable. For a detailed understanding of your choices, reaching out to Jodi Smith at Whalen Mortgages Abbotsford and Chilliwack is recommended.

Achieving homeownership in Abbotsford and Chilliwack is feasible with the right guidance. Contact Jodi and her skilled team at Whalen Mortgages by calling 778-800-0022. The RRSP ‘loan’ has a 15-year repayment timeline, commencing two years after the initial home purchase. To apply online or for more comprehensive information about the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP), visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.