Homeowners vs Renters in Canada

According to Statistics Canada, in 2005, 37% of people were home renters and 63% of people were home owners. Most home renters would love to be home owners but choose to rent because of lack of money available for a down payment, unfavorable credit or simply are not making enough money to carry a mortgage. When you are renting for said term outlined in the rental agreement, you are making your landlord a very rich person. In this process, you are paying down his mortgage and putting cash in his pocket every month. At the end of your rental term, you walk away with nothing. Knowing this most people neglect the units and do not take pride in their living space and that is why most of the rental units are substandard.Continue reading