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They’re grandparents and they just bought their first home! The deposit program helped

When Sanjay and Alka Bhawsar immigrated to Canada from India, they had a goal to one day own a home. They’re near their daughter and their grandchildren.

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Sanjay and Alka Bhawsar are grandparents and as of February, became first-time homeowners. The couple, who immigrated to Canada in 2005, have a 560-square-foot condo townhome in Daniels’ MPV transit-oriented development adjacent to the Mount Pleasant GO Station. They are happy they were able to stay in Brampton, where they have lived for years, in close proximity to their two grandchildren, and with walking distance to shops, restaurants and parks.

It鈥檚 become very expensive to get into the housing market and the dream of buying a home appears unattainable for many. What can you do to be able to purchase a house? In the 鈥楢ffording a B次元官网网址鈥 series, we look at different ways others have done it and at resources that can help.

When Sanjay and Alka Bhawsar immigrated to Canada from India in 2005, they had a goal to one day own a home. Since 2008, they had been looking on and off at real estate, including detached homes, townhomes and condos, but didn鈥檛 purchase until two years ago. Earlier this year, the couple鈥檚 dream came true, thanks, in part, to the low deposit requirements of the developer.


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