There are many ways that can help you be able to afford purchasing your first home. The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals released a survey that mentioned last year 280,000 Canadians were first time home buyers. With asking offers in the Vancouver and Toronto markets at higher amounts, how did this many people manage to come up with the money? Even if you are not thinking of buying in the Vancouver area you can still follow the strategies the 280,000 Canadians used last year. Click here for more information.