How to Buy a New Home

How to Buy a New Home

A young couple happily talk to a Minto Sales Representative over a Site Plan table in a Minto Sales Centre.

Navigating the Home Buying Process

Buying a new home is a huge step, and for many, it’s one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. You want to be confident in your choice and start your home buying journey prepared with every advantage. Our helpful resources will help you navigate finding, buying, and financing your new home.

An Overview to Buying a New Home

This is an exciting time! But with so much to think about, it’s helpful to know where to start. We’ve outlined the four major steps to consider before starting your home buying journey.

A couple accepts the keys to their new home.

Getting Started

Start here for a short guide on what you can expect when buying a house.

Learn More

A young couple meet with their financial advisor to sign a mortgage contract.

Money Matters

Understand the financial aspects of home buying with these 7 To-Dos.

Learn More

The interior of the Laguna Executive Townhome taken from the sitting room looking out to the kitchen and dining room.

Finding a Home

Now is the fun part. Here are 6 tips for choosing the right home for you.

Learn More


There is plenty to consider when buying a new home, and you're not alone. Many have done it before you and they’ve had the same questions you do. Take a look through our frequently asked questions for a little peace of mind.

View FAQs

Home Buying Glossary

Now that you’re in the process of buying a new house, you’ve probably encountered terms you’ve never heard of. Here is a glossary of home buying terms we use here at Minto Communities.

View Glossary


When starting your new home search, it's good to know how much your mortgage payments will be and what you can afford. Here are our easy-to-use mortgage and affordability calculators which can help you better prepare.

View Calculators

A couple laughs together as they stop to take a break from their morning run.

Why buy a new house?

As an Ottawa home builder, we at Minto Communities naturally have a bias towards new homes, but when it comes to choosing between buying new or buying resale, you need to decide what makes the most sense for you and your family.

Read More

An interior shot of the Jasmine Infusion Terrace Home model shows off its brightly-lit kitchen and island.

Buying a freehold home

First-time buyers are often puzzled when they hear the term “Freehold Home.” What is it? How is it different from other homes? What’s involved in buying and owning a freehold home?

Read More

After you purchase

Congratulations! If you bought a Minto home then let's get you started on this exciting homeowner journey with us. We've put together all the resources you need to support you through the next steps - right up to getting your keys and into the future on how to maintain and protect your new home.

Learn More

Register now for special offers, incentives and latest news

Register now for special offers, incentives and latest news