Financial Skills for the Real World: Housing I

Thursday, June 29, 2023 10:00to12:00
 Housing I

Do you wonder whether it makes more financial sense to rent or buy? Wondering what the true costs of home ownership are? This webinar will show you how to calculate how much house you can truly afford and whether you may be overpaying or getting a great deal. Various CMHC and other freely-available industry reports looking at key metrics will be highlighted so that you can make an informed decision on what will likely be the most expensive purchase of your life.

Learning Outcomes:
• Know where to find and how to use reports and tools for analyzing the housing market.
• Learn how to calculate the price-to-rent and price-to-income ratios.
• Learn about the pros and cons of renting vs. buying.

IMPORTANT: Students must register with their official McGill email address in order for the registration to be valid.

No-Show Fee Alert: There are no fees associated with SKILLSETS webinars; however, registering for an online event is a commitment to attend. If you can no longer attend, make sure to cancel your registration. Otherwise, a $25 No-Show Fee will be charged to your McGill student account. Exceptions will only be made for students in the case of emergencies or “extenuating circumstances”. https://www.mcgill.ca/skillsets/policies

The SKILLSETS Financial Skills workshops offer general information intended for personal knowledge and skills development only and are not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation.


These educational workshops are facilitated by a SKILLSETS Skills Development Officer who does not hold any official certification as a financial advisor, accountant, realtor. While information presented is believed to be factual and current, it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect those of the SKILLSETS Skills Development Officer and are subject to change.

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Online Event Instructions

Zoom registration

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