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TD Canada Trust Women and Home Ownership Ontario Fact Sheet

The top answers from Ontario women about what they liked best about home ownership were:

  • Financial security/investing in their future/building equity (44%, same as national statistic)
  • Having a sense of accomplishment/personal fulfillment (35% vs. 28% nationally)
  • Ontario women were most likely in the country to give this answer
  • Having a place of their own/being a homeowner (34%, same as national statistic)
  • Having a backyard/garden (33% vs. 32% nationally)
  • Being able to do what they want in terms of decorating/renovating (30% vs. 34% nationally)

When asked what they liked least about home ownership, Ontario women answered:

  • The cost of maintenance/repairs (42% vs. 40% nationally)
  • Performing maintenance/repairs (37%, same as national statistic)
  • More expenses/financial responsibilities (33% vs. 29% nationally)
  • More work and housework (e.g. yard work, snow removal) (31% vs. 27% nationally)
  • Mortgage payments/interest (23%, same as national statistic)

The top three things Ontario women wished they had known more about when purchasing their homes were:

  • The fees and costs related to buying a property and getting a mortgage (42% vs. 40% nationally)
  • The expected annual expense of maintaining a property (36% vs. 32% nationally)
  • Their mortgage options (33% vs. 30% nationally)

About the TD Canada Trust Women and Home Ownership Poll

The TD Canada Trust Women and Home Ownership Poll surveyed women 18 years of age and older from across the country, to explore home ownership behaviour among women. The survey was conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion with English and French speaking Canadians using the Angus Reid Forum. The sample size includes 1,000 women who have purchased a home independently. The answers from 361 women aged 20 to 45 were used to compare to the 2008 poll which surveyed this age group exclusively; 113 of these respondents were from Ontario.