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TD Canada Trust Women and Home Ownership Quebec Fact Sheet

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

  • Being able to do what they want in terms of decorating/renovating (32% vs. 34% nationally)
  • Building equity, investing in their future and the financial security of home ownership (35% vs. 44% nationally)
  • Having a backyard/garden (35% vs. 32% nationally)
  • Not paying rent/paying other people (34% vs. 38% nationally)
  • Having quiet/privacy/space to themselves (33% vs. 28% nationally)

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

  • Performing maintenance/repairs (39% vs. 37% nationally)
  • The cost of maintenance/repairs (30% vs. 40% nationally)
  • More work and housework (yard work, snow removal) (28% vs. 27% nationally)
  • More expenses and financial responsibility (27% vs. 29% nationally)
  • Mortgage payments/interest (22% vs. 23% nationally)

The top three things Quebec women wished they knew more about when purchasing their homes were:

  • The expected annual expense of maintaining a property (37% vs. 32% nationally)
  • The fees and costs related to buying a property and getting a mortgage (33% vs. 40% nationally)
  • Their mortgage options (30%, same as national statistic)

Women in Quebec are the least likely in the country to say they are planning renovations right now. Twelve per cent of Quebec women said they are not planning to renovate at this time, compared to 7% 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; 109 of these respondents were from Quebec.