(Source: Canadian Press)

Younger Canadians are expected to lead the way with home buying this year as they take advantage of low interest rates, new jobs and what they consider “good prices,” a bank survey says.

The survey for the Royal Bank suggested that 15 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 24 were very likely to buy, almost double from eight per cent in 2009.

It’s a marked shift in the attitudes of younger Canadians, who have tightened their budgets over the past few years to cope with tough jobs markets and the recession.

“Our poll found that 35 per cent of younger Canadians, between the ages of 18 and 24, are intending to buy a home due to good real estate prices,” Marcia Moffat, RBC’s head of home equity financing in Toronto, said Monday.

Read Luann Lasalle’s full article “More young Canadians taking advantage of low interest rates in housing market” in the CP (March 9, 2010).

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