I was pleased to read an article in the Financial Post today if couples (or singles!) should use an RRSP or a Tax Freee Savings Account (TFSA) as a vehicle to save for a new home.
In the past Financial Advisors would recommed to their clients, who were buying their FIRST home, to possibly utilize their RRSP under the Home Buyers Plan. Under this plan, you can take out maximum $25,000 of your RRSP as a loan to purchase your first home, tax free. You must repay this loan starting in 2 years from when you take it out, and must pay it back into your RRSPs within 15 years. This is a great tool for someone who is young enough to repay the loan back and who has some savings in their RRSP.