We do this for two reasons. First, the founders of FirstStep are concerned that buyers in major Canadian markets are being forced to choose between being lifelong renters, leaving the city they love, putting off having children or sacrificing components of a healthy lifestyle after purchasing property. We want to see the next generation be able to live in the neighbourhoods they grew up in without giving up things like piano lessons, gym memberships and family vacations. These things aren’t just important for individuals and families, but for communities and economies. Second, we believe that the demand for housing will continue to exceed supply, meaning that if buyers don’t get in now, they might be pushed out of the market for good.