Financial Literacy

Are you prepared for the financial realities of buying and owning a home? Learn what's beyond the purchase price with the information, resources, and tools below.

Financial Literacy Consumer Resources

Find information on how mortgages work, fraud types, preparing for closing costs, and more.

Mortgage Fraud Awareness and Prevention

If you suspect you may be getting involved in a fraudulent transaction, report your suspicions to the Real Estate Council of Alberta.

Anonymous Fraud Tip Form

RECA’s mandate includes protecting against, investigating, detecting, and suppressing mortgage fraud as it relates to the real estate, mortgage, and real estate appraisal industries. Submit an anonymous fraud tip to RECA here.

Being a Responsible Borrower

Mortgages carry large financial commitments and risks. Mortgage brokers can help you understand your risks and responsibilities as a borrower.

Working with a Mortgage Broker

Licensed mortgage brokers can represent your interests, negotiate with several lenders, and find you the right mortgage.