RECA Urges Albertans to Think Beyond their Home Purchase Price for
Financial Literacy Month

Calgary, Alberta –November is Financial Literacy Month, and the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) wants Albertans to look beyond a home’s purchase price to make sure they’re prepared for and understand the financial realities of home ownership. 

“Making a house your home takes dollars, but it also takes sense,” says Christine Zwozdesky, Chair of the Real Estate Council of Alberta. “Buying a home is the biggest purchase most Albertans will ever make, and it’s important for them to have access to independent, reliable information to make a sound financial decision.”

As the authority for a positive real estate experience, RECA has information and resources to help Albertans learn the financial ins-and-outs of their home purchase, from learning if they’re ready to buy, to obtaining a mortgage, planning for closing costs, and the ongoing financial responsibilities of home ownership.

Go to to access RECA’s collection of financial literacy resources. RECA will add more throughout Financial Literacy Month, so stay tuned, and follow along on Twitter with #FLM2016.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, real estate appraisal and property management industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA's mandate is to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.