Many types of housing are available at a wide range of prices, so finding the right home for you and your family may take some effort. Like anywhere, prices depend on:
- local economic and employment conditions
- the number of houses and apartments available
When buying a home, you can either:
- hire a professional real estate agent to manage the purchase for you or
- buy the property directly from the owner yourself
You will also need to consult with professionals, including:
- an appraiser and home inspector to assess the worth and condition of the home
- a lawyer to protect your interests and to facilitate the transaction
- a lender or mortgage broker to arrange for financing
Choosing a neighbourhood
There are many non-governmental agencies that
help immigrants make the adjustment to Canada.
The agencies are familiar with your culture and the
city. They can help you find the right
neighbourhood for you.
Here are some things to keep in mind when you
choose a neighbourhood:
Are you close to medical and dental care?
Are firefighters nearby? Is it easy to find addresses in
Place of worship
Is there a place of worship for your faith in the
Is the neighbourhood close to public transportation?
Will the public transportation system take you
where you need to go and do it quickly?