Articles and resourcing for finding housing and accommodations in Canada.

How to buy your first home in Canada

Newcomers often dream of buying a home in Canada someday. Property purchase requires a large financial commitment and the willingness to take on the responsibilities of a homeowner. In Mortgages 101: How to finance your first home in Canada, we outlined the details of financing your first home. In [...]

HousingJul 3, 2024

Types of Housing in Canada

So, you’re looking for a home in Canada? Finding a place to call home is one of the first items to check off your to-do list as a newcomer. Luckily, Canada has a large variety of housing options. Your ultimate choice will depend on your budget, your location, and [...]

HousingAug 23, 2023

Rent-to-own: Buying a home in Canada as a newcomer

As a newcomer, owning a home in Canada may be the ultimate dream—an unmistakable sign that you’ve settled down in your new country. However, in the current economic situation where house prices are at their peak and interest rates are high, buying a home within a few years of [...]

HousingApr 18, 2022

Renting a basement apartment in Canada: Tips for newcomers

As a newcomer, the first step to settling down in Canada is finding long-term accommodation. However, renting your first home in Canada comes with several challenges. Since rents are fairly high in most Canadian cities, affordability may be an issue until you find a suitable job. In addition, most [...]

What it really means to own a home in Canada

Purchasing your first home is a big step, so it’s important to learn as much as possible about homeownership before you start your search. There are numerous advantages to owning a property, but there are also many responsibilities and extra costs that come with the purchase. Here’s a breakdown [...]

HousingJul 5, 2021

How to end your tenancy early in Canada

Finding your first home in Canada is exciting, but what happens if you need to end your tenancy early? There can be many reasons to want out of a lease, from landing a new job, to family emergencies, or health concerns. However, if you’ve signed a lease, it’s not as [...]

FinanceHousingJun 9, 2021

How to Save for a Down Payment for a Home in Canada

House hunting in Canada as a newcomer can be a challenging process, but it doesn’t have to be a confusing one. Saving for a downpayment takes time and dedication. Sometimes, it means cutting back on spending in other areas like travel and dining out while [...]

HousingMay 31, 2021

Furnishing your home as a newcomer in Canada

Finding a place to live in a new country can be a challenging and exhausting process. Add to it the task of furnishing and making it “livable,” and things could start to get stressful especially if you are unaware of various retailers, their price points, or other options where you [...]

HousingMay 25, 2021

Questions to ask a landlord or realtor before you rent

Whether you’re a first-time renter or a veteran tenant, the process of renting a place in a new country can make you anxious, especially if you’re not completely familiar with the local norms and guidelines. In major Canadian cities, finding a place to rent without credit history can be a [...]

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