Planning is key to moving. Moving across the country or around the world requires planning.
The most important decisions that Newcomers to Canada make are where they live and how to buy a house. Before you start searching for your home, you can talk to other Newcomers to learn more about Canada’s housing market, look at neighbourhoods and reflect on what is most important to you.
These are three tips to help narrow your search.
Budget is an important consideration when you’re looking for the right property to rent or purchase. Your priorities, such as location, type of property and proximity to amenities, will be key in narrowing down your search. Determine what you can afford . Canada’s banks can offer support to immigrants and help them find their dream home. When you’re ready, speak to a mortgage specialist. Consultation with a specialist is completely free. They can meet you at home or in another convenient location. Here is a list of things you should consider when approaching financing discussions for purchasing a home.
Moving with children is not easy. It’s important to find a neighborhood with schools. You can research schools with extracurricular programs, English/French language classes, and other options to help you choose the best community for your family. It is important to familiarize yourself with the Canadian school system as it might be different than your home country.
Volunteering in local programs or events can help you connect to your community and can be a rewarding part of your Newcomer journey. You can research the local community to see what is available based on your interests. This may assist you in choosing the right neighborhood.
Take the time to research and look around before you make a decision. The RBC Neighborhood Explorer can help you find the perfect home and community.