Moving In Canada: Complete Guide to neighbourhoods and buying a home!
Owning a home is every family's Canadian Dream. Moving In Canada is designed to help people choose a neighbourhood (starting with the City List at right), then find a local realtor, home and mover, buy and sell your home, move your household, make the trip, and get settled in. We also have information to help you immigrate and move to Canada.
Moving is now as simple as 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Moving is now as simple as 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
1. Pick a City
2.Pick a neighbourhood
View info about schools, shopping, recreation and homes. Check the MLS listings links
3.Pick a realtor
Use the local search for realtors, buiders, or FSBO services, to find the perfect home
4. Pick a mover
Use the local search for movers & make the move. Check the Moving Hotlist for key utilities contacts.
Owning your own home is every family's Canadian Dream. Moving In Canada is designed to help YOU select from the City List at right), then focus on over a thousand neighbourhoods, preview homes from the MLS listings, then find a local realtor, home and mover, buy and sell your home, move your household, make the trip, and get settled in. We even have information to help you immigrate and move to Canada
Once you have looked at your community, and reviewed our info about specific neighbourhoods, you can now get down to the "nitty gritty" of home shopping, taking advantage of the professional services of a local realtor, do doing some legwork yourself using "FSBO" (for sale by owner) resources. And once you have found a home, you can plan your move & movers, whether across the street, across town or across Canada.
Real Estate, Mortgage & Relocation News and Announcements
Here are the most recent news stories, some featured cities and neighbourhoods:
Canada: Canadian cities have the best North America offers, according to Mercer's annual comparison of the quality of life of 430 locations around the world. In fact, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa finished ahead of all 17 American and 41 Asian cities ranked by Mercer.
BC/ON: It was revealed this week that the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is trying to keep tabs on foreign money in Canada's residential real estate market. The national housing agency has come under fire in recent years for a conspicuous lack of reliable data about the money coming from abroad and how it may be contributing to soaring home prices in cities like Vancouver and Toronto.
Canada: Canada’s housing agency, looking for new methods to track foreign ownership in the country’s soaring real estate markets, may tap money laundering police and classify international university students as foreign buyers, according to internal documents.
Canada: It’s been a tough nine months in the press for mortgage brokers. Off the top of my head, I can think of four headline stories of broker fraud in the major media, including one of the whoppers of all time, the Home Trust fiasco.
Canada: As crude began a precipitous decline, putting oil-town Fort McMurray, Alberta, on the brink of depression, and homes there have lost one-fifth of their value. One of the most concerning alarm bells is Alberta’s surging unemployment rate, a historical precursor to defaults.
Canada: Canada's housing market will be a net contributor to economic growth in the coming year, impelled by rising prices, but become a drag soon after due to a slowdown in buying and high levels of household debt, a Reuters poll found
AB: Calgary home prices remained stable during the fourth quarter of 2015 and will experience only a small decline this year despite the city’s challenged economy, Royal LePage said in a local market outlook released Wednesday.
Canada: The odds that the Bank of Canada will lower its key interest rate next week are rising as some of the country's big banks join the growing chorus predicting a cut. The Bank of Montreal updated its forecast Thursday to predict the central bank will cut its key interest rate next Wednesday when it releases its updated forecast for the economy.
Canada: The pace of home starts fell 18 percent in December, the biggest one-month drop in three years, as developers put a chill on new Toronto condominium developments during the month, Ottawa-based Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. said Monday. The drop in December capped what was largely a strong year for the industry, with housing starts reaching their highest levels since 2012. Those gains were driven by a surge in Toronto condo construction that has even raised concerns developers in Canada’s biggest city may be overbuilding.
ON,MB, SK: Housing market risk 'high' in Toronto, Winnipeg and Regina, CMHC says. The housing agency looks at market conditions in 15 major housing markets across the country. While most markets get a low or moderate risk in the CMHC's eyes, the agency singled out Regina, Winnipeg and Toronto for being in a possible danger zone.
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Moving to Nova Scotia, with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province
Moving to New Brunswick , with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province
BC: Moving to or around British Columbia, with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province
This information is provided by our sister web site TransCanadaHighway.com, the authoritative reference to travel along our national highways.
AB: Overview for moving to Alberta, with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province
ON: Hamilton sits on a bay at the western end of Lake Ontario, astride the Niagara Escarpment.
ON: Greater Sudbury is is the largest centre in northeastern Ontario, neihbourhing the privinces best recreational areas. Sudbury is known as the Nickel City because of its nickel and copper mines
ON: These communities straddle Highway 401, two hours west of Toronto, and are a major industrial, telecom, and university centre
BC: Communities in the BC Interior including Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and more
SK: Saskatoon is magically wrapped around the South Saskatchewan River, which winds its way through the city. The town is home to the University of Saskatchewan
ON: Near Lakehead Univeristy, and on a south-facing slope down to the Intercity industrial lands. Lots of row housing, and apartment buildings targeted at students, and many restaurants along Memorial Ave
ON: This area is north of the Conestoga Parkway (#8) and west of downtown, close to the quaint Belmont Village stores with many unique shops. Forest Hills is the community to the west of Lakeside Park and Shoemaker Creek
ON: Lawrence Heights, closer to the Allen Expressway, is a low-rise low-income neighbourhood with strong youth and seniors programs. Lawrence Manor, west of Bathurst is a family oriented Jewish Orthodox community.
ON: his community is on the north shore of Ramsey Lake, centred around Minnow Lake, but extending up to Kingsway The community has easy access to both downtown and Highway 17 East
BC: directly across the Burrard Inlet from Vancouver's downtown, accessible by sea using the SeaBus passenger ferry, or via either the Lion's Gate Bridge or the Second Narrows Bridge
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