Canadian Real Estate Market

Between skyrocketing housing prices and aggressive new regulatory policies at the federal level, the Canadian real estate market has never been more volatile. Excitement and anxiety are reaching levels that Canadians rarely see outside of a hockey game. So if you're thinking of buying a house, making a shrewd investment, or just being a [...]

Houses and apartments in Ottawa

If you want to buy or rent a house or apartment in Ottawa you have to pay attention to the price! The rental can be quite expensive, depending on where you want to live. Ottawa, as Canada’s capital city, offers a lot of living options and different price ranges. Needless to say that if [...]

Compared Cost of Living: Montréal versus Paris

Paris, the City of Light, is not know for its attractive cost of living. It is often ranked in the top 5 most expensive cities in the world, both for visitors and those making a permanent move. On the other side of the Atlantic, many major North American cities have a similar reputation (think [...]

Mortgages in Canada: how do they work?

In January 2018, the Trudeau government enacted stricter mortgage policies in order to slow down house price rises, so if you are planning on buying property in Canada, it is worth familiarising yourself with the mortgage system. It is also worth knowing that you won’t be able to get a loan under the same [...]

Types of housing in Canada

“Variety is the spice of life” Canada seems to fit perfectly with this proverb when it comes to type of housing! Condos, “plex”, single family house, high-rise towers, detached houses, semi-detached houses, lofts, bungalows, cottages… They all make up the diverse architectural landscape of housing Canada! You are a city dweller? You have the [...]

Canadian Real Estate Market 2013

You want to settle in one of Canada’s major cities but are worried about the real estate market? Just looking to invest in real estate? Or your goal is to shine at parties with a ton of knowledge on trends in Real Estate in Canada? Here is a quick overview of real estate trends [...]

How to find a house?

It’s never easy for a new comer to find a house. I remember that when I moved here, I didn’t have a clue about the situation of real estate in Canada. The first things you need to know when you want to find a house is to read the adverts. I know it may sound obvious, as in any other country in the world; real estate in Canada is a question of words. I explain myself: don’t judge a book by its cover!

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