The Cost of Living in Montreal vs Toronto

They’re 541.7km apart. 5 hours and 48 minutes by car (pending traffic, of course). 5 hours and 32 minutes by train. 1 hour and 15 minutes by plane. 112 hours by foot (though you’d have to be insane to even attempt it). And yet, despite the remarkably close proximity between two of Canada’s largest [...]

Home Sweet Home: Buying a house in Canada

If you're serious about moving to Canada and sticking around for more than a few hours, there are just a couple of things you are absolutely going to need: food and shelter. Now as far as the food goes, you can probably get that sorted out on your own (You could also click here or here.) [...]

Mortgages in Canada: How do they work?

So you've moved to Canada, you've made it your home, and now you're ready to buy a house. This could be the largest and most important purchase you make in your whole life. It's certainly more complicated than buying a new stereo or even a used car. You'll want to be well informed when [...]

Vancouverism: Different neighbourhoods of Vancouver

Vancouver’s position on the Burrard Peninsula — bordered by the Fraser River to the south, Burrard Inlet to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the West — gives the city a uniquely scenic but also well confined geographical setting. And on this urban peninsula, you will find 23 different neighbourhoods of Vancouver, at [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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